Doctor Who Poster Magazines

Doctor Who Poster Magazine was a short-lived, mid-1990s publication from the Marvel publishers of Doctor Who Magazine, which ran to only 8 issues.

 

The final two issues offered a different approach to the former, more generic offerings, in that they covered a specific television story, which was told using supporting fictional documents. However, this later attempt at reformatting failed to reverse the series' sales slump, and the magazine folded before it could publish issue 9 it remains unknown as to which story this would have been about.

 

(12/1994 - 01/1996)

Published by Marvel Comics UK

Monthly priced £1.50

Editors: Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt.

 

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This was the first Doctor Who Poster Magazine to be released.  

 

Published in May 1975 by Legend Publishing UK the magazine was edited by Gent Shaw and had a print run of approx 65,000.

 

The Poster Magazine had a cover price of 25 pence.

The Doctor Who - A Special Monster-Packed Issue Poster Magazine was published by Harpdown Publishing Ltd and was released in April 1976.

 

The magazine was Compiled by John Barraclough and featured profiles of Tom Baker and Elizabeth Sladen and contained Two Giant Posters.

 

The magazine had a cover price of 30 pence.

Zig Zag Poster Magazine 1986

The Zig Zag Poster Magazine was released in November 1986 by the BBC Education / BBC Information department.

 

This Poster Magazine was produced by the Educational Department at the BBC and was named after the BBC Educational Program for which it was prepared.

 

Given away Free the Publication follows the different behind the scenes aspects of the making of 'The Trial Of A Time Lord'.

 

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In December 1994 Marvel Comics UK released the first of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the first issue focused on The Daleks and folded out into a giant poster of The Daleks.

 

Contents:

  • The Daleks

  • Davros

  • Special Daleks

  • Thals

  • Movellans

  • Behind the Scenes - Terry Nation

  • Dalek Checklist - stories

  • The Dalek Films

  • Dr. Who and the Daleks

  • Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

 

​This issue had a cover price of £1.50

Doctor Who Poster Magazine No.2 

(February 1994)

 

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In February 1995 Marvel Comics UK released the second of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the second issue focused on The Cybermen and folded out into a giant poster of The Cybermen.

 

Contents:

  • The Cybermen

  • The Creation of the Cybermen

  • The Powers Behind the Throne

  • Cryons

  • Cybermats

  • Behind the Scenes

  • Kit Pedler

  • Gerry Davis

  • Cyberman Checklist - stories

  • Off Camera - A selection of pictures looking at the making of the various Cybermen stories over the last thirty years.

 

​This issue had a cover price of £1.50

Doctor Who Poster Magazine No.3

(April 1994)

 

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In April 1995 Marvel Comics UK released the third of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the third issue focused on The Siluians / Sea Devils and folded out into a giant poster of A Sea Devil.

 

Contents:

  • The Silurians

  • The Little Planet

  • The Behemoths

  • Silurians

  • Sea Devils

  • Behind the Scenes - Creators of the Myth

  • Malcolm Hulke

  • Terrance Dicks

  • Johnny Byrne

  • Reptile Checklist - stories

  • Homo Reptilia in print

 

​This issue had a cover price of £1.50

In June 1995 Marvel Comics UK released the fourth of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the fourth issue focused on The U.N.I.T Department and folded out into a giant poster of 3rd Doctor, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, The Master and Jo Grant.

 

Contents:

  • "We deal with the odd - the unexplained..."

  • The Brigadier - played by Nicholas Courtney

  • UNIT Checklist - stories

  • Key UNIT personnel - gallery

  • "Five Rounds Rapid..." - alien & monster gallery

 

​This issue had a cover price of £1.50

Doctor Who Poster Magazine No.5 

(August 1995)

 

Poster Missing Can You Help

In August 1995 Marvel Comics UK released the fifth of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the fifth issue focused on The Time Lords Of Gallifrey and folded out into a giant poster of The Master and The Rani.

 

Contents:

 

  • "Through the millenia, the Time Lords of Gallifrey led a life of peace and ordered calm, protected against all threats from lesser civilisations by their great power..."

  • The Companions

  • Susan - played by Carole Ann Ford

  • Romana (I) - played by Mary Tamm

  • Romana (II) - played by Lalla Ward

 

  • Time Lord Checklist - stories

  • The Time Lords of Gallifrey - gallery

  • ...and other Gallifreyans - gallery

 

​This issue had a cover price of £1.50

Doctor Who Poster Magazine No.6

(September 1995)

 

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In September 1995 Marvel Comics UK released the sixth of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the sixth issue focused on The Sontarans and folded out into a giant poster of The Sontaran.

 

Contents:

 

  • Clone Warriors

  • The Creator - Robert Holmes

  • Sontaran Checklist - stories

  • Linx - played by Kevin Lindsay in The Time Warrior

  • Styre - played by Kevin Lindsay in The Sontaran Experiment

  • Stor - played by Derek Deadman in The Invasion of Time

  • Stike - played by Clinton Greyn in The Two Doctors

  • A Day in the Life of a Sontaran

 

​This issue had a cover price of £1.50

In December 1995 Marvel Comics UK released the seventh of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the seventh issue focused on The Episode - Remembrance Of The Daleks.

 

These final Two issues featured specific stories in an attempt to increase sales.

 

Contents:

 

  • Remembrance of the Daleks

  • Characters and Background - gallery

  • The Shoreditch Incident

  • The Daleks

 

  • The Renegade Faction

  • The Imperial Daleks

 

​This issue had a cover price of £1.50

Doctor Who Poster Magazine No.8

(January 1996)

 

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In February 1996 Marvel Comics UK released the eighth of 8 Poster Magazines.

 

Edited by Gary Russell, Marcus Hearn and Gary Gillatt the eighth issue focused on The Episode - Pyramids Of Mars.

 

These final Two issues featured specific stories in an attempt to increase sales.

 

Contents:

  • Pyramids of Mars

  • Characters and Background - gallery

  • The Legend of Sutekh

  • The Return of the Red God

  • The final pages from the journal of Marcus Scarman, April 1911

 

This issue had a cover price of £1.50