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The fifth issue of Doctor Who Classic Comics had a cover date of 31 March 1993.



(Jon Pertwee discusses the TV to Comic transition)

Comic Strip Reprints[]

The Eternal Present (Part 2) (Countdown issues 45-46)
*Sub Zero (Countdown issues 47-54)
Death Flower (Part 1) (TV Comic issues 1204-1209)
The Menace of the Monstrons (Part 2) (TV Century 21 issues 41-46)

Free Giant Poster[]

Pull Out Poster[]

Also featuring[]

  • Collected Quotes (Letters Page)


Editor: Gary Russell
Designer: Gary Gilbert
Flower of Death: Louise Cassell
Consultants: John Ainsworth, John M. Burns, Bruce Campbell, Geoff Cowen, Dennis Hooper, Andrew Pixley and Martin J. Wiggins
Production: Julie Pickering, Chris McCormack and Mathew Hyde
Promotions: Fiona Moscatelli
Advertising: Jane Smale
Au Revoir: John Freeman
Editor in Chief: Paul Neary

Additional details[]

  • The cover artwork featured on this issue was by Colin Andrew. The cover also features the BBC's thirtieth Anniversary logo.
  • All the comic strips reprinted in Doctor Who Classic Comics were digitally cleaned up and reproduced as they were originally published, complete with captioning appropriate to the original source. The only changes made to the comic strips were that many were presented in full colour for the first.
  • Comic historian John Ainsworth provided articles throughout Doctor Who Classic Comics, covering in unprecedented detail the history and a guide to the Doctor's comic strip adventures which regularly appeared in a number of linked TV Comic titles prior to the launch of the Doctor Who Magazine title.
  • Death Flower was the first Doctor Who comic strip to feature the Fourth Doctor.
  • John Freeman, the outgoing senior editor, wrote the editorial for this issue.