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The Doctor Who Magazine Summer Special 1981 was published by Marvel Comics UK.
- "Inside the TARDIS" by Jeremy Bentham (Reprinted from DWM 15-16)
- "The Monsters of Doctor Who: The Zygons" (Reprinted from DWM 9)
- "Articles of Fear" (Reprinted from DWM 48)
- "The Companions of Doctor Who" (Reprinted from DWM 49)
- "The UNIT File" (Reprinted from DWM Issues 22-23)
- Doctor Who: Timeslip (Reprinted from DWM Issues 17-18)
- Business as Usual (Reprinted from DWM Issues 40-43)
Interviews / Profiles
- Behind the scenes: John Nathan-Turner (Producer)
- (Reprinted from DWM 51)
- Editor: Alan McKenzie
- Design: Diverse Hands
- Consultant: Jeremy Bentham
- Advertising: SH Space sales
- Colour: Cheamworth Ltd.
- Distribution: Comag
- With a cover heading of “A Marvel Summer Special: The Very Best of Doctor Who”, this second Summer Special offered no new material. Its contents had already appeared in the pages of the parent magazine.
- Iit was unusual for the Holiday Special titles not to offer something new, and it was some holiday issues later that new material began to appear. Indeed one Special offered the concluding half of a comic strip story to capture new and regular readers.
- While the Summer 1980 special relied on the reprinting and compilation of comic strip stories, this issue was more prose oriented.
- This standard sized magazine was printed in June 1981 and had a cover price of 45p (UK). The cover images are from Warriors' Gate, Full Circle and Nightmare of Eden.
- The indicia title was Doctor Who Special.