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'''''Doctor Who Summer Special 1985''''' was unique in the early days of the [[Marvel UK|Marvel]] [[Doctor Who Magazine (special issues)|special issues]] of ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]''. It was dominated by an all-colour adaptation of the [[Fourth Doctor]] comic "[[The Iron Legion]]" and the backup strip "[[K9's Finest Hour]]". Because of this, many have considered it more of a graphic novel than a special issue. Nevertheless, its indicia title firmly places it as the ''Summer Special'' of 1985.
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'''''Doctor Who Summer Special 1985''''' was unique in the early days of the [[Marvel UK|Marvel]] [[Doctor Who Magazine (special issues)|special issues]] of ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]''. It was dominated by an all-colour adaptation of the [[Fourth Doctor]] comic ''[[Doctor Who and the Iron Legion (comic story)|Doctor Who and the Iron Legion]]'' and the backup strip ''[[K-9's Finest Hour (comic story)|K-9's Finest Hour]]''. Because of this, many have considered it more of a graphic novel than a special issue. Nevertheless, its indicia title firmly places it as the ''Summer Special'' of 1985.
   
 
== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
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=== Comic content ===
 
=== Comic content ===
* [[The Iron Legion]]
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* ''[[Doctor Who and the Iron Legion (comic story)|Doctor Who and the Iron Legion]]''
 
: (Reprinted from [[DWM]] Issues 1-8)
 
: (Reprinted from [[DWM]] Issues 1-8)
* [[K9's Finest Hour]]
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* ''[[K-9's Finest Hour (comic story)|K-9's Finest Hour]]''
 
: (Reprinted from [[DWM 12]])
 
: (Reprinted from [[DWM 12]])
   
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=== A4 pin-ups ===
 
=== A4 pin-ups ===
* [[Mena]] from ''[[The Leisure Hive]]''
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* [[Mena]] from ''[[The Leisure Hive (TV story)|The Leisure Hive]]''
* The [[Sixth Doctor]] and [[Peri Brown|Peri]] from ''[[The Two Doctors]]''
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* The [[Sixth Doctor]] and [[Peri Brown|Peri]] from ''[[The Two Doctors (TV story)|The Two Doctors]]''
 
* Bonus Pin-up: `[[Davros]] and the Daleks!` by {{w|Dave Cockrum}} and {{w|Joe Rubinstein|Joe Robinstein}}
 
* Bonus Pin-up: `[[Davros]] and the Daleks!` by {{w|Dave Cockrum}} and {{w|Joe Rubinstein|Joe Robinstein}}
* Pin-up: ''[[K9's Finest Hour]]'' title page (by artist [[Paul Neary]] with colours by [[Andy Yanchus|Yanchus]])
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* Pin-up: ''[[K-9's Finest Hour (comic story)|K-9's Finest Hour]]'' title page (by artist [[Paul Neary]] with colours by [[Andy Yanchus|Yanchus]])
   
 
=== Additional features ===
 
=== Additional features ===
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== Additional details ==
 
== Additional details ==
* This tenth Special offering was different in that it was bound, not stapled and offered UK readers the chance to see the popular [[The Iron Legion]] comic strip adventure re-edited into a compilation in full colour. [[K9's Finest Hour]] was given the same treatment.
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* This tenth Special offering was different in that it was bound, not stapled and offered UK readers the chance to see the popular ''[[Doctor Who and the Iron Legion (comic story)|Doctor Who and the Iron Legion]]'' comic strip adventure re-edited into a compilation in full colour. ''[[K-9's Finest Hour (comic story)|K-9's Finest Hour]]'' was given the same treatment.
 
* The colourist for all the presented artwork and strips was credited as [[Andy Yanchus|Yanchus]]
 
* The colourist for all the presented artwork and strips was credited as [[Andy Yanchus|Yanchus]]
 
* The editorial suggests that this "deluxe full colour edition" format would be a regular release in the wake of the recent ''[[Doctor Who (1984)|Doctor Who]]'' title that had been launched in the USA. (In fact Marvel released six titles in this format for the UK in the Summer of 1985).
 
* The editorial suggests that this "deluxe full colour edition" format would be a regular release in the wake of the recent ''[[Doctor Who (1984)|Doctor Who]]'' title that had been launched in the USA. (In fact Marvel released six titles in this format for the UK in the Summer of 1985).
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* The cover featured new artwork by [[Dave Gibbons]] that was finished by [[John Higgins]].
 
* The cover featured new artwork by [[Dave Gibbons]] that was finished by [[John Higgins]].
 
{{DWM issues}}
 
{{DWM issues}}
 
 
[[Category:DWM issues]]
 
[[Category:DWM issues]]
 
[[Category:DWMS issues]]
 
[[Category:DWMS issues]]

Revision as of 17:32, September 16, 2019

RealWorld

Doctor Who Summer Special 1985 was unique in the early days of the Marvel special issues of Doctor Who Magazine. It was dominated by an all-colour adaptation of the Fourth Doctor comic Doctor Who and the Iron Legion and the backup strip K-9's Finest Hour. Because of this, many have considered it more of a graphic novel than a special issue. Nevertheless, its indicia title firmly places it as the Summer Special of 1985.

Contents

Articles

  • None

Comic content

(Reprinted from DWM Issues 1-8)
(Reprinted from DWM 12)

Fiction

  • None

Archives (Retold by episode, no credits)

  • None

Interviews / Profiles

Previews

  • None

Reviews

  • None

A4 pin-ups

Additional features

  • Time Loops (one page editorial)
  • Full page advert for Doctor Who Magazine
  • Full page advert for Marvel's Captain Britain title as well as another for this Summers other delux editions.

Credits

  • None given

Additional details

  • This tenth Special offering was different in that it was bound, not stapled and offered UK readers the chance to see the popular Doctor Who and the Iron Legion comic strip adventure re-edited into a compilation in full colour. K-9's Finest Hour was given the same treatment.
  • The colourist for all the presented artwork and strips was credited as Yanchus
  • The editorial suggests that this "deluxe full colour edition" format would be a regular release in the wake of the recent Doctor Who title that had been launched in the USA. (In fact Marvel released six titles in this format for the UK in the Summer of 1985).
  • The editorial also includes covers of the Doctors first two American comicbook appearances in the Marvel Premiere title
  • This regular-sized, (almost) full-colour issue, was printed in December 1984 and had a cover price of £1.20 (UK).
  • The cover featured new artwork by Dave Gibbons that was finished by John Higgins.
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