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The 168th issue of Doctor Who Magazine was current from 29 November through 26 December 1990.



  • Location Guide: London The final part of this ongoing series compiled by Richard Bignell and Guy Daniels includes a London Locations list
  • 'The Doctor in Holland' Patrick Bremmers explores the broadcasting of Doctor Who in the Netherlands
  • 'Stripped for Action' (2 of 2) Paul Travers concludes the completed art for the proposed Doctor Who Newspaper Strip. Also included is a list of ALL DWM comic stories featuring the Doctor (Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh),and tries to tie them in chronologically with the Doctor's TV travels.

Comic content[]



  • None this issue

Interviews / Profiles[]

Previews / Reviews - Off the Shelf[]

Page Pin-ups[]

Also featuring[]

  • Matrix Data Bank (Questions and Answers)
  • Beyond the TARDIS (Who is doing what by Dominic May)
  • Gallifrey Guardian (News)
  • You on Who (Letters)
  • Data Coils (now incorporating pen-pals and events listing)
  • Doctor Who? by Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett
  • Into The Vortex / 'That Was the Who That Was' (Times Past)
  • Untitled Nix View story by Nick Miller (cartoon)
  • Competition: 1 question to win signed Abslom Daak - Dalek Killer (record)
  • Competition: 3 questions to win one of 3 Dalek Armies (from Louis Marx)

Random quote[]

“So this is your great vision, Vaughn ... to be master of a dead world.”

Second Doctor, The Invasion


Additional details[]

  • This issue saw a new regular price increase to £1.95 (UK) but included 4 extra pages added.
  • The cover photograph of the Seventh Doctor and Ace was from Silver Nemesis.
  • A number of new regular features are introduced, namely, Into The Vortex, That Was the Who That Was (looking at Doctor Who in times past), and Who's Who (short biographical feature in which the subject gets to choose their favourite / least favourite story, favourite Doctor, Companion and Enemy.)
  • This issue's comic story is only three pages in length but, like Darkness Falling in DWM 167, is a prelude for the story The Mark of Mandragora which starts next issue and was later released as a graphic novel.
  • This was Sheila Cranna's last issue as Editor.