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The 4th issue of Doctor Who Weekly had a cover date of 7 November 1979. It came with free transfers.



Comic content[]

Writers: Mills + Wagner
Art: Dave Gibbons
Editor: Dez Skinn


  • Story Two – The Dead Planet (Part Two of Two, adapted and annotated by Jeremy Bentham)

Interviews / Profiles[]

A4 pin-ups[]

Additional features[]

  • A Letter from the Doctor
  • Crazy Caption Competition (£5 to be won)

Additional details[]

  • The cover picture shows the Fourth Doctor in Time Lord robes from TV: The Deadly Assassin.
  • This fourth issue has the final free transfers not sellotaped to the cover as per the previous three issues, but folded along the crease inside, making their use difficult.
  • In some copies the final two pages of the Return of the Daleks comic strip story were printed out of order, rather spoiling it with a premature ending.

Oh, and congratulations on having one of the rare copies of issue 4. Though some villain must have sneaked into the printers and switched a couple of pages of the issue around, our reliable pals down there spotted the switch quickly and changed them back!Additional Input, addressing the error [src]

  • Published every Thursday, this issue had a cover price of 12p (UK).