The 53rd issue of Doctor Who Magazine had a cover date of June 1981. This would be the last time Tom Baker appeared on the cover as the current Doctor before leaving the role.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Articles[edit | edit source]

  • Photo-feature: Monster Gallery 5: The Invaders
  • Doctor Who Exhibitions

Comic content[edit | edit source]

Fiction[edit | edit source]

  • None

Archives[edit | edit source]

Interviews / Profiles[edit | edit source]

Previews[edit | edit source]

Reviews[edit | edit source]

  • Season Review and Season Survey

A4 pin-ups[edit | edit source]

Also featuring[edit | edit source]

  • Gallifrey Guardian
  • Doctor Who Letters (Letters Page)
  • Matrix Data Bank (Questions and Answers)

Credits[edit | edit source]

Editor: Alan McKenzie
Layout: Steve O'Leary and Rahid Khan
Consultant: Jeremy Bentham
Production: Tim Hampson and Nigel Bulloch
Publisher: Stan Lee

Additional details[edit | edit source]

  • The year is not shown on the front cover.
  • The cover images show the Fourth Doctor from TV: State of Decay and the smaller image is from TV: Image of the Fendahl.
  • Matrix Data Bank is a two page extended feature this issue.
  • The Dalek Tapes reappear as a back-up comic strip. This time the four pages are printed unedited, but still in black and white.
  • Steve Parkhouse takes over from Steve Moore as the regular comic strip writer for the Doctor's adventures.
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