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:''See also [[Doctor Who (disambiguation)]]''.
 
:''See also [[Doctor Who (disambiguation)]]''.
   
''[[Doctor Who]]'' was a monthly reprint publication published by [[Marvel Comics]], re-printing ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]'' comics stories featuring the [[Fourth Doctor|Fourth]] and [[Fifth Doctor]]s.
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'''''[[Doctor Who]]''''' was a monthly reprint publication published by [[Marvel Comics]], re-printing ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]'' comics stories featuring the [[Fourth Doctor|Fourth]] and [[Fifth Doctor]]s. It was published from October [[1984]] to August [[1986]] and priced $1.50.
It was published from October [[1984]] to August [[1986]] and priced $1.50.
 
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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Following the positive feedback to the Doctor's comic strip stories as featured in issues 57 through 60 of ''Marvel Premiere'', a separate, "glossy format" title, rather than ''Marvel Premiere'''s traditional comic book format. The magazine reprinted the Doctor's comics adventures from ''[[Doctor Who Weekly]]'' and ''Monthly'' stories with new coloring (the original comics had appeared in black and white), new covers by original ''Doctor Who Weekly'' artist [[Dave Gibbons]], new articles and features and a letter's column. It ran for 23 issues. Its first issue featured the first installment of ''[[The Iron Legion]]'' featuring the [[Fourth Doctor]] The series concluded with ''[[Lunar Lagoon]]'' featuring the [[Fifth Doctor]] and introducing [[Angus Goodman|Gus]].
Following the positive feedback to the Doctor's comic strip stories as featured in ''Marvel Premiere'' (Issues 57-60)]], a separate title called simply '''Doctor Who''' was launched in the USA and ran for 23 issues. Its first issue featured the first installment of ''[[The Iron Legion]]'' featuring the [[Fourth Doctor]] The series concluded with ''[[Lunar Lagoon]]'' featuring the [[Fifth Doctor]] and introducing [[Gustous R Thripsted|Gus]].
 
 
The American '''Doctor Who ''' title featured new artwork on its covers. The publication also included some new illustrations and background feature articles, along with a letters page.
 
   
 
For the first 14 issues, the publication utilized a unique version of the Doctor Who logo which combined the "diamond" motif of the Fourth Doctor era with the lettering used from 1963-66. Beginning with issue 15, the comic switched to using the then-current "neon tube" logo of the [[Fifth Doctor]].
 
For the first 14 issues, the publication utilized a unique version of the Doctor Who logo which combined the "diamond" motif of the Fourth Doctor era with the lettering used from 1963-66. Beginning with issue 15, the comic switched to using the then-current "neon tube" logo of the [[Fifth Doctor]].
   
==The Covers==
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==Covers==
 
 
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Image:DW_USA_01.jpg|[[Doctor Who (USA) Issue 1]] <BR>
 
Image:DW_USA_01.jpg|[[Doctor Who (USA) Issue 1]] <BR>

Revision as of 17:55, October 8, 2008

See also Doctor Who (disambiguation).

Doctor Who was a monthly reprint publication published by Marvel Comics, re-printing Doctor Who Magazine comics stories featuring the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. It was published from October 1984 to August 1986 and priced $1.50.

Background

Following the positive feedback to the Doctor's comic strip stories as featured in issues 57 through 60 of Marvel Premiere, a separate, "glossy format" title, rather than Marvel Premiere's traditional comic book format. The magazine reprinted the Doctor's comics adventures from Doctor Who Weekly and Monthly stories with new coloring (the original comics had appeared in black and white), new covers by original Doctor Who Weekly artist Dave Gibbons, new articles and features and a letter's column. It ran for 23 issues. Its first issue featured the first installment of The Iron Legion featuring the Fourth Doctor The series concluded with Lunar Lagoon featuring the Fifth Doctor and introducing Gus.

For the first 14 issues, the publication utilized a unique version of the Doctor Who logo which combined the "diamond" motif of the Fourth Doctor era with the lettering used from 1963-66. Beginning with issue 15, the comic switched to using the then-current "neon tube" logo of the Fifth Doctor.

Covers

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