1986's issue 108 of Doctor Who Magazine was the beginning of the first full year under its new name. Earlier, before December's issue 107, it had been known as The Doctor Who Magazine. The magazine was published by Marvel Comics Ltd.

Sheila Cranna began as editor of the magazine with issue 108. She was the magazine's first female editor.

In January 1986, issue 108 had a price of one pound in the United Kingdom (presumedly because of its "8 extra colour pages!"). For issue 109 it dropped in price to 75 pence in the United Kingdom. It rose in price again to one pound with July's issue 114 (again with "8 extra colour pages!"), then dropped to 85 pence for August's issue 115. It remained at this price for the rest of 1986.

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