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The Doctor Who Storybook 2007 was published in 2006.
Overview[edit | edit source]
- Release Number 1
- Publisher Panini,UK
- Released in September 2006
- ISBN: 1-84653-001-6
- Priced £7.99
- Format Hardback 78 pages
- Featured Doctor: The Tenth Doctor
- Featured Companions: Rose Tyler
- Featured Enemies: all new
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
- From the front cover:
- Eight brand new illustrated adventures for the Doctor and Rose!
- Includes writers from the BAFTA winning BBC One Series.
- From the back cover:
- Thilling Adventures in Time and Space!
- Join the Doctor and Rose on a whole new set of TARDIS travels from the incredible imaginations of many of the TV series' scriptwriters - all lavishly illustrated in full colour!
- Their adventures take them from an art gallery on the Moon to the sleepy summer of 1975, from a deserted village to a space station under attack, and from an alien opera house to a spooky graveyard where the dead won't stay dead...
Contents[edit | edit source]
Features[edit | edit source]
Comic strip story[edit | edit source]
Text stories[edit | edit source]
- Illustrations by Daryl Joyce
- Illustrations by Martin Geraghty
- Illustrations by Adrian Salmon
- Illustrations by Andy Walker
- Illustrations by Brian Williamson
- Illustrations by Ben Willsher
- Illustrated by Daryl Joyce
Additional features[edit | edit source]
Credits[edit | edit source]
- dedicated to the memory of Margaret Dedman
- Frontispiece pencils by Mike Collins, Inks by David A. Roach Colours by James Offredi
- Contents page illustration: Brian Williamson
- With thanks to: Russell T Davies, David Tennant and Billie Piper, Tom Spilsbury, Scott Gray, Ian Grutchfield, Kate Beharrell, Richard Hollis and Harriet Newby-Hill
Additional notes[edit | edit source]
- Following the runaway success of the Doctor Who Annual 2006 (from Panini Comics), the BBC, keen to market the Doctor Who brand itself, renegotiated the Annual rights.
- The BBC had earlier that year launched its own fortnightly magazine title Doctor Who Adventures aimed at the young person's market, while Panini's monthly title, Doctor Who Magazine was aimed at older readers, having itself matured from its weekly comic format for children. Doctor Who was in the unique position of offering two regular television tie-in comic-strip/magazines. To appeal to both audiences, the decision to issue the license to produce two annuals, was made. Panini were granted the license to produce a hardback annual that concentrated solely on fiction for an older age group than the one published by BBC Children's Books. To distinguish between the titles the BBC retained the rights to publish the Doctor Who Official Annual 2007, while Panini published the Doctor Who Storybook. Both titles incidentally including a full page advert for their respective regular title.
- To avoid making the Storybook any less "official" than the BBC's offering, the Storybook was allowed to use the BBC logo on the cover and a box stating "Published with permission of the BBC" appeared on the back.
- The introduction, by way of "A letter from the Doctor", is a direct lift from the first and very early issues of Doctor Who Weekly (as Doctor Who Magazine was formerly known as), even down to the Doctor's signature at the end. This time around the letter was, as dictated to by Russell T Davies.
- The Storybook was issued with a dustcover that inside the front flap had a short piece "The Changing Face of Doctor Who" and in the back flap a short piece on each of the featured writers accompanied by a small photo.
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