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Doctor Who The Official Annual 2009 was published in 2008.

Overview[]

Release Number 3
Publisher BBC Children's Books,UK
Released 7 August 2008
ISBN 978-1-40590-427-8
Priced £6.99 (UK)
Format Hardback 94 pages
Featured Doctor: The Tenth Doctor
Featured Companions: Donna Noble
Featured Enemies: Various

Contents[]

Comic strip story[]

Illustrated by John Ross and coloured by James Offredi
Illustrated by John Ross and coloured by James Offredi
Illustrated by John Ross and coloured by James Offredi

Text stories[]

Illustrated by John Ross and coloured by James Offredi
Illustrated by John Ross and coloured by James Offredi

Features[]

Additional features[]

  • Puzzle: Wordplay: Super Sonic
  • Puzzle: Monster Mash
  • Puzzle: Maze Trapped
  • Quiz: Time Lord True or False
  • Puzzle: Cosmic Crossword
  • Puzzle: Maze: Destination: Earth
  • Quiz: Where in the Universe are we?
  • Make: Ood T-shirt
  • Counter and Dice Game: Time Trap
  • Sonic Drawing Page

Credits[]

  • Editor: to be added
  • Designer: to be added
  • Frontispiece uses graphics by (not stated)

Additional notes[]

Preliminary mock-up cover.

  • This year's release followed the format (and success), of recent years, with two releases: the Doctor Who The Official Annual 2009 (published by BBC Children's Books) and the Doctor Who Storybook 2009 (published by Panini Comics). While the latter presented a series of short illustrated fiction stories, the former concentrated on the lighter side of activities, games, puzzles and, once again, all new, comic strip stories.
  • Released in the UK following the fourth television series (with the Tenth Doctor) the cover featured a large shiny foil cover with the Tenth Doctor and the Supreme Dalek on the front and Davros on the back cover.
  • Of particular note is the increased page count, the addition of a third comic strip story, a second prose story, posters with an unobtrusive "cut" line near the spine, pitched at a slightly older audience, more features than before including The Sarah Jane Adventures and, best of all, all for the same price as last year! This is destined to be a bigger seller than even last years!
  • Individual page credits are given on the title page but are not complete.
  • Early prototype cover shows the Tenth Doctor and three of the same Sontaran (General Staal) on the cover.

External links[]

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