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Eighth Doctor comic stories were published in Radio Times and Doctor Who Magazine.

Two separate series of original comic strips featuring the Eighth Doctor (and thus the likeness of actor Paul McGann) were published after the broadcast of Paul McGann's appearance the 1996 TV movie Doctor Who and before the debut of the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler in the 2005 Doctor Who episode Rose. The Radio Times published a weekly comic strip for a time. There was also the standard Doctor Who Magazine strip. The two series introduced brand-new companions, although the Eighth Doctor's only on-screen companion, Grace Holloway, also appeared twice. There were also cameo appearances by companions from past DWM series. The Master was also resurrected.

During the latter period of the DWM comic stories the stories switched from black and white strips to full colour.

One of the strip's most noted fans was Russell T Davies, the future executive producer and head writer of the revived Doctor Who series which began in 2005. Davies had proposed that the magazine's strip regenerate McGann's Doctor at the conclusion of The Flood. Whilst a draft was prepared to include the regeneration, the idea was abandoned as the magazine team had reservations about taking such an important element from the television series should McGann ever be used in the series for flashback purposes. Eventually the decision was taken to simply end The Flood on a note similar to Survival, with the Eighth Doctor and Destrii's later adventures left a mystery to the readers. In 2016, the DWM comic story story The Stockbridge Showdown confirms that Destrii survived.

In 2015 and 2016, the Eighth Doctor appeared in the mini-series Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor, published by Titan.

Comic strip companions of the Eighth Doctor[]




Eighth Doctor comic stories[]

Radio Times comic stories[]

Title Writer Featuring Printed in Released
Dreadnought Gary Russell Stacy, Cybermen Radio Times 1 June - 3 August 1996
Descendance Stacy, Ssard, Ice Warriors 10 August - 12 October 1996
Ascendance Stacy, Ssard 19 October - 21 December 1996
Perceptions 4 January - 8 March 1997
Coda 15 March - 22 March 1997

Doctor Who Magazine[]

Title Writer Featuring Printed in Released
Endgame Alan Barnes Izzy, Maxwell, Celestial Toymaker 244-247 26 September - 19 December 1996
The Keep Izzy 248-249 16 January - 13 February 1997
A Life of Matter and Death 250 13 March 1997
Fire and Brimstone Izzy, Daleks 251-255 10 April - 31 July 1997
By Hook or By Crook Scott Gray Izzy 256 28 August 1997
Tooth and Claw Alan Barnes Izzy, Fey 257-260 25 September - 18 December 1997
The Final Chapter 262-265 12 February - 7 May 1998
Wormwood Scott Gray Izzy, Fey, Shayde 266-271 4 June - 22 October 1998
Happy Deathday First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Izzy 272 19 November 1998
The Fallen Izzy, Grace 273-276 17 December 1998 - 11 March 1999
The Road to Hell Izzy, Katsura 278-282 6 May - 26 August 1999
TV Action! Alan Barnes Izzy, Beep 283 23 September 1999
The Company of Thieves Scott Gray Izzy, Kroton 284-286 21 October - 16 December 1999
The Glorious Dead Izzy, Kroton, Grace, Katsura 287-296 13 January - 21 September 2000
The Autonomy Bug Izzy 297-299 19 October - 14 December 2000
Ophidius Izzy, Destrii 300-303 11 January - 5 April 2001
Beautiful Freak Izzy 304 3 May 2001
The Way of All Flesh 306, 308-311 28 June, 23 August - 18 October 2001
Children of the Revolution 312-317 December 2001 - 2 May 2002
Uroboros Feyde 319-322 27 June - 19 September 2002
Oblivion Izzy, Feyde, Destrii 323-328 17 October 2002 - 6 March 2003
Where Nobody Knows Your Name Frobisher 329 3 April 2003
Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game Gareth Roberts Billy, Stobbs 330-332 1 May - 26 June 2003
The Power of Thoueris! Scott Gray Ediphis 333 24 July 2003
The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack 334-336 20 August - 16 October 2003
The Land of Happy Endings John and Gillian 337 13 November 2003
Bad Blood Destrii 338-342 11 December 2003 - 1 April 2004
Sins of the Fathers 343-345 28 April - 24 June 2004
The Flood Destrii, Izzy, Max, Grace 346-353 22 July 2004 - 3 February 2005
Death to the Doctor! Jonathan Morris First Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Steven, Dodo, Jo, The Brig, Romana I, K9 Mark II, Frobisher, Izzy, Rose, Martha 390 13 December 2007

 IDW Publishing[]


Title Writer Featuring Printed in Released
The Forgotten Tony Lee First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Susan, Jamie, Zoe, Jo, The Brig, Benton, Yates, Romana II, Tegan, Turlough, Peri, Ace, Rose, Martha, Autons, Judoon, Clockwork Droids, Kaldor androids, Es'Cartrss TF 1 - 6 20 August 2008 - 21 January 2009

Doctor Who (2012)[]

  • Dead Man's Hand (DW12 15 featuring Matrix projections of the first eleven Doctors and the War Doctor)
Title Writer Featuring Printed in Released
Dead Man's Hand Tony Lee Eleventh Doctor, Clara DW12 13 - 16 18 September - 4 December 2013

Prisoners of Time[]

Title Writer Featuring Released
The Body Politic Scott & David Tipton Grace 28 August 2013
Endgame First Doctor, Second Doctor, Third Doctor, Fourth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Seventh Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor, all captured companions, Adam, The Master 20 November 2013

Titan Comics[]

Doctor Who: The Eighth Doctor[]

# Title Writer Featuring Printed in Released
1 The Pictures of Josephine Day George Mann Josie 8D 1 4 November 2015
2 Music of the Spherions 8D 2 9 December 2015
3 The Silvering 8D 3 13 January 2016
4 Briarwood Josie, Twelfth Doctor, Clara 8D 4 17 February 2016
5 A Matter of Life and Death 8D 5 16 March 2016


Back-up strips[]

The Many Lives of Doctor Who[]

Title Writer Featuring Released
The Time Ball Richard Dinnick Josie 26 September 2018

Time Lord Victorious[]

Title Writer Featuring Printed in Released
Defender of the Daleks Jody Houser Daleks, Tenth Doctor, Thirteenth Doctor TLV 1 - 2 2 September - 7 October 2020

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