Fourth Doctor First Appearances

The first appearances of the Fourth Doctor across several mediums -- Death Flower in TV Comic, Doctor Who and the Iron Legion in Doctor Who Weekly, and Gaze of the Medusa by Titan Comics.


The first Fourth Doctor comic story was Death Flower, printed within TV Comic. Other than the main TV Comic magazine, stories would also be printed within the TV Comic annuals and the regular Doctor Who annuals.

Starting with The Duellists in 1978, all comic stories featuring the Fourth Doctor published in TV Comic were simply reprints of older comics from the range with the art altered to resemble Tom Baker. TV Comic ceased to feature Doctor Who comics in May 1979.

Five months after TV Comic stopped releasing Doctor Who comics, Doctor Who Weekly took over as the ongoing regular comic strip. The Doctor Who Weekly comic strip launched with the Doctor travelling on his own. Later a number of new as well as more familiar characters were included. These decisions were largely determined by the issue of image rights, although the writers of said comics were fond of the idea of writing the Doctor on his own.

While stories to feature the Fourth Doctor stagnated after the exit of Tom Baker from the programme, he has been occasionally featured in publications released much later. This has most recently included a five-issue comic series printed by Titan Comics.

Comic strip companions of the Fourth Doctor Edit

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of stories Edit

TV Comic Edit

Travelling with Sarah Jane Smith
Travelling alone
Travelling with Sarah Jane Smith
Travelling with Andric
Travelling alone
Travelling with Leela
Travelling alone

Reprint stories Edit

TV Comic annuals Edit

Doctor Who Annuals Edit

Doctor Who Weekly/Doctor Who Magazine Edit

Travelling alone
Travelling with K9
Travelling with Sharon Davies and K9
Travelling with K9
Travelling alone
Guest appearance of the Fourth Doctor
Travelling with Romana II and K9
Travelling with Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan
Travelling with Sean
Guest appearance of the Fourth Doctor

Backup Edit

Doctor Who Yearbook Edit

Doctor Who Magazine specials Edit

IDW publishing Edit

Mini-series and one-shots Edit

Doctor Who (2012) Edit

  • Dead Man's Hand (DW12 15 featuring Matrix projections of the first eleven Doctors and the War Doctor)

Prisoners of Time Edit

Titan Publishing Group Edit

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor Edit

Backup Edit

Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Edit

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Backup Edit

Miniseries Edit

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