The Doctor Who Fun Book was an activity book published by Target Books and W. H. Allen, containing games and puzzles as well as many comic stories in the style of the Doctor Who? comedy strip and one longer, more serious comic story (though drawn in the same art-style) running through the book in several installments, entitled The Test of Time.
Publisher's summary Edit
The Doctor Who Fun Book is a lunatic romp through space and time in the crazy company of Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett, regular contributors to the Doctor Who Magazine:
Packed with jokes, puzzles, games, stories and cartoons, The Doctor Who Fun Book is the perfect accompaniment for any journey through the cosmos.
Comic stories Edit
- Untitled 1
- Who Was 'Ere!
- The Test of Time
- Quick Change
- The Third Doctor's Guide to Plutovian Karate
- A Life in the Day of a Doctor Who Production
- Untitled 2
- The Enemy Within
- Untitled 3
- Dalek Invasion of Ealing 1987
- Dalek Invasion - Salford 1987
- They Shall Not Pass
- Someone, Somewhere Out There Wants a Cheque From You...
- Untitled 4
- Rush Hour
- The Final Script
- Outta Space
Secrets of the Daleks Edit
- Main article: Secrets of the Daleks
Prose stories Edit
Other features Edit
- In-character advertisements
- Spot the TARDIS
- Gallifrey Academy Report
- The Universe Marathon
- A "photo" of the 40th Anniversary party of Doctor Who, "taken sixteen years early" (included as part of A Life in the Day of a Doctor Who Production)
- Pozzle Time
- Is Your Dad An Evil Alien?
- Are You Observant?
- This title was released priced £1.95 (UK).
- Tim Quinn and Dicky Howett were regularly contributors to the three-panel satirical comic strip that ran in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who?. Though none of the stories in The Doctor Who Fun Book are branded as such, with a few even offering serious narratives in the Doctor Who universe (chiefly The Test of Time), many of the one-pagers and strips in the Fun Book would look right at home alongside most Doctor Who? strips.
- The Doctor Who Fun Book was the first of two titles that were published featuring all-new, black and white material in a bound book form. The second such release (It's Bigger on the Inside!) was published by Marvel Comics in 1988 to mark the show's twenty-fifth anniversary.