Volume One (1964-1979)

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THE COMIC STRIP COMPANION – THE UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORISED GUIDE TO DOCTOR WHO IN COMICS: 1964-1979

By PAUL SCOONES

First launched in the pages of TV Comic in November 1964, the comic strip version of Doctor Who is just one year younger than the television series on which it is based. This is its story.

This volume chronicles the first 15 years of the Doctor Who comic strip from its origin in TV Comic to just before the ongoing strip was launched as a regular feature in Doctor Who Weekly in 1979. During this time more than 200 comic strip stories were published in the pages of TV Comic, Countdown, TV Action, TV Century 21, The Dr Who Annual and the Dalek books.

Every strip is covered in depth, including plot details, continuity, points of interest and analysis. For the first time, details about the creation and development of the adventures are documented, alongside comments from some of the original writers and artists.

Follow the exploits of the Doctor in his first four incarnations alongside John, Gillian, Jamie, Sarah and Leela as he battles Daleks, Cybermen, Quarks, Kleptons, Trods, Sarracoids and the Ugrakks!

The Comic Strip Companion is your comprehensive guide to Doctor Who in the comics.

Length: 608 pages + eight page ‘Cover Gallery’ colour insert
Word count: 200,000 wds
Published: 30 September 2012
Publisher: Telos Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom
Paperback ISBN: 9781845830700
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845830731

Look inside: A set of sample pages is available to download as a PDF. The pages include the contents, the first story entry, and an ‘interlude’ article.
The Comic Strip Companion sample pages

The book is available to purchase from: 
Telos Publishing (UK)
Amazon (UK)
Amazon (US)
Book Depository
Retrospace (NZ)

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