Halloween countdown: 3

Question: When is the Doctor not the Doctor? Answer: When he’s a werelok!

Part 3 of 5. Introducing a selection of panels and the cover of Doctor Who Weekly, 7th May, 1980, Dogs of Doom by Pat Mills, John Wagner and Dave Gibbons.


1980 advert for the story The Dogs of Doom.

UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.

Thanks for time travelling with us! Look out for Halloween countdown number 2 coming soon…

7 thoughts on “Halloween countdown: 3

  1. For Tyeth

    Hello TVTA, I don’t recall these comics, though I do remember the magazines published much later. They do bring up a question, and it is, are these classed as Canon material? I know that in the Star Wars universe Dark Horse Comics produced many stories which Disney/LucasFilm now disregard (and call Legend material) so I wonder how the BBC television company view these comics/stories. (I won’t even start talking about whether Peter Cushing’s film portrayal of the Doctor is Canon or not!)

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Good question. and ‘what is canon in Doctor Who?’ is a widely discussed topic with seemingly no concrete answers. For me personally the comics are canon as they feature a clear representation of – to use Dogs of Doom in my post as an example – Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor. There is the Tardis and K-9, and in other issues I own there are Daleks and Cybermen. To some, only the TV series is canon – to others only the TV series pre Christopher Ecclestone. Here is a good article on just some of the debates regarding DW canon. http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/a-guide-to-doctor-whos-confusing-canon-43823.htm

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      1. For Tyeth

        When I get a moment (I’ve mentioned before on my blog I need a time machine myself!) I will be sure to check out this article. Having thought about it I should have asked Sophie Aldred (who played ACE alongside Sylvester McCoy’s Doctor) this question when I met her! Duh, maybe next time! ;D

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          1. For Tyeth

            Hi TVTA, I not only got to meet Sophie but I also had the chance to show her my lightsaber design I created for her/Ace! Sophie was absolutely amazing. If you’d like to see the saber, you can find it here:
            https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/ace-assistant-saber-aces-new-companion/
            And this next post is all about the Comic Con and getting to meet her!
            https://ftsabersite.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/for-tyeths-first-comic-con-it-was-ace/
            Thanks again.

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