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Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:57 am

Precisely 39 years ago today, the first issue of Marvel UK's Doctor Who Weekly went on sale. It was an immediate hit, not least because of the fantastic Doctor Who strip The Iron Legion by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons, but it only lasted 43 issues...before becoming Doctor Who Monthly. As Doctor Who Magazine, it's still running today, 39 years and well over 500 issues later (albeit now published by Panini rather than Marvel), the world's longest running periodical dedicated to a TV show, and the strip is still a central part of it!
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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:34 pm

I don't know if we regularly get that over here in the U.S., but happy birthday to them.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:11 am

MajorHoy wrote:I don't know if we regularly get that over here in the U.S., but happy birthday to them.
I know some comic shops in the US carry it, because I've spoken to a number of Americans who've been buying it for years.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by MajorHoy on Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:19 pm

tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:I don't know if we regularly get that over here in the U.S., but happy birthday to them.
I know some comic shops in the US carry it, because I've spoken to a number of Americans who've been buying it for years.
It may be one of those things where particular shops may order it (depending on their size and their typical customer base), or if it's at least available if pre-ordered through Diamond's Previewsworld, but off-hand I don't know how widespread it's general availability may be on typical store racks here (as opposed to a copy of Batman or Amazing Spider-Man).
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:21 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:I don't know if we regularly get that over here in the U.S., but happy birthday to them.
I know some comic shops in the US carry it, because I've spoken to a number of Americans who've been buying it for years.
It may be one of those things where particular shops may order it (depending on their size and their typical customer base), or if it's at least available if pre-ordered through Diamond's Previewsworld, but off-hand I don't know how widespread it's general availability may be on typical store racks here (as opposed to a copy of Batman or Amazing Spider-Man).
Much the same as 2000 AD then, I guess...
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by Mbast1 on Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:08 pm

tony ingram wrote:I know some comic shops in the US carry it, because I've spoken to a number of Americans who've been buying it for years.

I see it in my LCS often. I'm sure they get it each month.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:10 am

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I know some comic shops in the US carry it, because I've spoken to a number of Americans who've been buying it for years.

I see it in my LCS often. I'm sure they get it each month.
Aha, so some shops simply have better taste than others! Very Happy
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:40 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I know some comic shops in the US carry it, because I've spoken to a number of Americans who've been buying it for years.
I see it in my LCS often. I'm sure they get it each month.
Aha, so some shops simply have better taste than others! Very Happy
I don't know if it's so much "taste" as it might be clientele . . . may also depend on where the store is located (i.e. in a decent-size city and/or near a large college). For me, if I wanted to see if a store carried that, I might assume ones in New York City or even New Haven here in Connecticut (where there's Yale and other universities) would be places to check. The comic book shop I go to may even get a copy or two, but I rarely am there on Wednesdays, so who (no pun intended) knows?
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:48 pm

Whereabouts are you in relation to large cities I might have heard of? Sorry, American geography is not my strong point...
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by MajorHoy on Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:22 am

tony ingram wrote:Whereabouts are you in relation to large cities I might have heard of? Sorry, American geography is not my strong point...
About an hour outside New York City (I'm northeast of the city), and as for New Haven (I'm assuming you might have heard of Yale University?), that's maybe 45 minutes east of me (depending on traffic). There are some other cities closer to me (like Bridgeport and Stamford), but not as well-known if you're not from the area.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:20 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Whereabouts are you in relation to large cities I might have heard of? Sorry, American geography is not my strong point...
About an hour outside New York City (I'm northeast of the city), and as for New Haven (I'm assuming you might have heard of Yale University?), that's maybe 45 minutes east of me (depending on traffic). There are some other cities closer to me (like Bridgeport and Stamford), but not as well-known if you're not from the area.
Thanks, that helps! I've heard of Yale but not of New Haven. But "north east of New York" paints a picture....
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by MajorHoy on Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:36 pm

tony ingram wrote: . . . But "north east of New York" paints a picture....
If you see the state of Connecticut on a map, I'm in the southwest section of the state, not too far inland from the coast line. (Maybe 20 minutes or so?)
By the way, down in my part of the state we're not directly on the Atlantic Ocean; we're along an estuary called the Long Island Sound. (Long Island in New York actually is between us and the ocean itself.)


The point marked on this map that I live closest to is Norwalk
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:44 pm

We are also on an estuary, the Orwell to be precise! Shotley, my home of about seventeen years, is on a peninsula that reaches out into the North Sea between the estuaries of the Orwell and the Stour.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by MajorHoy on Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:52 pm

tony ingram wrote:We are also on an estuary, the Orwell to be precise! Shotley, my home of about seventeen years, is on a peninsula that reaches out into the North Sea between the estuaries of the Orwell and the Stour.
Here?




And, is there really a "Horsey Island"? Shocked

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Re: Happy Birthday, Doctor Who Magazine!

Post by tony ingram on Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:26 am

Hey, you found us! Not bad, considering most of the population of the UK has no idea about anything east of Essex... Very Happy
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