Doctor Who Adventures
Doctor Who Adventures issue 1, cover dated 5 April 2006
EditorMoray Laing (2006–2010, 2013–2015)
Natalie Barnes (2011–2013)
Jason Quinn (2015, 2019)
CategoriesScience fiction television
FrequencyEvery 2 weeks (2006–2008, 2013–2014)
Every week (2008–2013)
Every month (2014–2016)
Every 2 months (2016–2017)
Total circulation10,364[a][1]
First issue5 April 2006
Final issue22 June 2017 (385 issues)[b]
Special: January 2019
CompanyImmediate Media Company (2006–2015)
Panini Comics (2015–2017, 2019)
CountryUnited Kingdom
ISSN1750-1717

Doctor Who Adventures (abbreviated as DWA) was a British magazine devoted to the science fiction television programme Doctor Who. Originally published by Immediate Media Company, the magazine launched in 2006 to accompany the revived era of the show. It featured news, behind-the-scenes articles, comic strips, puzzles, pull-out posters and information from upcoming episodes of the series. Every issue also came with a free gift, usually in the form of stickers, stationery or a small toy. The magazine also covered content from the Doctor Who spin-off programme The Sarah Jane Adventures. Compared to its sister publication, Doctor Who Magazine, Doctor Who Adventures was aimed at a younger readership demographic of 6 to 13-year-olds.

Initially released fortnightly, the magazine became a weekly publication in 2008 before a loss in profits forced it to resume its fortnightly release in 2013. After discontinuing its subscription services, DWA became a monthly publication in 2014, and then bi-monthly in 2016. After issue 363, Panini Comics took over publication and 'rebooted' the magazine, re-starting the issue numbering at 1. In June 2017, after releasing 24 issues, Panini confirmed that publication of the magazine would to be paused,[2] however, a special one-off edition was released in January 2019.

History

Doctor Who Adventures was first published as a fortnightly magazine on 5 April 2006, featuring fact files, puzzles, makes, news guides and more. The regular price for issues 1–33 was £1.99, rising to £2.10 from issue 34. Issue 45, a special "long-read" edition, was £2.99. From issue 47 the magazine became weekly. Doctor Who Adventures is the alternative to Doctor Who Magazine and is aimed at a younger audience,

Design

From issues 1–12 the heading had the Doctor Who logo in a transparent white with the word Adventures in writing filled with the colors from the official Doctor Who logo. Since then, the official Doctor Who logo was used, with the word Adventures being in various colors each issue. From April 2010 the design changed to fit around the newest Doctor (Matt Smith) and the 2010 series occupying it, and featured the new logo. The design then changed a third time from April 2011 to fit around the 2011 Series. The design was changed a fourth time from March 2013 to fit around the 2013 Series, The design then changed for a fifth time from January 2019 to fit around the 2018 Series,

Regular Features (From Issue 313 to 363)

Comic characters

Companions

Doctors

Alien Babies characters

List of Doctor Who Adventures

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ July–December 2016
  2. ^ After issue 363, the magazine's numbering re-started and ran for a further 24 issues.

Citations

  1. ^ "UK Comic Sales - Last Updated February 2021".
  2. ^ "Doctor Who Adventures To Pause Publication". Doctor Who News. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.