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Our verdict on the latest episodes and products.

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The Comic Strip Adaptations: Volume One

(Featuring the Fourth Doctor) RRP £23 (CD), £20 (download)

The Eighth of March

(Featuring River Song, Leela, Ace, Benny, Madame Vastra, Jenny, Strax, Kate Stewart and Osgood) RRP £25 (CD), £20 (download)

The Kamelion Empire

(Featuring the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion) RRP £14.99 (CD), £12.99 (download)

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Can it really be 40 years this October since Doctor Who Magazine, then in its more kiddified guise of Doctor Who Weekly, made its debut? Those of us who were just the right age in 1979 devoured that vivacious little comic, poring over its Fact Files, caption competitions and Dalek histories… even that back page advert for Mr Bellamy’s Amazing Liquorice Novelties (only 3p!). There were three comic strips in that first issue: a Doctorless Dalek story (good enough, but hardly proper Doctor Who), a zippy adaptation of HG Wells’ The War of the Worlds (impressive, but, again, where’s the Doctor?) and – most marvellous of all – the first part of Doctor Who and the Iron Legion, a vaulting sci-fiepic that saw Tom Baker’s Doctor caught up in a Roman invasion of an idyllic English village before being whisked off to a parallel Earth where the Roman Empire never fell and where Caesar’s robotic army has enslaved the galaxy.

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DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 537 REVEALS THE REMAKE OF MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN! This issue also includes: • What does it takes to become a Stenza warrior? Actor Samuel Oatley explains. • An interview with the man behind the new version of Mission to the Unknown. • Colin Baker and the cast of The Ultimate Adventure look back on the Doctor Who stage play. • Backstage with Colin Baker at Leeds' Grand Theatre in 1989. • War World – an in-depth look at the script originally intended for the 1989 stage production. • Cyber Leader David Banks dips into the TARDIS tin. • Tributes to the king of Doctor Who extras Pat Gorman and visual effects designer Richard Gregory. • Former script editor Andrew Cartmel remembers Happiness Patrol writer Graeme Curry. • A preview of this year’s Record Store Day releases. • Part Three of Herald of Madness, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and her friends. • How to dress like the First Doctor – along with his friends and foes. • Does the 1996 TV movie impress the Time Team? • The Blogs of Doom, audio reviews, previews, news, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!