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Smash hit smartphone game Doctor Who Legacy is adding three comic strip characters to mark 500 issues of DWM. We speak to its creators...

Back in November 2013, the creators of popular smartphone game Doctor Who Legacy had made a tiny mistake.

The app had only just launched, and fans had discovered the name ‘Frobisher’ hidden within the game’s character biographies.

“Frobisher was the first person not part of the Doctor Who TV show to be mentioned in the game, but it was an accident,” recalls executive producer Susan Cummings.

Rather than a nod to the shape-shifting penguin from DWM’s famous comic strips, ‘Frobisher’ was actually a reference to the character played by Peter Capaldi in 2009’s Torchwood: Children of Earth.

Jack Yee.

“It was supposed to be John Frobisher,” reveals Lee Cummings, Susan’s husband and creative director on Legacy. “But we didn’t put down his full name.”

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The biggest issue ever to celebrate 500 editions of DWM! Contents include: Interviews with Tom Baker, Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat; a message to readers from new companion Pearl Mackie; a letter from the Doctor; a 20-page celebratory comic strip, The Stockbridge Showdown by Scott Gray, drawn by a host of guest artists; an exclusive look at Mark Gatiss' 2001 pitch for Doctor Who; Peter Capaldi answers questions once put to William Hartnell; Fact of Fiction on The Day of the Doctor; competitions to win HUGE prizes; a bonus 116-page section looking back at the history of DWM, featuring every single cover and commentary from the editors; plus News, Reviews, Coming Soon, Wotcha... and LOTS of surprises!

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