The diary features pictures and information on the 8th season
6 out of 10
The TV Comic Annual 1966 was the thirteenth TV Comic annual, and the first to feature a Doctor Who strip. It continues the adventures of the First Doctor, John and Gillian. There are two four page comic strips in the annual featuring the trio “Prisoners of the Kleptons” and “The Caterpillar Men“.
It was nice seeing the return of the very first alien featured in the TV Comic Doctor Who strip going all the way back to issue #674 The Kleptons. I have always enjoyed the strips with John and Gillian although these early ones are a bit more juvenile than later strips. NuWho fans may be taken aback by the violent nature of the Doctor and his “grandchildren” but it is in keeping with the characterization of the First Doctor at the time. 6 out of 10.
The second story is “The Caterpillar Men” and takes place immediately after the above story.
This is another straightforward story with the indiscriminate use of insecticide used as the solution to the invasion. 6 out of 10.
This is a Fake: A Collection of Unreal Things by Andrew-Mark Thompson is a collection of fake advertisements, false news articles and mock up magazine covers. This is a large hardcover book lavishly illustrated.
A lot of the bits in the book are quite funny especially if you are an old time Doctor Who fan. Some of them are geared to the UK market and will go over the head of American fans but most are recognized by everyone. I found myself wishing some of the items were real as I would definitely have purchased them back in the day. A fun book to flip through if in a light-hearted mood, 8 out of 10.
The Illustrated Journey Sixty Years Through Space and Time by Daryl Joyce is a lavish coffee table book by the well known Doctor Who illustrator.
This is a beautifully illustrated volume as the above photos show. Each story from the classic story has at least one illustration and the new series has a few scattered for each Doctor. This is an excellent volume to keep on your coffee table and flip through every now and then, 9 out of 10.