28th April 2016
Doctor Who Magazine have sent DWO
the cover and details for
Issue 499 of DWM.
Take a look back at the history of Doctor Who Book Cover Art -
in DWM 499!
As the art of the Target books is celebrated in a new
exhibition, DWM tracks down the men who painted Doctor Who…
DWM speaks to Chris Achilleos, the first regular artist on the
range, establishing a new visual style for Doctor Who…
“I didn’t need direction – I knew how to do a cover,” he
explains today. “I was always very aware that a book cover needs
to be attractive – almost interactive, in a way – so that you’re
drawn to pick it up in a shop. I still think they work as good
Target book fan and modern-day Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss
much affection for the artwork: “The Three Doctors was my first
and perhaps still my favourite,” he says warmly. “The incredibly
evocative orange and green luridness of Omega’s deadly fingers,
the Doctors themselves in grave monochrome. I still get a
Proustian rush from seeing these images.”
ALSO INSIDE THIS ISSUE...
Doctor Who’s executive producer Brain Minchin tells DWM about
the operation to reveal the identity of the Doctor's new
WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER?
DWM investigates what it is to be immortal in the Doctor Who
NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Ahead of a very special Fact of Fiction next issue on The Day of
the Doctor, DWM looks back at the most unexpected Doctor Who
story of all time…
BACK IN THE SISTERHOOD
We ask Clare Higgins, High Priestess of the Sisterhood of Karn,
if Ohila could be the Doctor’s mother?
THE WITCH IS FAMILIAR…
… in the third part of our brand-new comic strip adventure,
Witch Hunt, written by Jacqueline Rayner and illustrated by
DRESS FOR THE OCCASION
Jacqueline Rayner talks about the challenges of dressing her
boys up as the Doctor, in her column, Relative Dimensions.
DOCTOR, I MARRIED HIM!
An increasing number of couple are incorporating Doctor Who into
the most important day of their lives. But why? DWM
There’s something fishy going on under Venice, as the Time Team
watch The Vampires of Venice...
GATEWAY TO THE UNIVERSE
The Fourth Doctor, Romana, Adric and K9 try to find a way out of
E-Space in this month’s Fact of Fiction on 1981's Warriors'
DWM previews all the latest Doctor Who CD and book releases.
Russell T Davies return to BBC Wales with his production of A
Midsummer Night’s Dream...
All the latest official news, reviews, competitions and The DWM
DWM Issue #499, is on sale from
[Information supplied by DWM Editor, Tom Spilsbury]