"Maxwell Stockbridge" was a pseudonym occasionally used by the writing staff of Doctor Who Magazine's comic strip. It was mostly used in the mid-late 1980s and mostly by Alan McKenzie and Steve Parkhouse. It is not generally believed that it was used to indicate a credit for both of them jointly. Rather, Parkhouse seems to have originated the name for use on those occasions he thought his writing was a little weak. After his departure, McKenzie continued the tradition, under the same conditions.