Doctor Who Adventures (2006)
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Publisher: BBC Youth & Children's Magazines (BBC)
Publication Date: 2006 - Ongoing
Country: United Kingdom
In an attempt to recapture the feel of the original Doctor Who Weekly Magazine from the seventies, the BBC launched their own version of a Doctor Who magazine to coincide with the start of the second season of the 2005 series of Doctor Who. Like the original format of Marvel's Doctor Who publication, this one was aimed at a younger audience, containing puzzles, contests, kid-friendly articles, "secrets" of the then-current television episodes, and, according to the publisher, "high quality collectables with each issue".
Most importantly for this database, though, DWA was also a source of original comics featuring, initially, the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler. It was initially published fortnightly. Issues 1-6 were published on Wednesdays; from #7 it was published on Thursdays.
Through issue #10, at least, it proved to be a sales behemoth. In the UK it regularly outsold almost every comic put against it—even extremely popular series like Marvel's Civil War. It was regularly in the UK's top 5, and in fact encountered distribution problems in its first five issues due to unexpected demand.
At issue 47, it became a weekly publication.
Number of issues cataloged: 84
Number of users with this title in their pull list: 1