Radio Times (1923)
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Publication Date: 1923 - Ongoing
Country: United States
Not generally a comics magazine, it nevertheless has had some significant material, especially as regards Doctor Who. Perhaps the biggest such "lump" of comic strips came in the wake of the airing of the 1996 movie, starring Paul McGann. For 42 straight weeks, they carried what was the Eighth Doctor's first comic run.
Generally, though, Radio Times is a kind of TV Guide. It retains its name Radio Times, because it started in the Radio Age. Though other publications offer TV listings, It still has the most comprehensive catalogue of radio programming in Britain.
Issues are not actually numbered, but instead carry a weekly date, such as "for the week of January 1-8". We've therefore "invented" a date-based numbering system here, just to keep issues organized properly in the database. The system puts the year first, then the month then the day, where the day is earliest date on an issue.
So, for example, the issue dated 1-7 June 1996, the issue number here is 19960601.
That said, there are a few auction houses on the web which include issue numbers in their listings. It is unclear whether this is an official number (i.e., one derived from the indicia), or whether it's an item number of their invention to satisfy their own database needs. In any event, this is not a publication commonly referred to by issue number, and so we'll retain our date-based numbering system until compelling evidence suggests that it would be more proper to use issue numbers.
If one were to use issue numbers, the Eighth Doctor comic strips would apparently be in issues #3775-3817.
Special note for this publication:
Because of the Radio Times' long association with any number of properties which have also had comic adaptations, it's important to be careful about adding characters to issues. Please only add characters when there is an actual comic character appearance. Remember, this database is primarily concerned with cataloguing sequential art, and Radio Times is, by and large, not a publisher of comics.
When you list a character for an issue of Radio Times, you are therefore asserting that a comic strip appeared in the magazine featuring that character.
Number of issues cataloged: 45