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The magazine that celebrates the Doctor Who comic strip returns with a cover feature on Absalom Daak, Dalek-Killer, and more interviews than most magazines manage to pack into a year’s worth of issues!
Very much a labour of love, Vworp Vworp! is 104 pages of pure Doctor Who strip magic, which also includes a Vworpabix game (think the old Weetabix cards from the 1970s suitably updated for Matt Smith’s reign), a new comic strip by Paul Magrs which gives some interesting insights into his Fourth Doctor companion Mrs Wibbsey, an in-depth examination of possibly the best strip in DWM’s history (that’s The Tides of Time, in case you need telling), and interviews with multiple editors of DWM, sometimes interviewing each other.
It’s not authorised, so there’s no holds barred in the interviews: if something was crap, it’s described as such; where writers didn’t agree with editorial decisions, they say so in no uncertain terms. It never fails to be interesting, and is often riveting. Even if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool fan who’s followed the show since the start, there’s bound to be stuff here you didn’t know before.
The only downside is that you need a magnifying glass to read some of the print – but if it were printed at “normal” point size, it would probably fill three hundred pages!
Highly recommended. 9/10