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Doctor Who The Official Annual 2008
Publisher: A BBC Children's Books published by the Penguin Group
Publication: September 2007
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-40590-355-4
Format: hardback 62 pages
Previous Annual: Doctor Who The Official Annual 2007
Following Annual: Doctor Who The Official Annual 2009

Contents

Overview

Release Number 2
Publisher BBC Children's Books,UK
Released in September 2007
ISBN: 1-405-90199-3
Priced £6.99 (UK)
Format Hardback 62 pages
Featured Doctor: The Tenth Doctor
Featured Companions: Martha Jones
Featured Enemies: Various

Contents

Comic Strip Story

Illustrated by John Ross and coloured by James Offredi
Illustrated by John Ross and coloured by James Offredi

Text Stories

Illustrated by ?

Features

Carrionites
The Weeping Angels
The Family of Blood
Slitheen
Judoon
Dalek Sec Hybrid
Racnoss

Also Featuring

  • Puzzle: Dalek Wordsearch
  • Puzzle: Watch Hunt Maze
  • Quiz: Christmas
  • Puzzle: Captain Jack's Conundrum
  • Word Puzzle: Alien Grid
  • Game: Time War Battleships
  • Word Puzzle: Martha's Shopping List
  • Activity: Make Your own Journal of Impossible Things
  • Game: Bard Game
  • Puzzle: So-Doc-Who (4x4 suduko)

Credits

  • Editor: to be added
  • Designer: to be added
  • Frontispiece uses graphics by ??

Additional Notes

  • This years release repeated the format (and success), of last year, with two releases the Doctor Who The Official Annual 2008 (published by BBC Children's Books) AND the Doctor Who Storybook 2008 (published by Panini). While the later presented a series of short illustrated fiction stories, the former concentrated on the lighter side of activities, games, puzzles and, this year all new, comic strip stories.
  • released in the UK following the third television series (with Tenth Doctor) the cover featured a large lenticular cover that when tilted displayed the TARDIS in the background, the sonic screwdriver glowing and the logo glowing.
  • Content adds very little to what was already known and is very basic being aimed at young readers. Interestingly though is the fact that it includes a number of references from the classic series which are not illustrated in any way. These include Davros,and Krynoid.
  • Included in the Dalek history regarding the Time War it states that "The Time Lords reached back into history for ever more terrible weapons, while the Daleks unleashed the Deathsmiths of Goth.". As well as having been mentioned on TV in passing the reference also ties in to an early Doctor Who Magazine comic strip story.
  • Individual page credits are given on the title page but are not completist.
  • The first run of annuals was subject to a recall, and a second run had to be reprinted. Although it is believed to be due to a misprint, no official reason has been given.

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