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Torchwood - The Official Magazine is a British magazine devoted to the BBC science fiction television series Torchwood. The first issue was released on 24 January 2008.[1] The United States version was due to be launched in February 2008.[2] Titan Magazines announced in Issue 24 that the next issue would be the last for a while.[3]

Torchwood - The Official Magazine
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Torchwood - The Official Magazine Issue 25 (December 2010)
EditorSimon Hugo
CategoriesScience fiction television
FrequencyEvery 2 months
First issue24 January 2008
Final issue16 December 2010
CompanyTitan Magazines
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
WebsiteTitan listing

Contents

ContentEdit

The magazine includes the latest news from the Torchwood set, cast and crew interviews,[4] behind-the-scenes features on the show's special effects, and ten pages of original Torchwood comic strip fiction.[5] The first few issues featured regular columns from Torchwood's lead writer Chris Chibnall and producer Richard Stokes. Issue 8 saw the introduction of an original piece of short prose every month. Issue 14 saw the magazine become a bi-monthly production with a larger page count.[6] Issue 25 will be the final issue.[7]

Comic stripsEdit

Other than Issue 2, every issue of the Magazine has included a comic strip.

  1. Issue 1 - "The Legacy Of Torchwood One"
  2. Issue 3 - "Jetsam" (Reprinted as part of the Graphic Novel "Rift War")
  3. Issues 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 - "Rift War" (Reprinted in Graphic Novel "Rift War")
  4. Issue 14 - "The Selkie" (Co-written By John Barrowman and his sister Carole)
  5. Issues 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19 - "Broken"
  6. Issue 20 - "Fated to Pretend"
  7. Issues 21 & 22 - "Shrouded"
  8. Issue 23 - "Somebody Else's Problem"
  9. Issue 24 - "Hell House"
  10. Issue 25 - "Overture"

Short storiesEdit

A short piece of fiction has been included in every issue since Issue 8. The Torchwood Magazine Yearbooks, published in 2008 and 2009, contained a further six exclusive short stories.

  1. Issues 8, 9 & 10 - "Harm's Way" Written by Trevor Baxendale, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  2. Issues 11, 12 & 13 - "The Book Of Jahi" Written by David Llewellyn, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  3. Issues 14 & 15 - "Gordian" Written by Steven Savile, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  4. Issues 16 & 17 - "Closing Time" Written by Andy Lane, illustrated by Mike Dowling
  5. Issue 20 - "Happy New Year" Written by Sarah Pinborough
  6. Issue 22 - "Ashes to Ashes" Written by Sandra Shennan
  7. Issue 23 - "Mend Me" Written by Sarah Pinborough
  8. Yearbook 2008 - "Black Water" by Steven Savile, "Mrs Acres" by David Llewellyn, "The Beauty Of Our Weapons" by Andy Lane, "Plant Life" by Trevor Baxendale and "Monster" by Joseph Lidster.
  9. Yearbook 2009 - "The Book Jahi" by David Llewellyn

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shaun Lyon (16 January 2008). "Torchwood Magazine Debuts". Outpost Gallifrey. Retrieved 14 March 2008.
  2. ^ "Torchwood - Season 2". BBC America Press. Retrieved 14 March 2008.
  3. ^ Torchwood Magazine Issue 25. Titan Magazines. 2010.
  4. ^ "Freema On Cover Of First Torchwood Magazine". Freema Agyeman.com. 4 November 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Titan Books launches brand new comic strip in Torchwood Magazine". UK SF Book News. 1 February 2008. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008.
  6. ^ Torchwood Magazine. February 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Torchwood Magazine. December 2010. Missing or empty |title= (help)