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The Essential Monster Guide By Doctor Who Magazine

On top of Justin Richards The Secret Lives Of Monsters which we reported as being released earlier this week, Doctor Who Magazine have also released A Doctor Who Monster guide in a special edition of their The Essential publications. The guide promises ‘extraterrestrial horror from the dark side of Doctor Who A description of The Essential Doctor Who Monsters is as follows:

Issue 5 of Panini’s The Essential Doctor Who comprises 116 pages of all-new material exploring the dark side of the series…

Horror has been Doctor Who’s most consistent genre since the Daleks first threatened viewers in 1963. The metal-cased mutants are still notorious, but the programme’s shadows are occupied by many equally grotesque and disturbing creatures.

This is a comprehensive guide to the monsters that have been haunting our nightmares for more than 50 years. Everything from the Abzorbaloff to Zygons is covered in a richly illustrated, encyclopaedic format.

Editor Marcus Hearn comments:

When I was a kid I wished for a book that included all the Doctor Who monsters. Now I’m a grown-up my ambitions haven’t really changed. It’s been a labour of love for all of us to channel the spirit of Terrance Dicks’ Doctor Who Monster Book, and a treat to add so many aliens from the show’s now greatly expanded universe.

The Essential Doctor Who: Monsters is on sale now at WH Smith and all good newsagents.