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.
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.