This week’s Kasterborous podKast features a fascinating discussion with Gareth Kavanagh about the second Doctor Who Magazine love-in that is Vworp Vworp! #2!

Long-term readers of Kasterborous will recall that the first issue of Vworp Vworp! featured a couple of contributions from this very site, not least in the shape of part 1 of Time Leech, our own Doctor Who comic strip.

But Vworp Vworp! was much more than a fanzine with a comic strip in it – rather it was a thing of beauty, with the professional quality design, printing and writing contributing to a pinnacle of fanzine production. In many ways it was like a copy of DWM that is itself about DWM.

One of the key characters in the early days of Doctor Who Magazine (back in the Weekly/Monthly days) was Abslom Daak, the insane Dalek killer, and his band of Star Tigers. Daak features heavily in the next issue of Vworp Vworp!, and Gareth Kavanagh tells us a little bit about this and some other features coming up in the magazine.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

This is an archive podcast, recently rediscovered and uploaded to iTunes. Currently a new version of Vworp Vworp, collecting issues 1 and 2 plus extra features, is available. Learn more and order your copy at vworpvworp.co.uk.

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3 comments on “Remember Abslom Daak?

  1. Avatar Leosw4 Apr 14, 2011

    Yeah he was great.

    All those early strips within the then DWW (both lead and back up strips), where exceptional-the artwork was incredible.I wonder how Abslom would fare again the (series 1-before things went all silly) Time War Daleks?

    There used to be another semi regular strip about a Cyberman called Kroton, who had a ‘soul’-that was great as well.

  2. Avatar Leosw4 Apr 14, 2011

    Yeah he was great.

    All those early strips within the then DWW (both lead and back up strips), where exceptional-the artwork was incredible.I wonder how Abslom would fare against the series 1(-before things went all silly) Time War Daleks?

    There used to be another semi regular strip about a Cyberman called Kroton, who had a ‘soul’-that was great as well.

  3. i remember him. started pixelling a sprite of him a while back but never finished it. but then I also have unfinished ones of the Brig and Sarah Jane I really should finish even as a small tribute in light of recent tragic events.