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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  1. 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. 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.