Artist Lee Sullivan has been working with the Cybermen for quite some time. He’s come a long way from his early Cyberman illustrations (age 7) ….
Making his mark along the way by providing art for Doctor Who Magazine…
And drawing the Cybermen for the Battles in Time comic strip which you can read here
You can see more of Lee Sullivan’s Doctor Who art on his own website here
His Mark VIII Cyber-creations appeared in the Radio Times 8th Doctor comic-strip Dreadnought – which you can read here. (Roughly) the same Mk 8 design later appeared in the 6th Doctor webcast of Real Time – which you can watch here. And the Mk 8 Cybermen – or a close relation – might have appeared in a comic strip featurig a future Doctor prior to the relaunch of the TV series in 2005. Sadly, it was never made…
The Mk VIII appeared in the Real Time webcast – and has also been given CGI graphic treatment…
Real Time CGI Cybermen
Real Time Cyberman designed by Lee Sullivan. CGI realisation by Rhys Griffin, Chris Gregory and Kevin Gregory.
“Resistance is futile.”
“Emotion is a weakness.”
“These things are irrelevant.”
“Promises to aliens have no validity.”
“Aliens are not to be trusted.”
“So we meet again, Doctor.”
“Halt, or you will be destroyed.”
“Your logic is correct.”
CGI animations of the Mk VII Cybermen can be found on the BBC site here
You can download a Screen Saver from the BBC :
Based on Lee Sullivan’s stunning new Cyberman designs, Rhys Griffin has created an equally spectacular computer graphic version for this special screensaver.
“Dreadnought” was a story in the short-lived series of comic-strips about the 8th Doctor published by the Radio Times in 1996. Although planned for a longer run, the comic strip series was cancelled somewhat suddenly (obliging its author, Gary Russell, to tie up some loose ends that were intended to be part of a longer running story arc).
You can read Dreadnought here – Dreadnought
The Doctor appears on a space vessel called the Dreadnought. Here he meets Stacy, who is running from the Cybermen. They capture the Doctor and Stacy, and they find out that Stacy’s fiancé Bill has become a Cyberman. When Stacy makes him remember their friendship, he makes the ultimate sacrifice. He gets killed, but he stops the Cybermen, and after this the Doctor and Stacy have many adventures.
Note : In the 10th Doctor special “The Next Doctor”, the gigantic “Cyberking” was said to be a Dreadnought class vehicle. Dreadnoughts were said to be used during Cyber-invasions. Presumably either the 10th Doctor has encountered the Cybus Cybermen using such ships in some off-screen adventure, or he was referring to the use of such vessels by this-universe Cybermen.
- Series: Radio Times comic strips
- Doctor: Eighth Doctor
- Companions: Stacy Townsend
- Author: Gary Russell
- Artist: Lee Sullivan
- Colourist: Alan Craddock
- Lettering: Elitta Fell
- Published In: Radio Times
- Publication: 1 June – 9 August 1996
- Publisher: BBC Magazines
- Format: Comic strip story in 10 episodes