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Doctor Who - Is Anyone There? comic strip ( DW Staff Approved)
TV Comic issues - 1160-1169, 18 May - 29 June 1974
Artist - Gerry Haylock
Jon Pertwee as The Doctor
This complete Doctor Who picture strip from TV Comic hit the newsagents at the same time that Death to the Daleks and The Monster of Peladon were on TV.
In Australia, Doctor French refuses to heed The Doctor's warnings that his new radio wave accelerator could spell disaster for Earth as well as for the alien cultures that he hopes to contact with it. With no option left to him, The Doctor resorts to sabotage but is caught before he can render the accelerator inoperable. The Doctor's fear are borne out when the accelerator is tested for the first time. The accelerated radio transmission causes disastrous disturbances in the weather on a global scale and subsequently lead to Doctor French's own death. The Doctor is more concerned about the fate of the planet that the transmission was directed at. Travelling to Morrax, The Doctor finds the world devastated and is taken prisoner by the surviving Morraxian people. The Morraxian leaders vow revenge on the people of Earth and dispatch a lethal missile with The Doctor trapped on board...
This intelligent and well drawn strip certainly looked very out of place in TV Comic at the time, among Tom and Jerry and such like - a gem among so much childish dross.
My thanks to the original scanners for their hard work and to Davveywolf for permission to upload. I originally uploaded this story in jpg format some time ago, but a few people requested it in pdf format.
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