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TV Comic issues - 1170 - 1176, 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 Jon Pertwee was making his swan song in Planet of the Spiders on TV.
The TARDIS is taken aboard a giant space vessel where The Doctor discovers he has been taken prisoner by the Mantis, a race of giant insects. The Mantis are being pursued by their former masters, the Tyrryxians. Using their ability to control size, the Mantis shrink their ship down to the size of a microbe to avoid detection by the Tyrryxians. The Mantis leader is convinced that The Doctor and the TARDIS may enable him to escape the Tyrryxians but the miniature Doctor has escaped into the bowels of the ship. Determined to recapture The Doctor, the Mantis leader dispatches a beetle-like creature to retrieve his prisoner.
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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