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TV Comic issues - 1177 - 1183, 6 July - 17 August 1974
Artist - Gerry Haylock
Jon Pertwee as The Doctor
This complete comic strip story from TV Comic is one of my all time favourites - sure, the villain is a "magician," but that could be explained away by "the science of the Daemons" or what not. The important thing is that Gerry Haylock is the artist again - and it's great fun.
Jon Pertwee had bowed out on TV at this stage in Planet of the Spiders. :-(
The story was reprinted in TV Comic 1397-1403 as a 4th Doctor story, with Tom Baker's face drawn over Pertwee's!
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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