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TV Comic issues - 1184 - 1190, 24 August - 5 October 1974
Artist - Gerry Haylock
Jon Pertwee as The Doctor
This complete comic strip story from TV Comic was from the dying days of the Jon Pertwee era.
The Doctor is called to investigate the destruction of a television mast, apparently caused by metal-eating insects. The creatures have been breed by scientist Professor McTurk and his daughter Catriona. The two plans to use the insects to extort money out of British government in revenge for ignoring the Professor's talents. When the insects are released on an army firing range, their devastating attack on a tank battalion is witnessed by two foreign spies. The enemy agents trace the insects to the McTurk's farm when they shoot the Professor. Honouring McTurk's dying wish, Catriona releases the insects to wreak havoc on the world. As the insects swarms toward Blackpool, The Doctor enlists Catriona's help to prevent them heading out to see and the rest of the world. One thing can save the Earth now - Blackpool Tower!
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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