Monday, 14 April 2014

THE DOCTOR IS IN - TV COMIC (PART THREE)...


Art by Neville Main

Coloured for DOCTOR WHO CLASSIC COMICS #2 in
1993, here are another two episodes of The Doctor's comic strip
from TV COMIC #s 676 & 677, cover-dated November 28th
and December 5th 1964 respectively.

Maybe one day, someone will get around to tying in JOHN
and GILLIAN with regular TV continuity (if it hasn't been done
already). Were they the brother and sister of SUSAN? Does TV
Comic's Doctor, seemingly like PETER CUSHING's, come from
an alternate reality? We deserve to be told - so someone please
tell us before we get much older.

In the meantime, however, enjoy these pages from the
start of the Doctor's comic strip career.



7 comments:

John Pitt said...

Now then, SOMEONE somewhere actually DID try and tie in all the TV comic strips with the TV episodes, continuity-wise. I'll TRY and find it again and let you know. It was a couple of years ago - I'll see if I can retrace the journey .

John Pitt said...

Right then, 2 places - first go to wikipedia TV comic , go to external links, comic strip info. & click on first doctor. First paragraph briefly tells you the time period in relationship to TV episodes.
Secondly, visit www.drwhoguide.com, click on reference & it goes into more detail, adding stories from books, etc.

Kid said...

Thanks, JP - I took a look at that link and then found a Wikipedia page that talks a bit about John and Gillian. Apparently, in one of the novels, The Doctor refers to friends and family he has on Earth. We know he's a father anyway because of his granddaughter Susan, so perhaps he had other children, one of whom was a parent to J&G. (Who he'd never met before that first strip in TV Comic, although he obviously knew of them.)

John Pitt said...

But as for the Cadet sweet cigarettes doctor - he really MUST come from an alternate reality!

Kid said...

I think the guy who wrote the story for them certainly did. Seems as if he'd never seen a TV episode.

John Pitt said...

The first TV comic strip I remember was the Zarbi. I may be in a minority, but I'd love to see any more of these strips that you have.

Kid said...

Suggestion noted, JP.

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