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Black Legacy (comic story)

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Black Legacy
Main character(s): Cybermen
Main enemy: Apocalypse Device
Main setting: Goth
Key crew
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Editor: Dez Skinn
Writer: Alan Moore
Artist: David Lloyd
Letterer: no credit given
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Weekly 35-38
Release date: 12 June-3 July 1980
Format: B&W 4 parts / 8 pages
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Black Legacy was a backup comic story published in Doctor Who Magazine.

Summary Edit

Cyberleader Maxel leads a party to the dead world of Goth in search of a weapon that wiped out an entire civilisation overnight. As they explore the war museum, they are watched by the Apocalypse Device, a synthetic creature carrying every conceivable disease and virus. The Cybermen are wiped out by telepathic nightmares and a lethal rust-like virus. Maxel realises the only reason for his survival is so he can take the Apocalypse Device off the planet. He activate the ship's self-destruct, destroying it and himself, leaving the Device trapped on the planet, until a Sontaran craft arrives...

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Notes Edit

  • This is one of five collaborations between writer Alan Moore and illustrator David Lloyd, who would later create the graphic novel V for Vendetta.
  • This back up strip story was introduced and tailed by the Fourth Doctor as if recounting a story.
  • The story portrays the Cybermen as uncharacteristically human in their thinking and speech patterns.

Original print details Edit

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWM 35 (2) To be Continued ...
  2. DWM 36 (2) To be Continued ...
  3. DWM 37 (2) To be Continued ...
  4. DWM 38 (2) The End ?

Reprints Edit

  • Coloured and reprinted by Marvel in DW84 14

Continuity Edit

The Cybermen resembles those from The Invasion


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