|Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game|
|Main enemy:||Milo and Frank Shakespeare|
|Main setting:||Delchester stadium, Prime Morg, 1977|
|Inker:||David A. Roach|
|Printed in:||Doctor Who Magazine 330-332|
|Release date:||1 May - 26 June 2003|
|Cover date:||28 May - 23 July 2003|
|Format:||Comic - 3 parts|
|DWM comic stories|
|Where Nobody Knows Your Name||The Power of Thoueris!|
It paired the Doctor temporarily with an adolescent human companion — something that hadn't been done since Arnold's departure from the Third Doctor's TARDIS in the comic story The Amateur. From a behind-the-scenes perspective, it was the only published attempt at the Eighth Doctor for writer Gareth Roberts and penciller Mike Collins.
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- The crowd calls the deteriorating Delchester United side "a bunch of Jessies".
- The Doctor feeds crisps to the Nukaryote and thereby escapes it.
- Billy finds the Doctor's methods of dealing with the Morg ineffectual, claiming that "Spider-Man would've finished it off by now" and that "Steve Austin would've rescued us by now".
- The Shakespeare Brothers have gravity bubble technology.
- Milo and Frank grow a Nukaryote.
- The Doctor wears a fez.
- This comic story was reprinted in The Flood graphic novel.
- Collins chooses to portray the Eighth Doctor in a more casual way. Gone is his cravat, replaced by an unbuttoned shirt. This "open-collared" Doctor foreshadows the style of the Tenth Doctor, who predominantly wore a tie, but occasionally went without one.
- A panel of this comic featuring the Eighth Doctor saying hello to Billy Wilkins with a wide grin became the subject of much humour and mockery on the internet due to its unusually unsettling nature.
- In the final panel, the Doctor has a noisemaking football rattle — just as he did when his fourth incarnation scared horses in San Martino (TV: The Masque of Mandragora) and as his tenth incarnation would when trying to attract the attention of Luke, Rani and Clyde. (TV: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith)