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Fashion Victims (comic story)

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Fashion Victims
DWA CS 170 Fiis Symbiotics
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: The Fliis, leather jackets
Main setting: London, England, 21st century
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Christopher Cooper
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 170
Printed in: DWA 170
Release date: 10 June 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Fashion Victims was a comic story published in Doctor Who Adventures. It was written by Christopher Cooper.

Summary Edit

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond arrive in London some time in the 21st century. They are having a nice cup of tea when they notice the latest fashion seems to be jackets with shades — lots of them! Accessing the local Wi-Fi network, the Doctor, using his sonic screwdriver, detects a massive surge of data that triggers a bio-molecular transmogrification of the jackets, engulfing and trapping the people inside them.

Ripping a label from the clothing alerts the creatures to the non-human presence of the Doctor. The Doctor and Amy escape to a deserted shop. They analyse the fragment. It identifies itself as "ICE" (Interconnected Clothing Experience). The Doctor identifies it as a symbiotic life form disguised as clothing. It shares resources with another living being, enabling it to co-exist as one entity. Following the Wi-Fi signal to a warehouse near Spitalfields Market the Doctor tracks down the symbiote's base. Fliis troopers are being ordered to capture the non-human alive and to prevent their interference. The orders come from an alien controller (large green and largely shapeless blob sitting in its own slime with limited mobility).

Amy catches her jumper and pulls a thread. The Doctor has an idea. He hacks into the Fliis programming and "pull a loose programming thread". This gives the "jackets" a new template to follow — his own. The visors are basically webcams that send pictures of the Doctor directly into everyone's brains.

With control lost, the Fliis symbiotes engage emergency teleport and leave. Some time later the streets are full of bow tie-wearing people.

Characters Edit

Notes Edit

  • The DWA comic strip adventures were very much aimed at a younger audience and the artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine.
  • Self contained, one part stories were the norm.

Original print details Edit

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWA 171 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – The Collector
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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