|Fire and Brimstone|
|Main enemy:||The Daleks|
|Main setting:||New Earth System, Icarus Falling, 53rd century, a Tuesday|
|Editor:||Gary Gillatt & Scott Gray|
|Artist:||Martin Geraghty, Robin Smith|
|Printed in:||Doctor Who Magazine 251-255|
|Release date:||7 May - 27 August 1997|
|Format:||Comic - 5 parts|
|DWM comic stories|
|A Life of Matter and Death||By Hook or By Crook|
The Doctor and Izzy materialise on Icarus Falling, a small satellite orbiting Crivello's sun, and witnessed an attack on it by Daleks. While attempting to stop the Daleks' plans, it is revealed that another of the Doctor's deadliest enemies, the megacorp known as the Threshold, was hired to destroy the Daleks, and already had a plan in motion.
This plan fails, and Izzy escapes with the Threshold's payment and a portal-generating Threshold ring. She warps to the Doctor's location, who has been informed of the Threshold's mission, and knows who hired them: After all, the box containing their payment was embossed with the Seal of Rassilon. The Doctor manages to defeat both the Daleks and the Threshold by making Crivello's sun go nova.
However, as the Doctor and Izzy escape in the TARDIS, a Threshold agent appears to remind the Doctor of his hollow victory and their continuing machinations.
- Eighth Doctor
- Izzy Sinclair
- Brother Ptolemy Muttonchops
- Sister Chastity
- The Leaderene
- The Daleks
- Dalek Supreme
The Doctor Edit
- Once captured and pinned by the Daleks, he remarks that he hasn't felt as ill since he flew across Old Baghdad on a magic carpet in an as yet undisclosed adventure.
- He maintains a link with the heart of Crivello's Cauldron and can sense his connection to it through his symbiotic nuclei.
- The High Evolutionaries of the Matrix are implied to have been responsible for shifting his TARDIS from Icarus Rising to the Dalek Hive during the critical moment when the Doctor convinced the Ptolemy-Cauldron entity to go nova and plug the wormhole linking our universe to every alternative.
- The Daleks use the contagium to penetrate the inner sanctum of Icarus Falling.
- The Dalek Hive is a space cruiser composed of three billion tonnes of solid dalekanium and is propelled by a series of engine units capable of generating a force equivalent to that of six hundred erupting volcanoes.
- The alternate universe Daleks are based upon designs first created for John Leeky's abandoned American reboot of the Doctor Who series devised in the early nineties.
- Izzy's off-the-cuff remark to the Doctor about feeling "like a minor character in an Alien film" is a rather sly reference to Paul McGann's earlier secondary role as mass murderer and outcast Golic in Alien 3.
- Crivello's Cauldron last appeared in COMIC: The Keep.
- The Doctor references the death of Ace in COMIC: Ground Zero.
- While it appears the box comes from the Time Lords, COMIC: The Final Chapter and Wormwood reveal it to be from Rassilon himself.
- The Doctor visited the New Earth System in his fourth incarnation (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom).
- The Dalek Contagium used to infect the Leaderene could theoretically be a technological extension of the Mutant Phase that plagued them in the story of the same name. Alternatively, the virus could have its origins based in or is a prototype of the weapon seen and used in PROSE: The Dalek Factor. It may also be related to the nanocloud used to protect the Dalek Asylum in TV: Asylum of the Daleks.
- ↑ Endgame graphic novel commentary