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First Foot First (comic story)

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First Foot First
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy, Rory
Main enemy: Robot
Main setting: Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh New Year's Eve
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Christopher Cooper
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 198
Printed in: DWA 198
Release date: 30 December 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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First Foot First is a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip that features the Eleventh Doctor with Amy Pond and Rory Williams. This was the first appearance of Rory in the Adventures strip.

Summary Edit

The crowds that have gathered around Edinburgh Castle in Scotland on New Year's Eve see a meteorite of some sort crash to Earth. It is not a meteorite but a robot who stakes claim to the planet as the property of the Robot Amalgamation because he is the first victorious visitor to set foot on the world as a New Year dawn…

Twenty four hours earlier the Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams were aboard a planetoid, captured by Robots of the Robot Amalgamation and had their minds read by a neural digitiser. The Doctor had instructed Amy and Rory to think of their happiest memories, unfortunately the Robots learnt about the Scottish New Year tradition of ‘First Footing’ whereby the first visitor to your home can claim a welcome gift – and the gift the Robot planed to claim was the planet itself. But puzzled as to why the Robot could not read the Doctor’s thoughts, the Robot accepts the Doctors challenge to win the planet. If the Doctor loses, all his secrets, his memories and knowledge he will willingly give up making the Robots all powerful.

Back on Earth, on New Year's Eve, as the Robot staked his claim to the planet, the Doctor, Amy and Rory (having travelled in the TARDIS), have been experiencing New Year party’s on Earth for the last 12 hours – Hakepa Hill, Sydney, Moscow, Paris, chasing the time zones. The Robots home world, Robotica has only one digital change of time across the planet and concedes defeat. In consolation, the Doctor offers the Robot his gift of fireworks!

Named Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Amy Pond’s happiest memory was Hogmany when she was five years old.
  • The Doctor, Amy and Rory party in Hakepa Hill, Sydney, Moscow, Paris and Scotland, celebrating New Year's Eve.
  • Happiest memories for Rory Williams are all about Amy Pond. Rory was a bit miffed that Amy’s happiest memories didn’t include him!
  • The Robot Amalgamations home world, Robotica has no time zones.

Notes Edit

  • The DWA comic strip adventures were 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.
  • This was Rory Williams’s first Doctor Who Adventures comic strip story.

Original print details Edit

  • Publication with page count and closing captions
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

  • The Doctor once again refers to Rory as "Mr. Pond". (TV: The Big Bang)

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