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Garbage Day! (comic story)

Garbage Day!
DWA CS 291 GARBAGE DAY!
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Main setting: Earth 2423
Key crew
Publisher: Immediate Media Company London Limited
Editor: Natalie Barnes
Writer: Glenn Dakin
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Printed in: DWA 291
Release date: 18 October 2012
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Garbage Day! was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2012. It featured the Eleventh Doctor.

Summary edit

The Doctor arrives during the closing countdown to the launch of Clean-up Day – when an army of automated Garbage-bots are turned over live to remove all rubbish for a cleaner future. But given the freedom to decide what is rubbish the Gar-bots include the humans (which they detect to be covered in germs), and begin a clear-up. The Doctor disguising himself as rubbish, gets collected and taken to the sorting centre where he discovers the Gar-bots central processor and re-programmes their definition of rubbish. As a result of the Doctor’s tinkering the Gar-bots turn on each other, and free the humans they had trapped inside.

Named characters edit

References edit

  • This is not the first time the Doctor has encountered humans trying to dispose of their rubbish.
  • The Doctor reflects on friends (and travelling alone).

Notes edit

  • Unusually one of the people, a guard, taken by the Gar-bots, was given a name and called ‘Ray’ .Ray is rescued and re-united with his ‘pal’.

Original print details edit

  • Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWA 291 (4 pages) DON’T MISS ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE NEXT TIME!
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity edit

  • The Doctor mentions he likes fans and even considered to be a fan himself of the writer Charles Dickens (The Unquiet Dead)