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Jewel of the Vile (comic story)

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Jewel of the Vile
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Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Martha
Main enemy: Zaan, Jebelex the Pulthasian
Main setting: Garvrath
Key crew
Publisher: GE Fabbri Ltd
Editor: Claire Lister
Writer: Mike Tucker
Artist: Lee Sullivan
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Letterer: not stated
Release details
Release number: 23
Printed in: Battles in Time
Release date: 25 July 2007
Format: Comic - Part 2 of 4 (4 pages)
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Jewel of the Vile was a comic strip, published in Doctor Who: Battles in Time, featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones.

Summary Edit

The Doctor and Martha are trying to stop the Zaan from getting the Treed Crystals they need to power the Vortex Cannon.

Plot Edit

The Doctor and Martha attend the film premiere of "Starquake", knowing that the leading star, Miss Honey Vox (in the role of Galaxy O'Rourke) will be in attendance. Miss Vox wears a Treed Crystal on a chain around her neck. It is a likely target of theft by the Zaan.

Taking a space bike, the Doctor and Martha avoid the paparazzi and follow Miss Vox to her cruise ship. Using the Doctor's psychic paper, they identify themselves as from the Serious Crimes Squad and are taken to Miss Vox. She explains that the Treed Crystal is locked away in a safe. Inside the safe they find Jebelex the Pulthasian stealing the Crystal. There is a hole made from the outside of the ship using a matter transmuter. It can turn solids into liquids in seconds.

Jebelex drops into his boat to make his escape, followed by Martha. As a patrol ship approaches, Jebelex throws something to Martha and shouts to the patrol officers that he doesn't have the crystal any more. The patrol officers shape shift back to their Zaan warrior form. Martha realises she is holding not the crystal, but the matter transmuter. As Jebelex escapes with the crystal in his spaceship, the Zaan prepare to ram the cruiser. Using the matter transmuter to turn water from a liquid to a solid, the Zaan vessel is effectively grounded and the Doctor and Martha drop down from the ship in pursuit of the Treed Crystal, following a DNA trail...

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Notes Edit

  • Supporting the series of collectible Doctor Who trading cards, the magazine carried a regular four page, individually titled comic strip of the Tenth Doctor's adventures.
  • The artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine and, as did Doctor Who Adventures, reflected the appeal to readers younger those that catered to by Doctor Who Magazine.
  • The Battles in Time comic strip sought to reinforce the association of its Doctor with the one seen on screen with "props" from the TV series: blue/brown suit, sonic screwdriver, psychic paper and his intelligent glasses.

Original print details Edit

  • 2/4 DWBIT 23 (4 pages) TO BE CONTINUED!!!
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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