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Pencil Pusher (comic story)

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Pencil Pusher
DWA CS 192 Pencil Pusher
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: Graphon Narmolis
Main setting: Earth, 21st century
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Trevor Baxendale
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 193
Printed in: Doctor Who Adventures
Issues 192
Release date: 11 November 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Pencil Pusher was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip that featured the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

Summary Edit

The night before school, Janie complete her homework on the solar system — four hundred words! — in record time, despite arguing with her brother over a cool pencil she has found. The next day at school, her teacher is very impressed with the amount of detail in her homework, in spite of references to the planet Speldron and it being done in pencil.

However, class is interrupted by the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond. They use psychic paper to pass themselves off as "school inspectors". When the Doctor takes Janie's pencil, she goes wild but is pacified by the Doctor's sonic screwdriver.

Using the pencil on the psychic paper, the sign of the Shape Thieves from the planet Speldron is revealed and the pencil identified as Graphon Narmolis, a shape shifter specialising in taking the form of inanimate objects to take control of other life forms with psychic powers. The Doctor's mind, however, is too strong and in the Doctor's hands Graphon Narmolis is powerless. With the influence over her broken, Janie returns to her normal self as if waking from a dream.

Characters Edit

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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.

Original print details Edit

  • Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWA 192 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – The Doctor and Amy meet the Cleverest King
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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