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Planet of the Rain Gods (comic story)

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Planet of the Rain Gods
Adapted into: Rain Gods
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy, Rory
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Editor: Clayton Hickman
Writer: Neil Gaiman
Artist: Mark Buckingham
Colourist: Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Todd Klein
Release details
Part of: The Brilliant Book 2012
Release date: 13 October 2011
Format: Comic strip, 3 pages

Planet of the Rain Gods was a three-page comic strip adaptation of the unused opening sequence of the television story The Doctor's Wife. It was later adapted as mini-episode Rain Gods.

Summary Edit

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are being marched by aliens intent on sacrificing them to the rain gods. The Doctor does not have a plan to get them out of it, until the Hypercube materialises before him, scaring the aliens away and giving the Doctor and his friends clear passage back to the TARDIS.

Characters Edit

Story notes Edit

  • This story serves as an alternate opening to the episode The Doctor's Wife, replacing the scene on the TARDIS where the Doctor receives a Hypercube. In this version, the Hypercube appears in the middle of another adventure instead of knocking on the door of the TARDIS.
  • As a deleted scene, this story is not considered a valid source by this wiki, unlike the eventual DVD mini-episode based on it, Rain Gods.

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