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Prisoners of Time
Issues 1-3 combined
Companion(s): Barbara
Ian
Vicki
Jamie
Zoe
Liz
Sarah
the Brig
Leela
K9 Mark I
Featuring: First Doctor
Second Doctor
Third Doctor
Fourth Doctor
Main enemy: Cloaked figure
Key crew
Publisher: [[publisher::IDW Publishing]]
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Writer: David Tipton
Scott Tipton
Artist: Simon Fraser (1)
Lee Sullivan (2)
Mike Collins (3)
Gary Erskine (4)
Philip Bond (5)
John Ridgway (6)
Colourist: Gary Caldwell (1)
Phil Elliott (2)
Charlie Kirchoff (3)
Letterer: Tim Long
Release details
Printed in: Prisoners of Time #1-12
Release date: 29 JanuaryDecember 2013
Format: American comic book, 12-issue series
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Prisoners of Time was IDW's story made to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary.

Publisher's summary

Issue 1

November 23, 1963: A day that changed the world forever. That day saw the broadcast debut of Doctor Who, which was to become the longest-running science-fiction series on television. And now 50 years later, we pay tribute to one of the greatest pop-culture heroes of all time with this special series, which tells an epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the intrepid traveller through time and space known simply as... the Doctor.

Issue 2

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary continues! Oh my giddy aunt! It’s time to break out the recorders, as the Second Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

Issue 3

Mar 20, 2013 Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! "Now listen to me!" It's time to fire up Bessie, as the Third Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

Issue 4

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! Put on your scarves and munch on some jelly babies, as the fan-favourite Fourth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

Issue 5

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary continues! Brave heart, Whovians, for the Fifth Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor!

Issue 6

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! Mmm, I wonder... aha! It is the Sixth Doctor who takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor! As Peri and Frobisher attempt to free the Doctor from an asylum, not one, but two villains are revealed!

Issue 7

Our yearlong celebration of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary continues! The Seventh Doctor takes the spotlight in this issue of a 12-part epic adventure featuring all 11 incarnations of the Doctor! In a 19th-century Scottish castle, a live-in nurse's concerns about the elderly couple in her care are allayed by a visiting doctor and his curiously modern female companion.

Plot

Issue 1

A Cloaked figure studies images of the Doctor in solitude. He reflects on the legacy of the Doctor, as well as what he is capable of. He then notes that the Doctor has always had friends, and that he will have to change that...

The TARDIS arrives is The Royal College of Surgeons in London, England in the year 1868. The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki step out. The group has arrived to meet Thomas Huxley, a friend of the Doctor's and evolution supporter. After attending his lecture, they meet with Thomas. Huxley is happy to see the group, but is soon called away. Thomas explains that he and some of his pupils must go searching the London Undergrounds for a group of missing students. The Doctor convinces him to let them come along.

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The group encounters the Zarbi.
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Some time later, the Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki arrive at the entrance to the London Undergrounds to help look for the students. They fins a fresh trail of footprints leading to a mysterious passage, covered in webs. Vicki begins suffering from headaches, something which last happened to her on Vortis. Barbara reminds her that they are far away from Vortis and that there can't be a connection. Suddenly, the group finds themselves surrounded by Zarbi.

The group tries to fight them off, but the Doctor suggests against it, saying that going with them is the only way to find the missing students. Ian, Huxley, and the Doctor are split away from the rest of the group, who are given gold mind-control bracelets to wear. At the Doctor's suggestion, Ian and Huxley fight off the Zarbi and the trio escape.

After searching the tunnels, the Doctor finds the Animus, who has reformed itself on Earth to get revenge on the Doctor. The Animus plans to take over Earth with an army of Zarbi drones, but before he can enact his plan he is hit by a train piloted by Ian.

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The Animus is hit by a train.
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The Doctor uses a portal to send the Zarbi home. After some debate, the Doctor convinces Huxley to keep quiet about what he has seen. Huxley leaves, noting that he hates leaving the Doctor alone. The Doctor notes that the Animus could not have reformed on its own, and that the portal used to bring it here was beyond its technological abilities. The Doctor suggests further investigation to his companions, but is shocked to find them missing.

Issue 2

The Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, and Zoe Heriot land the TARDIS in a shop filled with hundreds of police boxes. They learn from a salesman that they are in a Police Box section of the universal mega-mall, the Frenko Bazaar, where one could buy "just about anything."

Watching
the White Robots
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There, Jamie is captured by a group of Voraxx traders, who are working with White Robots, who want to sell him on the black market as a slave. Using a T-Mat, the Doctor and Zoe teleport onto the slave ship and rescue Jamie, as well as free all of the prisoners including the Ice Warrior Araxus. As the trio teleported back to the shop, the Doctor is shocked to find his companions missing, having been captured by The Cloaked figure, via the T-Mat.

Issue 3

Liz Shaw recalls the Third Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith back to Earth, explaining that the Brigadier has been acting strange; he is sending UNIT men all around the world in random positions and acting surprisingly violent. The Doctor has soldiers hold him down, and under close inspection discovers he has been taken over by a Remoraxian. He builds a ray that frees the Brigadier from the creature's control and the Brigadier explains what happened.

He explains that he was infected at a UNIT Nautical Research Facility on the coast, and explains that the Remoraxians have taken it over. Not only have the creatures begun taking over people, they have also began to change the weather.

Characters

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3

Issue 4

References

Notes

  • Issue one is 26 pages total.
  • Although issue one was scheduled to be released on 30 January 2013, it was released a day in advance by iTunes.

Continuity

Cover gallery

Footnotes

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