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Red Christmas (comic story)

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Red Christmas
DWA CS 197 Red Christmas
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: Krampus
Main setting: Hollograd, Christmas 1873
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Oli Smith
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 197
Printed in: DWA 197
Release date: 16 December 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Red Christmas was a Doctor Who Adventures comic story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

Summary Edit

The Eleventh Doctor (in a jingling, festive hat) takes Amy Pond to Hollograd on Christmas Day in 1873. He expects it to be like a fairy-tale Christmas scene. Instead, the village is covered in a red mist — a psychic fog that separates parents from their children.

The fog blocks the children (like Almos), from the minds of their parents until the Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to clear away the fog with a bright light. In the light, those behind the fog are revealed as Krampus — creatures of folklore who use the fog to create a fear and sadness (in this case from the feelings of losing a child at Christmas), on which they feed.

The screwdriver doesn't give light to keep the fog away. It creeps back until the Doctor returns to the TARDIS and switches on the roof light. The fog is dispersed, the parents are re-united with their children and the Krampus, unable to exist without sadness, fade away.

Characters Edit

References 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 197 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – The Doctor, Amy and Rory celebrate in the New Year!
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

  • The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver on the TARDIS roof light to illuminate the fog and disperse it. He previously did this in TV: The Runaway Bride.

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