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Samurai's Secret (comic story)

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Samurai's Secret
DWA CS 177 Samurais Secret
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: The Dragon of the Sea
Main setting: Japan 13th century
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Oli Smith
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 177
Printed in: DWA 177
Release date: 29 July 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Samurai's Secret was an Eleventh Doctor comic published in Doctor Who Adventures. It was written by Oli Smith.

Summary Edit

The Doctor and Amy Pond arrive in a small boat just in time to save some villagers from drowning when their tiny 13th century Japanese village is flooded yet again by a dragon of the sea that disappears as quickly as it arrives. The Doctor offers his help but the villagers already have help from the worst Samurai in all of Japan, Shoju. In return for protecting the village, Shoju is allowed to stay — but his efforts aren't good enough.

Taking his recovered sandal from Doctor, he accepts the Doctor's invitation to join Amy and him on a trip to the lake. Shoju explains how all he wants is a simple life. He has travelled the stars and finally found a place of honour and honesty. All he wants now is acceptance by the villagers.

The Doctor and Amy watch as Shoju is transformed into the very Dragon he is supposed to be ridding the village of. In this true form he scared the villagers and used his technology to disguise himself, chameleon-like, as a samurai. However the effect is short-lived and the transformation back condenses the water around him from the surrounding air, causing the floods that threaten the village.

Using his sonic screwdriver, the Doctor does what he knows best — and breaks Shoju's chameleon circuit. From the safety of the shore, the villages see the Dragon vanquished and Shoju return to the village, now fully accepted.

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 177 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – Another new adventure for the Doctor and Amy
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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