a real world point of view
|Main setting:||Caribbean Sea, Earth, July 1800|
|Publisher:||GE Fabbri Ltd|
|Printed in:||DWBIT 27|
|Release date:||19 September 2007|
|Format:||Comic - Part 2 of 4 (4 pages)|
|DWBIT comic stories|
|The Millennium Blag||Operation Lock-up|
Opening narration box Edit
The Doctor and Martha follow the two groups of thieving aliens to the 19th century …
The TARDIS arrives onboard an American merchant sailing ship, and the Doctor and Martha are soon apprehended by the crew. They are about be thrown overboard, having been mistaken for French agents by Captain Ross (a belief attributed to the trade war between America and France which was to end in the next year).
Before this can happen, the ship is attacked by alien robbers. Their own crafts pull up on either side. As the sailing ship tries to make its escape, the Doctor is busy using the ship's rations to create a mulch. When fired from a harpoon gun, it clogs the air intake valves of one of the alien crafts and disables their weapon.
As one ship begins to sink, the Doctor climbs along the ship's bowsprit to reach the other alien ship. Using his sonic screwdriver and selecting setting 34-H the Doctor sinks the second alien craft. As the aliens transport away again, the Doctor is warned not to interfere in the contest. The Doctor and Martha head off in pursuit in the TARDIS.
Original print details Edit
- 2/4 DWBIT 27 (4 pages) TO BE CONTINUED!!!
- No reprints to date.
- Supporting the series of collectible Doctor Who trading cards, the magazine carried a regular four-page, individually titled comic strip of the Tenth Doctor’s adventures.
- The artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine and, as did Doctor Who Adventures, reflected the appeal to readers younger than those catered to by Doctor Who Magazine.
- The Doctor claims to have invented the Banana Daiquiri when denying he was French! Incidentally the last line of the previous instalment was French: “Allons-y”!
- The Battles in Time comic strip sought to reinforce the association of its Doctor with the one seen on screen with ‘props’ from the TV series: blue/brown suit, sonic screwdriver, psychic paper and his intelligent glasses.
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