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Ship of Fools (comic story)

Ship of Fools
Ship o fools
Main character(s): Kroton
Main setting: Flying Dutchman II
Key crew
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Editor: Dez Skinn
Writer: Steve Moore
Artist: Steve Dillon
Colourist: Andy Yanchus (reprint)
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Weekly 23-24
Release date: 19-26 March 1980
Format: B&W 2 parts / 8 pages
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Drifting lifelessly through space Kroton the Cyberman passes through a time warp (which looked like a miasmic cloud) that hides a cruiser ship the Flying Dutchman II. Taken aboard he is recharged by the passengers (including Willoughby, Rolf, Krylic, Leonart and Cassandra). All of them are caught in a timeless existence (with the ship's clocks forever reading 7:17), bored and seeking a release. Kroton offers to help them and reactivates the robot pilot to take them to a nearby planet and breaking the time warp. Unfortunately they had been trapped 628 years and rapidly age to death. Kroton is once again drifting alone in space, with only the robot pilot for company.

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  • This was the first of the back up strip stories not to be introduced and tailed by the Fourth Doctor as if recounting a story.
  • The second and third editions of aHistory arbitrarily date this story to 3500, the same general time period as Terminus (both stories have ships with automatic pilots that span the galaxy).

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Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWM 23 (4) To Be Continued
  2. DWM 24 (4) End

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