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Size Control (comic story)

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This story debuted with either the Second or Third Doctor, then was reprinted with the Fourth Doctor. It may have had different companions in the reprint, as well. From an in-universe point of view, it's unclear which Doctor lived through these events.

Size Control
Doctor: Third Doctor
Main enemy: The Mantis
Key crew
Artist: Gerry Haylock
Release details
Printed in: TV Comic 1170-1176
Release date: 18 May - 29 June 1974
Format: Comic - 7 parts (? pages)
Details about Fourth Doctor version
Printed in: TV Comic 1424-1420
Release date: 30 March - 11 May 1979
Fourth Doctor art: John Canning
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Size Control was a TV Comic story featuring the Third Doctor. It was redrawn as a Fourth Doctor comic.

Summary Edit

The TARDIS is taken aboard a giant space vessel. The Doctor has been taken prisoner by the Mantis, a race of giant insects. They are pursued by their former masters, the Tyrryxians. Using their ability to control size, the Mantis shrink their ship to the size of a microbe to avoid detection by the Tyrryxians. The Mantis leader is convinced the Doctor and the TARDIS can help him escape the Tyrryxians, but the miniature Doctor has escaped into the bowels of the ship. Determined to recapture the Doctor, the Mantis leader dispatches a beetle-like creature to retrieve his prisoner.

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Notes Edit

  • The Mantis carry out an x-ray scan of the TARDIS, which reveals that the interior consists of the control room and only three adjacent rooms.

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