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Sky Scraper (comic story)

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Sky Scraper
DWA CS 183 Sky Scraper
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main setting: Manchester, 2011
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Christopher Cooper
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 183
Printed in: DWA 183
Release date: 9 September 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Sky Scraper was a Doctor Who comic story featuring the Eleventh Doctor.

Summary Edit

The the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond arrive in a Manchester street to find the city has been evacuated. Tentacles are ripping up the streets. They hide in the sewer as the wormlike tentacles lash about and escape before being discovered by the military who have evacuated everyone from the area.

The Doctor uses his psychic paper to pass them off as "Pest Control, Ministry of Agriculture and Fish" and they are soon led to a tower block overridden by a giant worm-like creature. As the military prepare an air strike, the Doctor senses something is wrong. He repels the tentacles with his sonic screwdriver. Amy races with him to the creature's head on one of the top floors.

The Doctor recognises the creature as an Alifabe. They are a race which lives in the matter-lining of hyperspace. The creature is unwell and has fallen to Earth. The empathic nodule on its head has been bruised and the creature cannot send a signal strong enough to be rescued. Amy is sent to turn all the satellite dishes on the tower block to point upwards while the Doctor uses Manchester's power to build history's biggest interspatial telephone. The Alifabe teleports home in just enough time for the air strike to be aborted and as the Alifabe leaves the sky is lit up with a dazzling array of colour.

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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 183 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – Danger in the pyramids for the Doctor and Amy.
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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