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Smart Bombs
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Rose
Main enemy: an Arcadian representative
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Alan Barnes
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Adrian Salmon
Letterer: Paul Lang
Release details
Printed in: DWA 14
Release date: 3 October 2006
Format: Comic - 1 parter (6 pages)
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Smart Bombs is a Doctor Who Adventures comic story featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler.

Summary Edit

It's not long after arriving on a sunny, flower-filled planet that the Tenth Doctor manages to fall down a deep hole. He is joined by Rose, who accepts a lift down from an Arcadian representative using his anti-gravity umbrella. The Doctor has met a group of almost child-like Smart Bombs (missiles with personalities). The missiles are all that remain of a war in which both sides wiped each other out.

The representative offers the missiles their freedom and a way out (through a folding teleportal) to the Planet of Toys. The missiles are excited, but the Doctor's suspicions are correct. The representative wants to unleash the missiles on the planet Zlaow and bomb it to oblivion.

Using his sonic screwdriver on the anti-gravity umbrella, the representative is sent through the portal to be stranded on the very planet he wanted to destroy. The missiles are very upset at not going to the Planet of Toys and activate Big Brother, a long-range nuclear missile, who gets angry and explodes. The Doctor and Rose make a hasty exit before a hole in the roof of the missile base allows the missiles to escape and go off to explore for a while.

Characters Edit

  • Fat Boy
  • Little Man
  • Whizz Bang
  • Sharkey
  • Big Brother (not so smart)

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 in the early issues, later being expanded to two-parters.

Original print details Edit

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWA 14 (6 pages split 4/2) MORE ADVENTURES NEXT ISSUE!

Continuity Edit

The Arcadian representative character from Arcadian Independent Traders is similar to Mephistopheles Arkadian and may in fact be him.

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