|The Arkwood Experiments|
|Main enemy:||Cedric Mathews|
|Main setting:||England, the 1970s|
|Writer:||Roger Noel Cook|
|Printed in:||TV Comic 944-949|
|Release date:||17 January - 21 February 1970|
|Reprinted in:||DWCC 4|
|Format:||Comic - 6 parts (12 pages)|
|TVC comic stories|
|The Night Walkers||The Multi-Mobile|
The Arkwood Experiments was the comic debut of the Third Doctor, UNIT and the Brigadier. It followed the first major break in Doctor Who comic strip history — a nearly two month gap since the Second Doctor's swansong. The gap somewhat mirrored the unusually long seven months gap between season 6 and season 7 on television.
Ten-year-old genius Cedric Mathews drugs his school friends and sends them on a rampage across the country.
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- The Doctor and the Brigadier are attacked by an aggressive flock of parrots.
- The parrots are last seen flying off towards the town to wreak havoc there — and oddly, are never seen nor mentioned again.
- Among the zoo animals affected by Cedric's drug are parrots, penguins, a gazelle, a panther, and a lion.
- The first words spoken by the Third Doctor in his comic book tenure is: "What?" It is said in response to the Brigadier asking him to meet him at the zoo.
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