The Beast Is Back In Town was one of a series of online comic strips posted to the BBC's Doctor Who website. The comic strips were created using an online tool called Comic Maker. The art consisted of images based upon the 2005 Doctor Who revival. The BBC asked several professional Doctor Who writers to submit stories.
- The fake Martha expresses regret at leaving the Doctor and the Doctor mentions Donna Noble, who does not appear in the story. This likely places the story in the post-TV: Journey's End timeframe.