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The Caterpillar Men (comic story)

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The Caterpillar Men
Doctor: First Doctor
Companion(s): John and Gillian
Main enemy: Caterpillar Men
Main setting: Earth, 2035
Key crew
Artist: Neville Main
Release details
Printed in: TV Comic Annual 1966
Release date: 1966
Format: Comic - 1 part (4 pages)
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The Caterpillar Men was a First Doctor comic story printed in the TV Comic special issue TV Comic Annual 1966.

Summary Edit

A large cocoon-like craft heads towards Earth and disgorges smaller, similar craft. The caterpillar-like aliens attack a meeting of the planet's scientists and control them with rays emanating from the single eye in their heads.

The TARDIS materialises in a thick jungle and the Doctor is captured by the aliens. He is taken to a dome made of a substance that looks like silk but is as tough as steel. Inside, he is imprisoned with the scientists. John and Gillian find the offices of World Pest Control. The aliens are rendered helpless with a spray administered from a helicopter.

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Notes Edit

  • The Doctor identifies himself as "Dr. Who" to the invaders.

Continuity Edit

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