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The Cleverest King (comic story)

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The Cleverest King
DWA CS 193 The Cleverest King
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: Kreech
Main setting: Planet Usunru, Galaxy 57
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Trevor Baxendale
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 193
Printed in: DWA 193
Release date: 18 November 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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The Cleverest King was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip that featured the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

Summary Edit

The Eleventh Doctor has forgotten that the alien planet Usunru in Galaxy 57 is home to the Kreech. He and Amy Pond are soon separated from the TARDIS and captured. The Kreech carry their prisoners back to their nest in a hollowed-out tree. They are received by Rangorr — Brainleader of the Kreech!

Only once in every ten generation is a Kreech born with a highly developed brain. Rangorr is a lonely ruler, fair and just, but lacking intelligent company. Rangorr wants to travel but is unwilling to leave his kind without a Brainleader, so he nominates the Doctor to take his place. The Doctor declines on the grounds that even he isn't a clever as Rangorr and suggests a crossword contest.

While Rangorr is busy concentrating on the puzzle, the Doctor and Amy sneak out and past the Kreech, back to the TARDIS, leaving Rangorr to remain the Brainleader.

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • One of the crossword's clues is "a small red Turkish hat". The answer is "Fez".

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 193 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – The Doctor and Amy are seeing things!
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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