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The Ghost Factory (comic story)

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The Ghost Factory
DWA CS 139 The Ghost Factory
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Heather
Main enemy: Scrap Robot
Main setting: Nurburr Asteroid
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Craig Donaghy
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Letterer: Paul Vyse
Release details
Printed in: DWA 139
Release date: 29 October 2009
Format: Comic - 1 parter (4 pages)
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The Ghost Factory was a Doctor Who Adventures comic story featuring the Tenth Doctor and Heather McCrimmon.

Summary Edit

The Doctor and Heather respond to a distress signal. It comes from the Nurburr Asteroid, a small rock in space housing a robot making factory. It is protected by a Tisk forcefield dome secure enough to keep out even a Dycoatean jelly flea. They meet Watnul, the asteroid's the only inhabitant. Having lived alone on the asteroid for years, he continues his centuries-old family business of building the most intelligent serving robots in the universe.

However, recent strange noises have frightened him. The Doctor, Heather and Watnul, follow the sounds to the bottom level of the factory, an area closed for decades, where faulty parts were sent. Behind the waste inferno door, they find a large, menacing robot. The Doctor deduces it couldn't have got through the forcefield from outside. It must have been built inside the dome, inside the factory!

The robot, like Watnul was an engineer that had landed on the scrap heap and made itself out of spare bits. It was lonely, locked away in the lower level. Watnul is impressed by its genius. On discovering it feels lonely, the Doctor encourages Watnul and the robot to become friends.

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Notes Edit

  • The DWA comic strip adventures were very much 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 139 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK: Danger for the Doctor and Heather at Sky City.

Continuity Edit

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