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The Gods Walk Among Us (comic story)

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The Gods Walk Among Us
The Gods Walk Among Us
Main character(s): Sontar
Featuring: Tothmes
Main enemy: Styx
Main setting: Egypt, 1926 and ca. 3500 BC
Key crew
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Editor: Alan McKenzie
Writer: John Peel
Artist: David Lloyd
Letterer: Elitta Fell
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Magazine 59
Release date: December 1981
Format: B&W 1 part / 4 pages
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The Gods Walk Among Us was a comic story published in Doctor Who Magazine. It was written by John Peel.

Summary Edit

An archaeological dig in Egypt uncovers a sealed tomb. The outer door is hoisted out by rope revealing the first chamber which tells the tale of the arrival of Sontar. The local labourers run away in fright except for one who warns the archaeologist not to open the inner door to Sontar's tomb. When the Sontaran first arrived he was revered as a god, but was overheard by Tothmes planning the planet's use and destruction in a war with the Rutans. Working to stop the Sontaran's plan, the Pharaoh is misled to believe that Sontar has died (when in fact he was recharging), and accordingly, Sontar is given the burial of a Pharaoh and sealed inside a pyramid before he awakes. 5,500 years later the archaeologist discovers the trapped but rested Sontar who strangles him to death. As Sontar emerges, the direction is given to cut the rope holding the door aloft. Sontar is pinned but still living as the labourers prepare to bury him in the sand, following 5,500 year old instructions.

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Notes Edit

  • Styx is only referred to by his actual name and title once in the story

Original print details Edit

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWM 59 (4) The End

Reprints Edit

  • Coloured and reprinted by Marvel in DW84 21.

Continuity Edit

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