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The Labyrinth (comic story)

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This story debuted with either the Second or Third Doctor, then was reprinted with the Fourth Doctor. It may have had different companions in the reprint, as well. From an in-universe point of view, it's unclear which Doctor lived through these events.

The Labyrinth
Doctor: Third Doctor
Key crew
Publisher: Polystyle
Writer: Dick O'Neill
Artist: Gerry Haylock
Release details
Printed in: TV Action 120
Release date: 2 June 1973
Reprinted in: DWCC 25
Format: Comic - 1 part (7 pages)
Details about Fourth Doctor version
Printed in: Doctor Who Winter Special 1977
Release date: 1977
Fourth Doctor art: John Canning
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The Labyrinth was a Third Doctor TV Action comic strip story. It was reprinted in DWCC 25.

It was also remixed as a Fourth Doctor comic strip story in the 1977 Doctor Who Winter Special.

Summary Edit

The Doctor is whisked to a ruined planet and encounters a giant gorilla-like creature who places him in an underground labyrinth. The Doctor has to pass a number of dangerous physical tests before discovering the Time Lords have tricked him into transporting a group of children and their android guardian to a new world.

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Continuity Edit

  • The Sixth Doctor ran into a similar plight of an elemental shortage causing his TARDIS to lose functionality. The energy stores of Zeiton-7 were depleted, forcing a landing on the nearby planet Varos to collect more, only to be caught in the turbulent dealings of the Varosian society. (TV: Vengeance on Varos)

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