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The Love Invasion (comic story)

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The Love Invasion
Lend-a-hand (The Love Invasion)
Doctor: Ninth Doctor
Companion(s): Rose
Main enemy: Igrix
Main setting: London, 1966
Key crew
Editor: Clayton Hickman
Writer:
Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman (story)
Gareth Roberts (script)
Penciller: Mike Collins
Inker: David A. Roach
Colourist:
Letterer: Roger Langridge
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Magazine 355-357
Release date: 31 March - 28 May 2005
Cover date: 27 April - 22 June 2005
Traded in: The Cruel Sea
Format: Comic - 3 parts
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The Love Invasion was a comic story published in Doctor Who Magazine. It was the first comic strip to feature the Ninth Doctor and Rose Tyler. It also featured the brief return of former companions Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, and revealed that Ben eventually proposed to Polly.

Summary Edit

The Doctor takes Rose to London in the year 1966, where they find beautiful girls wandering the streets, doing good on behalf of a group called Lend-a-Hand. The Doctor notes the girls don't smell human. He becomes concerned when he discovers that someone is preparing to build affordable family housing on the fields where Rose's council estate is supposed to be built.

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References Edit

Ben & Polly the Love Invasion

Ben proposing to Polly.

  • Ben presents Polly with an engagement ring.
  • The Ninth Doctor screams "Geronimo" as he jumps from a building.

Notes Edit

  • This is the first story of the Ninth Doctor in comic book form.
  • This is the only Ninth Doctor comic story to be published during his tenure as the "current" Doctor.
  • When the Doctor finds Shirley has followed him to the Lend-a-Hand building instead of going home as he told her, he appears to address the readers of DWM, saying: "Why does nobody ever do what I ask 'em to do? Is there a tattoo on my forehead, 'Ignore this bloke and any sensible thing he tells you'?"
  • There is a poster on the wall of a pub reading "Bad Wolf", a reference to the story arc resolved in TV: The Parting of the Ways.

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