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The Planet That Slept (comic story)

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The Planet That Slept
DWA CS 285 THE PLANET THAT SLEPT
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy, Rory
Main enemy: Somnoid
Key crew
Publisher: Immediate Media Company London Limited
Editor: Natalie Barnes
Writer: Trevor Baxendale
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Printed in: DWA 285
Release date: 6 September 2012
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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The Planet That Slept was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2012.

Summary Edit

The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams arrive on a Saturday afternoon on an alien planet and find it asleep. Stepping out of the TARDIS the Doctor is suddenly affected; when Amy falls down asleep as well, Rory manages to carry her back inside the TARDIS. Underneath the city the Somnoid has the world in its power and is feeding on the subconscious brain activity. Detecting "wakey-wakey thoughts" the Somnoid captures the sleeping Doctor who appears inside the TARDIS as part of Rory's dream and warns Amy and Rory about the controlling creature. But the Doctor wasn't really asleep. When he detected a psychic presence he went into a deliberate trance; knowing Amy and Rory were safe he suddenly "wakes up" in the Somnoids grasp, shocks it, and interrupting its feeding frenzy, releases the planet from its controlling hold. Unable to feed, the Somnoid reverts to its natural size and shape — that of a small harmless squid-like creature. With it safely contained, the Doctor later re-houses the Somnoid "pest" on another planet.

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Notes Edit

  • This is another story where the enemy is left in a reduced size and given a lift to a new home and out of trouble.

Original print details Edit

  • Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWA 285 (4 pages) DON'T MISS ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE NEXT TIME!
  • No reprints to date.

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