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The Screaming Prison (comic story)

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The Screaming Prison
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Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companion(s): Martha
Main enemy: Thaur
Main setting: unnamed planetoid, 9th century
Key crew
Publisher: GE Fabbri Ltd
Editor: Ben Robinson
Writer: Steve Cole
Artist: Lee Sullivan
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Printed in: DWBIT 19
Release date: 30 May 2007
Format: Comic - Part 2 of 4 (4 pages)
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Opening narration box edit

The Doctor and Martha have agreed to help stranded space warrior Thaur fight back against his enemies …

Summary edit

The TARDIS crew locate Thaur the Warrior’s fellow warrior king (Vulsturg the Vast) bound to a large rock on an unnamed planetoid. When they go to untie him, the slimy green rocks (actually flying creatures), start to emit a deafening noise, a piercing and painful scream.

By reversing the sonic field of three hearing aids that the Doctor picked up on the planet Wispah, the noise is blocked out. They untie the unconscious Vulsturg. However, the screaming creatures weren’t the primary jailers. They were an alarm for a much bigger, green and savage beast. As the beast attacks, the Doctor climbs on its head and attaches the three hearing aids, one to each of its three ears which are mounted on top of its head.

Using his sonic screwdriver to return the hearing aids to a normal setting, the beast is overcome by the amplified sound of screaming and rendered unconscious. With the hearing aids now shorted out, the Doctor, Martha, Thaur and now Vulsturg leave in the TARDIS to find the third warrior before the beast awakes.

Characters edit

  • Tenth Doctor
  • Martha Jones
  • Thaur – One of three giant Viking warriors from the planet Norsum, exiled, banished and abandoned on primitive planets (like Earth) by Angboda.
  • Vulsturg the Vast – One of three giant Viking warriors from the planet Norsum, exiled, banished and abandoned on primitive planets (like Earth) by Angboda.Vulsturg was left bound to a rock on an unnamed planetoid, guarded by screaming creatures that rendered him unconscious before being released.

References edit

  • The Battles in Time comic strip sought to reinforce the association of its Doctor with the one seen on screen with ‘props’ from the TV series: blue/brown suit, intelligent-looking glasses, sonic screwdriver and psychic paper.

Notes edit

  • Supporting the series of collectable Doctor Who trading cards, the magazine carried a regular four page, individually titled comic strip of the Tenth Doctor’s adventures.
  • The artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine and, as did Doctor Who Adventures, reflected the appeal to readers younger than those catered to by Doctor Who Magazine.

Original print details edit

  • 2/4 DWBIT 19 (4 pages) TO BE CONTINUED!!!
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity edit

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