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The Steel Web (comic story)

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The Steel Web
DWA CS 185 The Steel Web
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: Cyborg Spiders
Main setting: Pomarius
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Steve Lyons
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Release number: 185
Printed in: DWA 185
Release date: 23 September 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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The Steel Web was a Doctor Who Adventures comic story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

Summary Edit

The Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond are en route to see the beautiful orchards of Pomarius when the TARDIS gets trapped in a giant metal spider web. The Doctor arms himself and begins cutting through the web. Amy notices someone trapped in the web. The Doctor frees the captive and they retreat inside the TARDIS.

The newcomer is called Heldan, a farmer on Pomarius. His people created the cyborg spiders to help deal with an attack by fruit flies. However the spiders got out of control and spun their web across the whole planet.

The spiders are programmed to hunt fruit flies, so the Doctor makes up a foul smelling purple mixture and "pours it into the engines", making the TARDIS smell like fruit flies. When the TARDIS takes off, the spiders are drawn into space, heading for an uninhabited world where they can spin their web without harming anyone.

Characters Edit

References Edit

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Notes Edit

  • The DWA comic strip adventures were aimed at a younger audience and the artwork and colours were bold and bright, reflecting the tone of the magazine.
  • Self contained, one part stories were the norm.

Original print details Edit

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWA 185 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – The Doctor and Amy deal with some freaky food
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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