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The Stray (comic story)

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The Stray
DWA CS 172 The Stray
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy
Main enemy: Kera-Bera Beast
Main setting: Earth
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Magazines
Editor: Moray Laing
Writer: Eddie Robson
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Printed in: DWA 172
Release date: 24 June 2010
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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The Stray was a comic story printed in Doctor Who Adventures. It was written by Eddie Robson.

Summary Edit

Betty is an old lady who hasn't been feeling very well recently. She lives alone with her new stray dog Pookie for company. When she ventures out to the shops on her way to get her hair done before Mary's birthday, she is stopped by the Doctor posing as an RSPCA representative. He tells her that Pookie isn't a Yorkshire terrier. Pookie is a large, purple creature, a parasitic Kera-Bera Beast stranded on Earth and feeding off of Betty's life energy, projecting the illusion that he is dog.

Betty doesn't believe him. She goes off to her hairdresser's appointment. Amy is waiting with a converted hairdryer. While the Doctor distracts Pookie, Amy turns on the dryer. The Doctor has adapted it to reverse the psychic link between Betty and Pookie. Betty is left with a pink, punky hairstyle, her energies are recharged and the Kera-Bera beast is transformed into what Betty believed it was, a cute, little — albeit purple! — dog.

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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
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity Edit

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