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The Swords of Kali (comic story)

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The Swords of Kali
12th Doctor Comics Clara posessed
Doctor: Twelfth Doctor
Companion(s): Clara
Main enemy: Kali, Kaliratha
Main setting: India, 1825 and 2315
Key crew
Publisher: Titan Comics
Editor: Andrew James
Writer: Robbie Morrison
Cover by: Brian Williamson (regular), AJ (subscription incentive)
Designer: Rob Farmer
Artist: Dave Taylor, Mariano Laclaustra
Colourist: Luis Guerrero
Letterer: Richard Starkings, Jimmy Betancourt
Release details
Printed in: 12D 3-5
Release date: 24 December 2014 - 25 February 2015
Cover date: December 2014 - February 2015
Reprinted in: Doctor Who Comic #3-5
Traded in: Terrorformer
Format: Comic - 3 parts
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The Swords of Kali was the second story of the Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor comic strip series published in 2014.

Summary Edit

In the distant past, the land that would be India played host to a war between ancient aliens, whose cross-temporal battles contributed to the country's rich myths and legends. Kali, oldest and deadliest of these creatures, was thought defeated long, long ago; her body scattered throughout time to prevent her return. But her psychic essence could not be killed... nor her millennia-long quest for vengeance.

Now, in the 23rd Century, she is on the brink of resurrection. And with India at the forefront of human spaceflight, it's not only Earth that falls to her predations if she succeeds – but the whole cosmos!

In a race against time, and across it, the Doctor and Clara must gather secrets, intelligence and allies from across India's past, present and future – if they are to survive... THE SWORDS OF KALI!

Plot Edit

Part oneEdit

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Part twoEdit

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Part threeEdit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

  • Tiger Maratha previously met, and briefly travelled with, the Doctor in his fourth incarnation.

Notes Edit

  • An image of Danny Pink appears on one panel; to date, it is his only appearance in a Titan comic story.
  • Priyanka's sexuality appears to be lesbian/ bisexual as she is holding hands with Rani.
  • Clara appears to be borrowing a shirt from Priyanka at the end of the story, as Kali's top was too big for her; immediately after Clara changes back, the Doctor lends her his coat to cover herself. Though it appears Clara kept Kali's trousers until she can get to the TARDIS wardrobe.
  • Kali was renamed Okti, and the story therefore renamed "The Swords of Okti", in the UK trade paperback, despite Doctor Who Comic running the story unchanged.[1]

Original print details Edit

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Continuity Edit


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