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They Think It's All Over (comic story)

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They Think It's All Over
They Think It's All Over
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy, Rory
Main enemy: Henghist
Main setting: Wemba's Lea, 966
Key crew
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Writer: Tony Lee
Artist: Mark Buckingham
Colourist: Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Release details
Printed in: DW11 5
Release date: April 2011
Format: American comic book - one issue
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They Think It's All Over was the third comic story in the ongoing Doctor Who (2011) series from IDW.

Summary Edit

The Doctor, Amy and Rory try to travel to Wembley Stadium in 1966 to watch a football match between England and Germany. The TARDIS lands in the exact location — but in 966.

The TARDIS crew, accompanied by Anglo-Saxons, visit Lord Wemba and his wife Frida, who thank the Doctor for helping King Alfred the Great escape from Somerset. Rangar the Strong, his son Henghist and several Vikings walk in to discuss peace with the Anglo-Saxons, but Rangar's son has other ideas. He plans to control the Anglo-Saxon "dogs". His father hits him and tells him to obey him, and Amy notices Henghist is only here to start an argument.

Frida, away from the others, tells Amy that she and Rory should leave while they can, as Henghist has expressed great interest in her. Amy assures her she'll be fine.

Meanwhile, Rory walks past a room where Henghist and Rangar are arguing. At the end of the argument, Rangar disowns Henghist and Henghist stabs Rangar in a fit of rage.

Rory tells the Doctor, Amy and Wemba, when Henghist walks towards them and pretends that Rangar was killed by the Saxons. Henghist tries to take Amy and Frida as "payment for his father's death" when the Doctor has another idea: he challenges him and one of his solders to a game of football. If he wins, he gets Frida, Amy and Wemba's land. If he loses, the Vikings leave.

The Doctor and Rory win the football match, much to Henghist's displeasure. He wants to kill the women and burn the village, but Rory punches him, knocking him out cold.

After their goodbyes, the TARDIS crew finally travel to Wembley Stadium at the right time, where they chant "Wemba's Lea!".

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Story notes Edit

  • This story is a "pure historical" featuring no science fiction elements apart from the presence of the Doctor, Amy, Rory and the TARDIS.

Continuity Edit


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