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Wait Until Morning (comic story)

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Wait Until Morning
Doctor: Eleventh Doctor
Companion(s): Amy, Rory
Main enemy: Stromini
Main setting: Christmas Eve, December 2011 Earth
Key crew
Publisher: Immediate Media Company London Limited
Editor: Natalie Barnes
Writer: Eddie Robson
Artist: John Ross
Colourist: Alan Craddock
Release details
Printed in: DWA 248
Release date: 15 December 2011
Format: Comic - 1 parts (4 pages)
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Wait Until Morning was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2011.

Summary edit

Christmas Day in 2011 and Gabriel is waiting to open his presents. He had been up since 4:45 a.m. and waits to wake his parents at 6:30.

Meanwhile, inside the TARDIS. The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams are attempting to land inside a time bubble, a bubble that centres around Gabriel. Using his sonic screwdriver, the Doctor traces the source of the bubble, which has been responsible for what Gabriel believes are minutes but are actually weeks. Sensing Gabriel’s excitement about his present, the Doctor pursuades Gabriel to open it. Inside is a Stromini, a creature which has been feeding on Gabriel's anticipation.

Keeping the link between the Stromini and Gabriel open with his sonic screwdriver, the Doctor uses Gabriel’s disappointment at not getting what he was expecting to drain the creature of its energy. The weakened Stromini is taken aboard the TARDIS and a replacement present is left in exchange, though Gabriel must wait until morning

Named characters edit

References edit

  • The Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams introduce themselves to Gabriel as doing a customer satisfaction service on behalf of Father Christmas.
  • The TARDIS is able to break through and arrive inside a time bubble created by the Stromini.
  • The sonic screwdriver is used to scan for the Stromini and also helps to keep the link open between Gabriel and the Stromini.

Notes edit

  • Arriving just before broadcast of The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, this comic strip also tells of a troublesome present under the tree and a young boy who can’t wait to open his presents.

Original print details edit

  • Publication with page count and closing captions
  • No reprints to date.

Continuity edit

  • In the last panel of this strip the Doctor wishes "a merry Christmas to all of you!" as a nod to the televised The Feast of Steven episode when the First Doctor wished viewers a Merry Christmas.