Time-Placement: The first series of TV Comic strips (issues 944 to 999) featuring the third Doctor
needs to be inserted through the TV stories. The first strips are without Liz and features the Doctor debut's at UNIT, suggesting an early placement just after Spearhead From Space.
The next strips are with Liz and features Bessie, so they should took place after Doctor Who and The Silurians. The last set is again without Liz and
follows her departure in Inferno.
The second series of TV Comic strips (issues 1133 to 1203) sees the Doctor once again alone and could follow on the TV Action/Countdown strips set after the The Green Death.
|The Arkwood Experiments
At a zoo, the Doctor and the Brigadier are
attacked by an escaped flock of parrots who have suddenly become inexplicable
aggressive. The Doctor quickly traces the trouble to a group of visiting
children from Arkwood Private School. As the Doctor and the Brigadier arrive
at the school to investigate, ten-year old genius, Cedric Matthews uses
his drug on his fellow pupils and leads them on a rampage of destruction.
Reprinted in Doctor Who Classic
The Doctor and the Brigadier attend a demonstration
of new all-purpose tank-like vehicle called the multi-mobile. The vehicle
is stolen by enemy agents who intend to use it to attack a nuclear defence
centre. The army and the air force are unable to bring the multi-mobile
to a halt leaving the way clear for the Doctor and UNIT to give their best
A variety of giant insects suddenly start
appearing in the countryside. The Doctor is able to track the cause down
to the freak chemical reaction of a pesticide spray. As the creatures continue
to terrorise the locals, the Doctor struggles to develop a formula that
will reduce the insects to their normal size.
|The Metal Eaters
A meteorite crash lands on Earth where it
is examined by the Doctor and Liz Shaw. While in transit, three groups
of intelligent iron filings bore their way out of the meteor and cause
metal structures to collapse, rusted away as they 'breathe' metal. Using
an anti -corrosive fluid, the Doctor is able to neutralise the threat posed
by two of the groups of filings. However, the Doctor is unaware of the
existence of the third group which attach itself to a plane about to take
off with a party of school children aboard.
|The Fishmen of Carpantha
After the Doctor and Liz assist the Brigadier
and UNIT with the test of a new kind of depth charge, several ships in
the same area are wrecked. The Doctor's suspicions are confirmed when he
discovers the existence of an underwater race called Carpanthans. The Doctor
and Liz are put on trial by the fishmen for the destruction of their city
caused by the UNIT depth charge.
|Doctor Who and the Rocks from Venus
The Brigadier introduces the Doctor to Professor
Logan who has masterminded a successful manned mission to Venus. Before
he agrees to further funding for the Professor's project, the Brigadier
asks the Doctor to examine some rock samples taken from the surface of
Venus. However, the Doctor discovers that the rocks are in fact from Earth.
The Doctor deduces that the Professor has faked the whole Venus mission
in order to use UNIT's money to finance the upkeep of his castle, ancestral
home of the Logan clan. Determined to keep his plan a secret, the Professor
straps the Doctor into a rocket and launches it on a one-way trip to Venus.
|Doctor Who and the Robot
Professor Carl Readon demonstrates his life's
work to the Doctor - an intelligent robot with emotions. Soon after the
demonstration, the robot apparently goes berserk, rampaging through the
countryside. The Doctor Eventually realises the cause of the robots' actions
is a small dog that it had become attached to but had been banished from
the laboratory by professor Readon.
|Trial of Fire
At the Request of the Home Office, the Doctor
investigates a mysterious fire at remote country inn. The Doctor soon discovers
that the culprit is a Professor Vinter who is using a group of Fire People
who live beneath the Earth. Journeying to Africa, where the Fire People
originate, the Doctor becomes trapped beneath a lava lake with Vinter and
his flaming friends.
|The Kingdom Builders
A millionaire called Henderson asks the Doctor
to test out a newly invented time machine. Transported to the year 2971,
the Doctor encounters a descendant of Henderson's who uses a slave labour
work-force to do his bidding. The Doctor finds himself caught up in a war
between the weaponless King Henderson and his neighbour, King Trent.
|Children of the Evil Eye
The TARDIS is directed by the Time Lords
into Earth's future where the Doctor discovers that the world is now ruled
by children with adults as their slaves. The children's leader, the genius
Oswald, attempts to use his sophisticated electronic eye to interrogate
the Doctor. When the Doctor resists the device and refuses to reveal the
secret of the TARDIS, Oswald is forced to condemn him to death for fear
of his own failure undermining his leadership.
The Doctor and Arnold attempt to warn a mysterious
space fleet that is heading directly into a super nova. The steering mechanism
of the TARDIS is damaged when one of the open fire on it. Along with the
fleet, the TARDIS is drawn through the nova which is revealed to be an
illusion. Landing on a planet in a hidden solar system, the Doctor and
Arnold are captured by a race of spider-like creatures known as Spidrons.
The Doctor learns that the Spidron emperor is the only intelligent member
of his race and is sustained by living off primitive creatures abducted
from other planets. Escaping from the Spidron's underground web-city to
the surface, the Doctor and Arnold are confronted by dinosaur-like monsters
and a race of primitive ape-like creatures. Somehow the Doctor must convince
the apes that he and Arnold are their friends and that together the can
defeat the Spidrons.
In space, the Doctor encounters another time/space
craft which he guides back to its point of origin on nineteenth century
Earth. The craft's pilot is the arrogant scientist Tobias Philby, who has
incurred the wrath of the local villagers who believes his experiments
are the work of the Devil. When the villagers set fire to Philby's castle,
the Doctor saves the scientist and his manservant by escaping with them
in the TARDIS. Landing on a battlefield in World War I, the three time
travellers are captured by the Germans and accused of being British agents.
After making a narrow escape from the firing ligne, the Doctor and his
friends cross over into British territory only to be accused of being German
spies. Somehow the Doctor must convince the British of the threat of approaching
German forces and return Philby and his servant to their own time in the
Reprinted in TV Comics #1390-1396
as a 4th Doctor story.
The Doctor is called by the CID to investigates
a mysterious bank raid where a huge vault door has apparently disappeared
along with the money. The Doctor's investigations reveal the vault to be
radioactive. The man responsible is Professor Pillbright, who is in the
employ of a squad of Daleks hidden on the dark side of the moon. With a
Dalek disintegrator weapon, the Professor intend to raid the Bank of England.
|Is Anyone There?
In Australia, Doctor French refuses to heed
the Doctor's warnings that his new radio wave accelerator could spell disaster
for Earth as well as for the alien cultures that he hopes to contact with
it. With no option left to him, the Doctor resorts to sabotage but is caught
before he can render the accelerator inoperable. The Doctor's fear are
borne out when the accelerator is tested for the first time. The accelerated
radio transmission causes disastrous disturbances in the weather on a global
scale and subsequently lead to Doctor French's own death. The Doctor is
more concerned about the fate of the planet that the transmission was directed
at. Travelling to Morrax, the Doctor finds the world devastated and is
taken prisoner by the surviving Morraxian people. The Morraxian leaders
vow revenge on the people of Earth and dispatch a lethal missile with the
Doctor trapped on board.
The TARDIS is taken aboard a giant space
vessel where the Doctor discovers he has been taken prisoner by the Mantis,
a race of giant insects. The Mantis are being pursued by their former masters,
the Tyrryxians. Using their ability to control size, the Mantis shrink
their ship down to the size of a microbe to avoid detection by the Tyrryxians.
The Mantis leader is convinced that the Doctor and the TARDIS may enable
him to escape the Tyrryxians but the miniature Doctor has escaped into
the bowels of the ship. Determined to recapture the Doctor, the Mantis
leader dispatches a beetle-like creature to retrieve his prisoner.
Reprinted in TV Comic #1424-1430
as a 4th Doctor story.
When the TARDIS lands in England's Middle
Ages, the Doctor is captured by a villainous Lord Waldean de Beauvain and
is imprisoned in his castle dungeon. The Doctor finds that he is sharing
cell with Haval, once the Sergeant of Arms to the real master of the castle,
Lord Geoffrey, who has been usurped by his brother. The Doctor devises
a plan and the two escape but are soon imprisoned again, this time by the
sorcerer Signus. The Doctor is able to revive the hypnotised Sir Geoffrey
who they are imprisoned with. Constructing a glider, the Doctor enables
Haval to fly from their tower prison and over the castle moat in a bid
to seek help from the King's men. In the mean time, the Doctor and Sir
Geoffrey must resist an attempt by Signus to take over their bodies by
Reprinted in TV Comic #1397-1403
as a 4th Doctor story.
The Doctor is called to investigate the destruction
of a television mast, apparently caused by metal-eating insects. The
creatures have been breed by scientist Professor McTurk and his daughter
Catriona. The two plans to use the insects to extort money out of British
government in revenge for ignoring the Professor's talents. When the insects
are released on an army firing range, their devastating attack on a tank
battalion is witnessed by two foreign spies. The enemy agents trace the
insects to the McTurk's farm when they shoot the Professor. Honouring McTurk's
dying wish, catrional releases the insects to wreak havoc on the world.
As the insects swarms toward Blackpool, the Doctor enlists Catriona's help
to prevent them heading out to see and the rest of the world. One thing
can save the Earth now - Blackpool Tower!
Reprinted in TV Comic #1409-1415
as a 4th Doctor story.
|Lords of the Ether
Making a successful moon landing, the crew
of the Achilles discover a deep cylindrical shaft that has been tunnelled
into the lunar surface. On Earth, the Doctor's warning against any exploration
of the shaft are ignored. When Major Franklin disappears after descending
down the tunnel, the mission is aborted. However, as the returning space
capsule enters the Earth's atmosphere but it and the astronauts are turned
to stone. The Doctor attributes the cause to fragment of the mineral Crunthel
collected by the astronauts from the tunnel floor. Joined by CIA agent
Harry Godino, the Doctor travels in the TARDIS to the moon. There they
discover that the tunnel leads to the burial chamber of a member of an
ancient alien race. Trapped in the tomb, the traveller's only hope of escape
is for the Doctor to make contact with the aliens - the Lords of the Ether
Reprinted in TV Comic #1416-1423
as a 4th Doctor story titled "Moon Exploration".
Morun and Alto are the last surviving members
of the crew of a giant space ship. In their charge is the whole of the
Thusion race who are in suspended animation. Despairing of ever finding
an uninhabited world to settle on, the dying Morun revives a young man,
Zeros, from his long sleep. Zeros, however, does not share Morun and Alto's
qualms about subjugating the primitive race of a nearby world. When the
Doctor arrives, he saves Alto from death at Zeros's hands and attempts
to use the TARDIS the whole Thusion ship to another more hospitable galaxy.
Reprinted in TV Comic #1404-1408
as a 4th Doctor story.
|Assassin from Space
In space aliens plan the invasion of Earth
but first Doctor Who must be eliminated. To this end, the aliens dispatch
a small craft containing an insect like creature. Encountering the monster
whilst walking in a park, the Doctor has only his walking cane to defend
At the Brigadier's request, the Doctor agrees
to infiltrate a foreign embassy to recover an important device. Disguised
as an old woman and using his obedience spray, the Doctor manages to gain
access to the embassy and locate the device. However, as he does so, his
presence is detected and the alarm is given.
Vworp by John Ainsworth, from Doctor Who Classic Comics
A desert island castaway is using high-pitched
sound to make a giant squid attack passing ships. The Doctor and the Brigadier
are holidaying on the Brigadier's private yacht when it is attacked by
the squid. Taken as prisoners, The Doctor and the Brigadier are imprisoned
by the castaway in the cave.
While the Doctor teaches himself to levitate
by the power of his mind alone, the Brigadier gives chase to an escaped
spy. With his new-found ability to defy gravity, the Doctor attempts to
help the Brigadier.
On Zenos, the natives are frozen by a petrifying
ray emitted from an invading Groob ship. The Groob leader, Parada is intent
on ransacking the planet for its mineral wealth. Sent by the Time Lords,
the Doctor lands on Zenos and is captured by the Groob. By tempting Parada
with the ability to travel in time, the Doctor hopes to be able to free
the people of Zenos and rid them of the Groob menace.