Monday, December 21, 2020

Captain's Holiday Library DOCTOR WHO "Father Christmas and the Demon Magician"

Here's a Doctor Who Christmas tale last seen in 1994...but which originally appeared in 1965!

So it's been more than a generation since Whovians have laid eyes on it in any form!
Note, though the cover (with new art by Bill Mevin who drew the original story decades earlier) is from Marvel UK's Doctor Who Classic Comics #15 (1994), the story itself is scanned from Polystyle Publications' TV Comic 732-735 (1965-66).
The reprint's scans weren't very good!
Note the toy cars are Aston Martin DB-5s, James Bond's auto from the then-current movie Goldfinger!

Who are "Grandkids" John and Gillian?
The comic strip didn't license anybody or anything but the Doctor and TARDIS from the BBC, so they created new companions and foes for the Time Lord!
No Susan, Barbara, or Ian!
No Daleks or other established aliens!
For the record, these strips are considered either apocryphal or an alternate universe.
(Unlike the 1960s Amicus movies Doctor Who and the Daleks and Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., starring Peter Cushing, which are considered to be "fictionalized" re-tellings of actual events in the Whoverse!)
Merry Christmas
Happy New Year!
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1 comment:

  1. The Daleks would later appear with The Doctor in TV Comic (the strip was entitled Dr. Who & The Daleks) when, in 1967 after 104 issues, TV Century 21 relinquished the license to publish The Daleks in their own strip.