It’s days like these that really restore your faith in Fandom.
Just yesterday we posted the second-to-last of the Tom Baker TV Comic strips, Guardian of the Tomb. The scans were kindly supplied to Whopix by fan Luke Andrew, but sadly Luke was missing parts 4 and 6.
Step forward Christopher McElroy who emailed me the missing two parts of the story late last night, making it complete.
Thanks to Luke and Christopher, you can now view the complete strip at the updated original post, which you can find HERE
Here is the last of the Tom Baker strips from TV Comic, courtesy of fan Luke Andrew, who supplied Whopix with the original scans, which we have cleaned up as best we can. As you will see though, Luke’s 7 year-old self was a bit slapdash with the scissors when cutting these out of the comic back in 1978!
Thanks to Luke for supplying the scans and allowing people like me to see this strip for the very first time.
And that completes our journey through the Doctor’s comic strip adventures – we’ve posted every TV Action/TV Comic story from “Gemini Plan” onwards. You can find a full list of all the comic strip posts HERE
from the pages of TV Comic, with thanks to
Luke Andrew and Christopher McElroy
Courtesy of Luke Andrew, from the pages of TV Comic…
Next – GUARDIAN OF THE TOMB
…that filming started on Series One, with scenes for Aliens of London. Wow.
I wonder how RTD especially must have been feeling that day? I suppose that was the day when it all became real. It was actually happening, Doctor Who really was back! God, how exciting and shitting-yourself-scary it must have been back then. Nobody knew if it would work, sure they all hoped and believed it would, but until the overnights were in for episode one, nobody knew for sure. Nobody knew that first filming day what the future held. And what a future it was!
Strange to think that March next year, yes just next year, a mere eight months from now, it’ll be Ten Years since the show came back. Ten Years! Now I very much doubt that The Moff is planning a “New Series Tenth Anniversary” show but perhaps there will be something in Series Nine to acknowledge that the New Series will have reached the same point as Season Ten of the Classic Series. Quite what that might be, I don’t know. It wouldn’t be a multi-Doctor story as we’ve just had possibly the ultimate one of those already. A sequel to one of those Series One stories? The only two I can think of are Dalek – what happened to Diana Goddard after she deposed Henry Van Statten? Does she own the internet now? Or what about seeing what happened next to Nancy & Jamie or Doctor Constantine after The Empty Child? Whatever it is, just please don’t let it be The Return of Captain Jack!
Whatever The Moff decides, I hope there’s some sort of acknowledgement in Series Nine of the fact that Doctor Who is still here ten years after it returned. And that in itself is proof that, if you do the show properly, there’s no reason why it should ever go away again.
nice buns and just a hint of VPL…
but WTF is that jumper that Capaldi’s wearing???
…waistcoats are cool!
[or “vests” if you’re American]
When Twelvy unveiled his cossie, the most alarming item in his new wardrobe was the Grandad Cardie. Whatever else they are, cardigans are not cool!
But if you look at some of the recent photos from filming, you’ll notice that the cardi gets ditched in favour of a waistcoat –
– which Whopix reckons is an altogether better look. However, Twelvy clearly has a fashion relapse later on, if this pic is anything to go by…
No wonder Twelvy looks grumpier than usual, so would I if I had to wear that bloody thing! Yuk!
from the pages of TV Comic…
For Steven Flanagan. Thank you.
Sadly, that’s the last TV Comic strip that Whopix has. We have managed to post every single strip from Gemini Plan but this is as far as we go. Unless one of our fellow fans out there has the last three original Fourth Doctor TV Comic strips and would like to share them with the rest of us so we can complete the collection?
If you have scans of The Eerie Manor, Guardian of the Tomb or The Image Makers then Whopix – and your fellow comic strip fans – would love to hear from you!
from the pages of TV Comic…
For Steven Flanagan.
NEXT – The Space Garden