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Cyber Comic-Strips

Comic Strips featuring the Cybermen but not the Doctor

  • Deathworld – (Featuring Cybermen, Cybermats & Ice Warriors) Doctor Who Weekly #15-18 (23rd January 1980)

Author:     Steve Moore
Editor:     Dez Skinn
Artist:     David Lloyd

Detecting traces of trisilicate on the planet Yama-10 a survey team of Ice Warriors land and start to clear the ground for mining. The Cybermen along with their Cybermats also arrive and make claim to the planet . Taking their battle to the Polar caps where both sides are more equally matched, they battle. In doing so the Polar Cap is melted and the Cybermen drown while the Ice Warriors become entombed in the ice.

  • Black Legacy – (featuring Cybermen and a cameo by Sontarans) – Doctor Who Weekly #35-38 (12th June 1980)

Author:     Alan Moore
Editor:     Dez Skinn
Artist:     David Lloyd

Cyberleader Maxel leads a party to the dead world of Goth in search of a weapon that wiped out an entire civilisation overnight. As they explore the war museum they are being watched by the Apocalypse Device, a synthetic creature carrying every conceivable disease and virus. As the Cybermen are wiped out by telepathic nightmares and a lethal rust-like virus, Maxel realises the only reason for his survival is so that he can take the Apocalypse Device off the planet. He destroys both himself and his craft leaving the Device trapped on the planet, until a Sontaran craft arrives…

“The Cybermen” serialised comic-strip from Doctor Who Magazine

  1. The Dead Heart – Doctor Who Magazine #215-220
  2. The Flesh Unbound – Doctor Who Magazine # 221-223
  3. The Black Sky – Doctor Who Magazine # 224-226
  4. The Hungry Sea – Doctor Who Magazine # 227-229
  5. The Dark Flame – Doctor Who Magazine # 230-233
  6. The Future Perfect – Doctor Who Magazine # 234
  7. The Ugly Underneath – Doctor Who Magazine # 235-238

Kroton the Cyberman

Kroton – An overview

Comic Strips featuring the Cybermen & The Doctor

1st Doctor

No comic-strip stories – the 1st Doctor met the Cybermen for the first time (on TV in The Tenth Planet) just before he regenerated – other than (at a push)

  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories

2nd Doctor


Author:     Roger Noel Cook
Artist:     John Canning

On the planet Minot the Doctor discovers a seemingly abandoned space carrier. He’s trapped aboard when the Cybermen reveal themselves and lift off in the carrier. Discovering they plan to destroy Earth using a bomb, the Doctor primes the bomb but only has twenty-five minutes to escape.

  • Flower Power – TV Comic 832 – 836 (25 November – 23 December 1967)

Author: Roger Noel Cook
Artist: John Canning

This story strikes me as being interesting for the fact that the Cybermen depicted are those of The Tenth Planet (Mk 1 Cybermen) – as was the case throughout the TV Comic stories – but it also features Cybermats (Type A as seen in Tomb of the Cybermen).

Landing in a strange meadow filled with moths and butterflies, the Doctor, John and Gillian are soon approached by a huge wasp – which turns out to be a flying machine piloted by Professor Gnat. The Doctor’s party joins him in his search for rare species, but the Doctor discovers something else – a dead Cybermat in a patch of flowers. Gnat ignores his warnings and is soon captured by the Cybermen.

  • Cyber-Mole –  TV Comic 842-845 (3 February – 24 February 1968)

Author:     John Canning
Artist:     John Canning

The Cybermen use their Cyber-Mole to burrow beneath London into Earth’s secret weapons store to steal the doomsday bomb and hold the world hostage. Educating the military with his knowledge of the Cybermen, the Doctor leads the anti-Cyberman weapon assault on the Cyber-Mole.

Author: Roger Noel Cook
Artist: John Canning

Landing on an unnamed world, the Doctor, John & Gillian discover that the Cybermen are using slave labour to construct a gigantic city in honour of their leader. The Doctor leads the slaves in revolt and soon topples more than the Cyber Empire…

  • Masquerade – published in the 1968 TV Comic Holiday Special (out of print)

Author: Roger Noel Cook
Artist: Patrick Williams

John and Gillian are captured by the Cybermen, and the Doctor is forced to disguise himself as a Cyberman too rescue his “grandchildren”.

Author: Roger Noel Cook
Artist: John Canning

The Doctor, John and Gillian evade the Cybermen using various exhibits in a ruined city’s museum (which include models of Trods, a recurring robot enemy of the TV Comic Doctor).

  • Conflict on Ice (AKA Eskimo Joe AKA Cybermen on Ice) – TV Comic 903-906 (5 April – 26 April 1969)

Author: Roger Noel Cook
Artist: John Canning.

On an ice world, the Doctor decides to indulge in a spot of skiing. However, he is shocked to discover a Cyberman patrol on the planet. To evade them, the Doctor fakes his own death, then joins forces with an Eskimo inventor named Joe. Armed with an unlikely arsenal of robot gulls and exploding eggs, the Doctor and Joe attack the Cybermen’s base.

Author: Roger Noel Cook
Artist: Patrick Williams

The TARDIS is caught in a giant web, and the Doctor is escorted into a wrestling ring by apelike creatures. The web catches time travellers so that the people of this planet have interesting contestants in their wrestling matches. The Doctor’s first opponent is their reigning champion, a native called Grok –  the Doctor beats him easily. However, his next opponent is a Cyberman…

  • Test Flight – TV Comic Annual 1970 (published 1969)

Joining a group of scientists to observe the test run of a new fighter plane called the Dart, the Doctor finds the observation plane that he and the scientists are travelling in hijacked by a squad of Cybermen. The Doctor is forced to escape to the Dart, intent on using it against his deadly enemies.

  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories

3rd Doctor

No comic-strip stories (or TV stories, with the exception of The Five Doctors) feature the 3rd Doctor and the Cybermen other than (at a push)

  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories

4th Doctor

(see page for further details)

  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories

Spoof

  • Doctor Ooh – (cameo role for a Cyberman)  Mad #161 UK Edition (1976)

Author: Geoff Rowley

Artist: Steve Parkhouse

The Doctor, Hairy and Squarer land aboard a space ark where geniuses (including all the previous Doctors) are held in suspended animation. Unfortunately the Doctor is attacked by a self-knitting scarf, and Hairy’s attempts to save him don’t go to plan…

5th Doctor

No comic strip stories featuring Cybermen other than (at a push)

  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories

6th Doctor

Author:     Grant Morrison
Editor:     Sheila Cranna
Artists:     John Ridgway (pencils) & Tim Perkins (inks)
Colourist:     Charlie Kirchoff (reprint)
Lettering:     Richard Starkings

The Doctor, Peri and Frobisher follow a distress signal to a watery planet that the Doctor recognizes as Marinus, although it is now apparently deserted. The signal is coming from another TARDIS, and they find an elderly dying Time Lord who mutters “Planet 14” before expiring. As he was on his last generation, his body breaks down into its constituent molecules, though the Doctor notes that it happened especially quickly. The late Time Lord’s TARDIS informs them that they were sent to Marinus to investigate violent disturbances in the space-time continuum. Frobisher moults rapidly, and Peri’s hair and fingernails grow; the Doctor notes that time has been accelerated. The mention of Planet 14 jogs the Doctor’s memory, dimly recalling an adventure from his second incarnation. He decides to visit Jamie McCrimmon to see if he would know.

As they depart in the TARDIS (observed by a group of Voord), a worldshaping spaceship prepares to land, piloted by Deedrun and Maxilla. They note that the previous planet they shaped was Planet Thirteen…

  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories

7th Doctor

  • The Good Solider – Doctor Who Magazine 175-178 (10th July – 2nd October 1991)

Author:     Andrew Cartmel
Editor:     John Freeman
Artist:     Mike Collins
Lettering:     Glib

  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories

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8th Doctor

  • Dreadnought – published in Radio Times 1 June – 9 August 1996 (out of print)
  • The Company of  Thieves – Doctor Who Magazine 284-286 (17 November 1999 – 12 January 2000)
  • The Glorious Dead – Doctor Who Magazine #287-296 (2000)
  • The Flood – Doctor Who Magazine #346-353 (18th August 2004 – 2nd March 2005)
  • Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998) – see Multiple Doctor Stories (below)

9th Doctor

No comic strip stories featuring Cybermen

10th Doctor

11th Doctor

No comic strip stories featuring Cybermen…Yet!

Multiple Doctor Stories

Happy Deathday – (Cyberman cameo / comedy episode)  Doctor Who Magazine 272 (16th December 1998)

Author:     Scott Gray
Editors:     Gary Gillatt & Alan Barnes
Artist:     Roger Langridge
Lettering:     Roger Langridge

Featuring the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Doctors but within the 8th Dr’s time-frame.

This is an overtly comedic story indulging in spoof, parody and pastiche. Probably most sensible fans would treat it as such and therefore regard it as effectively if not actually non-canonical then at least not part of the Doctor’s continuity  – but of course that hasn’t stopped many people coming up with rationalisations for fitting it into the wider continuity / “canon”.

Torchwood

  • The Legacy of Torchwood One! (cameo) Torchwood Magazine  24th January 2008
The Future Perfect

One response

  1. Mike

    It’s great to see all these amazing comic strips again. Do you have any plans to add any more of “The Cybermen” after the Dead Heart?

    Best wishes

    Mike

    July 11, 2011 at 10:29 am

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