Backtime (comic story)

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Backtime was a comic adventure of the no-longer-exiled Third Doctor in the pages of Countdown, originally published in 1971.

Summary[[edit]]

The Third Doctor is in London in 1863 when his TARDIS key is stolen by young pickpocket Charlie Fisher. When a policeman finds a 1970s bank note on the Doctor, he finds himself arrested for forgery, but the Doctor and Charlie escape in the TARDIS. They land in Gettysburg, where they meet Abraham Lincoln and rescue the TARDIS from the outlaws George Bamford and Asa Bamford. The Doctor eventually leaves Charlie in Ballarat to start a new life.

Characters[[edit]]

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Notes[[edit]]

  • Oddly, "backtime" is used in the introductory captions as a word meaning the past.
  • This story is a "pure historical" featuring no science fiction elements apart from the presence of the Doctor and the TARDIS.
  • Parts one and two of the story were in full colour, but the remaining instalments were in black-and-white.

Original print details[[edit]]

(Publication with page count and closing captions)

  • TVA 33 (2 pages) More Next Week!
  • TVA 34 (2 pages) MORE NEXT WEEK!
  • TVA 35 (2 pages) MORE NEXT WEEK!
  • TVA 36 (2 pages) TO BE CONTINUED!
  • TVA 37 (2 pages) Continued next week!
  • TVA 38 (2 pages) [No closing caption]
  • TVA 39 (2 pages) A GREAT NEW DR. WHO STORY STARTS NEXT WEEK. DON'T MISS IT!

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