Doctor Who Classics Series 3 #5
IDW Publishing (July 2010)
Originally published in Doctor Who Magazine #101-103WRITER: Alan McKenzie/Max Stockbridge ARTIST: John Rigeway EDITORS: Ian Rimmer (War-Game) and Cefn Ridout (Fun House) IDW COLORIST: Charlie Kirchoff EDITOR: Denton J. Tipton DESIGNER: Amauri Osorio COVER ART: Robert Hack
In the conclusion to “War-Game”, the Doctor and Frobisher are recruited by their new “master” (no, not him), the marooned Draconian Kaon, to rescue his daughter from a rival faction. In “Fun House”, the TARDIS is drawn in by a house that isn’t really a house which takes control of the ship. The Doctor has an interesting method of regaining control.
What they got right: McKenzie (for some reason using a pseudonym for the second story) writes two different but interesting stories, giving a reason for Kaon acting with interests not in line with Draconian ways but still being very Draconian, if that makes sense. The evil house of the second story is a story that wouldn’t have worked in the show by nature more than effects, but works well for the comics.
What they got wrong: I’m not sure they needed a Draconian other than to quickly get the Doctor into rescue mode, and we have no origin for the “house”.
Recommendation: Minor nitpicks, really. It’s a good story and worth checking out.
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