The upcoming two-part Doctor Who story on BBC TV, based on Paul Cornell’s novel Human Nature, features spooky walking scarecrows, sinister schoolboys and the Doctor turned into a human being.
By a curious coincidence, the final TV Comic story about the second Doctor featured spooky walking scarecrows …
… while TV Comic’s first story about the third Doctor featured sinister schoolboys.
And did the Doctor turn human? Not exactly, but it was at this point that the Doctor turned into a Time Lord, gaining a specific world and culture after seven years as an undefined, mysterious traveller in time and space.
And before that, he had sometimes been human too. More about that next week.
Doctor Who by Roger Noel Cook (writer – attributed) and John Canning (artist), TV Comic issue 936, 22 November 1969, this panel reprinted in Doctor Who Classic Comics issue 20, 25 May 1994
Doctor Who by Roger Noel Cook (writer – attributed) and John Canning (artist), TV Comic issue 947, 7 February 1970, reprinted in Doctor Who Classic Comics issue 4, 3 March 1993. Colour added by Louise Cassell for the reprint.