Dog of War! was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2011.
The TARDIS arrives in the middle of the English Civil War, 26 July 1643. As the soldiers surround the Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams, Prince Rupert of the Rhine rides up and declares the battle lost and demands their immediate surrender. He unleashes his "Dog of War", a giant poodle.
The Doctor is quick to warn Rory and Amy to block their ears. The dog emits a bark that freezes the higher brain functions, leaving the soldiers unable to move or speak. As Prince Rupert boasts about his remarkable dog, "Boye", his soldiers collect the other side's weapons. Suddenly Boye lunges at the Doctor.
Using his sonic screwdriver the Doctor deflects the bark back on the dog, leaving it stunned. The stunned dog reveals on his back, a previously invisible, secret rider, itself a dog-like creature. Awakening, the creature identified itself as Parzival of the Vegracandis. When challenged to explain its behaviour, it reveals it sought to gain influence over the planet by getting close to the King. Its plan thwarted, the Doctor takes Parzival away with them in the TARDIS to take him home.
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- Before being domesticated, poodles were working dogs used to hunt.
Original print details Edit
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWA 245 (4 pages) DON'T MISS ANOTHER NEW ADVENTURE NEXT TIME!
- No reprints to date.
- The Second Doctor almost crossed path with Prince Rupert in 1648, when the latter made a last-ditch attempt to restore Charles I to the throne by assassinating Oliver Cromwell and the Doctor with Ben Jackson apprehended the assassin hired by him. (PROSE: The Roundheads)