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Drones of Doom was a comic story published in Doctor Who: Battles in Time. It was written by Steve Cook.

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After destroying the Cyber-factory on Centuria, the Doctor and Kadett were tracking down more of the metal menaces...


The Doctor and Kadett follow the Cyberman's signal, taking a robot-run airship across the now-deserted continent of Azlon on the planet Centuria. Before arriving at the airbus terminal (a Cyber-conversion factory), the conductor / law enforcer becomes influenced by the Cybermen's hypnotic signal, which is being used to subjugate the arriving humans. The Doctor, Kadett and a reprogrammed robot conductor pretend to be hypnotised and follow the other arrivals.

Seizing the right moment, the Doctor disrupts the hypnotic signal and the conductor robot attacks the Cybermen. A stray shot from the conductor ruptures the fuel banks, causing a huge explosion which kills most of the newly converted Cyber-drones, as their humanity starts to become more dominant.

As the Doctor and Kadett flee the explosion, they find a bit of a map in a Cyberman's hand — a map that might lead them to finding out what the Cybermen are up to on Centuria.



  • The Doctor destroys the hypnotic beam


  • The Doctor in this story has been redressed in his brown suit as opposed to his holiday wear last strip.

Original print details[]

  • 2/4 DWBIT 9 (4 pages) TO BE CONTINUED!!!
  • No reprints to date.


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