Golden Slumbers was a Doctor Who Adventures comic strip published in 2011.
To prevent a statue being delivered to Cleopatra, the Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams arrive on board a sailing ship in the Mediterranean Sea, 39 BC. The Roman crew are intent on delivering their cargo from Marcus Antonius — a golden figure in the shape of a man. They are about to throw the stowaways overboard when the statue (a Gold Assassin from the court of Xones) is re-awakened.
Having crashed on Earth, the Assassin mistakenly believes Cleopatra is the Empress of Altari, whom it has been programmed to kill. The Roman crew are swatted away by the powerful Assassin. Amy and Rory find a casket of mercury used by Cleopatra for her make-up. They get close enough to the Assassin to empty its contents. The mercury dissolves the gold.
With its circuitry exposed, the Assassin is slowly dissolved. Worried about not having a gift to deliver to Cleopatra, the Doctor offers to make a trip to the planet of Voga and pick something up for them – along with some more mercury.
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Original print details
- Publication with page count and closing captions
- DWA 209 (4 pages) NEXT WEEK – ANOTHER EXCITING ADVENTURE FOR THE DOCTOR, AMY AND RORY!
- No reprints to date.
- Amy refers to Rory's years spent as the Lone Centurion to help them get out of a situation with the Romans. (TV: The Big Bang)
- The Doctor offers to collect a golden gift replacement for the Assassin on a trip to the planet Voga (aka Planet of Gold). (TV: Revenge of the Cybermen)