After the empire's central trading colony Vourakis 3 was blockaded by a group of Skinks led by Slinker, Garber was sent to report on the situation. After spending three weeks on the planet, Garber found herself being chased by security robots for ignoring Governor Ron Cordell's newly imposed curfew. She was saved when the Twelfth Doctor materialised his TARDIS around her. The Doctor then offered to take Garber exactly where she needed to be to "crack the story".
The landed on the Skink ship while the Skinks were receiving a message from Ron Cordell and learned that he was responsible for the blockade. They were quickly noticed by the Skinks and captured. Garber and the Doctor were almost thrown into the ship's black hole drive, but the Doctor used his sonic sunglasses to break the drive's shielding, which caused the ship to begin to be destroyed by the black hole. Garber ran back to the TARDIS with the Doctor and was grabbed and used a hostage by Cordell. She was saved by Slinker and she escaped the ship's destruction with the Doctor.
The Doctor then took Garber back to Earth. They landed in Piccadilly Circus. After the Doctor convinced her to leave him out of her story, Garber asked what his name was. The Doctor left in his TARDIS without giving Garber an answer. (COMIC: Pirates of Vourakis)