Metamorphosis was a Seventh Doctor comic strip published in the 1993 Doctor Who Yearbook. One of the few comic stories to be intended for publication in colour prior to the use of digital colouring, it involved the Seventh Doctor slowly turning into a Dalek.

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Part one[]

The Doctor and Ace arrive on board a spaceship and find that some of the youngest crew members have disappeared! The first part of a new comic strip by Paul Cornell and Lee Sullivan

Part two[]

The second part of Cornell and Sullivan's new comic strip. The villains have been exposed, and now the Doctor and Ace must find a way to defeat them!


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  • This story is of interest to scholars of Doctor Who, as Steven Moffat included one of its observations — that the first syllable of "Exterminate!" sounds like the word eggs — in TV: Asylum of the Daleks.
  • Ace wears a skin-tight combat outfit and handles weapons, implying a Virgin Era, if not specifically Spacefleet Era, Ace. Interweaving with the New Adventures places this story after Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark.
  • The title is a reference to the Franz Kafka story of the same name, which tells the tale of a man transforming into an insect and the horrified reactions of those he knows.