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'''''Slimmer!''''' was the ''[[Doctor Who]]'' back-up strip which appeared in the pages of ''[[The Incredible Hulk Presents]]'' #11. Like all in the series, it was monochromatic and featured the [[Seventh Doctor]] travelling alone at the beginning and ending of the story.
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'''''Slimmer!''''' was the ''[[Doctor Who]]'' back-up strip which appeared in the pages of ''[[The Incredible Hulk Presents]]'' #11. Like all in the series, it was monochromatic and featured the [[Seventh Doctor]] travelling alone at the beginning and ending of the story.
   
 
Unlike most ''Doctor Who'' comic stories published by [[Marvel UK]], ''Slimmer'' had a light, comedic tone that bordered on parody.
 
Unlike most ''Doctor Who'' comic stories published by [[Marvel UK]], ''Slimmer'' had a light, comedic tone that bordered on parody.
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
 
* Due to the parodic nature of the narrative, it featured numerous references to comedic literature.
 
* Due to the parodic nature of the narrative, it featured numerous references to comedic literature.
:* The description of [[Weight-A-Way]] as the "health club at the edge of the galaxy" is a pun on [[Douglas Adams]]' ''Restaurant at the End of the Universe''.
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:* The description of [[Weight-A-Way]] as the "health club at the edge of the galaxy" is a pun on [[Douglas Adams]]' ''Restaurant at the End of the Universe''.
 
:* The destruction of the [[Gromungus]] is evocative of the demise of {{w|Mr Creosote}} from {{wi|Monty Python's The Meaning of Life}}.
 
:* The destruction of the [[Gromungus]] is evocative of the demise of {{w|Mr Creosote}} from {{wi|Monty Python's The Meaning of Life}}.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
* The receptionist notes that the Doctor has a [[binary vascular system]] and that he has a slow pulse, a condition the Doctor is first said to exhibit in [[TV]]: ''[[Spearhead from Space (TV story)|Spearhead from Space]]''.
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* The receptionist notes that the Doctor has a [[binary vascular system]] and that he has a slow pulse, a condition the Doctor is first said to exhibit in [[TV]]: ''[[Spearhead from Space]]''.
 
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