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name= Slimmer |
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|name= Slimmer
image= Smiller.jpg |
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|image= Smiller.jpg
series= [[Seventh Doctor comic stories]]|
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|series= [[Seventh Doctor comic stories]]
number= |
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doctor= Seventh Doctor|
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|doctor= Seventh Doctor
companions= |
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enemy= The [[Gromungus]]|
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|enemy= The [[Gromungus]]
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writer= [[Mike Collins]] and [[Tim Robins]]|
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|writer= [[Mike Collins]] and [[Tim Robins]]
artist= [[Geoff Senior]]|
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|artist= [[Geoff Senior]]
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letterer=[[Stuart Bartlett]]|
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|letterer=[[Stuart Bartlett]]
publication= ''[[The Incredible Hulk Presents]]'' 11|
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|publication= ''[[The Incredible Hulk Presents]]'' 11
release date= [[16 December|16]] [[December]] [[1989]]|
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|release date= [[16 December|16]] [[December]] [[1989]]
publisher= [[Marvel UK]]|
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|publisher= [[Marvel UK]]
format= Comic - 1 part|
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|format= Comic - 1 part
prev= The Enlightenment of Ly-Chee the Wise (comic story)|
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|prev= The Enlightenment of Ly-Chee the Wise (comic story)
next= Nineveh (comic story)|
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|next= Nineveh (comic 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.
 
'''''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.

Summary

When the Seventh Doctor goes to a health club in space, he encounters the universe's biggest glutton, who threatens to eat him alive!

Plot

The Doctor goes to Weight-A-Way, a place he describes as "the health club at the edge of the galaxy". Something about it fills the Time Lord with dread, but he nevertheless checks in with the receptionist for his "Nine hundred Fifty year checkup".

After some preliminary fitness exams, the Doctor goes exploring. He discovers that other "guests" are being killed. Before he can protest, the receptionist brings him in front of the Gromungus, the universe's biggest glutton. The great blob has been eating all the club's clients, including the unfortunate Mr Bouillabaise, whose death the Doctor has just witnessed.

Seeing the Doctor, the Gromungus' appetite soars. At last he will have a meal free of fat, unlike his usual Weight-A-Way fare. Thinking quickly, the Doctor makes him a counter-proposal. By linking the Gromongus' room to the TARDIS, the Time Lord can provide his captor with entrées from across space and time. The Gromongus greedily agrees, and is swiftly supplied with an endless supply of food.

Soon, however, it becomes apparent the beast hasn't thought this deal through. He's eaten so much that his mass has increased to the point of gravitational collapse. The Gromongus literally becomes a black hole.

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