The Fourth Wall was the ninth story of the Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor comic series, published in 2016.

Summary Edit

It's the long-awaited return of a deadly foe, as the Doctor and Clara face a monster that will have you checking your stack of comics for suspicious movement! Dare you continue reading, when every page turn could bring you into MORTAL DANGER?! You have to – you're the Doctor's only hope!

Plot Edit

The Twelfth Doctor and Clara arrive in modern London because of some suspicious activity recorded by the TARDIS. While looking around, the Doctor is sucked into a Time Surgeon comic. With the help of Clara, he escapes the comic and defeats the Boneless.

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • The Doctor tells Clara he has no control over whether he can regenerate into a woman.

Comic books Edit

Notes Edit

  • This is the final main Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor story to feature Clara Oswald (though she continued to be featured in the back-up strip).
  • The Doctor has been known to break the fourth wall with viewers a number of times, such as the First Doctor wishing viewers a Merry Christmas at the end of an installment of TV: The Daleks' Master Plan. The Twelfth Doctor himself has done so on several occasions (TV: Deep Breath, Listen, Before the Flood, and Heaven Sent)
  • This story was published not long after Pearl Mackie was announced the Doctor's new TV companion, Bill Potts. The character of Natalie, who becomes something of a one-off companion in this tale, was noted as strongly resembling Mackie. Artist Rachael Stott indicated on her Twitter feed that this was a coincidence.

Original print details Edit

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Continuity Edit

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