The Metal Eaters was a TV Comic story featuring the Third Doctor and Liz Shaw in her comic debut. It was historic as it featured the first comic strip appearance of a televised female companion contemporaneous — if only barely — with her appearance on television. It also featured the first comic appearance of Bessie, although the car wasn't actually named in the strip.

Summary[edit | edit source]

After a meteorite crashes and is taken to a museum, unusual corrosion occurs nearby. The Third Doctor and Liz Shaw investigate and discover an extraterrestrial culprit.

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  • This was Liz Shaw's first appearance in any comic strip.

Original print details[edit | edit source]

(Publication with page count and closing captions)
  • TVC 960 (2 pages) Are these iron particles alive ? Follow Dr. Who next week.
  • TVC 961 (2 pages) What has happened to the sergeant ? See next week.
  • TVC 961 (2 pages)
  • TVC 962 (2 pages) But Dr. Who is unaware of one group of filings... For they left the meteorite before it was moved to the museum...
  • TVC 963 (2 pages) A next exciting serial begins next week.

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