Roger Noel Cook
TV Comic 944-949
TV Comic Annual 1971
Comic – 1 part (4 pages)
Castaway is the ex post facto title of the first of two Third Doctor comic stories in the 1971 TV Comic Annual. Like many pre-Marvel comic strips, it had no title on initial publication. The name gained traction after being used by Jean-Marc Lofficier in The Terrestrial Index, and later by John Ainsworth in his then-comprehensive listing of Third Doctor strips in DWCC 4.
A desert island castaway is using high-pitched sound to make a giant squid attack passing ships. The Doctor and the Brigadier are holidaying on the Brigadier’s private yacht when it is attacked by the squid. Taken as prisoners, The Doctor and the Brigadier are imprisoned by the castaway in the cave.
Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart