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- Author: Steve Moore
- Editor: Dez Skinn
- Artists: Paul Neary and David Lloyd
- First Published In: Doctor Who Weekly Issue 8
- Republished in Doctor Who (US Marvel) comic (colourised)
- First Publication: 5th December 1979
- Publisher: Marvel Comics
Currently out of print
The Sontaran warrior Katsu is haunted by his dreams of dying without honour and failing to win against the alien Levanaxus on the dead world of Keth. Searching for the ultimate weapon he arrives on Aleph-777, a world now of idyllic peace, where he demands collection of the weapon. Pursuing an escape craft to Omega-666, he captures and claims the ultimate weapon, a flask of Omega Green Plague which he is tricked into opening by one of the peace-loving inhabitants of Aleph-777, away from danger to anyone else.
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“The Outsider” was a Sontaran comic strip (not featuring the Doctor) first published around 30 years ago in Doctor Who Weekly #25-26 and subsequently republished in a colourised version in the US Marvel Doctor Who comic #19. The Outsider is now out-of-print.
You can read The Outsider here
Skrant, a Sontaran, is on a seven year mission to undermine and conquer the planet Braktalis which seems to be analogous to Earth’s Middle Ages in development. Demimon, an astrologer and stargazer, witnesses the arrival of Skrant’s ship, and seeing it as a sign, allies himself with him. But Demimon’s daughter Alareen, finds out and alerts her soldier lover Kinyor.
Although Skrant is dismissive of astrology, Demimon’s predictions continue to come true. An army of archers, calvary and foot soldiers from Garnethe attack Skrant and his twenty new Sontaran clones. As Demimon had predicted, the archers are able to kill the newly born Sontarans one-by-one.
Demimon warns Skrant of an attack from behind but Skrant informs him that the ship has only one entrance. When Skrant goes to the controls to close the door, Demimon sees his daughter on the viewscreen. Fearing for her life, Demimon strikes the Sontaran’s probic vent and kills him.
Leaving the Sontaran ship, Demimon is surprised to note that although he has defeated the Sontarans, the astrological charts indicate that he is “coming under the influence of a fire-star.” Demimon puts aside his doubt and takes the Sontaran’s “magic box” and leaves the ship. As he does this, a stray arrow explodes the Sontaran box which in turn fatally wounds him. As he lies dying in his daughters arms Demimon finally he understands that the fate he had predicted was not the Sontaran’s but his own all along.
The Betrothal of Sontar is a comic strip story featuring the Sontarans. It was first published in 3 parts in Doctor Who Magazine 365-367, 1 February – 29 March 2006.
The Betrothal of Sontar can be read here – (I have no idea who originally scanned these). If you like the story, buy the graphic novel (see below).
The Doctor and Rose Tyler land on the icebound world of Serac where they encounter the Sontaran crew of the Betrothal of Sontar, a mining vessel commanded by Colonel Snathe, whose quest for the “Worldbane”, a source of incredible power, has driven him insane. As the Doctor attempts to help Snathe find the Worldbane — mainly in order to recover the TARDIS — Rose befriends Lerox, an unusual Sontaran who possesses a conscience, and who holds the key to saving not only the Doctor and Rose, but the homeworld of Sontar itself.
The Betrothal of Sontar has been republished along with seven other stories in a Graphic Novel of the same name, the first part of the collected 10th Doctor Comic strips
“COLLECTED TENTH DOCTOR COMIC STRIPS – VOLUME 1
The Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler steer the TARDIS into a whole new realm of adventure and excitement in these collected comics from the pages of DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE!
This book features eight amazing stories: THE BETROTHAL OF SONTAR, THE LODGER, F.A.Q., THE FUTURISTS, INTERSTELLAR OVERDRIVE, OPERA OF DOOM!, THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER and THE WARKEEPER’S CROWN!
Fresh from his regeneration, the Tenth Doctor needs all hiw wits about him as he battles the war-loving Sontarans on a remote ice planet, while Rose finds herself facing her worst fears in front of her family – and live on TV!
Also: Mickey spends a maddening week with a Time Lord in his spare room, an ordinary boy crates an extraordinary world of deadly monsters, an intergalactic rock band seems doomed to die over and over again, and the Doctor catches up with his oldest friend, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, on an alien world where war is eternal!
PLUS! A special 15-page commentary section where the writers, artists and editors reveal the stories behind the strips, including TV writer GARETH ROBERTS (The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp)!
AN ESSENTIAL COLLECTION FOR FANS OF DOCTOR WHO AND CLASSIC BRITISH COMICS!”
The Betrothal of Sontar can be read here
If you like reading The Betrothal of Sontar comic strip, buy the graphic novel.