Writer: Grant Morrison, Artist: John Ridgway (breakdowns), Tim Perkins (finished art), Editor: Sheila Cranna
The 6th Doctor, Peri and Frobisher follow a distress call to the storm lashed world of Marinus...
They were sent to investigate disturbances in time, disturbances which begin to affect them inside the twisted TARDIS.
...from his travels with Jamie McCrimmon.
[somehow!] remembers that the Cyber-Controller from The Invasion referred to them having been on "Planet 14."
The alien, Maxilla, explains that he is a maintence repair worker tasked with looking after the "Worldshaper" machines, devices built to accelerate time on deserted worlds in order to develop their environments, but that his people made a terrible error when "Planet 14", Marinus, turned out to be inhabited.
The World Shapers keeps up the high standard of art work for the 6th Doctor's era, although on this occasion it's a John Ridgway bedrock that's built on by Tim Perkins.
(N.B. This strip was originally published in black and white, but the snapshots presented here are from the sympathetically coloured reprints by IDW)
Coming Soon... Planet of the Dead