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WHOMPP!

Art by Steve Parkhouse and Paul Neary, Doctor Who Monthly #71. Cover date December 1982

Steve Parkhouse and Paul Neary combine somewhat unsatisfactorily here.  I can only assume this was a rush job, because both Neary and Parkhouse are very competent artists capable of art that exceeds  the static, sketchy panel on display here.  The Doctor’s left arm is stiff and appears detached, almost as if it belongs to someone else.  Likewise his coat on the left side seems to have been overly sprayed with starch to maintain that stiff look in the wake of a billowing blast.

The WHOMMP has a sense of anarchy and fun about it that seems out of place in the strip after Gibbon’s long slog, but the Docotor’s face and right arm are strong enough to convey something of the heat.