Schoolgirl Sharon and friend Fudge Higgins
encounter Beep the Meep, who appears injured after his spaceship crashes
into the Blackcastle Steel Mills. Tricking the children into
trusting him, Beep is actually a murderous tyrant on the run from the
Wrath Warriors. After helping to put Beep back into the Wrath's
custody the Doctor attempts to return her to Blackcastle.
Initially unable to get her home,
the Doctor, Sharon, and K-9 find themselves off on a series of adventures.
On an adventure in the far future in the New
Earth System, Sharon encounters Wereloxs, gets a new costume that she wears
for the duration of her time in the strip, and comes just short of
meeting the Daleks.
quickly adapts to her new life with the Doctor and K-9, at one point
making the comment,
ďAw, Iím not worried! Iím getting used to
fighting creatures from space.Ē
Sharon's next adventure with the Doctor, she not only gets a new
hairstyle, but literally grows up. Their encounter with Brimo the
Timewitch ages Sharon four years, and she now sees little point
returning to school.
a few more stories, including meeting Sontarans in 1522 China,
Sharon inexplicably decides to stay with Vernor Allen on Unicepter IV
after putting and end to the threat of the parasitic Slinths, furry pet
creatures native to the planet, that the humans have been using to
enhance their dreams for entertainment purposes. To their
surprise, they were actually feeding off of their brain energy.
It is unclear at what point Sharon and Vernor fall in love,
but clever readers
should have seen it coming all along. Vernor
was the only other black character in the strip. I guess it was inevitable
that she would feel obliged to stay with the first, and only, black man she met
on her travels with the Doctor.
not a story that features Sharon, worthy of note is the strip adventure from
Doctor Who Yearbook 1996, Star Beast II. Here the 4th
Doctor and K-9, while trying to get to Unicepter IV in time for Sharonís wedding,
wind up back in Blackcastle.