Let's forget (if not forgive) the atrocious necrophilia of the Sevenverse and focus instead on a question that has left me bewildered and frustrated for more than twenty years.
WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT THING?!?
OK, bit of context. That is a panel from Fellow Travellers, a comic strip by Andrew Cartmel from 1990 where the Seventh Doctor and Ace save the caretakers at Allen Road from some alien Hitchers. The Doctor bursts in, deciding that rather than explain he's the employer and there's danger coming, but act like a total twat that everyone will assume he's talking absolute bollocks and ignore him. Since he hasn't even bothered to tell Ace what's going on, this rescue mission is not off to the start.
And then we get that panel of some freaky hulking glowing robot lumbering towards the house.
But that isn't a Hitcher, who are shown to be invisible and can only perform Hulk-like transformations to passing organic life forms.
The giant robot doesn't appear in the strip again. It isn't mentioned. It just stands there.
And even after being printed, reprinted and reprinted again - even the latest compilation The Good Soldier offers absolutely no explanation for what the hell that thing is or why it's there. Why did they draw it? Is it meant to be some kind of ordinary thing you'd find near a house? Is that what bustops look like in Kent?
SERIOUSLY! PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY! WHAT IS THAT THING???