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Doctor Who Magazine Exclusively Reprints the 1960s Daleks Comic Strips

All 104 instalments of the 1960s comic strip, The Daleks, will be reprinted in a bookazine edition of Doctor Who Magazine. These have been digitally restored, many strips from the original artwork, which makes this a much sought-after item already.

First published in TV Century 21 in 1965- 67, The Daleks was mostly written by David Whitaker, former Script Editor and writer of numerous TV serials including The Edge of Destruction, The Evil of the Daleks, and The Enemy of the World.

The special publication further features articles about the writers, illustrators, and publishers, including a detailed interview with artist, Ron Turner. Here’s the original Episode 1:

Editor, Marcus Hearn says:

“This is the fulfilment of a long-held ambition. I loved this strip as a child and now – having seen the stunning restoration by DWM art editor Peri Godbold and her team – I admire it even more. You can’t really say ‘The Daleks’ has been restored to its former glory, because I think it now looks better than it’s ever looked before.”

The cover’s by storyboard artist and DWM comic artist, Mike Collins.

Interior pages are mostly restored from original art boards, after an appeal by Down The Tubes for artwork owners to get in touch. It’s a remarkable achievement and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

The Daleks is on sale from Wednesday 11th November, priced £9.99 in the UK, in stores or online; a digital edition, priced £8.99, will also go on sale at It’ll be available in America for $19.99, though distribution won’t be as wide.

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Doctor Who Magazine Exclusively Reprints the 1960s Daleks Comic Strips

by Philip Bates time to read: 1 min
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