At long last, BBC Books is to publish its first graphic novel!
The first in a new series of Doctor Who graphic novels begins with The Dalek Project which pits the Tenth Doctor against Daleks during World War One.
Written by BBC Books Doctor Who stalwart Justin Richards and illustrated by Doctor Who Magazine veteran Mike Collins The Dalek Project also features an introduction by Russell T Davies.
It looks like The Dalek Project is classic aliens in history/alt history fare – the details are below…
1917: The Great War is at its fiercest and most terrible. But things are about to get even worse. Armaments manufacturer Lord Hellcombe has a new secret weapon he believes will win the war. But when the Doctor witnesses the final demonstration he begins to realize how much danger everyone is in: Lord Hellcombe claims to have invented the Dalek! Except, of course, that nothing is quite what it seems. Now, the Doctor and his new friends must draw on every type of early 20th century technology and every element of human ingenuity and bravery if they are to discover the truth – and survive – to prevent the entire Western Front of World War One from becoming part of The Dalek Project!
Richards said: "We’ve been keen to move into this area for a long time, and it’s taken a lot of planning and preparation." He added, "The graphic novel format lends itself to storytelling on an epic scale.ö
Set for release on 24th September 2009, The Dalek Project has an RRP of £14.99 – and you can see the full-sized cover art on amazon