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Published on July 8th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

The Only Good Dalek

From Justin Richards and Mike Collins comes The Only Good Dalek, the first ever graphic novel from BBC Books!

As you can see from the cover – freshly released today – it’s a colourful affair, set during the Human-Dalek war.

Doctor Who - The Only Good DalekThe Only Good Dalek is an epic tale from Richards, a well known author of children’s fiction, and of a good number of Doctor Who books; he’s also Creative Consultant to BBC Books. 
 
Meanwhile you may well know Mike Collins work as an illustrator - he is best known for illustrating Doctor Who Magazine’s long running comic strip.

‘Station 7 is the most secret establishment in the whole of Earth-Space. Even our own people don’t know it exists. It’s beyond top secret. There’s no way the Daleks can ever find it.’
 
Station 7 is where the Earth Forces send all the equipment captured in their unceasing war against the Daleks.  It’s where Dalek technology is analysed and examined. It’s where the Doctor and Amy have just arrived. But somehow the Daleks have found out about Station 7 – and there’s something there that they want back. 
 
With the Doctor increasingly worried about the direction the Station’s research is taking, the commander of Station 7 knows he has only one possible, desperate, defence. Because the last terrible secret of Station 7 is that they don’t only store captured Dalek technology. It’s also a prison. And the only thing that might stop a Dalek is another Dalek…

 
An epic, full-colour graphic novel featuring the Doctor and Amy, as played by Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television.
 
For a taster of The Only Good Dalek, please visit www.eburypublishing.co.uk - we think you’ll agree it looks great!

The Only Good Dalek is release on September 16th, 2010, but can be pre-ordered from Amazon for £15.29!

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




5 Responses to The Only Good Dalek

  1. Leosw4 says:

    This looks and sounds great. Seems very classic Who. Well worth a purchase if only out of curiosity.

  2. Carn says:

    looks good.

  3. jason_z says:

    Hmm, ‘the first ever graphic novel from BBC Books’. Wasn’t that supposed to be Tenth Doctor Dalek story, set during the (First?) World War, due out about a year ago but which looked like it got pulled because of similarities to Victory of the Daleks?

    As fans of Doctor Who comics, the residents of Kasterborous Towers have a duty to find out! Er… :)

  4. Cosier says:

    I like the sound of this new graphic novel, I just hope it catches on and we get a new Doctor Who comic every 4 months or so.

    @jason_z
    The Tenth Doctor graphic novel was called The Dalek Project and was due to be released last November. It has been delayed due to similarities to Victory of the Daleks but apparently it is still going to be released on the 22nd of September 2011 (yes, really).

  5. jason_z says:

    @cosier
    Thank you! I couldn’t remember the title of that original first BBC DW graphic novel. Now gone and added it to my Amazon wish list… :)

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