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Published on April 14th, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Remember Abslom Daak?

This week’s Kasterborous podKast features a fascinating discussion with Gareth Kavanagh about the second Doctor Who Magazine love-in that is Vworp Vworp! #2!

Long-term readers of Kasterborous will recall that the first issue of Vworp Vworp! featured a couple of contributions from this very site, not least in the shape of part 1 of Time Leech, our own Doctor Who comic strip.

But Vworp Vworp! was much more than a fanzine with a comic strip in it – rather it was a thing of beauty, with the professional quality design, printing and writing contributing to a pinnacle of fanzine production. In many ways it was like a copy of DWM that is itself about DWM.

One of the key characters in the early days of Doctor Who Magazine (back in the Weekly/Monthly days) was Abslom Daak, the insane Dalek killer, and his band of Star Tigers. Daak features heavily in the next issue of Vworp Vworp!, and Gareth Kavanagh tells us a little bit about this and some other features coming up in the magazine.

Use the play button below to enjoy the podKast right now, or use the direct download link to save it to your PC. Alternatively, subscribe to the RSS feed to get each new episode synced to your portable media player of choice!

Thanks to Gareth for taking time out from the production of Vworp Vworp! #2 to chat with us!

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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+.




3 Responses to Remember Abslom Daak?

  1. Leosw4 says:

    Yeah he was great.

    All those early strips within the then DWW (both lead and back up strips), where exceptional-the artwork was incredible.I wonder how Abslom would fare again the (series 1-before things went all silly) Time War Daleks?

    There used to be another semi regular strip about a Cyberman called Kroton, who had a ‘soul’-that was great as well.

  2. Leosw4 says:

    Yeah he was great.

    All those early strips within the then DWW (both lead and back up strips), where exceptional-the artwork was incredible.I wonder how Abslom would fare against the series 1(-before things went all silly) Time War Daleks?

    There used to be another semi regular strip about a Cyberman called Kroton, who had a ‘soul’-that was great as well.

  3. Carn says:

    i remember him. started pixelling a sprite of him a while back but never finished it. but then I also have unfinished ones of the Brig and Sarah Jane I really should finish even as a small tribute in light of recent tragic events.

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