What is The Dalek Project?

The Dalek Project – a stunning new graphic novel, featuring the Eleventh Doctor – is set to hit the shelves on 6th September BBC Books have announced.

Written by Justin Richards and brought to life by Mike Collins (who both worked previously on last Doctor Who Graphic Novel The Only Good Dalek) The Dalek Project sees the Doctor arrive in 1917 – it’s the height of the Great War and Hellcombe Hall is a house filled with mystery: locked doors, forbidden rooms, dustsheets covering guilty secrets, and ghostly noises frightening the servants.

Most mysterious of all, the drawing-room seems to open directly onto a muddy, corpse-filled trench on the Western Front . . .

Arriving at this stately home, the Doctor meets Lord Hellcombe, an armaments manufacturer who has a new secret weapon he believes will win the war: he calls it ‘the Dalek’.

Soon, the Doctor and his new friends are in a race against time to prevent the entire Western Front from becoming part of the Dalek Project!

This is of course a strip that we know of from old. Back in 2009 we speculated that the book had been temporarily scuttled to avoid comparisons with a certain future TV episode…

Albert DePetrillo, senior editorial director for BBC Books, commented:

The Dalek Project has been many years in the making, and I know that fans will find it worth the wait. Justin’s brilliant script – one of my favourite Doctor Who stories in many years – is brought thrillingly to life with Mike Collins’s art. It’s a big, bold, beautiful book, and I can’t wait for people to read it.”

The Dalek Project, written by Justin Richards with artwork by Mike Collins, is available to pre-order from Amazon. for release on 6th September.

Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

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