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Daleks: The Ultimate Comic Strip Collection Volume 1

Available to order from and

Pitiless war machines committed to universal conquest, the Daleks have terrified and enthralled Doctor Who fans for generations.

Collected together for the first time, Panini Comics proudly presents the first volume of Dalek stories taken from Doctor Who Magazine’s 40 years of award-winning comic strip.

Contains SIX complete adventures:


Also includes a comprehensive appendix featuring contributions and commentary from the artists and writers, plus a wealth of other behind-the-scenes details.

Categorised under: Books, Featured, Graphic novels and comics



  • Jake

    October 7th, 2022 - 11:07am

    Is this available from WHSmiths

  • Jake

    October 7th, 2022 - 11:06am

    Is this Dalek comic script collection available from WHSmiths

  • David Goldsworthy

    September 27th, 2022 - 3:53pm

    Received mine today – looks great.

    There’s an advert for volume 2 (featuring an Imperial Dalek on cover) at the back of volume 1.

  • Tegan’s Distant Cousin

    July 23rd, 2022 - 3:15am

    Here’s the tweet from Panini, which David Goldsworthy mentioned, that lists what comics will be collected:

    It means that Return of the Daleks (Doctor Who Weekly #1-4) will be the only strip included that hasn’t been previous collected, which is a shame. I hope it is also made available in another collection, perhaps when the various other backup strips are collected.

  • David Minter

    July 22nd, 2022 - 11:51pm

    This is being solicited by Diamond Distributors, the North American distributors of comic books and other items to comic book shops, in the latest issue of Previews, the monthly catalog of upcoming sales. It’s currently slated for delivery to comic book stores December 14th, 2022, but these target dates are rarely met.

  • Chuck Who

    July 15th, 2022 - 1:29pm

    Does anyone know why the back-up strips from Doctor Who Weekly and the early monthlies have never been collected into volumes? Surely it can’t be a copyright issue considering the range of characters used over the decades. Thankfully Cutaway Comics are producing new material.

  • David Goldsworthy

    July 14th, 2022 - 3:17pm

    @Booboo the information was posted on Twitter by Panini.

  • ellesse

    July 14th, 2022 - 10:36am

    I wonder if this will include Absalom Daak DK strip, best Dalek strip ever from DWM.

    • David Goldsworthy

      July 14th, 2022 - 1:23pm

      Yes it does include Absalom Daak.

  • me

    July 13th, 2022 - 10:49pm

    how about reprinting the annuals from the 1960s 70s and 80s ? a lot of fans have not seen them ever and the prices of some of the originals are way over the top

  • MIKK89

    July 12th, 2022 - 5:41pm

    I hope its more or less stories that have yet to be printed, possibly even TV Comics Doctor Who Comic Strips before the first issue of DWM as they did start publishing these in Doctor Who Classics for a while…

  • David Minter

    July 12th, 2022 - 3:28pm

    I do hope there will be some way to import this into the States. Either offering it or carrying some supply. Or, at least, hopefully will export books to the US.

    When I first saw the headline, I thought it was another collection of the TV 21 comics. Glad to see it was a collection of other Dalek comics.

    It would be interesting, though highly unlikely, if the Dell comics adaptation of the Doctor Who And The Daleks movie made it into this collection. It did get reprinted in Doctor Who Classic Comics, so, who knows?

    • David Minter

      July 16th, 2022 - 11:45pm

      According to the page for this pre-order, it does list as shipping to the United States when I view it. So, I do have that option.

  • Whovian4Ever

    July 12th, 2022 - 3:00pm

    Definitely getting this! I wonder if “Metamorphosis” from the 1993 Yearbook counts as DWM and if it is, will that strip be included too?

    • Anon

      July 12th, 2022 - 3:23pm

      It was included in a recent doctor who panini collection, age of chaos so presumably it will be included in either this volume or the next.

    • David Goldsworthy

      July 14th, 2022 - 1:24pm

      Yes it does include Metamorphosis from the 1993 DW Yearbook

  • Sascha

    July 12th, 2022 - 11:25am

    Has someone an Idea/Information when the Next Collection of DWM Comic Strips After Mistress of Chaos will be Released?

    549-552 / 556-558 / 559-562 / 570-571 / 572 / 574-577 / 578 Are the issues with Comics covered so gar

    Mistress of Chaos has covered the Comics of 18 issues DWM so I guess Even with COVID breaks there Are now 19 issues of Comic Content – i am looking forward to it

    • Anon

      July 12th, 2022 - 1:06pm

      This is technically the next collection, it’s published by panini. It might feature the latest strip, the cushing one.

    • Anon

      July 12th, 2022 - 1:13pm

      I know sascha, I’m hoping we get another doctor one soon.

    • The Outcast

      July 12th, 2022 - 4:49pm

      I reckon they’ll be waiting for 13’s run to be over so they can collect all of 13’s remaining issues in the next one. Just my theory mind, I know nothing about how Panini operates.

  • James17

    July 12th, 2022 - 10:43am

    Very interesting! I’d been hoping for some collection magazines as trying to follow particular characters such as the daleks seems to always take you on a random tour of about 40 different comics, it’ll be nice to have some all in one place.
    I’m not really caught up on the comic copyright situation, but does anyone know the logistics of republishing the Dalek books from back in the 60s, such as the Dalek Outer Space Book? That thing goes for ridiculous amounts on ebay and doesn’t seem like it’d been reprinted at all.

    • Andy R

      July 12th, 2022 - 11:24am

      I seem to remember there was a court case raised by the copyright holders (previously souvenir press) when the beeb published the dalek handbook… so probably not on the best terms for the 60s annuals. Hopefully with include fire and brimstone from the 8th Doctors comic strip run as well.

    • Anon

      July 12th, 2022 - 1:12pm

      This says the ultimate collection so I think it will feature all of the dalek strips from issue 1 to the present day. There aren’t that many really. 3 backup strips (the very first one and 2 daak) plus the new 60’s style one page dalek strip. 2nd dr (1), 4th dr (1), 6th doctor (1), 7th dr (3), 8th dr (2) and cushing dr (2 I think). The page count is not really an indication as they are often bigger but at 164 pages this just feature a fair amount of material.

    • Anon

      July 12th, 2022 - 1:15pm

      Just noticed it says volume one, it didn’t on the blurb I saw originally. So I presume if it’s two volumes then all of the strips will be reprinted.

  • Anon

    July 12th, 2022 - 8:39am

    No solid information but it looks like it may feature all of the dalek comic strips from panini. So dogs of doom – children of the revolution. It may feature the back up strips from the early days, the two daak stories and the first back up strip from issues 1-4 and it may feature the updated dalek strip that linked to the 60’s one. It’s pricey so I’ll need to know what it features as I have the panini collections but will get it if it features enough uncollected material

    • David Goldsworthy

      July 14th, 2022 - 1:26pm

      The contents have been confirmed as:

      Return of the Daleks (DW Weekly #1-4)

      Abslom Daak… Dalek Killer (DW Weekly #17-20)

      Star Tigers (DW Weekly #27-30, DW Monthly #44-46)

      Dogs of Doom (DW Weekly #27-34)

      Nemesis of the Daleks (DW Weekly #152-155)

      Metamorphosis (DW Yearbook 1993)

    • booboo

      July 14th, 2022 - 1:57pm

      can i ask where this came from?

    • Anon

      July 14th, 2022 - 1:47pm

      So only one piece of new material. Going to have to think about this one

  • Sons of Skaro

    July 12th, 2022 - 7:33am

    Very noice!

  • The Outcast

    July 12th, 2022 - 7:15am

    Guessing this is Dogs of Doom, Nemesis of the Daleks and Emperor of the Daleks?


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