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September 16th, 2023 42 comments

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Doctor Who Liberation Of The Daleks Paperback

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Picking up from where the previous Doctor Who TV series left off, Liberation of the Daleks is the 14th Doctor’s first official adventure. A new regeneration, but a familiar face, this exclusive comic strip collection, sees the return of the Doctor’s deadliest enemies – the Daleks! Taken from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, this 13-part tale bridges the gap between recent episodes, tying directly into the new TV series continuity.

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  • James

    March 28th, 2024 - 1:15pm

    Picked a copy up today half price. My local Whs store is having a massice sale. This was a bargain.

  • Andrew

    December 3rd, 2023 - 6:40pm

    American reporting in again: There was someone on Amazon purportedly selling this for the last week or so, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were UK exports or some sort of scam, but now that’s all gone and the site’s listing I guess is defaulting to the official stateside publication we’re getting.. which won’t be ready until March.

    That’s certainly a bummer.

  • Ab-Normal

    November 23rd, 2023 - 10:21pm

    Just out of interest, was this write up from a press release? As I’ve just got the graphic, which I preordered, and it’s got no behind the scenes stuff in it at all! Just an introduction by Alan Barnes.

    • booboo

      November 24th, 2023 - 8:13am

      from the original Amazon listing which they must have changed at some point

  • Brettd262

    October 15th, 2023 - 10:48am

    Looks like the release date for this has changed from 1 Nov to 23rd, so likely to arrive after the specials. Disappointing, was looking forward to reading these in advance of them.

    • anon

      October 15th, 2023 - 3:33pm

      I will be reading this first, then watch the Specials after; on DVD release.

  • Daniel Seymour

    October 12th, 2023 - 9:19am

    Need to change the blurb: its not a 13 part tale as it continues into the next issue, and maybe beyond.

  • Bill Silver

    October 11th, 2023 - 1:52pm

    They’ve changed the cover. For the better I think.

  • anon

    October 11th, 2023 - 10:25am

    Interesting, they have changed the cover?

    • booboo

      October 11th, 2023 - 10:27am

      yes they have, they often do with these.

    • anon

      October 11th, 2023 - 1:54pm

      Nice, as I prefer this new one!

  • Whovian4Ever

    July 25th, 2023 - 5:54pm

    Finally available to pre-order from Amazon UK!

  • Sascha

    July 12th, 2023 - 9:06am

    Is it already Sold out @amazon or is pre Order Not possible so far?

    • booboo

      July 12th, 2023 - 9:09am

      No all they seem to do is to mess about with Doctor Who listings these days

  • Doctor Stu

    July 12th, 2023 - 8:03am

    I hope this comic is ignored in the 60th, meeting the Daleks is a big tv event, not something for a random comic to deal with. Same thing with his post regeneration thoughts and feelings. We need it on screen, unless this is a way to cut out all of that baggage so we can get straight into the action in the 60th. I suppose it makes sense, they don’t want David Tennants return to be bogged down by regeneration based confusion and sickness, it just feels a bit cheap to deal with major plot bits completely off screen. Feels like Star Wars

    • Alex Oswin

      July 12th, 2023 - 11:53am

      From what RTD has hinted at in DWM this comic is set prior to the specials and the specials are set some amount of time later once 14 has settled into the regeneration.

    • Ian R

      October 11th, 2023 - 5:56pm

      I have no idea whether the Daleks might make a small cameo in the 60th, but I get the impression that’s exactly why this comic story exists: so that Fourteen can get a Dalek story. From RTD’s comments at the start of the comic, Liberation takes up the first hour of Fourteen’s life, and then it’s more or less directly into the TV specials. Although there didn’t seem to be much/any regenerative confusion in the comic, he’s just straight into action.

  • atl

    July 11th, 2023 - 9:09pm

    i thought this would happen but £15 for 100 pages is a bit high

    • James

      October 11th, 2023 - 12:13pm

      Not if you buy the magazine it isn’t. Be £100+ if you could only access via the magazine

  • Anthony G

    July 11th, 2023 - 6:41pm

    I believe this isn’t the same size as the graphic novels we’ve come to know. It’s the smaller format, perfect bound magazines that WHSmith sell.

    • Anon

      July 11th, 2023 - 6:45pm

      Like the original 9th doctor collection then. Probably means they’ll release it again in a different format with one extra story and get even more money out of us…

    • Anthony G

      July 11th, 2023 - 7:29pm

      Smaller than that Anon.

    • Anon

      July 11th, 2023 - 8:00pm

      The 9th doctor comics were released first as a bookazine style publication before getting the graphic novel release. Is this going to be a bookazine sized book?

    • bryan

      July 11th, 2023 - 8:13pm

      Number of pages: 100
      Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm

      According to the Waterstones website
      Same size as the The Regular Graphics. It’s bigger certainly than The Daleks collection ( TV 21)

      would make sense to be the same size as the regular Graphics for Collectors but then some are mm taller or wider than others so non are Regular.

    • Anon

      July 11th, 2023 - 8:25pm

      Cheers Bryan. Not to bothered about the size really, just pleased it’s actually being released.

  • James

    July 11th, 2023 - 3:57pm

    Will this make sense for people who don’t read the magazine or buy the book? Or will it be like the mini pudsey cutaway episode between parting of the ways and Christmas invasion? Where if you didn’t see it and the 2 stories still linked up.

    • AlbertoFrog

      July 11th, 2023 - 5:44pm

      I get the impression that the 60th anniversary specials will start with the Doctor either in the TARDIS or having just arrived somewhere (i.e. he won’t be stood on Durdle Door). For those who only watch the TV eps it will be “shortly after” we last saw him, but those who read the comics will know he’s been up to stuff in the meantime. So both will work.

  • anon

    July 11th, 2023 - 2:59pm

    Does anyone have a larger image of the cover yet?

    • Bookcollector

      July 11th, 2023 - 3:41pm

      Click on the links above

    • anon

      July 11th, 2023 - 6:14pm

      Tried those links already they only have a small picture

    • Anon

      July 11th, 2023 - 6:43pm

      Clicking on the small image enlarges it

    • anon

      July 12th, 2023 - 5:15am

      No it doesn’t: I want a larger picture to download & these images aren’t it

    • daz

      July 13th, 2023 - 4:07pm

      Anon. The Amazon link does have a bigger picture if you click on it.

      But if you are talking pixels that will give you a full decent quality image you can print I guess you’ll have to wait til it is out and maybe buy it?

    • anon

      July 16th, 2023 - 7:37pm

      I’ve got it on my ‘To Buy’ list but was hoping for a larger picture so that I could see the details better. I’ll just have to wait until I can Pre-Order it.

  • Whofan44

    July 11th, 2023 - 12:43pm

    Do we know if this will feature the remaining 13th Doctor comic, 9th Doctor TLV story and Peter Cushing Doctor comic that have yet to be collected?

    • Anon

      July 11th, 2023 - 1:06pm

      Doubt it as it states it’s 100 pages.

    • Bookcollector

      July 11th, 2023 - 1:08pm

      Cover only had Alan barnes listed as author so I think it only features the liberation story. At 100 pages there isn’t room for any other stories.

  • daz

    July 11th, 2023 - 12:11pm

    I’m looking forward to reading it in full just before the 60th Specials start.

    A nice prequel bonus as The Star Beast will no doubt start straight after it when the 14th Doctor lands in Camden.

  • Loobop

    July 11th, 2023 - 8:45am

    glad i didn’t buy dwm just for the 14th doctor comic now,those that did well be kicking themselves now’h

    • Nathan

      July 11th, 2023 - 9:24am

      Roblox death sound. I bought 7 of the issues but went off it with that rose cover the colours just made it stick out so was hoping they would do this spent about £60 at this point

    • Drwhofan12

      July 11th, 2023 - 12:39pm

      I got some but some months I didn’t have the money so this will be good

    • David

      July 11th, 2023 - 5:01pm

      All the comic strips from DWM have been released in their own publication. It’s been happening for years.

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