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Doctor Who Magazine: The Daleks

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The ultimate collectors’ edition of the classic 1960s strip.

First published in TV Century 21 from 1965 to 1967, The Daleks was devised by Terry Nation and largely written by Doctor Who’s first story editor David Whitaker.

For this collectors’ edition, all 104 instalments have been digitally restored – the vast majority from the original artwork.

The bookazine also includes new features about the writers, illustrators and publishers who created The Daleks, including a detailed interview with artist Ron Turner.

Editor Marcus Hearn says: “This is the fulfilment of a long-held ambition. I loved this strip as a child and now – having seen the stunning restoration by DWM art editor Peri Godbold and her team – I admire it even more. You can’t really say The Daleks has been restored to its former glory, because I think it now looks better than it’s ever looked before.”

The Daleks is on sale at WH Smith, selected supermarkets from Wednesday 11 November priced £9.99 (UK). It’s also available as a digital edition, priced £8.99, from

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  • Mark Burton

    November 28th, 2020 - 1:25pm

    Just ordered with no issues from Forbidden Planet

  • Ricky

    November 28th, 2020 - 7:05am

    Back in stock again at FP.

  • David Minter

    November 27th, 2020 - 10:58pm

    Is there a way to get this if you’re in the United States?


    • booboo

      November 28th, 2020 - 8:55am

      its on previews now so ypu should be able to order next year

    • David Minter

      November 28th, 2020 - 4:56pm

      I had wondered if Diamond might carry it sometime for shipping in 2021.

      Diamond just solicited in the most recent Previews something called Daleks, but that appeared to be some kind of Panini special about the upcoming Revolution Of The Daleks.

  • Steve

    November 27th, 2020 - 8:15pm

    Dalek mag arrived today from Forbidden Planet 🙂 Very well packaged. In a grey bag inside a cardboard sleeve.

  • Doctorus

    November 27th, 2020 - 1:52pm

    ‘Managed to get this at my local WHSmith store, today! Unfortunately it was the last copy but, I couldn’t resist picking one up and having a read. I’m hoping that it’s really good! =)

  • Simon Maxwell

    November 26th, 2020 - 6:23pm

    Has anyone who managed to order a copy of this from Panini a couple of days ago had the copy despatched yet? Both my orders on the Panini site still say, “under processing”.

    • Coleman

      November 26th, 2020 - 6:37pm

      I ordered from FP about two weeks ago and it’s just been dispatched today.
      I suppose with Christmas on the doorstep we have to be patient.

    • Philip Shaw

      November 27th, 2020 - 11:11am

      I ordered 2 for friends off Panini, paid £4.95 next day delivery…this is the 3rd day and still no sign !

    • PedzVW

      November 27th, 2020 - 6:36pm

      Ordered mine using the discount code which definitely worked and free delivery
      Already arrived today

  • Coleman

    November 26th, 2020 - 2:31pm

    My copy’s been dispatched today.
    Received a Dr Who comic today aswell that was ordered in September from FP.

  • Black Guardian

    November 25th, 2020 - 2:40pm

    If anyone’s still looking there’s a buy it now on ebay at the moment for £13.75 inc UK p+p.

    8 available atm.

  • Robin Barron

    November 25th, 2020 - 10:27am

    I purchased a copy from my local Tesco

  • David Havers

    November 25th, 2020 - 9:44am

    I ordered my copy from Forbidden planet, if they had more stock in why am I still waiting for my copy. Makes no sense to me.

    • Garfield

      November 26th, 2020 - 11:00am

      Ye FP do appear to be having a huge back log of orders. Might not have been a wise move for them to re-open up orders for a third time if they have still not filled the first two patches yet ?

      Ye I know it’s a blancing act for them to keep trading and depends where they do the distribution from and how many people are working on that to how long before they clear it all.

      Just hope they remember……. Christmas is coming and they will have lots more orders for other products to get out.

      Maybe they need more staff ?

    • booboo

      November 26th, 2020 - 12:00pm

      With many companies its not the staff its the social distancing and cleaning regime that can considerably slow things down, putting more staff in the same space is just not an option.

    • Tibbles

      November 26th, 2020 - 1:20pm

      FP have been incredibly slow at dispatching things due to Covid, took them 2 weeks to dispatch a Pop I bought a couple months ago; can only assume it’s getting worse as we approach Christmas.

  • Sons of Skaro

    November 24th, 2020 - 1:02pm

    Did this come back in stock at Panini? It still seems to be out of stock.

    • booboo

      November 24th, 2020 - 1:08pm

      yes it did

    • Sons of Skaro

      November 24th, 2020 - 1:22pm

      Glad I was able get a copy from Sainsbury’s when I did.

    • Ken

      November 24th, 2020 - 5:49pm

      It’s still at FP

    • Anonymous

      November 24th, 2020 - 6:38pm

      Forbidden Planet now seems to be sold out again

  • Mr Keeler

    November 24th, 2020 - 12:30pm

    Ordered from FP. Thanks for the heads up!

    • The Loiterer

      November 24th, 2020 - 3:59pm

      Unless the counter resets when it hits zero, Forbidden Planet apparently have only 32 copies left as of 4pm.

    • The Loiterer

      November 24th, 2020 - 6:05pm

      And at 6pm, they’re all gone.

  • Jason Z

    November 24th, 2020 - 11:18am

    Some have said that they couldn’t get the 10% code BF10 to work, but it worked for me when I ordered from Panini. Initially I was told there was a server error – probably due to too many of us trying to buy at once, I suppose – but then it went through and my confirmation emails from Panini and PayPal confirm that I’ve paid £8.99.

    • Rarer than a merciful Dalek

      November 24th, 2020 - 7:55pm

      Missed out again on Forbidden Planet despite giving my email address for notification when available. So much for that.

  • MaxHeadroom

    November 24th, 2020 - 11:15am

    Panini – You’ve *really* dropped the ball on this release, and severely underestimated the demand for this classic reprint. Unfortunately by doing so you’ve ensured that more scalpers than fans have managed to grab hold of copies. You should offer another print run at least so everyone gets a chance to order one and the scalpers are left unable to shift their copies with inflated prices…

    • MaxHeadroom

      November 24th, 2020 - 12:33pm

      Ordered from FB. Thanks for the heads up here! 🙂

  • prototype dalek

    November 24th, 2020 - 10:18am

    Just got my dispatch email from Forbidden Planet

  • Coleman

    November 24th, 2020 - 9:56am

    Ordered from FP, I wish they’d let me know if they are going to fulfil all orders, instead of keep putting delivery dates back. If it’s not coming I could order from Panini to make sure I secure a copy.

  • V

    November 24th, 2020 - 9:10am

    Orders are live on Panini site! Have just made mine!

    • PedzVW

      November 24th, 2020 - 9:16am

      Same – use code BF10 for 10% off

    • AdamW

      November 24th, 2020 - 9:40am

      PedzVW, I don’t think you can use the 10% off with a “bookazine”.

    • Anonymous

      November 24th, 2020 - 9:45am

      Agh – lots of server errors on checkout – I eventually had my money taken by the card company .. yet no order confirmation when I returned to the site .. this could be PAINFUL

    • Anonymous

      November 24th, 2020 - 9:51am

      Gah! Server Error on checkout — your order will be queued …

      Yet I did get ONE payment confirmation from the credit card provider .. yet no order number ..


    • daz

      November 24th, 2020 - 9:56am

      Got mine. Thanks.

      BF10 doesn’t work with bookazines.

    • Evan Marshall

      November 24th, 2020 - 9:57am

      Tried to buy this and it went through to Paypal but didn’t seem to acknowledge that the order went through. Can find no email from Paypal and nothing in my Paypal account showing a transaction was made. Trying to buy it again, it allows me to place it in my basket but won’t allow the discount count and won’t follow through to either Paypal or any other payment option. I’m increasingly resigned to paying over the odds on eBay.

    • Steve

      November 24th, 2020 - 10:05am

      I had to try three times to get through paying by PayPal and do the whole process again. You got to keep on trying if you get any problems. Maybe we are crashing the server and breaking Panini again lol

    • J

      November 24th, 2020 - 10:07am

      Brave Browser was failing me whilst checking out signed into my account

      Switched to chrome – paypal checkout whilst not signed in – order made – email confirmations received!

      Now that credit card pending debit showing in my online banking had better vanish!

    • Luck4UNow

      November 24th, 2020 - 10:20am

      Can’t find it on Panini website.

      Did I just miss out AGAIN?????????

    • Ricky

      November 24th, 2020 - 11:50am

      FB now have these in stock folks, so be quick

    • Black Guardian

      November 24th, 2020 - 12:17pm

      Thanks for the heads-up guys. Just ordered mine through FP: £17.49 inc shipping to Spain.

  • S

    November 23rd, 2020 - 1:59pm

    Absolutely disgusted with reply I have received from DWM subscriptions re: my enquiry as to whether this special is included in my subscription or not. Can not believe they are encouraging ebay scalpers! Their reply was:-

    “The Dalek Special is a bookazine and therefore is not part of the subscription package.
    It has been incredibly popular and isn’t available on the online store at the moment. Can we please therefore suggest that you look in shops such as WHSmith for a copy or try websites such as eBay”

    • daz

      November 23rd, 2020 - 3:30pm


      They are just being honest.
      What else can they do?

      Magically make it part of your subscription?

    • Anonymous

      November 23rd, 2020 - 6:44pm

      It’s not illegal to sell things on ebay. If people are willing to pay silly prices it’s up them.

    • andy l

      November 25th, 2020 - 8:58am

      I tried from release date in 3 WH Smiths and 2 sainsbury’s not one had received a single copy.Staff confirmed lots of people asking but they didn’t have it nor could find it on ordering system. – still looking still no luck.Perhaps

  • Anonymous

    November 23rd, 2020 - 1:03pm

    We are well passed the mid-late morning so have I missed it again or did it not appear? I’ve refreshed repeatedly since about 8am and it never showed in the search. Has the update on the site been delayed?

    • booboo

      November 23rd, 2020 - 1:05pm

      dont know but i also kept looking

    • The Fishmonger

      November 23rd, 2020 - 6:33pm

      Chap on Twitter who seems to be connected to panini supply chain says they are trying to definitely to get it in the online store tomorrow.

    • Steve

      November 23rd, 2020 - 7:36pm

      I’ve been checking all day too and not seen them.

  • DWComicArt

    November 22nd, 2020 - 2:44pm

    Good news! This can now be ordered from Diamond in the USA however it won’t arrive in shops until the end of February (at the earliest). I just hope Panini fulfills all the pre-orders even if it involves another printing.

  • Doctor Stu

    November 22nd, 2020 - 10:57am

    I ordered this from Forbidden Planet and they keep pushing back the order to a later date, it’s happened about three times now, does this mean they haven’t got the stock to fulfill my order? If they’re as rare as they seem to be should I just try and shop elsewhere. I feel like I’m just sitting around waiting for an email from FB to tell me they can’t fulfill my order at all

    • Coleman

      November 22nd, 2020 - 4:12pm

      I hope not Dr Stu,
      Ive ordered from them aswell.

    • will it arrive

      November 23rd, 2020 - 10:56am

      They appear to be really bad at updating on this item. Either they can get the stock or they can’t then update customers. Then at least you know.

  • Jordan9364

    November 21st, 2020 - 4:18pm

    Recieved my copy this morning from Panini, but its printed with the inside pages upside down! Any advice? Are misprints like this more or less valuable?

    • Coleman

      November 21st, 2020 - 5:11pm

      My advice would be not to return it in case you can’t get another copy.
      If you can afford it just try and buy another.
      ( Might become more valuable in future, you never know).

    • The Geeks Handbag

      November 21st, 2020 - 8:25pm

      I’ve seen a few people have had the same issue…must be a batch.
      I would ask for Panini for a replacement and hopefully you can keep the one you’ve got as it will probably be collectable!

    • Jordan9364

      November 22nd, 2020 - 10:14am

      That’s interesting, thank you for the responses

  • MJS

    November 21st, 2020 - 2:06pm

    Managed to pick up the last/only (?) copy in local WHSmiths! Phew!!!

  • Thalia

    November 21st, 2020 - 2:39am

    Valeyard, apologies if you already know this but it bears repeating for those sellers who don’t.

    Royal Mail Tracked and Signed is a bit of a misnomer. The BUYER in Oz can NOT track the parcel after it has left the UK! Australia Post can but their customers can not. If something has gone wrong (wrong address, Covid delays etc) the buyer has no idea what has happened and has to more or less guess when to contact AP for them to find it. We have no idea where a parcel is until it turns up at the doorstep.

    Royal Mail Tracked however CAN be tracked by the buyer – on Royal Mail’s site until it leaves the country then Australia Post website (keeping the same RM tracking number).

    If I had a dollar for every UK seller who said a parcel would be sent Tracked when they actually meant Tracked and Signed I could make some money…..and grit my teeth in frustration at the same time.

  • Thalia

    November 21st, 2020 - 12:34am

    John, I’ve read on eBay US that the GSP is supposed to be good for heavy and high end expensive items (presumably because loss or damage is not the seller’s responsibility) but frankly should never be used for anything that doesn’t fit that criteria. eBay itself had recommended it not be used to items under $50 or maybe even up to $100. If the item is inexpensive and/or light weight the postal service is the way to go.
    For info, for a long time Fedex (BTW using only their ECONOMY service!) facilitated transporting parcels from the US (not sure about the UK) to Oz…..where they were promptly handed over to Australia Post to deliver! For the stuff I bought sellers might as well have used the postal service.
    The last two times I had no choice but to use the GSP (including from the UK) more recently, Fedex were no longer in the picture and parcels were handled by APG – Australia Post Global – and the service had improved markedly. So why still use Pitney Bowes and the GSP to send parcels when Royal Mail to Australia Post can do it so much better?

  • Coleman

    November 20th, 2020 - 7:02pm

    Ordered this awhile back from Forbidden planet,
    Haven’t a clue when it’ll arrive.
    Hope it’s soon, really looking forward to reading it, never saw the originals.

    • Coleman

      November 21st, 2020 - 11:09am

      On a positive note, yesterday I had an email from FP, theyve just posted one of my comics. (Think I pre ordered it around September). So it shouldn’t be long now.

    • Luck4UNow

      November 21st, 2020 - 2:30pm

      I checked in on my order with FP, and my order status is still “Awaiting Stock Items”.

      They still haven’t charged me.

      Doesn’t seem to bode to well……

  • Paul Pearson

    November 20th, 2020 - 6:09pm

    I ordered mine from Panini a few days ago and it arrived today. I must have been lucky and got one of the few remaining copies.

    • Grant P

      November 21st, 2020 - 11:59am

      Same as mine arrived today! It’s lovely! Just watched the second episode of the Daleks series and will settle down to read this!

  • Damon Cartwright

    November 20th, 2020 - 4:47pm

    I managed to get mine the day of release in Tesco

  • Richard

    November 19th, 2020 - 7:23pm

    I ordered mine from Panini on Monday but haven’t received a dispatch email yet and haven’t received the item yet either…

    • Ben

      November 20th, 2020 - 12:06pm

      I ordered mine Monday. Didn’t get a dispatch email either, however just got delivered, so hopefully it’ll come today for you.

    • The Geeks Handbag

      November 20th, 2020 - 12:41pm

      Mine arrived today too…was surprised it was sent in a Hero Collector box as it’s nothing to do with them as far as I know, anyone else had that?

    • Graham

      November 20th, 2020 - 2:00pm

      Yes also ordered Monday from Panini and just delivered so very happy, let’s hope the they can hurry up and send out my subscription copy of the dr who magazine which is over a week late now

    • Richard

      November 20th, 2020 - 3:03pm

      Mine arrived this morning also arrived in Hero Collector mailer too.

  • Thalia

    November 19th, 2020 - 10:49am

    I’m in Australia and tried to order a copy from Forbidden Planet….no luck so far. I think I won’t be able to get this book even on eBay as many sellers are using the GSP. Sigh.

    • Valeyard

      November 19th, 2020 - 3:42pm

      What’s the issue with GSP, if you don’t mind me asking? Is it because it’s expensive? I’m based in the UK and usually offer free postage for domestic and GSP for overseas, mainly out of laziness because I would otherwise have to work out the postal charges for each postage zone…

    • Black Guardian

      November 19th, 2020 - 9:36pm

      Valeyard, Yes it’s ridiculously expensive. It makes things prohibitively expensive for those of us outside the UK.

    • Valeyard

      November 19th, 2020 - 10:34pm

      Thanks Black Guardian, I didn’t appreciate it was so bad. It might be worth the extra effort after all.

    • Thalia

      November 20th, 2020 - 1:45am

      Appallingly expensive. Besides that Pitney Bowes includes a fee for administering the 10% Oz Goods and Services Tax (something that is not permitted by the tax office here for companies in Oz but cannot be stopped if the company is overseas).
      Also some sellers have (presumably) worked out how to combine items under one GSP cost….but others haven’t so you could be charged double or triple etc depending on how many items you want to buy from them.
      Also….I’ve been told if sellers don’t include all details about the item like size and weight etc the GSP charge is VERY high presumably based on some PB airy fairy assumption of what if might be.
      As an example I found a copy of the Daleks book on eBay for $24.95 AU but when it included the GSP and GST (with PB admin charges) the total cost went up to over $70 AU. That’s ridiculous! Royal Mail is not going to charge a fortune even with tracking!

    • Valeyard

      November 20th, 2020 - 2:39pm

      Jeez… I didn’t appreciate all this. Thanks Thalia, I’ll definitely be more careful with overseas postage settings from now on.

    • John

      November 20th, 2020 - 3:08pm

      Interesting comments re GPS. I lways use it and have never had any complaints, though I have noticed that sometimes it combines shipping on multiple orders and others not! I find it cheaper on expensive items than post office would be.

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