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February 21st, 2024 16 comments

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Doctor Who The Return of The Daleks Back-Up Tales Vol. 1

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Discover timeless tales of the Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians and many more in this brand-new collection from Panini Comics!

These ‘back-up tales’, taken from the early days of Doctor Who Weekly, are a highly sought-after and much-loved slice of Doctor Who comicbook history – and they’re now back in print for the first time in decades. Featuring the work of British comicbook legends Steve Moore and David Lloyd, each strip has been digitally restored to the highest quality, ensuring that these thrilling stories can be enjoyed at their absolute best.

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  • Nick

    February 22nd, 2024 - 11:21am

    Awesome – about time these are released! Roll on Vol 2!

  • anon

    February 21st, 2024 - 8:45pm

    I’ll wait until I have a listing of what’s in it before forking out again!

  • Anon

    February 21st, 2024 - 1:18pm

    Why isn’t this available on panini’s website? I don’t like ordering these from Amazon as they never seem to get stock in in time. My last few orders took weeks to arrive

  • Rich

    February 21st, 2024 - 1:07pm

    Sorry Rory, that comment was adressed to Anon

  • Bookcollector

    February 21st, 2024 - 12:53pm

    This will feature some unreleased material but it will feature seven previously released stories.
    abslom daak – dalek killer
    Star tigers
    Throwback (Kroton)
    Ship of fools (Kroton)
    Return of the daleks
    Death world
    Black legacy
    But this is volume one, it is a full reprint of all back up strips so I don’t mind having them reprinted again. Would have preferred though for this to have been released before the dalek/cyberman volumes though.

  • Phil

    February 21st, 2024 - 12:48pm

    The back-up strips in Dr Who Weekly/ early DW monthly are probably the best DW comic strips ever created. I am keeping my fingers crossed that these releases will be comprehensive and include Alan Moore’s contributions!

  • daz

    February 21st, 2024 - 11:57am

    To be fair. The sales of those dalek collections last year probably resulted in these being greenlit for this year.

  • Rory

    February 21st, 2024 - 10:56am

    Good to see these released. Now, could they get onto the TV Comic/Action strips as well?

    Even the DW Adventures strips.

    I want it all.

    • Lottie

      March 13th, 2024 - 8:16pm

      1000% agree

  • Koth

    February 21st, 2024 - 10:19am

    Whats the story list in this? Anyone know yet?

  • rich

    February 21st, 2024 - 7:22am

    Brill, but i bought a Dalek book from them last year because it had half this stuff in.

    • Anon

      February 21st, 2024 - 9:22am

      Not half, volume one had only one unpublished story (return of the daleks), volume two had one story (the first Cushing story) and cybermen had two unpublished stories (death world and black legacy) so hardly half considering the number of back up strips. Is it annoying that they didn’t do this first before releasing expensive collections with only a few newly published stories? Yes it is. But the vast majority of the back up strips have not been reprinted so I’m very happy this is coming out.


      February 21st, 2024 - 9:27am

      I think it only had one back-up strip in each of those Dalek volumes last year, so you’ll be getting a *lot* more here. However, I do appreciate that you and many of the rest of us but those volumes of reprints just for the back-up strips as we thought it might be the only way we could own them in cleaned-up, restored, reprint form. It would have been nice if they’d let us know that we didn’t need to as they were bringing this out. But then, I guess, half their sales for those volumes would have disappeared.

      Ah well, we’ll just have to write off the money we wasted on the three reprint volumes (two Daleks and one Cybermen) and celebrate that these new volumes are happening.

    • Rory

      February 21st, 2024 - 10:54am

      Quite glad I waited now. It was tempting to get the Dalek and Cybermen books just for the new content, but I had more pressing calls on my wallet. I’ll definitely pick up these.

    • Rich

      February 21st, 2024 - 1:04pm

      Rory, the Absolom daak stuff was also in The Daleks book that I bought

    • Anon

      February 21st, 2024 - 4:15pm

      Yes the daak stuff was there but it had been collected previously in nemesis of the daleks.

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