Charity Dalek’s Master Plan Graphic Novel planned for Children In Need

Daleks Master Plan Graphic Novel CoverTwo years in the making, the Daleks’ Master Plan serialised comic strip on the Kasterborous web site  proved incredibly popular during the summer months as a free 50th anniversary gift from us to you.

Editor and illustrator Rick Lundeen did a superb job of realising Terry Nation and Dennis Spooner’s long-lost (as far as we know!) epic serial in comic book form, and the reaction from the vast majority of readers who downloaded the PDFs of each episode was: “when can we get it in print?”

The answer, we hope, is very soon.

With the opportunity to raise over £2500 for Children In Need 2013, Kasterborous has opened pre-orders for Rick Lundeen’s Daleks’ Master Plan comic strip adaptation, a retelling of the original serial in full colour.

The cover price of £19.99 (plus shipping) will deliver to your 168 pages of Dalek malevolence, Mavic Chen madness and the First Doctor at his very best.

• You can start the ball rolling right now by ordering your copy through the Kasterborous Store. Note that this is a pre-order purchase, and that printing will not occur until a minimum number of orders have been confirmed. The Kasterborus team hope that support for this project will enable them all to raise a nice sum of money for Children In Need this year, following on from their successful Time Leech comic project last year.

About John Freeman

Editor, writer, curmudgeon and founder of downthetubes, John has worked in British comics publishing for over 25 years, starting at Marvel UK as the designer, then editor of Doctor Who Magazine. He worked on the Marvel's "Genesis 1992" books with Paul Neary, which included Death's Head II and Warheads; has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; has run the Lancaster Literature Festival; created a virtual 3D chat world for VZones; been Managing Editor at Titan Magazines, editing titles such as Star Trek Magazine, Star Wars Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine; edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War; currently works for audio comics publisher ROK Comics as an editor and writer; and is also writing "Crucible" as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and "Death Duty" with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.