Revealed – Untold Dalek History, in… DALEK! (What else could you call it?)

DALEK - A History (BBC Books)

Comics author Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings) has revealed some details about DALEK, an untold history of the Doctor’s greatest foes, due for release from BBC Books later this year, co-written with George Mann and Justin Richards.

“The book is presented as a historical document written at some point in the distant future,” he says, “and features pages and pages of unseen art from the galaxy’s top galleries and museums, including the legendary Braxiatel Collection.”

Art from DALEK, published by BBC Books in October 2017
Art from DALEK, published by BBC Books in October 2017
The new book, out in October, with a foreword by Steven Moffat, includes new stories and comics strips by Cavan, George, Terrance Dicks, Eric Saward, Paul Magrs, Ian SharmanMike Tucker, Mark Wright and Mike Collins (coloured by Kris Carter), plus concept art, cutaways and diagrams, with behind-the-scenes features by David J Howe and Nicholas Briggs.

With a line up like that, as you can imagine Cavan is pretty excited about the book.

“As a long-time Dalek nut, this has been a dream project,” he enthuses.

“We’ve pulled together everything we know about the Daleks from Doctor Who on TV, plus lashings of Dalek lore from spin-off annuals, books, audios, comics and even 1960s collectible cards.”
Cavan Scott is a number one best-selling author and comic writer for both adults and children who should need no introduction to downthetubes readers.

As well as working on new Sherlock Holes novels, he’s written for a large number of high-profile series including Doctor Who, Star Wars, Vikings, Penguins of Madagascar,  Judge Dredd, Blake’s 7 and Warhammer 40,000.

Cover by Lee Johnson
Earlier this month, Big Finish released The Lost Flame, the final adventure in a series of audio books he created with George Mann.

“Working on this mini-series of audiobook originals has been a joy,” he says.

Pre-order DALEK from amazon.co.uk here (using this link helps support downthetubes, thank you)

Read Cavan’s blog about the project here

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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