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Monday, April 10, 2017

DR. WHO AND THE DALEKS - DELL COMICS!

Most of the Dell Comics that I bought, I simply cannot remember the covers to, but there is one very big exception! - Whilst browsing in the spinner rack in 1966, looking to see which DC comic I was going to choose, I came across this and, for me, Daleks beat DC Super-Heroes every time, so I immediately snapped it up!
Anyway, by inserting one missing page from one website into a gallery of pages from another, I have managed to recreate the full story for you to enjoy!

































Artwork by Dick Giordano!

The comic strip was eventually reprinted in Doctor Who Classic Comics issue #9 : -

And the story was re-imagined in the Doctor Who Spring Special, 1995!

10 comments:

  1. I've got the Classic Comics reprint of it, JP. It's strange now to see Dr. Who as an ordinary Earth man inventor, but the movie (and comic) came out before his Gallifreyan history had been revealed (or probably even thought of). I think the Doc should have come from Earth in the far distant future - I'm not too keen on the whole 'Time Lords' malarkey.

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    1. That's right, but it was revealed right from the start on the telly that he "wasn't of this Earth"!
      Myself, I find the Gallifeyan Time Lords totally unexciting and boring!

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    2. Yes, but 'THIS Earth' could be interpreted as 1960s Earth, it didn't necessarily exclude Earth in the future. (Gosh, I'm clever!)

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    3. They might have gotten away with that up until his first regeneration!

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    4. Y'know, I still think they could've stuck a white wig on Patrick Troughton and passed him off as the same Doctor. (Or had the regeneration thingy come about as a result of advanced Earth technology in the far-flung distant future.)

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    5. Okay, Kidda! - you've convinced me!
      It COULD have been done somehow!

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  2. Never saw the Dell Doctor Who comic. The only Dell Movie Classics comic I remember having was The Valley of Gwangi, from 1968 or '69.

    I did have one issue of the Doctor Who Magazine, and two issues of some Marvel anthology comic (Marvel Premiere? Marvel Spotlight?) that reprinted some Doctor Who strips. All of those were from around 1980, and featured the Tom Baker incarnation of the character.

    The Peter Cushing movies were probably the first time most Americans got a chance to see the Doctor. AFAIR, the TV show first aired in US syndication around 1970-80-81.

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    1. Now, that is so unfair, that you didn't encounter the Dell comic over there where it started! You could expect to pay an arm and a leg for them now on Ebay!
      Yeah, it was Marvel Premiere #57 ( IIRC? ) that first reprinted some DW strips in the States. They did 4 issues, then gave him his own title for a while.
      Let me know if you are interested in reading any of the UK originals and I'll point you in the direction of some pdfs!

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    2. Typo. I meant to say that (IIRC), the Doctor Who TV series first aired in the US sometime around 1979-80-81. So the first TV episodes that most Americans saw were the ones with Tom Baker. Later, though, the Pertwee episodes were shown in reruns, as were the subsequent series (Peter Davison et al.).

      The BBC, or whoever owned it, offered it in a choice of syndication packages. TV stations could show each episode individually (the original format), or with the episodes of each serial edited together into a feature length movie.

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    3. It seems like the interest in the series came about around the same time as Marvel got interested in reprinting the Marvel UK strips over there?
      A lot of the old episodes have been repeated in recent times on the Horror Channel ( a free Sky Channel ). I don't know whether you can get that in the States?

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