Dr Who & The Daleks – The comic of the movie   Leave a comment

The chances are that you are probably familiar with the two films based on Doctor Who, starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor – or rather, as “Doctor Who” as he is called during the films (this presumably means his grand-daughter was Susan Who too…). The first of these films was entitled”Dr. Who and the Daleks”, the second, “Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 AD”. The films were (rather loosely) based on the first two TV stories to feature the Daleks ( “The Dead Planet” AKA “The Daleks” AKA “The Mutants” AKA “The Survivors” & The Dalek Invasion of Earth respectively).

Back in 1966 – when the second film, Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150 AD, was released in America, the first film was adapted as a comic book by the US publisher Dell Publishing. The comic strip adaptation was released in 1966 as a one-shot comic entitled “Dr Who & The Daleks”.

You can read the Dr Who & The Daleks movie comic strip here

The comic book featured artwork by Dick Giordano and has the distinction of being the first US comic book appearance of anything connected to the Doctor Who franchise.

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