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1917: The Great War is at its fiercest and most terrible. But things are about to get even worse. Armaments manufacturer Lord Hellcombe has a new secret weapon he believes will win the war. But when the Doctor witnesses the final demonstration he begins to realize how much danger everyone is in: Lord Hellcombe claims to have invented the Dalek Except, of course, that nothi...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published September 6th 2012 by BBC Books
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John Parungao
What would happen if the Daleks tried to influence the outcome of one of the World wars? Wait they already tried that. It was called "Victory of the Daleks". "The Dalek project" presents something very similar, only this time The Doctor's greatest foes are trying to influence the outcome of World War I.

This graphic novel has it's roots in some of the classic Dalek stories. As I said it reminded me of "Victory of the Daleks". It also gives a nod to "Power of the Daleks", as seemingly helpless Da...more
Wanli Cheng
This graphic novel was interesting. I really like the style of the drawing, and I liked the style of the story, too. The story is not like a hero story, which uses the special power to kill the bad guy. This book is more about a clever doctor, who used his brilliant mind to solve some problems, find the evidence from old time, and defeat the evil.
The book is exciting. I saw that the son of professor was killed, but rebuilt into machines by the DALEKs, and the old man in the hall's wife was kille...more
Brandon


This is the first Doctor Who novel I've read although I've been watching the TV show since the Tom Baker days - off and on - and I intentionally looked for a book that wasn't a retelling of a TV episode so that I could judge it on it's own merits and I think that this Doctor Who adventure belongs in the Whovian cannon. There was a similar story set during WW2 about the Daleks being used to end the war. This story in this book is set during WW1 and the war doesn't feature as prominently as it did...more
Virginia
Myself being an extreme "whovian" I had utterly high expectations. At first I became truly interested, this graphic novel had a balance of action and adventure and sci-fi all in one. But It honestly wasn't graphic novel of the year. The animation in this graphic novel is amazing, if you get past small issues : the wrong eye color, something out of place etc. The explosions and colors for the action scenes were great but I thought there were to many explosions. As always Doctor Who kept the scien...more
Alexa
This is the first Doctor Who graphic Novel I have read and I was really impressed by it. I was a little trepidations about embarking on the Doctor Who comics because A) the last thing I need is a new obsession and B) because I have heard mixed reviews about the quality of the story lines; however I am happy to report that this installation was very entertaining. I thought the art work was great, the story was thought-provoking and also I think Justin Richards nailed the 11th doctor's sense of hu...more
Dan
This Doctor Who graphic novel sees the Doctor comes face to face with the daleks in the middle of the First World War. Initially the story is not that dissimilar to the Series 5 TV episode "Victory of the Daleks" but after a while it does take a different direction as the daleks plan is much bigger than it first appears.

The daleks are at their manipulative best here and look brilliant, as does every part of the artwork. For some reason their speech just doesn't quite work the same in comic form...more
Nicholas Whyte
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2158739.html[return][return]As with a number of the recent Who novels, this is aimed at a slightly younger readership, with the Doctor's co-adventurers being three children rescued from a spaceship by him after their parents' death (no novel with Clara yet, as far as I know, although she has been on the show since April, or perhaps longer depending how you count). I was very interested to note that, like Malorie Blackman's The Ripple Effect published last month, The...more
Shannon Appelcline
Richards' story is actually pretty good. It makes good use of the Daleks that feels authentic, while at the same time nicely highlighting Earth's history and offering up some surprises along the way. It does get a little long, and the whole idea of building Daleks to aid in the war has already been done on TV (just not for the same war).

Unfortunately, the artwork lets the book down. It's occasionally very rough and the coloring seems amateurish. Worse, the coloring is combined with zippotone, an...more
Kalilah
Even though I'm not a fan of Doctor Who, I ended up reading this book because my sister won it in a contest and the graphics grabbed my attention.
I really, really like the artwork - especially illustrations of the Dalek's; they're so epic!
The story-line is also quite interesting and easy to follow, but not too exciting. Probably not the best example of Doctor Who ingeniousness. If I'd found the plot more appealing I would've given this book an extra star.
But really - the pictures are awesome, th...more
Alex Sarll
Some crashed Daleks get primitive versions of their kind built by humans, who think that they have a perfect weapon with which to end a World War...in other words, it's the same plot as 'Victory of the Daleks', but set in the First rather than Second. I was under the impression that the comics (and books, and audios) were monitored to avoid this degree of overlap with the TV series, and here's a good example of why they should be: this isn't perfect, but it hangs together much better than 'Victo...more
Andrew
A nicely-illustrated tale of the Doctor and the Daleks in the First World War. There are plenty of twists and turns, but the real strength of this tale lies in the art by Mike Collins. It's visually exciting and action-packed, and his dynamic layouts, while visually interesting, never sacrifice clarity of storytelling. The story itself is maybe a little close to the TV episode Victory of the Daleks at first, but ends up going in a different direction. A fun story for fans of Doctor Who in comics...more
Trae Stratton
Solid entry in the Doctor Who mythos- would have made a great episode. My only lament is that it's ALWAYS Daleks these days. Enough already with the Scourge of Skaro, and Cybermen too for that matter. The comic book medium should be used to explore distant worlds and develop new foes that would be beyond the budget of a TV series. At the very least give me the Silurians (maybe even when they ruled the Earth!) the Ice Warriors or even the Sontarens.
Mel
This is very much a children's comic and should be judged as such. But I think for kids it's great. The art is bright and clear. The story is strong and nicely built up as the daleks' plan is slowly revealed. The book shows how both sides in a war can be guilty of the same mistakes. There is a lot of action while at the same time building up the plot. Definitely one I'd recommend for young fans.
Angela
Quite a good read. Daleks are found on an archaelogical dig in France. This leads the Doctor to remember an adventure around the time of World War 1. It is a bit like a tv episode, but it was written well before it. The daleks are at their manipulative best, and the artwork is nice too.
Paul McNamee
Another fun romp - the variety of Daleks in this one makes it enjoyable. Story goes a bit off the tracks near the end with a lot going on - a bit too much. But, all in all, a good time.
Kirsty
great graphics and an interesting story, I'm a Doctor Who fan but this is the first Doctor Who graphic novel I have read, will definitely be reading some others.
Paul Griggs
Keep an ear out for my exclusive review on The Attack of the 50ft Nerds podcast. Episode 18 coming this week. Just search iTunes for 50ft nerds.
Chris
Loved the story! I just wish some of these artist could make a good rendering of Matt Smith or even David Tennet.
Callumw
where is harry potter
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David
Meh. Below average Who.
Joseph Stiles
Last book of 2013.
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Justin Richards is a British writer. He has written many spin off novels based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and he is Creative Director for the BBC Books range. He has also written for television, contributing to Five's soap opera Family Affairs. He is also the author of a series of crime novels for children about the Invisible Detective, and novels for older children....more
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