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Doctor Who: The Only Good Dalek GN Hardcover – 16 Sep 2010


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (16 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846079845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846079849
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 1.9 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An epic adventure featuring the Daleks - and the first Doctor Who graphic novel from BBC Books

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An epic adventure featuring the Daleks - and the first Doctor Who graphic novel from BBC Books

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. P. Mann on 29 Sept. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Having read all the "new" Doctor novels since 2005 and loved 'em all, it was a surprise to find this 11th Doctor GN,and it involves those classic and iconic Bad Guys... The Daleks! It's been a long time since i read a GN,around the time of the star wars prequels,may have been "Revenge of The Sith". What can i say apart from
excellent artwork (of course Mike Collins also works on the strips in DWM)so that's
won me over for a start,then there's the storyline written by Justin Richards,whose
work i'm familiar with on many Doctor Who novels in the past(why is this guy not writing for the T.V Series?)Anyone out there in the known whoniverse who hasn't got a copy I urge you to do so you won't be disappointed.I wont reveal the plot...
...Spoilers...
Now is there chance of a GN About the story of The Eighth Doctor's Regeneration into The Ninth ending with his first encounter with Rose Tyler and the rest as they say.....
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stuart Bruce TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Sept. 2010
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"The Only Good Dalek" is set in the explosive midst of the war between humans and the new technicolor Daleks. It really could be the Doctor Who Hollywood-style feature film, in graphic novel format- an epic, action-packed story, illustrated in a filmic big-budget way that the TV series could never afford.

The artwork is stunning and of a very high quality throughout, with some lovely nods to Dalek history. Fans of massive-scale space battles will be especially happy!

The body count is maybe a little high for younger readers, but apart from that any Who fan will love this.
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This graphic novel (containing 128 pages of comics) is an excellent Doctor Who adventure – the writer has captured the current Doctor’s speech patterns to a ‘T’, and the artwork is excellent, and, while the Dalek’s traitor looks very suspicious from the first time we meet him/her/it, I then completely forgot about them until the Doctor revealed the identity. Anyway, the Doctor and Amy arrive on a future secret Earth research base hidden in an old space station above a mining world, where the Earth government has is researching captured Dalek technology. Naturally enough, the Daleks are up to something as the researchers have discovered a weakness the Daleks want kept secret. Scientists are disappearing or dying and the Doctor and Amy have arrived just as the research is reaching a critical stage. The action moves from the space station to the abandoned ore refinery below; we meet old friends like the Slyther, Robomen and Ogrons, as well as a few new creatures on the surface.

This is an excellent non-stop adventure that holds together very well - providing you don’t stop and think about it – why do Dalek saucers need docking tubes when they can just fly over? Do Daleks have fuel/energy supply limits that we haven’t yet been told about? Some of these Daleks seemed to be a bit fragile in some of the fight scenes.

Despite the minor quibbles, I found this to be an unputdownable story; after glancing at the first couple of pages, I just had to keep going, as there is no quiet point to take a break.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER on 7 Nov. 2013
Format: Hardcover
"The War has raged for a hundred years ... All that is good against all that is terrible."

This graphic novel features the eleventh Doctor (as played by Matt Smith) with Amy, as they arrive on Station 7, a secret establishment where the Earth Forces send all the equipment (and prisoners) captured in the Dalek Wars for analysis. But the Daleks have also discovered Station 7.

This is a great story; well drawn, and a complex enough story to keep the reader's interest intrigued as well as the eye. The Doctor and Amy are well represented, and the other characters and the narrative are well fleshed out. The story is a good representation of a small part of the Dalek Wars, and I really liked the twist at the ending. There's something for every fan of the Doctor and/or Daleks in this story. Definitely recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grey Lady on 11 Nov. 2011
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This is an excellent comic containing a hell of a story. I very much like the journey back to Robomen, Ogrons and even the Megnaton. Excellent. But these new Paradigm Daleks? I just don't like them. There form is totally wrong, even if the colours are great. And in a comic you just have to see them all the time, in an ordinary novel you can at least imagine them to be proper Daleks (whichever version). But expecially here, where the story goes back to older, interesting, concepts and monsters, couldn't there also have been made use of an older version of the Daleks?

I have understood the new paradigm was inspired by the movies. I've seen those movies (on DVD recently, as I was a baby when they were first shown) but there the Daleks are, apart from the colours, very much like the serial ones. Oh well, the story was good, they even managed a somewhat cliffhangerish ending although the story proper truly was finished. The art work was fine too. So, 4 stars, and that is only because the Daleks feel wrong!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Aoifa_sd on 4 Jan. 2011
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The story was good, but it wasnt one of my favorites.

The title is what got me in the first place... because you know daleks are not suppose to be good, so the title got me curious. But in the end, the story sort fell flat a bit.

Th style of drawing is fine, but again, it didnt fall into my WOW catégory either.
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