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Return of the Daleks
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Main enemy: Daleks
Main setting: Anhaut
Key crew
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Editor: Dez Skinn
Writer: Steve Moore
Artist: Paul Neary and David Lloyd
Colourist: Paul Vyse (DWCC 23 and 24)
Release details
Printed in: Doctor Who Weekly Issues 1-4
Release date: 17 October-7 November 1979
Format: B&W 4 parts / 16 pages
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The Return of the Daleks (Return of the Daleks in later issues) was a comic story published in Doctor Who Weekly. It was written by Steve Moore.

Summary Edit

Drawing on an eight hundred year old tale from Anhaut's past, Glax decides to retell the legend of the Daleks' defeat by General Nor-Din and revive a flagging hologram-movie industry. Drawn by the film's publicity, the Daleks are smuggled to Anhaut by the female Kuay to exact their revenge. Glax and the film's hero, Hok Nepo, take Riders into the deserts of Vaksh, seeking a clue to the Daleks' earlier defeat. They are followed by Kuay (a Dalek slave). In a concealed weapons chamber, a holographic image of an aged Nor-Din is about to reveal how to destroy the Daleks, but is destroyed by Kuay, who summons her masters. The Daleks release Kuay from their control before arriving. Turning against her masters, she uses the Dalek implant to activate Nor-Din's weapon, a crystal helmet which attacks the Daleks' minds by magnifying the desire to win from the mind essence of a thousand men, but drains the user's youth whilst doing so. In doing so, Kuay sacrifices her own life and the Daleks are defeated once more. Leaving Kuay's body in the chamber, Glax and Hok depart. However, while Hok never wants to see another Dalek, Glax is outlining plans for a new movie, which he himself could star in...

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Notes Edit

  • Part one of this backup strip is introduced by the Fourth Doctor.
  • The final two pages were printed in reverse order in some editions when first published in Doctor Who Weekly.

Original print details Edit

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWM 1 (4 pages)
  2. DWM 2 (4 pages) Next week: The Daleks Attack!
  3. DWM 3 (4 pages) To be continued
  4. DWM 4 (4 pages)

Reprints Edit

  • Coloured and reprinted by Marvel in DW84 1.
  • Coloured and reprinted in DWCC 23 & 24.

Continuity Edit

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