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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 14 February 2018 at 8:27am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I recently learnt that the TV CENTURY 21 versions of the Daleks had a different origin.

In the TV CENTURY 21 universe, the Daleks were robotic weapons created by two scientists, Zolfian and Yarvelling. Later on, meteorites struck a neutron bomb store, somehow creating mutations that took over the Daleks.

I am not sure I like that in the same way as the canonical origin.

From what I read, too, it seems that the Daleks were often more sympathetic in the strip: one developed an appreciation for beauty and flowers, and the race itself often repelled conquerors, such as the blue-skinned Monstrons. 

I find it interesting that there could be such disparity. Nowadays, disparity seems to be a big thing between comics and live-action, but it's interesting to think that the Daleks were different in many ways.
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I still reject any Daleks that do not look like they could be logically attached to that claw hand that poked out from under the tarp Ian had wrapped it in!!
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I did read some Dalek stories via reprints. Quite inconsistent with canon at times, e.g. they almost seemed like "anti-heroes" in some stories (a generous term, I know). 
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I imagine that whatever was the equivalent of a 'comic code' in the UK wouldn't have allowed Daleks to star in a strip unless some effort was made to 'redeem' at least some of them. 
As I understand it, Terry Nation was trying to sell a Dalek series in the U.S., which would have meant they would have made no further appearances after 'Evil of the Daleks'. It would  have been more of a 'space opera', with Earth spaceships at war with the Daleks.
Not sure how much of that was(or would have been" in the strips, but whatever the case, the 'non-Doctor Who' approach was short-lived, and Nation and his friends returned in time to open the ninth season, in early 1972.
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Robbie Parry
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 Brian O'Neill wrote:
I imagine that whatever was the equivalent of a 'comic code' in the UK wouldn't have allowed Daleks to star in a strip unless some effort was made to 'redeem' at least some of them.

I'm not sure we had a comic code, Brian. I've never heard of one or seen any branding pertaining to one. 

But we did have a hostile media to 'violent' comics, plus pressure from lobbying groups. This makes for interesting reading:

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Thanks, Robbie. I have that site bookmarked, and would probably have checked out ACTION in the '70s(if I had a TARDIS;-) )
I know that The British government banned importing of various American comics in the '50s(mostly crime and horror books, by publishers such as EC, which would be discontinued later in that decade). I just assumed that there something specific to the comic-publishing industry over there  that oversaw things.
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Robert Kowalewski II
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Someone has uploaded The Dalek Chronicles to flickr, apparently they collected all the stories in a one time volume(be nice to find one for a decent price)...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdcoreblog/sets/721576243334 69607/
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Link leads nowhere, takes me to Google and various search results not pertaining to Daleks. 
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Take the space between the 4 and 6 away and bingo!
I should say the original product is a pretty standard "summer special" comic and a bit flimsy for what it is reprinting. Still I had a couple of Dalek annuals from the 70s which reprinted some of these as well, so when this appeared in the newsagents, I jumped on it. 

*Edit* And I just noticed that the forum keeps adding the space when I try to paste!


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Robert Kowalewski II
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Sorry...

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I bought Action from issue 1 and loved it! As i
mentioned in the `What are you reading` thread, the book
i just read `Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave!` deals with
2000AD,Judge Dredd and 70`s UK comics, Action gets a
fair bit of space.
Was it too violent? I don`t think so, but we had Mary
Whitehouse and stuffy publishers to contend with.
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