The Only Good Dalek is the first, full-length Doctor Who graphic novel from BBC Books. It's an exciting tale that should please all Dalek-obsessed fans of the series, old and new. A bold, epic space opera from writer Justin Richards and artist Mike Collins, the book features the on-going war between Earth, in the form of Space Security (and yes, Bret Vyon and his sister Sara Kingdom get a passing mention), and the evil Daleks.

The story takes place on Station 7, where the Earth Forces have secretly amassed all the Dalek tech captured during the war. The Doctor and Amy arrive just as the Daleks have found out where Station 7 is located. They're looking for the 'abomination' and will do anything to destroy it. The station's commander must take a huge risk to defend it, using Daleks to fight Daleks, but nothing is what it seems in this thrilling page turner. Along the way, the Doctor and Amy battle the Slyther (or should that be Slythers, plural?), Ogrons, Robo-men and, of course, thousands of Daleks! It even has Magnetons and preserved bits of Skaro featured in it.

There's a 12 page preview HERE

Cathode Ray Tube has a copy of The Only Good Dalek up for grabs this month, courtesy of BBC Books and Ebury and you just need to answer the question below. Good luck!

The competition is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Steve Haywood.
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Question: Who designed the Daleks for the first Dalek television serial in 1963? 

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