First graphic novel for BBC Books

BBC Books is to publish its first graphic novel with the first of a new series of Doctor Who graphic novels.<br /><br /><em>The Dalek Project</em> will see the Doctor, as played by David Tennant, meet the Daleks during the First World War.<br /><br />It is written by Justin Richards, creative consultant for the BBC&rsquo;s Doctor Who books, and illustrated by <em>Doctor Who Magazine</em> veteran Mike Collins, with an introduction by Russell T Davies.<br /><br />Richards said: &ldquo;We&#39;ve been keen to move into this area for a long time, and it&#39;s taken a lot of planning and preparation.&rdquo; He added, &ldquo;The graphic novel format lends itself to storytelling on an epic scale.&rdquo;<br /><br />BBC Books will publish <em>The Dalek Project</em> on 24th September as a &pound;14.99 hardback. The next graphic novel will follow in 2010.<br /><br />Four hour-long &ldquo;Doctor Who&rdquo; specials are to air on BBC1 this year; the first, &ldquo;Planet of the Dead&rdquo; will be broadcast at Easter and will star Tennant, Michelle Ryan and Lee Evans.<br /><br />