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Abslom Daak... Dalek Killer was a backup comic story published in Doctor Who Weekly Issues 17-20.


Hardened criminal Abslom Daak chooses a suicide mission as a Dalek Killer as an alternative to vapourisation. Daak survives transmission through space and arrives on the newly-colonised Dalek world of Mazam where the puppet ruler, Princess Taiyin, is about to be exterminated by her masters. Daak rescues her and together they make their escape from the palace and launch an attack on the Dalek base nearby. The attack is successful, but a stray Dalek survivor manages to kill Taiyin while Daak holds her in his arm. Half-crazed with grief, Daak swears to revenge himself on "every damned stinking Dalek in the galaxy!"



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Original print details[]

Publication with page count and closing captions
  1. DWM 17 (4) End of Episode One.
  2. DWM 18 (4) End of Episode Two.
  3. DWM 19 (4) End of Instalment 3.
  4. DWM 20 (4) Next Week: Twilight of the Silurians!


  • This story was coloured and reprinted by Marvel in DW84 6 - 8.
  • It was reprinted as part of a linked narrative tale in DWMS Summer 1981.
  • It was reprinted in the 1985 Marvel UK comic Captain Britain.
  • It was reprinted as part of the Abslom Daak - Dalek Killer graphic novel in 1990,
  • It was reprinted as part of the Nemesis of the Daleks graphic novel in 2013.


  • The Daleks travel in space individually. (COMIC: Invasion of the Daleks, et. al)
  • Although Daak and Taiyin knew each other for only a day, Daak would spend decades idolising her memory. (COMIC: Physician, Heal Thyself)
  • About 20 minutes after she was killed, Daak placed Taiyin's body in the cryogenic freezer-unit of her space-yacht in the hope that she could eventually be revived. (COMIC: Star Tigers)