The first of two editions of the Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition will be available to pre-order from this Wednesday.
Featuring high-resolution scans of original artwork, the Apex Edition is a deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition featuring some of Bolland’s most famous artwork on Judge Dredd, as well as a gallery of his extraordinary covers.
The signed slipcase edition, available exclusively from 2000AD.com, comes with a slipcase featuring both pencils and finished art from one of the legendary artist’s Judge Dredd covers. It will also feature a bound page which will be individually numbered and signed by Bolland, with art created exclusively for this slipcase edition.
- The special slipcase edition will be available to pre-order from 12pm BST on Wednesday 4 August until 12pm BST on Friday 8 October. This edition – priced at £150 – is available exclusively from the 2000 AD webshop and will not be reprinted.
- The standard trade edition – priced at £65 – will be available to pre-order from the 2000 AD webshop from Friday 8 October.
- Comic book stores will be able to order the standard trade edition through the October 2021 edition of Diamond Distribution’s Previews magazine.
Acclaimed as one of the greatest artists of his generation for his work on such titles as Camelot 3000 and Batman: The Killing Joke, Brian Bolland’s work on Judge Dredd helped catapult both the series and Bolland himself to international acclaim.
His incredible black and white art is showcased in this deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition featuring new high-resolution scans of his original art from 2000 AD showing Bolland’s delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail, as well as the titles and word balloons placed over it at the time by IPC’s art team. It promises to be an unmissable collection for fans of comics and of fine art.
This book will include pages from the Judge Dredd epics – including ‘The Cursed Earth’, ‘The Day the Law Died’, ‘The Judge Child Quest’, and Bolland’s masterpiece ‘Judge Death Lives’. Also included is a gallery of covers ranging from 2000 AD to the Judge Dredd reprints published by Eagle Comics, which brought Brian to the attention of American readers and show off Bolland’s inventiveness and sardonic humour.