“legendary … the best intro to Judge Dredd around” – Ian Dunt, politics.co.uk
“still one of the biggest and best Dredd epic storylines” – comicon.com
“a great jumping-on point if you’re new to Judge Dredd” – grovel.org.uk
This second wide-screen blockbuster volume in the Essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series presents The Apocalypse War, the mother of all ‘epic’ Dredd storylines – now in full colour!
When the citizens of Mega-City One’s massive city blocks declare war on each other, Judge Dredd realises it is merely a prologue to an all-out nuclear attack by East Meg One! As warheads rain down, Dredd leads a brave guerrilla resistance against the Sov forces, building to an earth-shattering decision that shakes his world to the core!
Acknowledged as one of the greatest Judge Dredd stories of all time, The Apocalyse War and its prologue, Block Mania, are an epic of war and order – a titanic struggle by the despotic and authoritarian Judges to overcome an even greater threat from outside the walls of their city. John Wagner and Alan Grant’s writing is, at turns, blackly funny and starkly terrifying as Mick McMahon (Tank Girl), Brian Bolland (The Killing Joke), Steve Dillon (Preacher), and Ron Smith (Daily Star) deliver career-defining work before Dredd’s co-creator, Carlos Ezquerra, returns from a five-year absence to deliver a masterstroke of powerful storytelling. This is British comics in its finest hour – politics and war intermingle with personal stories of sacrifice and betrayal as Judge Dredd fights to preserve his city.
Release Date: 19 Jan 2021
Dimensions: 276 × 210 mm