“[Adams and Broxton] don’t disappoint … the story sucks you in and dares you to keep reading even as you dread what may happen … I can’t recommend this book highly enough.” – Comics Crusaders
“grabbed me right away” – Multiversity
“In “Hope,” Jimmy Broxton draws a chilling horror noir that combines occult symbolism with Hollywood glamor.” – Doom Rocket
The second volume of the supernatural noir thriller from Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton is available to order now!
In an alternate 1940s USA, WWII is over – but in this world, victory was secured with occult means. Now, magic is a part of everyday life, its practitioners commonplace.
Mallory Hope is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a private investigator, hired for all manner of down ‘n’ dirty jobs.
Now his services have taken him to New York at the behest of his old army colleague, Alberto Modi, who has tried to use black magic for his own nefarious ends and to become the foremost gangster in the Big Apple. A gritty detective tale that blends classic Hollywood noir with the supernatural!
“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.
The latest volume in the smash-hit, half-million-selling graphic novel series is out now in digital!
In Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol.35, the floating multi-story metropolis of illegal delights known as “Sin City” anchors outside Mega-City One – and brings only trouble for the future’s greatest lawman.
This volume’s physical release has been pushed back to 1 October and is available to pre-order.
Judge Dredd has seemingly been sent aboard to keep what order can be kept on a lawless floating city. His real task? Locate Ula Danser, the De-Megification terrorist determined to destroy the Mega-Cities at any cost! But Danser isn’t working alone – Dredd’s old enemy Orlok is coming to meet her, and he’s carrying a cargo intended to pay back everything Dredd did to East-Meg one – with interest!
The latest in the world-wide best-selling, flagship 2000 AD graphic novel series which has become a perennial classic. Includes artwork by some of 2000 AD’s very best, including Cam Kennedy, Ian Gibson, Carlos Ezquerra, and Marvel artist Kev Walker!
CREATIVE TEAM: John Wagner, Alan Grant, Gordon Rennie, Richard Elson, John Higgins, Ian Gibson, Siku, Ben Willsher, Colin MacNeil, Kevin Walker, Paul Marshall, Cam Kennedy, Carlos Ezquerra
PAPERBACK, 304 pages
Join Molch-R and Owen Johnson from 2000 AD on the Thrill-Cast as they deep dive into Case Files #35:
The Kingmaker: A World Lost collection from Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher is out now!
The inhabitants of the Nine Kingdoms fought hard to liberate their world from the tyranny of Ichnar the Wraith King. Little did they suspect that a greater threat would soon fall upon them in the form of the Thorn – a race of aliens intent on strip-mining all of the magic from the world.
Now old enemies have formed an alliance – Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and the dryad Princess Yarrow have set aside their differences and are seeking to use the Ebora world spirit against the invaders… Perfect for fans of deconstructed fantasy stories like ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘Coda’!
The first volume in a new collection of the groundbreaking The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire is out now!
Featuring stunning artwork taken from crisp scans of Don Lawrence original artwork, this first volume includes a touching introduction from Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), who – along with Judge Dredd artist Chris Weston – was mentored by Lawrence early in his career.
Co-created by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire has been named as a major influence by the likes of writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman), artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd), amongst many others. This special hardcover edition perfectly showcases the remarkable talent of Lawrence, who is rightfully regarded as one of the finest artists in British comics history.
Originally published in the anthology titles Ranger from the first issue in September 1965, and Look and Learn from June 1966 until April 1982, the series told the story of an alien empire on the planet Elekton that was heavily influenced by history, particularly Roman. Created by Mike Butterworth, who died in 1986, and artist Don Lawrence, who died in 2004, the series’ mix of political intrigue and Lawrence’s lush painted artwork won a host of fans worldwide, and proved to be highly influential, inspiring a generation of comic book creators with its depth and beauty.
Don, who started out as a comics creator in the Gower Street Studios in London, first working on Marvelman before moving on to Karl the Viking for Lion. Other artists who worked on the strip include Ron Embleton, Miguel Quesada, Philip Corke, Oliver Frey and Gerry Wood.
Although the strip has seen only limited English-language release it remains one of the most popular comic series in Holland and Germany, with over two million albums sold.
The robots are back – and Judge Dredd still ain’t happy! Mechanismo – Machine Law is out now!
Penned by incomparable Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner, this fresh collection includes art by industry legends Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and John McCrae (Hitman).
With Mega-City One eating Judges faster than they can be replaced, the Justice Department prepares once more to trial a radical solution for their manpower shortage: The Mark-8 RV Mechanismo unit, robotic judges programmed to deal with everything the city can throw at them, with freshly programmed AIs designed to empathise with the citizens they’ll encounter.
Dredd is ordered to put aside his prejudices and conduct an assessment with one of the latest models, nicknamed HARVEY!
Judge Dredd: Mechanismo – Machine Law is out now from all good book and comic book stores, as well as digitally from 2000 AD‘s webshop and apps!
Rediscover one of the most influential graphic novels ever, with the Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition.
Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first publication, this new, larger edition of the bestselling 2000 AD collection, written by industry visionary Pat Mills, features the groundbreaking fully-painted art of comics legend Simon Bisley.
It comes in a standard paperback edition as well as a special hardcover edition, which limited to 200 copies and is exclusive to the 2000 AD webshop.
One of the most popular stories ever published in the pages of 2000 AD, The Horned God is a heady mix of Celtic mythology, extreme violence, and beautiful artwork. As well as Mills’ fascinating characters and saga-like storytelling, the stunning enormity of Bisley’s work on the series cannot be understated, with epic battles and vast landscapes evoking everything from the work of Frank Frazetta to Gustav Klimt.
This deluxe collector’s edition returns us to the mist-wreathed realm of Tír na nÓg, the ancient land suffering under the dominion of the Drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future.
Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tír na nÓg and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!
Gene the Hackman is back – and the end of the world has never been more dangerous! Kingdom: Alpha and Omega is out now in paperbackl
The latest collection of 2000 AD’s breakout success from the mind of bestselling author Dan Abnett and artist Richard Elson (Thor)
Once merely a genetically-modified dog solider patrolling the wastelands of Antartica and fighting against the giant insects known as Them in the far future, Gene’s loyalty to his Masters, who are the last vestiges of humanity, has been forced again and again to breaking point as he has uncovered their deceitful and manipulative plans for him and his world.
After dragging Gene to their faltering cryogenic space station and abandoning his pack to the swarming Them, the masters are how holding Gene in idyllic V.R. suspension. Rescued before execution by an old friend, and joined by a terrorist working to undermine the master’s grip on the world below, Gene forms a tenuous alliance. The three must work together to infiltrate the master’s security systems and steal the codes to their massively destructive arsenal.
But Gene might not be prepared for what else he finds…
From folk horror to sci-fi fantasy mash-ups, from new series to old favourites – 2000 AD’s graphic novel schedule for 2020 is a high-octane blast of the very best in comics!
Leading the way in encouraging younger
readers into picking up the comic book habit is 2000 AD Regened (September) with a collection of all-ages re-imaginings
of the legendary anthology’s greatest characters by creators such as Alex De
Campi, Alec Worley, Chris Weston, and Neil Googe.
This year’s list combines the best of 2000 AD’s newest output while presenting
old classics in fresh ways, including a new Collector’s Edition of Pat Mills
and Simon Bisley’s seminal industry-changing Sláine: The Horned God (May)
and revisiting the beginning of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s mutant bounty
hunters Strontium Dog with Strontium Dog: Search and Destroy
(June), a sumptuous hardcover featuring restored colour pages.
Science fiction with a twist has been 2000 AD’s raison d’être for more than 40
years and two collections this year reinforces the comic’s place at the
bleeding edge of sci-fi publishing – Kingmaker (April) by Ian Edginton
and Leigh Gallagher, which brings an alien invasion crashing into a
Tolkien-esque world, and the fourth volume of Dan Abnett and Richard Elson
fan-favourite epic Kingdom (February), with more dark secrets uncovered by dog
soldier Gene the Hackman.
There’s plenty to keep those who enjoy horror happy too, with the break-out folk horror hit of Thistlebone (December) by Tom Eglington and Simon Davis, Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton’s 1940s magic noir thriller Hope … Under Fire (August), and a new collection of 2000 AD historical slasher classic Fiends of the Eastern Front (October) with new stories from Ian Edginton, Dave Taylor, Tiernan Trevallion, and Dave Kendall that take arch-vamp Captain Constanza to new conflicts. Plus, everyone’s favourite favourite gay vampire exorcist, Devlin Waugh, returns in Devlin Waugh: Blood Debt (July) from Aleš Kot, Rory McConville, and Michael Dowling.
For fans of the greatest lawman of the
future, the latest hit Judge Dredd stories from 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd
Megazine are collected for the first time, with John Wagner, John McCrea,
and Colin MacNeil’s Judge Dredd – Mechanismo: Machine Law (March) while Rob
Williams and Chris Weston introduce a Judge even more deadly than Dredd himself
Dredd: Control (July). Meanwhile, the best-selling Judge Dredd: The Complete Case
Files series continues publishing the law in order with Volume 35 (May) and
Volume 36 (September)
And as part of 2000 AD’s mission to introduce new readers to its greatest
character, the brand new Essential Judge
Dredd series launches in September with two books revisiting the most
important stories from more than four decades of Dredd – Essential Judge Dredd: America
(September) and Essential Judge Dredd: Origins (November).
“Our books for 2020 really are the best of
old and new,” said senior graphic novels editor Keith Richardson, “and reflect
the fact that 2000 AD continues to
produce the best comic books out there. Whether you’re a veteran fan or a new
reader looking to dip your toe in, from prestige editions of classics like Sláine: The Horned God and Strontium Dog: Search and Destroy to new
series like 2000 AD Regened and Thistlebone, we’ve precision-engineered
this year’s schedule to make sure there’s something for everyone!”
Kingdom: Alpha and Omega
Dan Abnett, Richard Elson
6 February (UK)
UK £15.99 // US $19.99
Pages: 144 // Paperback
The latest collection of 2000 AD’s latest
breakout success from the mind of New York Times bestselling SF and Warhammer
author Dan Abnett! A high octane wide-screen action series, perfect for fans of
the films Aliens and Dog Soldiers! After dragging Gene to their faltering
cryogenic space station and abandoning his pack to the swarming insect “Them”,
the masters are how holding Gene in idyllic V.R. suspension. Rescued before
execution by an old friend, and joined by a terrorist working to undermine the
master’s grip on the world below, Gene forms a tenuous alliance. The three must
work together to infiltrate the master’s security systems and steal the codes
to their massively destructive arsenal. But Gene might not be prepared for what
else he finds…
Judge Dredd – Mechanismo: Machine Law
John Wagner, John McCrea, Colin MacNeil
5 March 2020 (UK) 3 March 2020 (US)
UK £10.99 // US 13.99
Pages: 96 // Paperback
A buddy cop tale like no other! Man and
mechanismo, on the mean streets of Mega-City One. The next chapter in the
legendary Judge Dredd epic, penned by incomparable Judge Dredd co-creator John
Wagner! With art by renowned DC Comics artist John McCrea (Deadpool, Wonder
Woman), this is the new blockbuster collection from Judge Dredd’s co-creator.
With Mega-City one eating Judges faster than they can be replaced, the Justice
Department prepares once more to trial a radical solution for their manpower
shortage: The Mark-8 RV Mechanismo unit, robotic judges programmed to deal with
everything the city can throw at them. Judge Dredd has never hidden his
feelings on robot Judges, but the responsive, resilient and ultimately
expendable machines may be the answer to the justice department’s problems.
Dredd is ordered to put aside his prejudices and conduct an assessment with one
of the latest models, nicknamed HARVEY…
Ian Edginton, Leigh Gallagher
2 April (UK) 7 April (US)
UK £14.99 // US $19.99
Pages: 144 // Paperback
The Magic is Gathering! The inhabitants of
the nine kingdoms fought hard to liberate their world from the tyranny of
Ichnar the Wraith King. Little did they suspect that a greater threat would
soon fall upon them in the form of the Thorn – a race of aliens intent on
stripmining all of the magic from the world. Now old enemies have formed an
alliance – Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and the dryad Princess Yarrow have set
aside their differences and are seeking to use the Ebora world spirit against
the invaders… The first book in a thrilling post-modern fantasy action saga,
written by one of 2000 AD’s modern masters Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces, Brass
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files #35
John Wagner, Alan Grant, Gordon Rennie, Richard Elson, John Higgins, Ian Gibson, Siku, Ben Willsher, Colin MacNeil, Kevin Walker, Paul Marshall, Cam Kennedy, Carlos Ezquerra
14 May 2020 (UK)
Pages: 304 // Paperback
The latest in the smash-hit, best-selling
graphic novel series! Almost half a million copies sold! The floating
multi-story metropolis of illegal delights known as “Sin City” has anchored
outside Mega-City one, and Dredd has seemingly been sent aboard to keep what
order can be kept on a lawless floating city. His real task? Locate Ula Danser,
the De-Megification terrorist determined to destroy the Mega-Cities at any
cost! But Danser isn’t working alone – Dredd’s old enemy Orlok is coming to
meet her, and he’s carrying a cargo intended to pay back everything Dredd did
to East-Meg one – with interest! The latest in the world-wide best-selling,
flagship 2000 AD graphic novel series which has become a perennial classic.
Includes artwork by some of 2000 AD’s very best, including Cam Kennedy, Ian
Gibson, Carlos Ezquerra, and Marvel artist Kev Walker!
Sláine: The Horned God Collector’s Edition
Pat Mills, Simon Bisley
28 May 2020 (UK) 26 May 2020 (US)
UK £19.99 // US $24.99 // CAN $33.99
Pages: 208 // Paperback
Rediscover one of the most influential
graphic novels ever, with the Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition.
Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first publication, this new,
larger edition of the bestselling 2000 AD collection, written by industry
visionary Pat Mills, features the groundbreaking fully-painted art of comics
legend Simon Bisley. One of the most popular stories ever published in the
pages of 2000 AD, The Horned God is a heady mix of Celtic mythology, extreme
violence, and beautiful artwork. As well as Mills’ fascinating characters and
saga-like storytelling, the stunning enormity of Bisley’s work on the series
cannot be understated, with epic battles and vast landscapes evoking everything
from the work of Frank Frazetta to Gustav Klimt. This deluxe collector’s
edition returns us to the mist-wreathed realm of Tír na nÓg, the ancient land
suffering under the dominion of the Drunes; strange druids who have poisoned
the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through
the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his
own future. Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tír na nÓg and use their
mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!
Strontium Dog: Search & Destroy
John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra
26 June 2020 (UK)
Pages: 144 // Hardcover
The earliest adventures of one of 2000 AD’s
greatest series – Strontium Dog – are to be reprinted in colour for the first
time in decades. Reprinted with its original colour pages, Strontium Dog:
Search and Destroy is a sumptuous hardcover 144-page collection collecting the
origins of John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s hard-hitting story of prejudice
and violence. Strontium Dog: Search and Destroy brings back into print one of
the seminal series of British comics, a science fiction Western that merges
everything from time travel to a trip to Hell itself. This new collection is a
must for fans and collectors alike, restoring this series to its rightful place
as one of the key series in the annals of British comics. Originally published
in Starlord, 2000 AD’s sister comic, these early stories had a profound effect
upon readers, including future film director Edgar Wright. After the comic
merged with 2000 AD, Johnny Alpha quickly became a fan favourite character and
Strontium Dog remains one of the most iconic strips in the history of British
Judge Dredd: Control
Rob Williams, Chris Weston
9 July 2020 (UK) 7 July 2020 (US)
UK £14.99 // US $19.99 // CAN $26.99
Pages: 128 // Paperback
Writer Rob Williams follows up his smash
hit Judge Dredd: Small House with a brand new collection that sees him at the
mercy of Judge Pin – his most sinister opponent since Judge Death! The
psychopathic SJS Judge murders officers that fall short of her standards, and
Judge Dredd is in her sights in this collection of stories featuring
flesh-eating Kleggs, hijacking ape gangs and out of control war robots
reprogrammed by insane accountants in tales ranging from deathly serious to
outrageously funny, all from one of the most popular contemporary Dredd
creative teams – Rob Williams and Chris Weston. Entirely drawn by Weston, the
talented artist for DC Comics (The Filth), Image (Ministry of Space) and Marvel
Comics (The Twelve), this storyline is a game changer for the Dredd universe.
Devlin Waugh: Blood Debt
Aleš Kot, Rory McConville, Michael Dowling
23 July 2020 (UK) 21 July 2020 (US)
UK £16.99 // US $19.99
Pages: 176 // Paperback
Everyone’s favourite gay vampire exorcist returns! Vatican exorcist, freelance paranormal investigator and altogether dashing rogue, Devlin Waugh is in the business of getting up close and extremely personal with the occult! This time he’ll have to rescue his debtor brother Freddy from a casino suspended over an unending interdimensional void , save Brit-Cit from a plague of mutagenic nightmare spores, and befriend a possessed demonic dildo, all while negotiating boyfriends ex- and current… A fresh entry point into the vivid, mindbendingly fast-paced occult-charged world of the Devlin Waugh series, this collection is written by rising star Rory McConville (Unfollow) and Image superstar Aleš Kot (The New World) with art by Mike Dowling (Unfollow).
Hope … Under Fire
Guy Adams, Jimmy Broxton
20 August 2020 (UK) 18 August 2020 (US)
UK £9.99 // US $9.99 // CAN $12.99
Pages: 64 // Paperback
The second volume of the dazzling 2000 AD
debut – mixing Hollywood noir and occult magic! In an alternate post-war 1940s
Los Angeles, where dark magic is a fact of life, Mallory Hope is a private
detective haunted by his past…and by the occult forces he uses. An inspired new
classic in the making, a stylish supernatural detective noir for fans of The
Fade Out (Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips) and the novels of Raymond Chandler, James
Elmore and Dashiell Hammett.
2000 AD Regened
Alex De Campi, Alec Worley, Chris Weston, Neil Googe
27 August (UK) // 25 August (US)
UK £10.99 // US $13.99
Pages: 96 // Paperback
Your old 2000 AD favourites break out with
an all-new all-ages bumper adventure package! 2000 AD Regened is a one-off,
bumper, all ages instalment of the Galaxies Greatest Comic! Join Cadet Dredd in
three astonishing adventures (one of which is brand new for this collection),
discover how Johnny Alpha became a Strontium Dog in ‘Trial Run’ and meet the
teenage intergalactic bounty hunter and her family in ‘Full Tilt Boogie’, plus
many other new takes on old favourites!
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 36
John Wagner, Gordon Rennie, Andy Diggle, Henry Flint, Ben Willsher, Ian Gibson, John Ridgeway, Mick McMahon, Jim Baikie, Simon Fraser, PJ Holden, Carl Critchlow, Staz Johnson, Carlos Ezquerra
3 September (UK)
Pages: 304 // Paperback
The best-selling Judge Dredd graphic novel
series continues with the most popular crossover story in its history!
Mega-City One – a nightmarish enclosure located along the Eastern Seaboard of
North America. Only the Judges – powerful law enforcers supporting the despotic
Justice Department – can stop total anarchy running rife on the crime-ridden
streets. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the law and these are his
stories… Judge Dredd has brought countless monsters to justice but now the
ultimate killing machines, cinema’s most famous xenomorphs, surface in
Mega-City One and it may well be more than the Justice Department can handle!
Features action-packed stories from some of 2000 AD’s greatest, including
Carlos Ezquerra (Preacher), Mick McMahon (Hellboy, Slaine), Ian Gibson (Halo
Jones) and Henry Flint (Haunted Tank)!
Essential Judge Dredd: America
John Wagner, Garth Ennis, Colin MacNeil, John Higgins
UK £19.99 // US $25 // CAN $34
Pages: 160 // Paperback
Beginning a brand new series of essential
stories from one of the greatest ever comic characters, the Essential Judge
Dredd is the perfect jumping on point for new readers! In Mega-City One, the
Judges are the law – acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the
citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless? America Jara and
Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a
dangerous city… bar the odd, negative encounter with a Judge. Time draws them
apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer
and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation known as Total
War, which has the Justice Department in its sights! This dark and complex tale
is considered to be one of the best stories to ever come out of the Judge Dredd
universe. Now it has been contextualised with contemporarily thematic stories
and recoloured art by John Higgins (Watchmen).
Fiends of the Eastern Front
Gerry Finley-Day, Carlos Ezquerra, Ian Edginton, Tiernen Trevellion, Dave Taylor, Dave Kendall
UK £19.99 // US $24.99 // CAN $33.99
Pages: 176 // Paperback
Sink your teeth into the collection of the
classic supernatural war stories from the pages of 2000 AD – now expanded and
updated! Buried deep underground are the remains of Wehrmacht soldier, Hans
Schmitt, and his diary, which journals his eerie encounter with the Romanian
Captain Constanta and his platoon of blood-sucking freaks! Back in 1943, with
the Russians willing to fight until their last man in order to defend
Stalingrad, Panzergrenadier Richter discovers Constanta’s secret and learns
than sometimes your allies can be just as dangerous as the enemy! This
fiendishly-fun collection features the breathtaking art of Carlos Ezquerra
(Judge Dredd) and Colin MacNeil (America, Chopper: Song of the Surfer), with
stories from Gerry Finley Day (Rogue Trooper), David Bishop (Thrill-Power
Overload), and recent classics from Ian Edginton (Stickleback, Scarlet Traces),
and Dave Kendall (Fall of Deadworld), that takes the blood-soaked story of
Constanta back into history!
Essential Judge Dredd: Origins
John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra
UK £19.99 // US $25.00 // CAN $34.00
Pages: 192 // Paperback
The origin of Judge Dredd, and the
Mega-City One Justice system – This is Judge Dredd: Year One! An unusual
delivery is made to the Grand Hall of Justice, a package that will force Dredd
to lead a mission into the Cursed Earth and into the darkest recesses of the
history of the Judges and Mega-City One… In this acclaimed epic, history is
written by Dredd co-creators John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Carlos
Ezquerra (Strontium Dog) with a special introductory tale featuring the art of
Kev Walker (ABC Warriors: Khronicles of Khaos). Now presented as part of the
Essential line of Judge Dredd stories, this book is the ultimate introduction
to the Judge Dredd universe.
Tom Eglington, Simon Davis
3 December (UK)
Pages: 64 // Hardcover
The first volume in an all new creepy
folk-horror series, beautifully painted by the popular Sláine artist Simon
Davis! England, 2019. The secluded rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark
past — that years earlier, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it
hosted a cult that was seeking to escape civilization and find purity in the
old ways, namely worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE. Led by the
charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the
point where they held the young Avril Eason captive with the intention of
sacrificing her. But Avril escaped.
The ultimate introduction to the ultimate lawman – Essential Judge Dredd launches this September!
Rebellion Publishing is pleased to announce a new graphic
novel line focusing on the indispensable stories of the greatest lawman of the
future, beginning with a blistering tale where the terrorists want only one
thing – democracy!
Perfect for new readers and retailers, the Essential Judge Dredd line of graphic novels will focus on the key stories that have established and confirmed Dredd’s place as one of the most complex and nuanced characters in comics.
The first collection in the new line, Essential Judge Dredd: America, includes work by John Wagner (A History of Violence), Garth Ennis (Preacher), Alan Grant (Batman), Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd), John Higgins (Watchmen), John M Burns (Modesty Blaise), and Jeff Anderson (Transformers).
Out in September 2020 and retailing at £19.99 / $25, this 160-page paperback in larger format (276mm x 210mm) collects the America storyline, which focuses on the lives of ordinary citizens living under Justice Department’s despotic system.
Time drew childhood friends America Jara and Bennett Beeny apart, but when they reunite Beeny discovers America has become involved with the terrorist organisation ‘Total War’. This dark and complex tale is considered to be one of the best stories to ever come out of the Judge Dredd universe.
Now contextualised with contemporarily-thematic stories, the collection will also feature new colour by renowned Watchmen colourist John Higgins.
The series continues in November 2020 with Essential Judge Dredd: Origins, the unprecedented epic that sees Wagner and Ezquerra return to tell the origin story of their greatest creation.
First appearing in 1977, Wagner and Ezquerra’s fascist future cop has become the byword for dystopian law enforcement and has inspired generations of artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians. Patrolling the streets of Mega-City One on America’s Eastern seaboard 122 years in the future, Dredd is judge, jury, and executioner in a blackly funny, often challenging, and always riotous satire of ‘law and order’ politics, whose underlying message has only become more relevant in the 21st Century.
Ben Smith, head of Rebellion Publishing, said: “Not only is America one of the most amazing Judge Dredd stories ever told, this incredibly prescient look at the demands society must make for democracy and what a state will do to protect itself couldn’t be more contemporary. This is not only the ideal first story for any reader new to Dredd, it’s something everyone should read in this year of all years. Make sure you read it before you vote, citizens!”