As a huge Dredd fan, you can imagine how excited I am to find out that IDW Limited have announced plans to enter the field of law enforcement. Starting with Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland, IDW Limited will begin offering deluxe hardcover editions of the Judge Dredd reprint program. Featuring signatures from top Judge Dredd talent and the original creators, this will be the definitive line for fans of the smash 2000 A.D. series. This first offering includes signatures from iconic artist Brian Bolland as well as the co-creator of Judge Dredd, John Wagner.
“Back in the ‘70s, when 2000 AD was first published, the stories were printed on low-grade newsprint paper, which has yellowed with age, so it’s great to see Dredd published again in new formats,” says legendary Judge Dredd artist Brian Bolland. “Fans should be delighted with this limited-edition book. John (Wagner) and I have signed every copy and the art portfolio that comes with it captures a dozen of our favourite moments from the series. It’s a top-notch presentation of work we’re very proud of.”
This Red Label book is limited to just 350 copies and comes at a cost of $125 (about £80). Fans will receive a deluxe hardcover book housed in a hand-built, custom-designed slipcase featuring artwork from Brian Bolland. Not only has each book has been signed by Bolland and original Judge Dredd co-creator/writer John Wagner, they’re also accompanied by a hardcover artist’s portfolio containing a dozen limited-edition lithographs depicting key covers and the most memorable moments from Bolland’s iconic run on Judge Dredd. Stamped and hand-numbered, these collector’s-edition books push the boundaries of awesomeness to their legal limits.
The deluxe hardcover of Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland is available at IDW Limited.