Pre-orders open for Rebellion’s “Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon Apex Edition”

Focusing on the Judge Dredd work of a master artist, presented at original size in a gorgeous hardcover – the Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon Apex Edition is available to pre-order now.

Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon Apex Edition - Slipcase Edition

Due for release at the end of October 2022, this unmissable over-sized book features high-resolution scans of original Judge Dredd artwork by one of 2000AD‘s biggest talents, presented in a deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition that reproduces Mick McMahon‘s stunning art at its actual size.

As well as a standard hardcover edition, fans can order a special slipcase edition exclusively through the 2000AD webshop. It comes in an attractive slipcase and with an extra bound page – individually numbered and signed by McMahon – with brand new art created exclusively for this edition.

Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon Apex Edition - Standard Edition

From the first published “Judge Dredd” story to his iconic work on serials such as “The Cursed Earth” and “The Judge Child“, McMahon’s constantly evolving style has helped make him one of the greatest Dredd artists of all time. Famed for his “big boots” design and vivid imagination, McMahon’s work helped define Dredd’s world and won him legions of fans.

From his dynamic early work influenced by Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra to his later utterly unique style, this Apex Edition showcases the evolution of his career in unprecedented detail and demonstrates how McMahon came to influence generations of comic book artists.

Complete stories such as “Judge Whitey”, “Frankenstein II”, “The Wreath Murders”, and “Dream Palace” are published, alongside pages from “The Cursed Earth”, “The Day the Law Died”, “The Judge Child”, and “The Fink”. As well as his brush and pen work, the reproduced pages include many of their original titles and word balloons, as well as printer’s marks and other ephemera, giving fans the chance to see these pages in all their glory.

The standard edition is available to pre-order from the 2000AD webshop and will also be available for comic book stores to order through Diamond Distribution’s Previews magazine this summer. The limited edition slipcase is available to order only through the 2000 AD webshop.

This collection follows the successful Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition, which is being published this year. Further volumes of original art by other 2000AD artists are planned.

Mick McMahon
Mick McMahon

Mick McMahon is a British comics artist best known for his work on 2000AD characters such as Judge Dredd, Sláine and ABC Warriors, and the mini-series The Last American.

After art school Mick took his portfolio to Mr Bensberg, the editor of Battle Picture Library. He thought Mick’s work showed promise and sent him across the road to the Temple Art Agency.

Over the following year Mick did a handful of very short strips for a putative SF comic from DC Thomson, who had heard of the coming of a new SF comic from IPC.

Meanwhile Mick had drawn a new sample strip which Temple showed to Pat Mills and, thanks to Pat, he then started working full time in comics, his first job being “Judge Dredd”.

Over the years, as well as comics, he has drawn concept art and storyboards for games and movies, as well as spending five years doing proper nine to five jobs in various computer games studios.

Mick has also been working with fellow guest, writer, director and producer, Jörg Tittel, on the The Last Worker, a new VR game.

• Webshop pre-orders for the slipcase edition will close at 12 noon BST on Friday 1st June 2022. Webshop pre-orders for the standard edition will close on 12 noon BST Friday 2nd September

The standard edition will also be available to pre-order from comic book stores through Diamond Distribution’s Previews magazine.

Please note: Rebellion reserves the right to control the numbers of books ordered by individual customers, with the intention to prevent bulk-purchases for private resale. This is to ensure that the largest number of fans can acquire the book direct.

MICK MCMAHON ONLINE

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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