THE DIGITAL AGE (1999-present)
It was bound to happen sooner or later, and in 1999 the 2000 AD covers started being poduced digitally. Carlos Ezquerra, the co-creator of Judge Dredd, was one of the first re-tool, and embrace the possibilities of electronic colour.
Prog 1304 - Give Me Liberty (Part 1)
- By Jock and Chris Blythe
"I love this image because it sums up what Dredd is all about perfectly. It’s brooding and menacing, has great use of light and shadow and would have had me reaching into my pockets to buy it in an instant." - Karl Richardson, Artist
Prog 1322 - Dredd versus Aliens: Incubus (Part 2)
"I loved all of those early ‘speech balloon’ covers, and years later someone revived the technique. Kev Walker nailed it perfectly
with “Start Talking, Creep!”. How could you not buy a Prog with THAT on the cover?" - Colin Wilson, Artist
Prog 1393 - Terror (Part 2)
- By Andy Clarke and Chris Blythe
"Simply beautiful!" - Alan Grant, Writer
Prog 1512 - Origins (Part 8)
- By Rufus Dayglo
"I absolutely love this cover by Rufus. It harks back to the classic covers of McMahon but has a style all of it’s own. Beautifully subtle colours too." - Jock, Artist
Prog 1776 - Day of Chaos: Eve of Destruction (Part 12)
- By Chris Weston
"There’s so much to love about this one - it’s by the amazing Chris Weston, you’ve got the rockets leading into the frame, the target adding drama, but best off all, from my perspective as a world-building freak, you get all those lovely detailed buildings without any annoying
characters standing in the way!" - D’Israeli, Artist
And that's it! We hope you enjoyed this review of Dredd's classic covers.
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