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The art of Judge Dredd: 20 killer 2000 AD covers

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)

Jock gets minimal with this Dredd cover.

Jock gets minimal with this Dredd cover.
  • 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)

The speech bubbles are back, as Kev Walker nails this Alien tie-in

The speech bubbles are back, as Kev Walker nails this Alien tie-in

"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)

Full of American imagery and classic Dredd motifs

Full of American imagery and classic Dredd motifs
  • By Andy Clarke and Chris Blythe

"Simply beautiful!" - Alan Grant, Writer

Prog 1512 - Origins (Part 8)

A more muted colour scheme than the usual Dredd covers was perfect for this issue

A more muted colour scheme than the usual Dredd covers was perfect for this issue
  • 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)

This cover mioght not feature Dredd, but Mega-City One is beautifully portrayed here

This cover mioght not feature Dredd, but Mega-City One is beautifully portrayed here
  • 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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