IDW Prepares Judge Dredd Reprint Program

[Judge Dredd Image]Following their Comic-Con announcement of the new ongoing Judge Dredd comic’s creative team, IDW Publishing is proud to announce they are expanding and refining plans to offer new editions of beloved Judge Dredd material as well.

Showing a willingness to tailor books to fan requests, IDW’s first hardcover collection of classic Judge Dredd comics, Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland, will first appear as a fully black-and-white edition, presenting crisp, clean, and stunning pages of Brian Bolland artwork as they first appeared. Bolland’s amazingly detailed linework will be on full display in this oversize hardcover edition.

Owing to the TMNT model again, IDW is also preparing to give the fans of colored art a chance to experience this artwork in full color as well. IDW’s Chris Ryall said:

In the spring, we’ll do as we did with Classic Doctor Who and TMNT Classics, and release the best Dredd stories as monthly color comics. So anyone who loved what we did with that material—applying the most modern coloring techniques to these beloved pages—will also be able to re-experience these Dredd tales in vibrant color.

Charlie Kirchoff will tackle Bolland’s Judge Dredd material for the monthly comics. This ongoing 32-page comic series will also see all-new colors applied to classic work by Carlos Ezquerra, and many other fan-favorite artists.

IDW has other archival Judge Dredd projects planned to complement the full slate of 2000 AD/Rebellion books, in the form of hardcovers that collect the work of other beloved Judge Dredd artists, Treasury Edition-sized comics, and some other special things other than the new ongoing series, which launches in November alongside the Brian Bolland collection.

JUDGE DREDD: THE COMPLETE BRIAN BOLLAND ($49.99, 248 pages, B/W, HC) will be available in November 2012. Diamond order code: APR12 8054. ISBN 978-1-61377-488-5.