I was sad to hear about the passing of Carlos Ezquerra on Monday aged 70. I grew up reading the British comic 2000 AD, with Judge Dredd being one of my all-time favourite characters. Alongside writers Pat Mills and John Wagner, Ezquerra created the formidable and unbending future cop Dredd and the vast city in which to place him: the crime-ridden hellhole that is Mega-City One.
2000 AD Annual 1989. UK.
With his instantly recognisable drawing style, Ezquerra’s legacy to Judge Dredd and other 2000 AD staples like Strontium Dog will be long lasting I think. Below is a selection of Ezquerra covers and ads scanned from my collection, including images from the brilliant 1980s series The Apocalypse War. Thank you Carlos for enriching my comic book experience.
2000 AD ft Judge Dredd. Prog 333. 1983.
Strontium Dog. 2000 AD Presents Judge Anderson. N°9. 1986. US.
King Krong. Judge Dredd N°34. 1986. US.
The Apocalypse War. Ezquerra/Wagner/Grant. 1982.
Below images from Eagle Comics 1985 UK colourised editions.
The Apocalypse War. Advert. Judge Dredd Vol 1 N°19 1985. UK.
The Apocalypse War Part 1. Judge Dredd Vol 1 N°20 1985. UK.
The Apocalypse War Part 2. Judge Dredd Vol 1 N°21 1985. UK.
The Apocalypse War Part 3. Judge Dredd Vol 1 N°22 1985. UK.
The Apocalypse War Part 4. Judge Dredd Vol 1 N°23 1985. UK.
The Apocalypse War Part 5. Judge Dredd Vol 1 N°24 1985. UK.
After a busy summer picking up new acquisitions in both France and the UK, the TVTA scanning room is piled high with books just bursting with goodness that can’t wait to get out! The following post is a companion piece to our previous post and features another fine selection of comic book covers and adverts. Enjoy 🙂
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with T… Thanos! Secret Wars II. ROTJ N°137. 1986. UK.
The Invincible Iron Man N°129. 1979. Cover by Bob Layton. UK.
ROTJ N°148. 1986. UK.
The Daredevils. Doctor Who N°78. 1983. UK.
The Warlord N°71. 1983. US. Cover by Jurgens and Giordano.
The Warlord N°10. 1977. US. Cover by Mike Grell.
Elf Quest N°16 1986. US. Wendy and Richard Pini.
Penguin – Pain and Prejudice N°4. 2012. US. Cover by Szymon Kudranski.
Alpha Flight N°72. 1989. US.
Catwoman. Penguin Pain and Prejudice N°4. 2012. US.
Suicide Squad. Penguin Pain and Prejudice N°4. 2012. US.
Spider-Man. ROTJ N°83. 1985. UK.
ROTJ N°50. 1984. UK.
And now… Introducing… A TVTA comic book special! (it was Wooof’s idea)… Dances With The Empire!
#1. All join hands dance the dance chant the chant
#2. Across the Empire the Hiromi always dance happy
#3. Do your funky D.I.S.C.O. baby!
#4. IG-88: Ben, may I have the pleasure of this next dance?
Ben: Sure, let’s dance, tin-head. And may the force be with you!
Ben Kenobi pin-up. ROTJ N°83. 1985. UK.
That’s all for now vintage mates, thanks for visiting. Stop by again soon for a quick look at some ‘Ghostbusters’ that may or may not be the ‘Ghostbusters’ you imagine… ???