Category Archives: Judge Dredd

Fond farewells Carlos Ezquerra – comic artist and co-creator of Judge Dredd

2000 AD 40th Anniversary Prog. 2017. UK.

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.


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.


Carlos Ezquerra. 1947 – 2018.

 

More 2000 AD art and covers

“It’s really quite simple. I don’t destroy anything. I just move my mind into things. And make their atoms dance.Sheeva.

Sheeva by Brett Ewins. Prog 578. 1988.

Sheeva by Brett Ewins. Prog 578. 1988.


As we near the 40th anniversary of British comic publication 2000 AD, TVTA presents yet another thrill-tastic selection of artwork and covers featuring Bad Company, Judge Dredd and Slaine, with art by Brett Ewins, Jim McCarthy, Glenn Fabry and Ian Gibson.


Megrim and Robyn. Cover by Glenn Fabry. Prog 524. 1987.

Megrim and Robyn. Cover by Glenn Fabry. Prog 524. 1987.


Bad Company II. Cover by Brett Ewins. Prog 548. 1987.

Bad Company II. Cover by Brett Ewins. Prog 548. 1987.


Pit Rat. Cover by Jim McCarthy. Prog 524. 1987.

Pit Rat. Cover by Jim McCarthy. Prog 524. 1987.


Full Mental Jacket. Cover by Ian Gibson, Prog 578. 1988.

Full Mental Jacket. Cover by Ian Gibson, Prog 578. 1988.


 

2000 AD comic ads and covers

A selection of adverts and covers from British comic 2000 AD.


UK. 2000 AD. Tharg pin up.

UK. 2000 AD. Tharg pin-up.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.


UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983. Ron Smith cover.


Prog 580. 1988.

Prog 580. 1988.


Prog 578. 1988.

Prog 578. 1988.


 

Never mind the adverts… here are the toys (Pt4)

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L to R : Judges Anderson, Death and Dredd.

Welcome to part 4 of TVTA’s series Never Mind The Adverts.

In this edition we focus on the 1999 Re-Action Figures line for British comic 2000 AD. The series was short-lived, but did provide a good choice of classic characters from the comics. The loose set I picked up was complete but for the Durham Red and Johnny Alpha figures as featured in Strontium Dog. Included below are pictures of Judges Anderson, Dredd and Death from Judge Dredd, followed by Slaine and Ukko from Slaine.


Judge Anderson

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Judge Dredd

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Judge Death

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Slaine

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Slaine and Ukko

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Thanks for looking. Join us again soon for another Never Mind The Adverts!

2000 AD Comic adverts

The thrill-merchants back in the day may have long since closed, but The Vintage Toy Advertiser has some goodies for your viewing pleasure – a selection of totally scrotnig 2000 AD comic adverts!


UK. 2000 AD Monthly. 1987.

UK. 2000 AD Monthly. 1987.


UK. Eagle. 1984.

UK. Eagle. 1984.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. 2000 AD. 1977.

UK. 2000 AD. 1977.