Rebellion Publishing have announced details of their upcoming ‘Essential Judge Dredd’ line of graphic novels, which will focus on the key stories that have established and confirmed Dredd’s place as one of the most complex and nuanced characters in comics.
The first collection in the new line – Essential Judge Dredd: America – will hit shelves in September 2020 priced £19.99 ($25), includes work by John Wagner (A History of Violence), Garth Ennis (Preacher), Alan Grant (Batman), Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd), John Higgins (Watchmen), John M Burns (Modesty Blaise), and Jeff Anderson (Transformers).
The 160-page larger format (276mm x 210mm) paperback collects the America storyline, which is widely considered to be one of the best stories to ever come out of the Judge Dredd universe.
The series continues in November 2020 with Essential Judge Dredd: Origins, the unprecedented epic that sees Wagner and Ezquerra return to tell the origin story of their greatest creation.
Speaking about the announcement, Ben Smith, head of Rebellion Publishing, said: “Not only is America one of the most amazing Judge Dredd stories ever told, this incredibly prescient look at the demands society must make for democracy and what a state will do to protect itself couldn’t be more contemporary. This is not only the ideal first story for any reader new to Dredd, it’s something everyone should read in this year of all years. Make sure you read it before you vote, citizens!”