Tuesday, 18 November 2014

1983: JUDGE DREDD Issue 1 (Eagle Comics)

I've posted the ads to promote this, the official North American debut of the Lawman of the Future, before but I don't think I ever got around to publishing the full Bolland cover in all its' glory.  

There had been some previous experiments with getting 2000AD into US stores but the format and frequency had made retailers, distributors and buyers reluctant to take the plunge.  The early Titan Books collections must also have, presumably, been shipped across in small quantities. The fanzine BEM (by this point published in the States)had also devoted pretty much an entire issue to the various characters and strips from the weekly but the first issue (November 1983) of Eagle Comics' (a joint venture between Titan Books and IPC) JUDGE DREDD monthly was his biggest splash stateside to date. 

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