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Essential Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War

By (artist) Carlos Ezquerra
Published by 2000 AD
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

When the citizens of Mega-City One’s massive city blocks declare war on each other, Judge Dredd realises it is merely a prologue to an all-out nuclear attack by East Meg One! As warheads rain down, Dredd leads a brave guerrilla resistance against the Sov forces, building to an earth-shattering decision that shakes his world to the core!

This second wide-screen blockbuster volume in the Essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series presents The Apocalypse War, the mother of all ‘epic’ Dredd storylines, which forever fixed the character in readers' minds and ensured Carlos Ezquerra's title as the definitive Dredd artist in comics’ hall of fame.

John Wagner has been scripting for 2000 AD for more years than he cares to remember. His creations include Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Ace Trucking, Al’s Baby, Button Man and Mean Machine. Outside of 2000 AD his credits include Star Wars, Lobo, The Punisher and the critically acclaimed A History of Violence.

With over 300 2000 AD stories to his name – not to mention over 250 Daily Star Judge Dredd strips – Alan Grant’s prolific creative record speaks for itself. Outside the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, Grant is well-known to Batman fans following a lengthy run on various incarnations of the title. More recently he has adapted Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novels Kidnapped and Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Graphic Novel format with artist Cam Kennedy.

  • Publisher: 2000 AD (January 21, 2021)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781088906

"The Apocalypse War gets at what makes Dredd such a joy to read." -- Comics Alliance

– Comics Alliance

"Seared into the memory of everyone who read it" -- The Guardian

– The Guardian

"Transitioned the character's brutality from just a source of tongue-in-cheek excitement into something of a disturbing clarity" -- The Comics Journal

– The Comics Journal

More books in this series: Essential Judge Dredd