Cool comic covers 3 – Judge Dredd #8

Brian Bolland 1983. I discovered Judge Dredd a scant few months before his debut in American comics. John Byrne had drawn a story in 2000AD, the British comic home of Dredd, and I managed to get a copy. I fell in love with 2000AD and Dredd.

While I like most of the artists that worked on Dredd in the 80s, Brian Bolland and Carlos Ezquerra were the most influential. However, Bolland pulls ahead when it comes to covers.

There is so much dynamism in this cover. You know exactly what is going on. The violence, the speed, the determination, the danger, is all there. Bolland is a master of design and tight line work.

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