Staff Picks (May14): Dredd — Illustrated Movie Script & Visuals GN
Apr 23, 2014
Publisher: Rebellion/2000 AD
Whether you’ve been a long-time reader of 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd or just a recent fan of the film, now is definitely the time to be a Dredd fan. The recent movie adaptation proved to be a hit for most die-hard comic fans and has helped to garner new fans into the Dredd universe. For those fans of the film Dredd, Rebellion now offers a unique look behind the film with a very unique collector’s graphic novel.
This book delves deeper into the movie then just a typical graphic novel adaptation. The famed artist, Jock, was involved in the production of the film very early on, designing much of the film’s style. In addition to concept art, Jock also adapted the entire Dredd script into a comic book/storyboard hybrid which was used exclusively for reference during the filming of the movie. This unique adaptation has never been previously published to the public until now and is finally being released in an all-in-one companion book for Dredd fans. While you read the sequential comic pages, you can also read along with the accompanying script pages Jock drew from, plus a variety of Jock’s concept drawings ranging from cityscapes to firearms.
In an age where comic book adaptations from films often feel sub-par and over-done, the Dredd: Illustrated Movie Script & Visuals graphic novel goes much further to make it stand out as its own fan experience. Rarely do fans get to experience their favorite films in a format which so closely relates to the original production. Whether you’re a Judge Dredd comic fan, just a fan of the film, or a fan of filmmaking in general, this book is a one-stop reference for all.
~ Jay Spence
In Stores: 7/16/14