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Who is the most prolific or the most influential Dredd artist over time? and whom is the artist who has the most appearances?

I am sure that most people will without a shadow of doubt state Carlos Ezquerra on both counts. He is surely one of the co-creators along with Wagner of Dredd. 

The first 100 progs were the time of 3 artists whom together draw almost 80% of the initial run of Dredd: Mike McMahon, Ian Gibson and Brain Bolland.  These 3 divided Dredd as a major character in the comic-scene. Each one had their own distinctive style.

Next came Ron Smith which is the artist that really establish Dredd as the de facto British comic character. After the late great Ron came great artist like Steve Dillon and Cam Kennedy. It was only with The Apocalypse War that Carlos really start taking the reins and his style almost become synonym with the way that many of us saw Dredd. 

Colin MacNeil came along and only really establish himself long after his first appearance. For me the next big artist was Henry Flint.  In today's terms it will hard to decide between these two which is the mainstay Dredd artist.

The top 10 most appearance by an artist:

Artists      First Appearance   Total Appearances
Carlos Ezquerra   5         261
Ron Smith   104         151
Henry Flint   1014         119
Colin MacNeil   608         100
Ian Gibson   13         85
Paul Marshall   647         74
Mike McMahon   2         71
Cam Kennedy   342         70
Steve Dillon   205         49
John Burns   738         45

For me it all boils down to two artist Carlos Ezquerra or Ron Smith (again RIP  :'( ). They even occupy the two top-spots in the moist appearance list. 

Other Reviews / Judge Dredd Case Files 32
« on: 09 December, 2018, 08:08:05 am »
I just finished Judge Dredd Case Files 32. Overall this was not the best one at all but it contained one gem: Sector House by John Wagner and art by the late grate Carlos Ezquerra. The story was great but the art is certainly some of Carlos best work ever. This volume just for Carlos' art makes it worth every penny I  spend on the purchase.

Film & TV / The Witcher Netflix Series
« on: 04 September, 2018, 07:27:43 pm »

Other Reviews / Red Fang
« on: 13 August, 2018, 06:01:04 am »
Red Fang was original published in Prog 1200-1201 and reprinted in Meg #356.

The story setting is a futuristic world where we the Mafia vs the Triad. The basic premises is Sleeping Dragon Fang (the main character) complicated scheme to take control and seize power.

For me the highlight of the story is Steve Yeowell art and complemented with coloring by Chris Blythe. His work here is some of the best I have seen Steve do. The writer here is the late Steve Moore.

General / Stories that should be collected
« on: 10 August, 2018, 05:39:00 am »
With the recent return of a certain character of you know who which series that was published and not been in a proper collection would you like to be collected?

I have 4 that I would like Rebellion to do very much like they did for the Treasury of British Comics:

Armoured Gideon

Bad City Blue

Brigand Doom

General / Time Twisters vs Past Imperfect
« on: 31 July, 2018, 04:24:49 pm »
I was scanning trough older progs and I came across short stpry called "Past Imperfect" stories. What is the main difference between a "Time Twisters" short and a "Past Imperfect" short ?

Other Reviews / Dan Abnett's The Hypernaturals
« on: 23 July, 2018, 10:06:11 am »
Has anyone read Dan Abnett's The Hypernaturals ? Is it worthwhile getting ?

Welcome to the board / Oldie but a Newbie
« on: 19 February, 2018, 01:34:21 pm »
Hi, I am also one of those guys that was lurking from the shadows waiting or rather procrastinating about whether to post or not.

My knowledge was limited to the American Comics and stuff like Tintin and Asterix. My first introduction to the Prog was way back in Prog 374.  I can still remember my first Dredd “The Wreckers” with great fondness. Rogue quickly became my favorite. From that day I was hooked on British Comics (reading Eagle and Battle)

But then came the 90s and the combination of the summer assault let by Millar/Morrison/Ennis quickly killed my love for the Prog and I stopped my subscription.

I re-started my subscription again almost a third into the Day of Chaos epic. Getting the Prog locally in the News Agents became virtually impossible and the Postal Services here is as trustworthy as Blackblood. The digital route became a blessing (the getting use to not holding the Prog is the most mind-boggling thing).


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