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: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Tjm86 08 March, 2021, 12:59:55 PM
Just stumbled across this little piece of new, an Apex edition of Bolland's work!

https://downthetubes.net/?p=125354

Nice.  If they decide to do the same for the Apocalypse War then I'm selling my granny!
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 08 March, 2021, 01:07:12 PM
Wow well that will be quite something. I imagine in the £100+ bracket so the only question will be can I justify the expense. This will sorely tempt me.

I'm a little surprised its happening as the Zenith Apex didn't seem to do too way - based purely on the fact its still around* and has been on 50% sale a couple of times - I know I broke when it was half price. Might well have been expected and I've no idea how many were printed AND it was just after another premium Zenith edition which might have dampened its market (all very much ????) ... so who knows.

Mind Bolland has a much wider recognistion and this will be a thing of beauty. So good luckk to Rebellion tracking down the art and I look forward to details of price and what not in the future.

*Actually this is no longer correct as it now seems to have sold out in the store.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 08 March, 2021, 01:09:49 PM
Oh and this article is primarily serving as a call for original art that Rebellion can scan. So if any of you are lucky enough to own any of these:

2000 AD Prog 110 (‘Punks Rule’) pages 5, and 6
2000 AD Prog 120 (‘Forever Crimes’) pages 1, 2, and 5
2000 AD Prog 182 (‘Block War’) pages 3, and 5
2000 AD Prog 224 (‘Judge Death Lives’) pages 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
2000 AD Prog 225 pages 1, 2, 3
2000 AD Prog 226 pages 1, 2, 3, 6
2000 AD Prog 227 pages 1, 2 and 4
2000 AD Prog 228 pages 1, 2
2000 AD Prog 244 (‘Block Mania’) pages 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Well firstly I hate you and secondly get in touch with Rebellion  so they can get this produced!
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Woolly 08 March, 2021, 01:49:56 PM
Now this is something I'd love to see!

It'll be veeeery interesting to see which (if any) pages of artwork manage to get rescanned - I'd imagine some of them might be the infamous lost/stolen Bolland art?

I'm gonna stop there, because with every word I type this is sounding more and more like a Magaverse* Farcebook post... :o


*(that was a typo, but I've left it as it works better)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Max Headroom 08 March, 2021, 02:37:49 PM
Woolly - What's the story with the infamous lost/stolen art?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: ming 08 March, 2021, 03:21:05 PM
Woolly - What's the story with the infamous lost/stolen art?

It was covered here: https://ohdannyboy.blogspot.com/2010/02/original-art-stories-brian-bollands.html
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Tomwe 08 March, 2021, 04:25:30 PM
Wow this is indeed now a thorny subject. Assuming anyone currently in possession of a page was willing to allow it to be scanned, would it be ethical to do it and not question the owner on where they got it? Stories about not having a paper trail would be nonsense?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Max Headroom 08 March, 2021, 05:35:22 PM
Interesting article; thanks for sharing, Ming. Is it just the Bolland stuff that is missing or is a lot of early 2000ad material no longer available?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Woolly 08 March, 2021, 05:36:33 PM
Wow this is indeed now a thorny subject. Assuming anyone currently in possession of a page was willing to allow it to be scanned, would it be ethical to do it and not question the owner on where they got it? Stories about not having a paper trail would be nonsense?

Definitely. Part of me is sorry for ever mentioning this - I kinda hope it *is* a sting to try and get Bolland some pages back!

But back on topic - my Dokk! Can you even imagine how good a new scan of Bolland's classic art could look?!
This is on my watch list, without a doubt!
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Woolly 08 March, 2021, 05:37:29 PM
ESPECIALLY if it's all printed on non-glossy pages!
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Woolly 08 March, 2021, 05:40:25 PM
Interesting article; thanks for sharing, Ming. Is it just the Bolland stuff that is missing or is a lot of early 2000ad material no longer available?

I would imagine the vast amount of early 2000AD art is lost/destroyed, based on the stories of IPC's mistreatment of alot of pages.
Using original pages from the 50s Eagle to soak up a leak?!?
Even in those days, what kind of madman would do that?!
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 08 March, 2021, 05:42:29 PM
What a dreadful story. I was aware of the basic point but had never read anything with the detail. While human nature means I can understand some folks be reluctant to return stuff that could be worth a lot of month its a shame that folks don't at least reach out and offer such weak defenses.

As for sharing art one prominant dealer has already said they won't be - which is a shame. Seeing any of the stolen art also seems very unlikely too.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Woolly 08 March, 2021, 05:46:14 PM
As for sharing art one prominant dealer has already said they won't be - which is a shame. Seeing any of the stolen art also seems very unlikely too.

This wouldn't happen to be the same guy who said Rebellion could have a new scan of Horned God art if they paid him a cool million (and then laughed), would it?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 08 March, 2021, 06:50:39 PM
As for sharing art one prominant dealer has already said they won't be - which is a shame. Seeing any of the stolen art also seems very unlikely too.

This wouldn't happen to be the same guy who said Rebellion could have a new scan of Horned God art if they paid him a cool million (and then laughed), would it?

I strongly suspect so.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Max Headroom 08 March, 2021, 08:00:30 PM
Interesting article; thanks for sharing, Ming. Is it just the Bolland stuff that is missing or is a lot of early 2000ad material no longer available?

I would imagine the vast amount of early 2000AD art is lost/destroyed, based on the stories of IPC's mistreatment of alot of pages.
Using original pages from the 50s Eagle to soak up a leak?!?
Even in those days, what kind of madman would do that?!

A real shame. I guess they knew not what folly they were committing and could have saved a lot of people a lot of angst now.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: dweezil2 08 March, 2021, 08:03:44 PM
Not sure what the odds are in favour of tracking down any of the "lost/nicked" art is, but put me down for a copy anyway!!! :thumbsup:
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: BPP 08 March, 2021, 10:31:36 PM
As for sharing art one prominant dealer has already said they won't be - which is a shame. Seeing any of the stolen art also seems very unlikely too.

This wouldn't happen to be the same guy who said Rebellion could have a new scan of Horned God art if they paid him a cool million (and then laughed), would it?


I strongly suspect so.

I know nothing of these stories but it baffles me the owner of an asset wouldn’t want to increase the value of his asset by increasing public interest and demand in reproductions of such.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Swerty 08 March, 2021, 10:47:58 PM
I'm slightly familiar with the story but hadn't realised the Quality comics angle to it.I doubt these missing pages will turn up so the next question is will this scupper the release of this book.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: judgeurko 08 March, 2021, 10:54:16 PM
Too expensive
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Tomwe 09 March, 2021, 09:37:26 AM
I'm slightly familiar with the story but hadn't realised the Quality comics angle to it.I doubt these missing pages will turn up so the next question is will this scupper the release of this book.
I'm sure they wouldn't have announced it if this was in any way a risk. But better to ask just on the off chance the art is still out there!
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Bolt-01 09 March, 2021, 02:05:23 PM
As for sharing art one prominant dealer has already said they won't be - which is a shame. Seeing any of the stolen art also seems very unlikely too.

Which for the suspicious minded implies that some of these pages may not be the full ticket...
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Woolly 09 March, 2021, 05:38:50 PM
As for sharing art one prominant dealer has already said they won't be - which is a shame. Seeing any of the stolen art also seems very unlikely too.

Which for the suspicious minded implies that some of these pages may not be the full ticket...

Judging by what he's said on Farcebook, he definitely owns some of the pages and definitely won't be letting Rebellion rescan them.
No word that I've seen on whether the pages are signed in red or not...
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: CalHab 30 April, 2021, 11:26:41 AM
As for sharing art one prominant dealer has already said they won't be - which is a shame. Seeing any of the stolen art also seems very unlikely too.

Which for the suspicious minded implies that some of these pages may not be the full ticket...

Judging by what he's said on Farcebook, he definitely owns some of the pages and definitely won't be letting Rebellion rescan them.
No word that I've seen on whether the pages are signed in red or not...

There's a significant group of original art dealers/collectors who are absolute arseholes. Its quite remarkable. It puts me off buying some stuff as I'd have to hold my nose when dealing with them.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Max Headroom 02 August, 2021, 07:17:47 PM
Now that this has been announced as available to pre-order from the 2000ad Webshop tomorrow, I have to ask: Were those missing pages of artwork ever tracked down for re-scanning?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: IndigoPrime 02 August, 2021, 07:29:27 PM
Not all of them, no. Entertainingly, it turns out Bolland himself had some of the pages though.

Says a lot about so-called fandom if certain parties are keeping pages back to spite Rebellion.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Dark Jimbo 02 August, 2021, 07:42:53 PM
Now that this has been announced as available to pre-order from the 2000ad Webshop tomorrow, I have to ask: Were those missing pages of artwork ever tracked down for re-scanning?

Bolland drew 42 episodes of Dredd, which at a rough guesstimate of 5 pages per episode is an approximate page count of 210. The new book is only 128 pages, and includes a lot of his covers.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 02 August, 2021, 08:02:31 PM
Now that this has been announced as available to pre-order from the 2000ad Webshop tomorrow, I have to ask: Were those missing pages of artwork ever tracked down for re-scanning?

The slip case special edition is available Wednesday (not tomorrow being Thursday) according to the e-mail I got earlier - just to save folks refreshing all day tomorrow. Not sure how many its limited to but suspect it will go in a flash and will be flipped onto ebay at inflated prices very quickly.

The standard edition will be available to order from 8th October. Both release Februay I think.

I'm tempted but want to see how much the special edition is - now if it was McMahon....

Not all of them, no. Entertainingly, it turns out Bolland himself had some of the pages though.

Says a lot about so-called fandom if certain parties are keeping pages back to spite Rebellion.

Interesting some folks have said that Rebellion hadn't contact Brian Bolland about this - I think Brian might have said as much - yet clearly they have now and the slip case has a specially commissioned page unique to it by the sound.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Max Headroom 02 August, 2021, 08:32:48 PM
Weighing up whether to try and get this as art editions are not generally my thing and there are a lot of books I'd like to see given this treatment i.e. improved high quality repro and at original prog size. Hopefully it will sell out and start a trend for Rebellion to release such quality tomes (if only on a strictly limited basis).
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Bojay1997 02 August, 2021, 09:52:34 PM
Now that this has been announced as available to pre-order from the 2000ad Webshop tomorrow, I have to ask: Were those missing pages of artwork ever tracked down for re-scanning?

The slip case special edition is available Wednesday (not tomorrow being Thursday) according to the e-mail I got earlier - just to save folks refreshing all day tomorrow. Not sure how many its limited to but suspect it will go in a flash and will be flipped onto ebay at inflated prices very quickly.

The standard edition will be available to order from 8th October. Both release Februay I think.

I'm tempted but want to see how much the special edition is - now if it was McMahon....

Not all of them, no. Entertainingly, it turns out Bolland himself had some of the pages though.

Says a lot about so-called fandom if certain parties are keeping pages back to spite Rebellion.

Interesting some folks have said that Rebellion hadn't contact Brian Bolland about this - I think Brian might have said as much - yet clearly they have now and the slip case has a specially commissioned page unique to it by the sound.

According to the link in the e-mail, it's an open preorder for the slipcase version through October, so it's not going to "sell out" until the pre-order cut-off date. 
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Swerty 02 August, 2021, 11:13:25 PM
The exclusive image is there within the email too.Dredd in front of the Angel gang.Really want this.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Jim_Campbell 03 August, 2021, 07:26:30 AM
Says a lot about so-called fandom if certain parties are keeping pages back to spite Rebellion.

Although you have to wonder whether their reluctance might also be due to the absence of that all-important red ink signature on some of those pages…
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 03 August, 2021, 08:24:58 AM
This looks really sweet. I hope this sells well as it looks like a lot of effort has gone into this.
I wonder if it wouldn't be better to leave the signed "bound page" loose as an insert, I'm sure there's quite a few of us that would want that framed.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: IndigoPrime 03 August, 2021, 09:46:38 AM
Although you have to wonder whether their reluctance might also be due to the absence of that all-important red ink signature on some of those pages…
Well, quite. Some of these people are great fans and slam Rebellion for “screwing over creators” and yet… likely own stolen art. I guess people really can hold multiple conflicting views in their heads.

I wonder if it wouldn't be better to leave the signed "bound page" loose as an insert, I'm sure there's quite a few of us that would want that framed.
Might be worth pinging them a line on that.

As for the limited version, there’s no telling how many will be printed. If it was me, I’d be suitably vague and just round-up to the nearest big number after the end of the pre-orders. No reason to set a specific number. (*cough*Dark Horse Usagi Yojimbo 2021 disaster*cough*)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 03 August, 2021, 11:25:31 AM
...
I wonder if it wouldn't be better to leave the signed "bound page" loose as an insert, I'm sure there's quite a few of us that would want that framed.
Might be worth pinging them a line on that...

Done! I'll let everyone know what they say.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Swerty 03 August, 2021, 12:05:52 PM
As an aside he mentions on his Facebook page he's currently drawing a cover for 2000ad
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Magnetica 04 August, 2021, 09:42:50 PM
I was tempted by this, and indeed I went to buy it today, but it was excluded from my subscriber 50% discount voucher. 85 quid more than the standard version for a slip case, an additional print and a “number plate” seems like a lot.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: BPP 05 August, 2021, 09:27:09 AM
I’m oot as I’m not mr statics biggest fan but 85 quid for an exclusive print, signature and edition that will doubtless rocket in value probably isn’t that bad. Bolland is in the pantheon of artists whose collectables are going to increase in price for a long time.

Let’s say if it was McMahon I’d be raiding my penny jar despite 150 being a absolute wedge of cash.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: IndigoPrime 05 August, 2021, 09:42:19 AM
Let’s say if it was McMahon I’d be raiding my penny jar despite 150 being a absolute wedge of cash.
Wouldn’t surprise me to see Rebellion doing the same for the McMahon equivalent that’s coming down the pipe.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 05 August, 2021, 09:56:55 AM
Let’s say if it was McMahon I’d be raiding my penny jar despite 150 being a absolute wedge of cash.
Wouldn’t surprise me to see Rebellion doing the same for the McMahon equivalent that’s coming down the pipe.

Yeah looking at this I realised I'd not bought similar volumes for Eisner, Jeff Smith's Bone or David Mazzucchelli's Born Again, so I couldn't justify going for this.

Now if that McMahon volume ever came to light that would be a MUCH harder question...
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 05 August, 2021, 04:44:32 PM
I got a response back from Rebellion about whether the bound page could be left loose for framing:
 
: Rebellion
Now I took your query to the powers that be and discovered that there was already discussion had about exactly what you propose.
Sadly it seems that we get request for both ways round, separate for framing AND bound to increase the perceived value of the object itself.
On this occasion they went bound but there's every possibility that future similar products may have it loose.

I can see why leaving it loose may not be such a good idea for the perceived (resale)value of the book, but it certainly is a shame. Pushes me into the "I'm not sure it's worth it camp". My resistance will probably crumble before October. Interesting comment about future similar products, though.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: seanharry 06 August, 2021, 11:24:47 PM
Let’s say if it was McMahon I’d be raiding my penny jar despite 150 being a absolute wedge of cash.
Wouldn’t surprise me to see Rebellion doing the same for the McMahon equivalent that’s coming down the pipe.

Yeah looking at this I realised I'd not bought similar volumes for Eisner, Jeff Smith's Bone or David Mazzucchelli's Born Again, so I couldn't justify going for this.

Now if that McMahon volume ever came to light that would be a MUCH harder question...

I was contacted about a McMahon Apex edition currently being put together, but when I told them what the two pages of his work that I owned where, they lost interest. Probably because they where ABC Warriors and Ro-Busters pages and not Judge Dredd.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Jim_Campbell 07 August, 2021, 12:05:56 AM
Probably because they where ABC Warriors and Ro-Busters pages and not Judge Dredd.

That makes me sad — Mick's work on the Fall and Rise of Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein, especially, is a very significant point in his artistic evolution. His work was very 'brushy' for much of the period prior, but his self-expressed desire to compete with Kev O'Neill led him into a much harder, sharper pen-based line that's informed most of his work since then. For me, that Ro-Busters series, followed by his work on ABC Warriors, was the point where Mick's work 'clicked' for me, and I was prepared to follow him wherever he wanted to go in developing his style.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 07 August, 2021, 06:40:03 AM
Firstly YAH! If a Mike McMahon volume is being prepared, but I agree it would be a shame if they focused on Dredd and Slaine (one assumes) it would be great to see a variety of his work.

It would also be nice to see his work from across his career. I love McMahon's work thoughout his career and would love to see some of his later work included (if its not digital???) and not just his so called 'classic' stuff.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Magnetica 11 October, 2021, 03:13:02 PM
I ordered the standard i.e. the non slipcase edition today. Didn’t see any comms from Rebellion that this version is now on sale. Thinking about it, it has been for a while, it just didn’t register with me that this was the non slipcase edition.

BTW it’s a tenner for p&p!

Also the slop case editor no loner seems to be on the 2000AD web shop.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Swerty 19 November, 2021, 11:41:37 PM
On the Brian Bolland appreciation Facebook page he reports someone his selling one of his stolen pages from The Cursed Earth saga.Also a cover for a certain comics anniversary.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 20 December, 2021, 05:21:36 PM
Does anyone know if the Standard Edition without print will be available for regular sale through the shop come release day or was it only via pre-orders?

I wasn't convinced by the expense of the Limited version but forgot to order the Standard one and it now looks like it isn't available through the shop any more.

I may get pretty miffed if I miss this one.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Max Headroom 22 December, 2021, 03:06:09 PM
Forbidden Planet has the Apex edition available for pre-order at £65 due for release on 16th February 2022.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 22 December, 2021, 03:35:11 PM
Yeah thanks, I've managed to get one reserved in Berlin which should work out cheaper for me than FP in the UK. I was hoping I could support Rebellion by ordering direct but I guess I missed that chance.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 05 January, 2022, 09:40:15 PM
This is now back up for sale, direct from the Rebellion shop:
https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB705/judge-dredd-by-brian-bolland-apex-edition (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB705/judge-dredd-by-brian-bolland-apex-edition)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 25 January, 2022, 10:39:00 AM
I seem to be talking to myself in this thread but anyway here's some more bad news:
The world wide paper shortage has hit production of this book and it now wont be released until April. Probably. If we're lucky. Bugger.

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/brian-bolland-apex-delayed-by-worldwide-paper-shortage/ (https://bleedingcool.com/comics/brian-bolland-apex-delayed-by-worldwide-paper-shortage/)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: broodblik 25 January, 2022, 11:07:52 AM
Things like that will push more people to go digital but this one I believe must be enjoyed in a format that you can actually touch it. But then again lets save the rain forest and go full digitally people :)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Trooper McFad 25 January, 2022, 12:20:50 PM
Noooo, please no more delays as i want it before Lawless 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: judgeurko 14 February, 2022, 09:37:23 PM
Noooo, please no more delays as i want it before Lawless 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
Blame the brexit
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: davidbishop 23 February, 2022, 09:28:22 PM
Great piece by David Roach on assembling the Bolland Apex Edition:
https://www.tcj.com/creating-the-brian-bolland-apex-edition-a-how-to-guide-for-the-rash-and-enthusiastic/ (https://www.tcj.com/creating-the-brian-bolland-apex-edition-a-how-to-guide-for-the-rash-and-enthusiastic/)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 24 February, 2022, 10:52:23 AM
That really is an excellent article. I had wondered how many collectors had been contacted and how the scans were arranged. Monumental bit of planning to get as much of his work together - makes me pine for my copy!
I just hope the world doesn't end before it gets released, seems ever so slightly unimportant in light of today's news.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: CalHab 24 February, 2022, 11:07:06 AM
Great article. I really enjoyed David Roach's Masters of British Comic Art and am now slightly regretting not signing up for the Bolland book.

Still, two volumes of McMahon should make a sizable dent in my wallet when they're available.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: matty_ae 24 February, 2022, 11:19:59 AM
The Bolland book is still available through the Book Palace https://bookpalace.com/
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Dash Decent 26 February, 2022, 10:37:39 AM
Great piece by David Roach on assembling the Bolland Apex Edition:
https://www.tcj.com/creating-the-brian-bolland-apex-edition-a-how-to-guide-for-the-rash-and-enthusiastic/ (https://www.tcj.com/creating-the-brian-bolland-apex-edition-a-how-to-guide-for-the-rash-and-enthusiastic/)

that's a great article.  It made me interested in getting a copy, but it doesn't seem to be available on the webshop anymore.  Ah well, you snooze you lose.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Trooper McFad 03 May, 2022, 10:20:33 PM
Well only half way through the Book and it’s a thing of beauty. I was in two minds when I saw the initial size after taking it out the package but when you start going through the pages it definitely the size it needs to be.

I was wavering for the McMahon Apex but I will now splash out - will they be doing anybody else?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Timothy 04 May, 2022, 05:08:56 PM
It has landed. With a loud thud.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Jim_Campbell 04 May, 2022, 06:20:14 PM
Still, two volumes of McMahon

I missed that. Two volumes? Outside of Dredd, I'd been quietly hoping for as much Slaine as Rebelion can lay their hands on, and I'd take some pages from his Ro-Busters/ABC Warriors work into the bargain…
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Timothy 04 May, 2022, 08:13:38 PM
I think that's the idea. The one already announced is Dredd, but there is a plan for another volume with non-Dredd stuff.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Jim_Campbell 04 May, 2022, 08:54:02 PM
I think that's the idea. The one already announced is Dredd, but there is a plan for another volume with non-Dredd stuff.

Dammit. Like my bookshelves aren’t creaking enough already.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Magnetica 04 May, 2022, 09:01:01 PM
I’m in two minds about the McMahon one. (I’ve got both the Zenith and Bolland ones). But I would buy a Fabry Slaine one.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Trooper McFad 04 May, 2022, 09:25:24 PM
I’d love a Cam Kennedy one but as said above my small amount of book case space is an issue so where to store these is my biggest problem
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Colin YNWA 04 May, 2022, 09:48:11 PM
I’d love a Cam Kennedy one but as said above my small amount of book case space is an issue so where to store these is my biggest problem

Yeah that would be amazing.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Link Prime 06 May, 2022, 10:22:39 AM
Whats the verdict on the Bollo book? Worth the price tag?

: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Trooper McFad 06 May, 2022, 10:49:09 AM
Whats the verdict on the Bollo book? Worth the price tag?

For those that are into original pages and wish they had the space and cash to spend on an artist original page then yes if you can afford it it’s worth it. The full scans are fantastic.

The down side due to its size is where to keep it safe but that’s a problem I’m willing to deal with that for having these pages (copies) in my hand.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: IndigoPrime 06 May, 2022, 01:02:41 PM
Just how big is it, like compared to a trade or a Marvel OSHC, or something like a Hellboy Library Edition?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Jim_Campbell 06 May, 2022, 01:09:30 PM
Just how big is it, like compared to a trade or a Marvel OSHC, or something like a Hellboy Library Edition?

Aren't the scans supposed to be actual size representations of the originals? Most artists used to draw 'half-up'  which, with page size of the prog from this era, didn't leave a lot of change out of a sheet of A3. There was some whitespace that could (I imagine) be left out of the book (or may even have been trimmed off the originals as part of the production camera-ing process) but you'd still be looking at the best part of A3.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Trooper McFad 06 May, 2022, 01:10:12 PM
I don’t know how big those books are but here’s the dimensions for the Apex 475 X 365 X 20 (that’s in mm)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Magnetica 06 May, 2022, 01:11:28 PM
The one minor disappointment is which pages are missing.

Yes we knew a number of the originals have gone off into the sunset, never to be seen again, so knew this wouldn’t  be complete. But there are three pages in particular I was hoping would be in there but aren’t:


The scene with robots sitting around discussing the mayoral election on Father Earth - just because is is so poorly reproduced in the cases files and the IDW Bolland Dredd art book

The centre spread of the four Dark Judges. Just because it’s so iconic.


“I’m with Rowdy Yates Block! Who are you fighting with?”. As above, because it’s so iconic.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Molch-R 06 May, 2022, 01:41:44 PM
Just how big is it, like compared to a trade or a Marvel OSHC, or something like a Hellboy Library Edition?

To give you an idea of scale...

(https://i.ibb.co/RPZ7QPZ/PXL-20220506-123904559.jpg)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: IndigoPrime 06 May, 2022, 03:01:39 PM
Blimey. That’s a big book.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: broodblik 06 May, 2022, 03:52:31 PM
No need to go to the gym anymore just lift your apex edition up a few times
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Trooper McFad 06 May, 2022, 04:32:43 PM
No need to go to the gym anymore just lift your apex edition up a few times

It definitely gives you wrists a work out😳
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Link Prime 06 May, 2022, 05:11:51 PM
Just how big is it, like compared to a trade or a Marvel OSHC, or something like a Hellboy Library Edition?

To give you an idea of scale...

(https://i.ibb.co/RPZ7QPZ/PXL-20220506-123904559.jpg)

Impressive.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Batman's Superior Cousin 10 May, 2022, 02:52:16 PM
Has anyone else received their copy yet…?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: davidbishop 10 May, 2022, 03:25:40 PM
Mine arrived yesterday by courier - it's a monster! [The book, that is, not the courier.]
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: matty_ae 10 May, 2022, 04:19:43 PM
Book Palace copy arrived today.
I thought it was great. Glad they left in the sellotape marks etc.!
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Batman's Superior Cousin 10 May, 2022, 04:49:32 PM
Still waiting for my copy, hopefully it’ll arrive tomorrow. If not… :(
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Eric Plumrose 10 May, 2022, 08:22:38 PM
Out of curiosity (and coming to this thread far, FAR too late), but did anyone contact John Byrne regarding 'Judge Death Lives' Part One, page 5? It's hanging on his studio wall, behind his left shoulder. (https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=847939)
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Batman's Superior Cousin 11 May, 2022, 02:09:57 PM
Still a no-show with the postie. What shall I do…? :(
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: IndigoPrime 11 May, 2022, 03:45:25 PM
Wait a bit? Royal Mail continues to be hosed. Most of my eBay stuff is arriving seemingly at random, and  the signed-for stuff isn’t being signed for.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Batman's Superior Cousin 11 May, 2022, 04:30:20 PM
Please tell me how long you think I should wait for my parcel(s)…?
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: hippynumber1 13 May, 2022, 12:03:42 PM
If it helps, I haven’t had my slipcase edition yet either… 🤷‍♂️
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: Lorenzo 14 May, 2022, 08:30:38 AM
Yup, same here - outside of the UK - my copy hasn't shipped yet either.
: Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
: hippynumber1 14 May, 2022, 02:56:39 PM
I’m in the UK. My order status says “Available in 7 months”! 🤷‍♂️