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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #60 on: 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…
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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #61 on: 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.

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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #62 on: 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.
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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #63 on: 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.

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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #64 on: 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
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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #65 on: 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.

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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #66 on: 06 May, 2022, 10:22:39 AM »
Whats the verdict on the Bollo book? Worth the price tag?


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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #67 on: 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.
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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #68 on: 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?

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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #69 on: 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.
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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #70 on: 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)
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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #71 on: 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.

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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #72 on: 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...


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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #73 on: 06 May, 2022, 03:01:39 PM »
Blimey. That’s a big book.

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Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« Reply #74 on: 06 May, 2022, 03:52:31 PM »
No need to go to the gym anymore just lift your apex edition up a few times
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