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    Mike McMahon 2000 AD #2 Judge Dredd First Appearance Complete 5-Page Story Original Art (IPC, 1977). This is easily the most important piece of UK comic book art we have ever offered. He is the Law. And this is his first comic book story appearance! It was indeed a "New Thrill" from the fledgling 2000 AD, as they introduced the toughest Lawman in Mega City One... Judge Dredd! The Judges were empowered to be Judge, Jury, and Executioner if need be, and rode the streets of the City on huge Lawbringer motorcycles, armed with their Lawgiver pistols. This one story set all of that up. It would eventually inspire two movies, 1995's Judge Dredd with Sylvester Stallone, and 2012's Dredd starring Karl Urban.
    The Dredd figure inset image on Page 1 is a stat paste-up of an image by Carlos Ezquerra used in a promotional advertisement weeks in advance. The rest of the page were created in ink and Zipatone on Bristol board with an image area of 13.5" x 17.25". All text is paste-up. Page 1 has a slit just below where the missing paste-up log would be, and a rip in each side margin. Page 1 is in Good condition, the others are in Very Good condition.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    21st-24th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 38
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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