Diamond April 2024 Solicitations

Diamond has released its latest Previews World catalogue: one AE format book and two “not quite an AE” format books. I’ve covered these before, but with Diamond’s solicit these titles should now be available to order from your local comic shop.

The 2000 AD Art of Stve Dillon Apex Edition cover prelim

The 2000 AD Art of Steve Dillon Apex Edition

The 2000 AD Art of Steve Dillon: Apex Edition contains pages from throughout his 30-plus year career working at 2000 AD, including his art on Rogue Trooper and Harlem Heroes. His prolific and defining work on Judge Dredd is showcased with a range of stories including his incredible artwork for the classic Block Mania alongside the Emerald Isle storyline, one of his first collaborations with Garth Ennis. Also included in this book is the complete art for Alan Moore’s sole A.B.C. Warriors story, Red Planet Blues, with painted color by Watchmen artist John Higgins. The Apex Edition series is a deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition reproducing his original art pages at their actual size.

John Romita's The Amazing Spider Man Vol. 2 Artisan Edition cover

John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artisan Edition Volume Two

Jazzy John Romita was for many the definitive artist on The Amazing Spider-Man. His sleek line work brought the web-slinger to life for a generation of fans. This volume collects issues 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112,113, 114, and 115 in their entirety. Additionally, there is a beautiful gallery section of Romita extras. Like all of IDW’s award-winning Artist Edition style books, each page has been painstakingly scanned from the original art to ensure the finest possible reproduction, mimicking the experience of seeing Romita’s hand-drawn pages. While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art–for instance, corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique.

Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Masterpiece Edition cover

Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Masterpiece Edition

Acclaimed as one of the greatest artists of his generation for his work on such titles as Camelot 3000 and Batman: The Killing Joke, Brian Bolland’s work on Judge Dredd helped catapult both the series and Bolland himself to international acclaim. This book will include pages from the Judge Dredd epics The Cursed Earth, The Day the Law Died, The Judge Child Quest, and Bolland’s masterpiece Judge Death Lives. Also included is a gallery of covers ranging from 2000 AD to the Judge Dredd reprints published by Eagle Comics which brought Brian to the attention of American readers and show off Bolland’s inventiveness and sardonic humor.