Script by Pat Mills (all scripts excepted strips from 2000 AD #79 and 80) and John Wagner, art by Mike McMahon and Brian Bolland (B&W). All illustrations are ©Rebellion A/S. For a complete list of all books reviewed in this blog, please visit the index page.
Published in June 2002 by 2000AD/Titan Books (ISBN 1-84023-459-8, cover price £14.99), this canvas hardcover book (8.8 x 11.9 inches or 22,5 x 30,2 cm) comes with the Titan Books "Classic" hardcover collection style dust jacket (see picture at the end of the article). Two pictures below are here for size comparison with former publications.
|on the right prog #72 where one of the "banned strip" were originally published|
|a comparison with two other Graphic Novel reprints|
The book, printed on thick mat paper, features 158 pages of "The Cursed Earth" saga, but of course without the four banned strips, none scripted by Pat Mills (from 2000 AD #71, 72, 77 and 78, see also a picture below showing the artist credit page). This edition opens with a 2 pages uncredited contextual introduction.
I don't own all of the 2000 AD issues nor the numerous reprints published since the eighties, but I have taken pictures of all the extra material pages (pin-up, B&W covers) inserted in the main material.
My Pat Mills related Titan Books Classic Deluxe collection: