Marshal Law The Deluxe Edition (2013)

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All illustrations are © Kevin O’Neill & Pat Mills

 

Introduction

 

This article's aim is to identify additional editorial elements included in the deluxe hardcover edition published by DC Comics in April 2013, collecting the 6 following stories: "Fear and Loathing", "Marshal Law Takes Manhattan", "Kingdom of The Blind", "The Hateful Dead", "Super Babylon" and "Secret Tribunal".


Dust jacket cover, exclusive to this edition:

 

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Back cover of the dust jacket, exclusive to this edition with this background, but previously published in 2009 in Judge Dredd Megazine #232 (originally intended to be the cover of the never published Top Shelf omnibus):

 

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Hardcover front and back covers display the same virgin illustrations:

 

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Content:

 

All the virgin covers previously used for these stories are included. All material is printed on glossy thin paper.

The title pages follow the general presentation of the previous UK Titan paperback ("Fear and Loathing", "Blood, Sweat, and Fears" and "Fear Asylum"). The second and third of cover were previously used by the Graphitti Designs edition.

 

Listed next are the extra illustrations not referenced in the book. I will only illustrate exclusive material (i.e. 2 illustrations).

In order of reading we have:

 - Front dust jacket flap image comes from the "Kingdom of the Blind" story

Second of cover originates from the first volume of The French edition

 - Authors credits page is illustrated by the back cover of the Graphitti Designs edition

 - Publisher credits page is illustrated by the back cover of the first (also second) volume of the French edition

 - This edition displays an introduction written by Jonathan Ross dated November 2012

 - The map of San Futuro was never published in colored form. A B&W version can be found in the "Origins" book, but legends have been modified and a comment added below the map:

 

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- There is an exclusive title page created by Kevin O'Neill to introduce the "Fear and Loathing" story arc:

 

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- The blue title page introducing "Marshal Law Takes Manhattan" comes from the "Fear Asylum" Titan Books paperback (although the same illustration is already included in the original Epic Comics one shot on a black background and without the comment). The end page of the story (flaming Statue of Liberty) is identical to the back cover of the original one shot.

 - The blue title page introducing "Kingdom of the Blind" also comes from the "Fear Asylum" Titan Books paperback (although the same illustration is already included on the back cover of the original one shot on a white background). The second newspaper style title page is the same as the original one shot.

 - The title page introducing "The Hateful Dead" comes from the "Blood, Sweat, and Fears" Titan Books paperback (although the same illustration is already included in the original one shot whithout the comment).

 - The title page introducing "Super Babylon" also comes from the "Blood, Sweat, and Fears" Titan Books paperback (i.e. whithout the recap and with a new add compared to the original one shot). The three B&W pages ending the story are identical to the original edition.

 - The "Hero Illustrated" illustration has been previously published in the "Blood, Sweat, and Fears" UK Titan books paperback.

 - The title page of "Secret Tribunal" is an excerpt of the main story.

 - Afterword written by Pat Mills (dated December 2012) is illustrated by excerpts from "Fear and Loathing" issue #6 and #4

 - All the illustrations featured in the 'Shooting Galery' have been previously published in previous paperbacks, mostly in the Graphitti Designs edition.

 - On the first page of the 'Shooting Gallery' the bottom image was originally illustrating the Clive Barker introduction to the first US "Fear and Loathing" paperback.

 - Note that the two character designs produced for a proposed feature film adaptation were previously published in "Fear and Loathing" Titan Books paperback.

 - Third of cover originates from the third volume of The French edition

 - End dust jacket flap image comes from the "Kingdom of the Blind" story

 

One can find some more descriptive pictures here.

 

 

 

Italian Edition

 

This one volume deluxe edition has been published in Italy in a three volumes collection (soft cover, 26 x 17 cm).

Note that a majority of Kevin O'Neill signs and graphittis have been adapted in Italian.

 

First we have volume 1 published in January 2014 by RW Edizioni (as Lion Extra 3):

 

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This first volume features the "Fear and Loathing" story arc and its prologue, as well as some selected extra from the US DC edition:

 - Jonathan Ross's introduction

 - colored map of San Futuro

 - black and red title page for Fear and Loathing

 - all virgin covers of the first series

 - virgin cover of Strip #1 and 3

 - virgin cover of Zenda French edition #2 and 3 along with back covers and second and third of covers used for this edition

 - a one page biography

 

 

Volume 2 was published in February 2014 as Lion Extra 4:

 

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This volume features "Marshal Law Takes Manhattan", "Kingdom of the Blind" and "The Hateful Dead" as well as some selected extra from the US DC edition:

- the blue title page introducing "Marshal Law Takes Manhattan" and the end page of the story (flaming Statue of Liberty)

- the blue title page introducing "Kingdom of the Blind"and the newspaper style title page

- the title page introducing "The Hateful Dead"

- virgin cover of Toxic! #14

- colored map of San Futurp

- illustration used for a 1989 Marvel poster 

- cover for Marshal Law Takes Manhattan

- virgin cover for Kingdom of the Blind

- virgin cover for The Hateful Dead paperback

- back cover of the Graphitti Designs edition

- second and third of covers from the French Zenda edition

 

 

The third volume was published March 2014 as Lion Extra 5:

 

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This volume features "Super Babylon" and "Secret Tribunal" as well as some selected extra from the US DC edition:

- Pat Mills afterword

- false adverts page introducing Super Babylon (adapted in Italian)

- the title page introducing "The Hateful Dead"

- virgin cover of Toxic! #14

- colored map of San Futurp

- illustration used for a 1989 Marvel poster 

- virgin covers of all the original comics (spred covers for "Secret Tribunal")

illustration from Hero Illustrated #11 (May 1994)

2 character designs (ML and Celeste) for an hypothetical Marshal Law movie previously published in the 2002 UK Titan paperback Fear and Loathing

 - second and third of covers from the French Zenda edition

 

 

Spanish Edition

 

This one volume deluxe edition has also been published in Spain in a three volumes collection (soft cover, 26 x 17 cm).

Note that all Kevin O'Neill signs and graphittis have been adapted in Spanish.

 

First we have Miedo y Asco published in September 2013 by ECC ediciones:

 

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This first volume features the "Fear and Loathing" story arc and its prologue, as well as some selected extra from the US DC edition:

- colored map of San Futuro

- all virgin covers of the first series

- back cover of the Graphitti Designs edition

- second and third of cover of the French Zenda edition

 

The second volume Odiosos Muertos was published in  April 2014:

 

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This volume features "Marshal Law Takes Manhattan", "Kingdom of the Blind" and "The Hateful Dead" as well as some selected extra from the US DC edition:

- the blue title page introducing "Marshal Law Takes Manhattan" and the end page of the story (flaming Statue of Liberty)

- the blue title page introducing "Kingdom of the Blind"and the newspaper style title page (nicely adapted in Spanish)

- the title page introducing "The Hateful Dead"

- virgin cover of Strip #1 and 3

- illustration used for a 1989 Marvel poster 

- virgincovers for all the original comics

 

- one of the back cover from the French Zenda edition

 - virgin cover from second and third volume of French Zenda edition

 - 2 character designs (ML and Celeste) for an hypothetical Marshal Law movie previously published in the 2002 UK Titan paperback "Fear and Loathing"

 

Finally, the third volume Tribunal Secreto has been published in July 2014 by ECC ediciones:

 

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This volume features "Super Babylon" and "Secret Tribunal" as well as some selected extra from the US DC edition:

- Pat Mills afterword

- false adverts page introducing Super Babylon (adapted in Spanish)

- the title page introducing "The Hateful Dead"

- virgin covers of all the original comics (spred covers for "Secret Tribunal")

illustration from Hero Illustrated #11 (May 1994)

-  back cover from the third volume of French Zenda edition

 

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