After much speculation regarding the future of Dave Sim's Cerebus, and the creators' Kickstarter initiative to raise money to digitize and remaster all of the High Society storyline, it was recently announced that IDW would be publishing the cartoonists' 'High Society Digital Audio' in an as-yet-to-be-determined physical form. On the heels of that new partnership comes a variant cover by Sim for the publishers' upcoming Judge Dredd: Year One #1. As any non-creator owned work by the celebrated artist is rare, this announcement certainly stands out.Announced earlier this week, Judge Dredd: Year One will be written by 2000 AD Editor-in-Chief Matt Smith and illustrated by Simon Coleby, with regular series covers by Greg Staples. Set to be four issues long, the miniseries will explore the early days of Dredd's career as a Judge in the fictional Mega-City.

Judge Dredd: Year One #1 will be in stores March 27th, 2013.



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(Via IGN)