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This Ain’t Your Daddy’s ‘Youngblood'; The Classic Image Series Returns In May

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Rob Liefeld's Youngblood returns this May from Image Comics. As previously announced, the new series comes from writer Chad Bowers, with art by Jim Towe, who plan to draw on previous incarnations of the team while also establishing a whole new status quo for the characters, and giving them a very modern context.

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Image at 25: 12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Image Comics

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're celebrating Image Comics' 25th anniversary, and after taking a look at the history of cartoons based on Image-published comics, today we're looking at the comics themselves.

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Image at 25: 12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Image Comics Cartoons

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Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Image Comics, so this week we're taking a look at the history of cartoons based on comics from America's largest independent comics publisher!

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12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Youngblood

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Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with decades of comics behind, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at Rob Liefeld's Youngblood, which debuted 25 years ago, launching the Image Comics brand and starting a new revolution in creator-owned comics.

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‘Deadpool’ Creator’s ‘Extreme Universe’ Series Eyed to Become ‘Multi-Film Franchise’

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To say that Deadpool was a box-office hit is slightly understating things, so it’s no surprise that that execs are hoping to get into business with the artist behind the Merc With a Mouth, Rob Liefeld — well, one exec, specifically: Akiva Goldsman. After securing the rights to develop (and possibly direct) an adaptation of Liefeld’s Avengelyne series, Goldsman has acquired rights to another Liefeld property, and this time his plans are a bit more ambitious.

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Happy Birthday Deadpool! A Tribute To Marvel’s Merc With A Mouth

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On December 11th 1990, Marvel Comics published New Mutants #98 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, which introduced the world to a mercenary in a bright red costume, by the name of Deadpool. Over time, Deadpool would transform from the grim gun-for-hire he was introduced as, to one of the most recognizable characters in all of superhero comics, thanks to his quick mouth and his liberal disregard for the conventions of the genre.

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Akiva Goldsman Bringing Rob Liefeld’s ‘Avengelyne’ to the Big Screen

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Following the massive success of Deadpool (the movie), you’d think studios would be rushing to get in business with the co-creator of Deadpool (the comic) — seeing as Rob Liefeld has a few other comic-book creations that could make for decent films in the right hands. It seems at least one studio has caught on, as Paramount and Akiva Goldsman are teaming up to produce a film adaptation of Liefeld’s Avengelyne series.

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The Science Experiment: How Graham & Roy’s ‘Prophet’ Revival Smashes Expectations [Sci-Fi Week]

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If you’d told me a few years ago that outstanding science fiction could be spun out of a reboot of an old Rob Liefeld comic with that one guy with the swords who grimaces a lot and has padding glued to his face, the first question I’d have to ask is, "Which one guy with the swords was that? There were a couple."

The answer would be Prophet, one of the most fruitful experiments to come out of the 2012 retooling of the defunct Extreme Studios line, and one of the most genuinely enthralling sci-fi comics of the past decade.

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Liefeld Revives ‘Youngblood’ At Image With Bowers And Towe

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Everything old is all-new again in comics, so it's about time that Rob Liefeld's most iconic creator-owned work Youngblood got another day in the sun. Next year, The Rob is bringing Youngblood back to comics with a new ongoing series at Image, alongside co-writer Chad Bowers and artist Jim Towe, whom Liefeld discovered on Twitter.

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Rob Liefeld, Deadpool and True Creator Credit

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With the Deadpool movie arriving in cinemas this week, media attention has turned to the character's co-creator Rob Liefeld, and it’s already caused a fair share of controversy. As part of an interview with the New York Times, Liefeld stated that he did “all the heavy lifting” in the creation of Deadpool, and even more bluntly, “I chose Fabian [Nicieza], and he got the benefit of the Rob Liefeld lottery ticket. Those are good coattails to ride.” Liefeld has called the article a "hit piece," but has made similar assertions on Twitter.

Liefeld’s words raise interesting questions about who gets to call themself the true creator of a character. Is it just the initial concept, idea, or design that warrants a creator credit, and does time spent defining a character count for anything?

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