Image Comics celebrated its 20th birthday today, truly a milestone year in the life of an independent comics publisher. The company was founded on February 1, 1992 by Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Mark Silvestri and Jim Valentino as a means for those popular creators to produce and publish their own original work while retaining full ownership of their intellectual property.The original Image line included such memorable hits as Spawn, Youngblood and WildC.A.T.S., and the 20 years
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DC Comics announced on Friday that Rob Liefeld will be taking over three New 52 titles beginning in May: Deathstroke, which he will write and draw, replacing both writer Kyle Higgins and artist Joe Bennett; The Savage Hawkman, which he will plot, presumably replacing current writer Tony Daniel; and Grifter, which he will also plot, presumably replacing Nathan Edmondson.
This news comes after Liefeld's having replaced Sterling Gates as the writer of Hawk & Dove, which itself was one of the six New 52 titles conformed for cancelation e
It is still very strange for me to accept that among the new comics I'm most looking forward to this year are revivals of characters from Rob Liefeld's infamous Extreme Studios, but that is quite honestly the case
The step-by-step process of how a comic book gets made might be a pretty common bonus feature in paperbacks these days, but back in 1996, the process was a little more mysterious. That's why the Canadian TV show The Anti Gravity Room -- which aired in America on the Sci-Fi Channel -- did an episode where they took their viewers through the whole deal, from plot all the way to publishing. And the
During the boom years of the early '90s, printed comics weren't the only medium that saw a sudden influx of new, extreme super-heroes. The influence of the popular Fox cartoon based on the X-Men was obvious in a second wave of knockoffs similar super-hero cartoons, from the fact that they were based on comics to their blatant attempts to capture the magic of that goofy, synth-heavy X-Men intro where dudes stood around blasting their powers at their own logos. Clearly, none of
It's not a stretch to say that Rob Liefeld is probably the most vocally criticized creator in comics. There are countless posts on the internet bashing the work he's done in his 24-year career in comics, and in certain circles, the man's very name is synonymous with bad art and an era of success that almost tanked the entire industry with an illusion of success based on "scarcity" and the idea of comics as "collectibles" rather than as stories.
But the one voice that's been
In one of the truly weirdest (but welcome) announcements at New York Comic Con, Image Comics revealed that a new slate of creators will be reviving Rob Liefeld's Extreme Studios titles like Prophet, Youngblood, Extreme, Bloodstrike, and Glory, books whose gargantuan muscles, boobs and guns epitomized the "extreme" aesthetics of comics in the '90s. The surprising part? The creators involved include Alan Moore, Brandon Graham, Ross Campbell and Black Swan screenwriter John McLaughlin.
We're particularly excited for Prophet
Prodigious Image Comics writer and partner Robert Kirkman held court at Thursday's Skybound panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. The imprint was founded by Kirkman to publish original works that he curates, promotes and helps develop for the mass media. Titles include old Kirkman-written favorites like