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
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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
Industry: Valiant Entertainment is planning a 2012 comeback lead by former Marvel CEO and Vice Chairman Peter Cuneo has assumed the role of Chairman of Valiant. No word on which characters are included (aside from X-O Manowar, Bloodshot and Harbinger) or what creators are involved.
As is his wont, comic book creator Rob Liefeld has taken to Twitter to level some devastating blows to the latest subject of his ire: 20th Century Fox, whom Liefeld implored to "find your balls." The studio is developing a film based on Liefeld's character Deadpool, an endearingly psychotic