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.
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.
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
Marvel Comics made news this week with a couple of unfortunate announcements. We've already discussed our profound sadness over the cancellation of Thor: The Mighty Avenger, and also confirmed this week was t
In what might be the most audacious plot-hole-filling of all time (unless you count the last-minute epilogue to ABC's Lost), comic book creator Rob Liefeld is picking up a forgotten but, in this case, hilarious
"Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley," a new Xbox Live Arcade game from Twisted Pixel, comes out on October 6th from the makers of "The Maw" and "'Splosion Man." The game followers a superhero-for-hire and his deeply abusive and biologically implanted sid
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