This Ain’t Your Daddy’s ‘Youngblood'; The Classic Image Series Returns In May
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.
The plot of Youngblood #1 centers on an Uber-type phone app that allows citizens to choose what hero rescues them. That's the sort of idea that I'm immediately surprised nobody's thought of before, and it's just goofy enough to sound like a great Youngblood premise.
Here's the official word on the series from Image:
Image Comics is pleased to announce the return of Rob Liefeld’s YOUNGBLOOD—the blockbuster hit series that launched the Image Revolution and turned the comics industry on its head—with story by Chad Bowers (X-Men ‘92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) and art from Jim Towe. YOUNGBLOOD is reborn with an all-new cast and a bold new mission with YOUNGBLOOD #1 issue—set to hit stores this May.
"Youngblood has had outstanding talent contribute to its amazing history,” said Liefeld. “Alan Moore, Robert Kirkman, Keith Giffen and Mark Millar are a few who have left their mark. Chad Bowers and Jim Towe are four issues into their run and are producing stories that will be held as some of, if not the best Youngblood tales ever told. It honors the best of the past and forges exciting new paths for these characters!"
In this YOUNGBLOOD #1, an uber popular self-protection app called HELP! is changing how we stay safe—“HELP! lets you decide who saves you.” But when a high-rated young hero on the app goes missing, his best friend’s search for answers gains the attention of some unexpected allies, and together, they’ll do whatever it takes to find him… even if it means resurrecting the world’s most hated super-team, Youngblood.
Note: Writer Chad Bowers has a professional relationship with CA staff writer Chris Sims. However, Sims has no involvement with this series.
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