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28 September 2008

Rob Liefeld Creation Week

Because October, the month of Halloweeen, begins this week, I decided to put the scariest thing I could on display: Rob Liefeld creations. Yes, that’s right: even though the frightening proportions and hidden feet of Liefeld won't be on display, two of his enduring contributions will. First up is Deadpool Classic, v. 1, which actually has only one issue of Liefeld’s immortal art. Then it’s on to X-Men vs. Apocalypse: The Twelve, v. 1. Apocalypse isn’t a product of Liefeld’s mind, but Cable, the man who had been fighting him for most of his time in our time period is, and frankly, buying this book doubled the number of issues of Cable I have lying around, so I feel this is a Cable book. So see you next week!

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Blogger Erik said...

ARGH! How DARE you mention the name of the mighty Deadpool in the same sentence as that hack-that-should-not-be-named.

Yes, I know he created Deadpool. Each mortal should serve SOME purpose in their lives. Fortunately, other writers jumped in and took Deadpool to the complex levels of character depth that he deserves, rather than allowing him to wallow in Lief--, er, he-who-should-not-be-named's shallowness.

Thank the comic gods that Deadpool managed to survive the hack-that-should-not-be-named years. It is a testament to Deadpool's awesomeness.

Truly, there is nothing as scary as a month dedicated to the material of the hack-that-should-not-be-named. Not even Ravage 2000 is as scary.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Raoul said...

That's true. Deadpool rode the '90s speculator boom, transferred to the crest of the X-Books' popularity, and didn't become truly awesome until his low-selling ongoing series with Joe Kelly. Liefeld had nothing to do with Deadpool's popularity (or character, really); but he is Deadpool's creator and he gave the character his distinctive visuals.

Really, I'm just trying to tie two books together. Simple as that.

4:36 PM  

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