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Rob Liefeld - But why?

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Rob Liefeld - But why?

Post by WonderDoug » 23 Sep 2018, 18:55

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Re: Rob Liefeld - But why?

Post by Bigstever » 23 Sep 2018, 19:34

I know I didn't. Curses!
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Post by ev82 » 23 Sep 2018, 19:37

please no...
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Post by grief » 24 Sep 2018, 00:06

Why are there no "Because NO ONE DEMANDED IT!" style blurbs with ANY of the articles I've seen paired with this news? C'mon news sites, that's an easy one!

Anyone wanna guess that it involves "the real Cable" and probably crosses over X-Force and Domino (at least)?
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Post by WonderDoug » 24 Sep 2018, 00:14

I'm guessing really big guns and Shatterstar making out with a woman.
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Post by Cable » 24 Sep 2018, 00:44

Liefeld corrected this on Twitter to say he said an EVENT and not a CROSSOVER. This makes me think it might be just a self-contained mini (like Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe or something). That makes more sense than to think Marvel is actually giving him a large role in the X-line next year.
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Post by grief » 24 Sep 2018, 01:42

Cable wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 00:44
Liefeld corrected this on Twitter to say he said an EVENT and not a CROSSOVER. This makes me think it might be just a self-contained mini (like Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe or something). That makes more sense than to think Marvel is actually giving him a large role in the X-line next year.
I'm okay with anything that's self-contained and thus completely ignorable. Phew.
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Post by tokenBG1009 » 24 Sep 2018, 03:25

I'm just saying...

I'd read it.
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Post by ev82 » 24 Sep 2018, 03:36

tokenBG1009 wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 03:25
I'm just saying...

I'd read it to filth.
I think this is what you meant to say.
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Post by tokenBG1009 » 24 Sep 2018, 03:48

ev82 wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 03:36
tokenBG1009 wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 03:25
I'm just saying...

I'd read it to filth.
I think this is what you meant to say.
Nah, I'm unashamed to say I actually do like his work. A huge part of that is nostalgia, but I've read worse.
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Post by Jazzkantine » 24 Sep 2018, 09:37

Well, I guess Chuck Austen wasn’t available :mrgreen:

I like Liefeld, he is an icon from the 90s and his work in that era has been good stuff.

Sure, if I were to work with him I wouldn’t turn my back on him... :?
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Post by Flapflop » 08 Jan 2019, 14:54

BC but nonetheless.

Reviving Cable? https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/01/07 ... y-returns/

I find the quote, confirming at last what we all saw what was was happening, that Marvel indeed did the X-men injustice deliberately because they didn't have the movie rights more shocking.
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Post by EphemeristX » 08 Jan 2019, 15:23

Thanks for that, Flapflop. It's pretty obvious now, seeing the return of the X-Men to the forefront and of the FF to, well, anything, that they were not pushing those brands before. And why would they? I never thought they were intentionally trying to crash the franchises. It always read to me that they were simply not a priority and that they wouldn't be using them in merchandising and licensed properties. Especially once Disney got involved. The comics are a drop in the bucket compared to the movies and the merchandise surrounding them.
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Post by Blackcyclops » 08 Jan 2019, 15:30

EphemeristX wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 15:23
Thanks for that, Flapflop. It's pretty obvious now, seeing the return of the X-Men to the forefront and of the FF to, well, anything, that they were not pushing those brands before. And why would they? I never thought they were intentionally trying to crash the franchises. It always read to me that they were simply not a priority and that they wouldn't be using them in merchandising and licensed properties. Especially once Disney got involved. The comics are a drop in the bucket compared to the movies and the merchandise surrounding them.
Exactly...my problem was that people acted like Marvel was intentionally trying to NOT make comic money with a property they owned. The x-books still sold well (and you can hate Bendis but he was their biggest writer at the time) and still had books coming out. But like you said, they just didn’t give it priority, which makes alot of business sense.
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Post by Jazzkantine » 20 Jan 2019, 07:33

The costume of the new guy reminds me so much of another character.. :?:
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Post by Nu-D » 20 Jan 2019, 13:01

“When we were coming up with the team, I said look, back in 1991 I was jamming with two guys: Jim Lee on X-Men and Whilce Portacio on Uncanny X-Men. We were the three engines running that office in the early ‘90s when all the launches happened,” Liefeld says.

So arrogant! He still hasn’t learned that his success at that time was just a fad, one that passed by and demolished the mutant titles. He thinks they needed a “shot int the arm” but what he did was break their arms and legs and leave them crippled for years to come.

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Post by Blackcyclops » 20 Jan 2019, 14:39

Well it demolished the quality but not the sales...financially speaking he’s prolly not lying...
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Post by RingOtaku » 20 Jan 2019, 15:18

Rob Liefeld is the Vince Russo of comics. Had a little success for a short time by being in the right place at the right time and decades later still thinks he can swoop in and do better because he was some sort of writing messiah despite all the fumbles since then he won't take responsibility for.
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Post by Flapflop » 21 Jan 2019, 10:27

Uninspiring. This is what went wrong at Marvel beginning 90's: give all top artist in the X-world script and plot power next to pencilling. (Some) Stories fell flat and in a year or two they all went to create their own label because now they thought they could do without Marvel because they gave them that chance in the first place.

A good artist isn't necessary a good writer and vice versa. There are exeptions ofcourse but better to keep those diciplines seperated
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