Hello again geeks, are you all getting your proper dose of Liefeld this week? Well all this talk about a man I knew little about before my geek brothers opened my eyes to the wonders of Liefeld got me thinking it would be amazing to see more female Liefeld creations (or would it…). Either way, Lilith did some searching on Liefeld women and found this amazing website for you all giving you a step by step tutorial on how to create the very best Liefeld-inspired woman. While the exploding hot dogs are a nice touch, I might have to go with flying dachshunds myself.
I consider my fellow BOEG writer Biff Tannen a friend. Really, I do. We’ve known one another quite a while and he’s a rather agreeable chap. So, when that cold-hearted bastard suggested I read Spider-Man/Badrock for my next installment in this series, I was understandably upset.
You see, we recently sat down and watched The Image Revolution and while it was an interesting and well-made documentary, and certainly informative regarding the events surrounding the formation of image, it simply did not probe the human psyche for the reasons WHY people wanted these books. I’ve read some god awful books in my day, as regular readers of this column know, but some of the stuff that came out of 90s Image makes Force Works #1 look like motherfucking Watchmen.
To say that the 90’s were a prime example of what not to do in comics would be an understatement. As a young Harkness, I spent more than my fair share of time in the comic shop located conveniently right next to my house, and would often be found perusing every shelf they had. Being a mere child of 7 however, I was strapped for cash, as in I had none, and was hard pressed to be able to take any comic home with me. Luckily, the owner of said shop (Imagination Comics) was very kind to young Arthur Harkness, and let me stay in there as long as I wanted and read everything for as long as I wanted. Jealous? Well you shouldn’t be. The year was 1992…and things were not so great in the world of comics.
As part of the Evil Geeks Liefeld Week festivities, we commissioned a knockoff Liefeld to reimagine the writing staff as awesome early 90s comic characters in the style of ol’ Rob himself.
In honor of it being Liefeld week here and since I already reviewed the new Prophet series it’s time we go back to the original. We’ll take a look at the first 7 issues of his inaugural series from 1993-1994. Why only 7? Because I actually own these issues. That’s right; I paid money to buy these when I was 10. The only thing I regret about it is that Liefeld is only on writing duty for this series and the occasional cover. Without further adieu, let’s jump right into this.