Liefeld Week, a never ending holiday of macho men, bad ass babes and weapons the world just isn’t ready for. We’ve discussed a great many things but there was nothing we were more excited for than to pick our top 5 favorite covers delivered from the master’s hand. It wasn’t easy to narrow it down, but somehow we did it.
Rob, we kid because we love! Here’s the thing, I don’t actually hate Liefeld’s art. I know it’s awful and he doesn’t have a child’s grasp on the anatomy of the human body, but I have some fun nostalgia from my childhood about it. With that said, I know it’s bad and I wouldn’t ever willingly buy anything he’s done. He’s already made a mint off me as a kid from trying to piece together the entire Extreme Studios line of comics he was behind for Image in the early 90’s. I’ll be showcasing here some of what Liefeld does best and other things that are considered the most Liefeldian.
5.) Youngblood #77 (March 2013)
This is the newest entry on my list (the only one that isn’t from his 90’s heyday) and a bit of a curveball. Believe it or not, I actually legitimately like this. I have no idea what’s going on though. Looks like Chapel is back from the dead (Again!) as a demon though this time? That minion behind him looks disturbing and menacing enough and dare I say that Badrock even seems to be slightly more proportionate?
Hey there, Evil Geeks…. although I guess this time out it might be more accurate to say “Eh there, Evil Geeks”. Have you ever found yourself watching one of your favorite TV shows, only to find yourself wondering where the show was actually shot? The cities you see week in and week out on your television look SUPER familiar, but for some reason you can’t figure out exactly where the actors are. It looks like your average American city, but it’s too urban and compact to be Los Angeles. It doesn’t have the wholesome Midwestern feel of Chicago. It’s too clean to be New York. Atlanta? Nope, not enough strippers. Dallas? Not enough pick up trucks with gun racks on the road. The deja vu sweeps over you as you know you’ve seen this place before. We’re you dragged there on vacation as a kid? Were you forced to visit an aged aunt there at some point? Stuck for a few hours on a layover? You’ve seen it before, but WHERE!?!?!?! Well thanks to our friends over at Fortress Geek, you’re days of befuddlement are over! You’ve definitely seen that city somewhere before and chances are it was on TV. What could this magical, holy land of TV production possibly be? Chances are, it’s Vancouver, British Columbia!
I was thinking back to the super speedy way I devoured Battlestar Galactica for all of your reading pleasures earlier this year (and beat Biff in our race to the finish with our missions), and I started thinking about who would be a good role model for all of us women from the show. I realized there really wasn’t anyone that came to mind as perfect. Maybe that is why that show is so attractive in so many ways: the characters are all a little flawed, no one is perfect, but many have admirable qualities we might want to look up to in certain ways. And of all the female characters in the show, Starbuck probably stands out the most as deserving a nod this month as we delve in to female warriors for Women’s History Month.
I’ve done it folks. It’s been a wild ride but my mission is complete and now you viewers are going to get another taste of Lilith’s delicious opinion about Battlestar Galactica. A little while ago I set out on a mission for all my faithful followers (and in a competition with Biff) to bring them my take on each season of this show that had been recommended to me time and time again, and now this mission comes to its conclusion. It was a darker science fiction series than I was used to, watching important individuals and entire species be at their lowest low and their highest high was tough on my heartstrings, but it was worth the ride. So spoiler alert, be forewarned, I am going to give you my stunning conclusion to this series now.
Wow I feel like I am flying through this series, and finding new things I like about it every new season. Still dark and depressing at times, I really love how the characters, humans and cylons alike, have grown. Spoiler alert: continue forward for my more detailed take on this season.
Yes folks, in just two weeks Lilith has pounded out two seasons of Battlestar Galactica, now neck and neck with Biff in the competition to see who finishes their quest first. So this week I bring you my take on Season 2 of this phenomenal retired TV show, folks scared of spoilers beware, you have been warned.