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?
Long time no see, my fellow art aficionados. For those of you unfamiliar with this particular wing of the Brotherhood’s Evil Lair, you’ve entered the Evil Geeks Art Gallery.
There is no collection on God’s green earth to rival the contents of these hallowed halls. You’ve seen recreations of Captain America Comics #1, The Shocking Climax of the Empire Strikes Back, the cover art to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES, the Death of Elektra, and the theatrical poster for Back to the Future.
And still, you’ve come back for more.
Well this week we’ve got a special treat in store for you! In honor of Liefeld Week, I commissioned the finest artists on hand to recreate the timeless masterpiece that is the cover of X-Force #1.
Ah, the early 90s… when comics were king! To this day, the records for sales are held by the Marvel’s X-Books in this era. And, while the sales were through the roof, the writing and art were rapidly plunging toward all-time lows in quality! Nowhere was this dichotomy more apparent than in the pages of X-Force #1.
This is a bad comic. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t own it. In fact, there was a time when I owned five copies of the book, one poly-bagged copy for each of the distinct trading cards contained within. There was even a time when I thought it was cool… but that was a long, long time ago. This is my penance.
Happy Father’s Day Evil Geeks! Dad’s come in all shapes and sizes. Geek culture is certainly in no short supply of classic father figures, whether good, bad or ugly, we got ’em all. It’s been awhile since we’ve done a Top 5 list so we thought what better time to do one than Father’s day? Consider this our tribute to all the nerd father’s out there.
5.) Norman Osborn
Genius, world class dick, criminally insane and a super villain, it would be difficult to keep Norman Osborn off this list. Well, Normy was never anyone’s notion of an ideal dad but he did pass his ridiculously strange hairline to his son Harry. Yes, Norman should have been a “better” dad, but in a very Hemingway-esque moment his wife died giving birth. That’s enough to resent your kid and lash out against him, right? It’s not, but I find Norman’s story to be an interesting one. If anything you can trace it back to his father, Ambrose the brilliant alcoholic who lost their family’s company and was down right abusive to them. Norman’s staying power within the Marvel U is no surprise, as he’s one of the most misunderstood, derided, twisted and fascinating characters. We just can’t seem to get enough of him.
If banging your son’s friend and spawning children, only to try kill her in a very public way (with Spidey inadvertently delivering the death blow) to cover up your secret and also traumatize your arch nemesis doesn’t scream dad of the year than I don’t know what does.
Today’s Comic Book Panel of the Day stars those crazy mutants in X-Force! They’ve got themselves into a little pickle and have accidentally become terrorists in the eyes of the world…oops! Anyway, our team is looking throughout this factory when Colossus stumbles onto a hole that wasn’t meant to be there, inside he finds a Deathlok and the panel speaks for itself…
In all honestly I expected the next panel to be Colossus on his knees pleading with Cable with whether or not they could keep it. Instead Deathlok just shoots him in the face!
See ya in the Funny Books Nerds!
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