Family reunion! Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld is back with his bouncing baby boy with a standalone graphic novel this May. Deadpool: Bad Blood features a story by Liefeld and Chris Sims & Chad Bowers (X-Men ’92) and art and covers by the man himself. Cable, Domino, X-Force and Star-Lord also appear, making this a Liefeld-verse bonanza! Shooting, stabbing […]
All of the original Image Seven – Todd McFarlane, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio but minus Jim Lee- will appear at this year’s Emerald City Comicon at a special panel followed by a signing. Walking Dead creator (and current Image partner) Robert Kirkman will moderate the panel. It’s all part […]
Per Deadline, we may be looking at a whole new big screen universe unfolding in front of us soon as Graham King and Fundamental Films are teaming up with Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, The Dark Tower, Batman Forever) to adapt the characters and storylines of Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe. Liefeld launched his comics line […]
So, Ryan posted the menu for the upcoming #Deadpool Blu-ray and you are gonna LOVE this! Tim Miller was kind enough to invite me to do commentary with him and he has great, great stories and insight that you will dig!! #robliefeld #vancityreynolds #marvel #20thcenturyfox #xforce A post shared by RobertLiefeld (@robliefeld) on Apr 20, […]
Comic-Con comes early this year, and our crack team of correspondents are mustering to bring you around-the-block coverage of the Nerd State Fair. While I usually stay ensconced at Stately Beat Manor with a few other staff members and our tribe of white-headed capuchins. However, I will be flying west on Friday to another, smaller […]
Rob Liefeld is a fascinating and polarizing creator whose next comics work is sure to turn more than a couple heads. The author already announced his first Old Testament adaptation with Judges: The Covenant launching sometime in Fall 2015, now we can also look forward to another Liefeld Bible adaptation with Eve and the Garden […]
The Valentines State’s first comic con of the year wrapped up over the romantic weekend. Jimmy Jay, Amazing Arizona Comic Con organizer, didn’t let a hallmark holiday get in the way of putting on his three-day annual comic book convention on Friday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 15. The event kicked off with an intimate panel with Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane and the New York Times best selling Batman artist, Greg Capullo. They signed someone’s baby.
On Monday, James Sturm, cartoonist and director of the Center for Cartoon Studies, posted a cartoon at The Nib called “The Sponsor”. I’m sure if you are a cartoonist you’ve already read it, since it was the talk of the town for a few days. Basically it concerns cartoonists, jealousy, the low bar for success, anxiety over one’s abilities, tumblr hits, Kickstarter and more. All in 24 panels. I’d call that a good job.
The basic conceit is that as in various 12-step programs, cartoonists have sponsors they can call in moments of stress. A young cartoonist named Casey calls his sponsor, Alan, in the middle of the night to fret about another cartoonist named Tessa who has a six figure Kickstarter, a line out the door at a Rocketship signing, and a book deal with D&Q. Tessa’s success sends Casey into such a tizzy that he has to work things out and consider grad school, despite Alan’s insistence that Crumb never thought about hits. And despite his “stay strong” rhetoric to Casey, Alan soon picks up the phone to call his OWN sponsor.
Back in the original days of Image Comics, Rob Liefeld’s Supreme was one of the central characters, a Superman analog who later enjoyed a fantastic run with Alan Moore at the writing helm. And now, with other Extreme STudios character completely rehabilitated (Glory, Prophet) Supreme is getting a new look with Warren Ellis and Tula Lotay (ELEPHANTMEN, The Witching Hour) taking on SUPREME: BLUE ROSE.
Megan Byrd’s been hitting San Diego once more, and collected together photos from Dark Horse, Image, Boom, Felicia Day, various fantastic cosplayers, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, and SO MUCH MORE! Beat Staff The Elite Beat Staff is a trained squad of ninja masters.