Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Jim Valentino!

First of all: we lied. Jab wasn’t QUITE done with Rob Liefeld yet! Because he initially forgot about YET ANOTHER team book Rob created for Image… Yes, Rob Liefeld created ANOTHER friggin’ superhero team in his first couple of years at Image Comics, the NEW MEN. Here, they’re another band of X-Men knockoffs who are… Continue Reading →

Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive – Brigade

BRIGADE:Inexplicably, despite releasing his old “Youngblood” concept with a book featuring TWO whole teams of characters, and having a knack for delivering art late, Rob Liefeld’s “Artist’s Disease” led him to create a seond book for Image Comics in 1992, entitled Brigade . And of course it was ANOTHER “Paramilitary-Style Superhero Team”, which was almost exactly what… Continue Reading →

Jab’s Deep Dive: Image (Youngblood)

-There is no more “Early Image” book more infamous and controversial than Youngblood. Rob Liefeld was “King Shit” in 1992, so him leaving X-Force (a book he more or less invented, taking the scraps from the New Mutants and plopping his own character designs onto it) was a huge, huge deal- he was not as big as Jim Lee or… Continue Reading →

Jab’s Deep Dive: Image Comics (part 3)

IMAGE CREATORS- TODD McFARLANE:-Todd McFarlane remains the most famous and possibly most successful of the Image creators, though isn’t the most notorious. Born in Calgary, Alberta, and washing out of baseball, he got his start in comics with DC’s Infinity, Inc., where I remember Roy Thomas declaring in an editorial, “Todd McFarlane- remember that name”. His… Continue Reading →

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