Jab’s Deep Dive: Image Comics (WildCATS pt 2)

For more on WildCATS as an overall review, click HERE. Spartan was pretty clearly the “Cyclops” of the WildC.A.T.s team when they first debuted- as most of the members could be traced either visually or character-wise to the X-Men, it made sense we’d have a “Cyclops”- a stoic, stable guy. Spartan even had the “hair-showing... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Image Deep Dive: WildCATS part 1!

WILDC.A.T.S:Among the more notable and famous, and hot-selling, of the early Image Comics line was Jim Lee’s WildC.A.T.s (“Covert Action Teams”. Yeah). The book was pretty much entirely his brainchild, and co-written by Brandon Choi, and was very much a shining example of their style- an action-packed, cross-hatched, character-driven, plot-lite story full of Hot Babes, Guys With... Continue Reading →

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 →

Jab’s Deep Dive: Image Comics (part 2)

For more, check out part 1 HERE! SPAWN: Big in the '90s- Spawn, Spawn, Spawn!:-The biggest solo star in Image Comics history, and a near-superstar in his own right, was Spawn- Todd McFarlane’s contribution to Image. Spawn kind of got a “test-run” in Marvel when Todd wrote a  Spider-Man issue featuring a scary-looking, brooding Morbius living in... Continue Reading →

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