Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Stormwatch and The Authority!

And now we come to… the absolute most BORING thing Image produced during the 1990s. Like, seriously- while Brigade , Youngblood , Strykeforce and everything else were god-awful piffle, they’re at least ENTERTAININGLY bad. You can have a lot of fun ripping on Liefeld or Silvestri’s absurdities or lack of originality. But StormWatch ? It’s just the most generic “This is a superhero... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Gen13 Characters!

I mean, credit where it’s due- when they decided to make a fanservice comic, they just went all-in. No pretense. Perhaps no other character is as iconic for JUST fanservice than Caitlin Fairchild. J. Scott Campbell went all-out in his fetish for gigantic legs by turning the super-strong amazonian member of Gen¹³ into not a... Continue Reading →

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 →

Stew’s Reviews: Savage Dragon

A lot of times, when I have reviewed a non-Marvel/DC book for Reviews, I have been shocked to discover the book I selected was published by Image. A lot of the books I have heard of and am just getting around to checking out have been Image titles, and I was unaware of that going... Continue Reading →

Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Jim Lee

IMAGE CREATORS- JIM LEE Jim Lee is probably the most famous and prominent of the Image creators after possibly Todd McFarlane, and is more powerful in comics as a whole- it’s been an interesting ride, as he went from “That guy who replaced Marc Silvestri on the X-Men because he had a similar style” to “the Publisher... 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 →

Stew’s Reviews: Fear Agent

Stew's Reviews Volume 2, Issue #2 - Fear Agent Real talk: After a successful first week here at the S.R., I wanted to review another book starring Jubilee—and I could; I certainly have others!—but I reluctantly fought off the urge. You have to space things out when you are discussing one of the greatest X-Men... 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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