Yes, DEATHBLOW. I’m less surprised by the name and more surprised they didn’t come up with it elsewhere- it’s possibly the most “Iron Age” name in a line that includes Warblade, Ripclaw, and Ballistic. The comic itself is an attempt by Jim Lee to ape Frank Miller, and it’s curious and bold on that attempt- as Lee is about 100 times as skilled as most … Continue reading Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: Deathblow, Gen 13
For more on Jim Lee’s WildCATS, click HERE! HAHAHAHAHAHA- Jesus! Lookit this guy! I mean, Rob Liefeld was a PARTNER of Jim Lee’s at this time! Youngblood guest-starred in the second & third issues of Jim’s signature Image book! So Jim just COMPLETELY rips off Deadpool, right down to the color scheme and Those Damn ’90s Eyepatches-Over-The-Mask! In any case, Pike is Half-Kherubim like most … Continue reading Jab’s Image Deep Dive: WildCATS continued!
For more on WildCATS, click here! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh man, we were supposed to just be ENAMORED with Zealot, I can tell. They spend half the first issue of WildC.A.T.s gushing about how deadly the Coda Assassins are. Grifter goes on about her. She gets a big dramatic save and a two-page centerfold spread of her debut on the scene. They talk about how hot she is, and she … Continue reading Jab’s Image Comics Deep Dive: WildCATS Continued!
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 mask” with a very similar (though more flowing) haircut and … Continue reading Jab’s Deep Dive: Image Comics (WildCATS pt 2)
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 Claws, and rip-offs of his X-Men work! WildC.A.T.s #1 came out in Aug. 1992, … Continue reading Jab’s Image Deep Dive: WildCATS part 1!
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 of fuckin’ DC Comics”, but there you have it. Lee … Continue reading Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Jim Lee
Hey all! Here’s a series of things I was writing for another site about Image Comics and its history. Anyone with more familiarity, or any recollections of that period, feel free to chime in as well! I wrote little things about each team and many of the solo characters, particularly of the 1990s period. IMAGE COMICS: -Image Comics: where justifiable anger against your bosses, “Meet … Continue reading Jab’s Deep Dive: Image Comics – Part 1 (of A LOT)