History Creator / RobLiefeld

6th Jan '17 5:15:59 PM nombretomado
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Unfortunately, efforts to quickly develop numerous properties for ImageComics to compete for shelf-space with the established mainstream publishers resulted in a glut of Liefeld-style designs and many artists suddenly working in the Liefeld/Lee/Silvestri "ImageComics" style. It was too much. Contrasting Liefeld's own crude work to that of so many (often more polished) artists working in similar styles stripped the wunderkind of his mystique.

That most ImageComics titles also eschewed using dedicated writers didn't help matters. Though there were exceptions, and writing quality varied, the rottenest apples are best remembered.

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Unfortunately, efforts to quickly develop numerous properties for ImageComics Creator/ImageComics to compete for shelf-space with the established mainstream publishers resulted in a glut of Liefeld-style designs and many artists suddenly working in the Liefeld/Lee/Silvestri "ImageComics" "Image Comics" style. It was too much. Contrasting Liefeld's own crude work to that of so many (often more polished) artists working in similar styles stripped the wunderkind of his mystique.

That most ImageComics Creator/ImageComics titles also eschewed using dedicated writers didn't help matters. Though there were exceptions, and writing quality varied, the rottenest apples are best remembered.
9th Nov '16 9:12:14 AM nombretomado
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As with the confrontational splash pages, Liefeld's approach to character and costume design was shocking excess in the wake of a fairly conventional period in superhero comics. This initially impressed comic-book readers as a powerful creative energy many likened to that of JackKirby ([[RebelliousRebel some]] still do, infuriating [[HateDumb others]]).

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As with the confrontational splash pages, Liefeld's approach to character and costume design was shocking excess in the wake of a fairly conventional period in superhero comics. This initially impressed comic-book readers as a powerful creative energy many likened to that of JackKirby Creator/JackKirby ([[RebelliousRebel some]] still do, infuriating [[HateDumb others]]).
11th Mar '16 5:22:44 PM nombretomado
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Despite this notoriety, several of the characters he created have gone on to become long-running mainstream A-list properties (most notably {{Comicbook/Cable}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}), and he continues to find (or create) regular work in the comic-book industry.

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Despite this notoriety, several of the characters he created have gone on to become long-running mainstream A-list properties (most notably {{Comicbook/Cable}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}), ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}), and he continues to find (or create) regular work in the comic-book industry.



** {{Deadpool}}: Original co-creator with Fabian Nicieza, began as a CaptainErsatz of DC's Deathstroke the Terminator for the Marvel Universe but quickly grew into [[HeroicComedicSociopath the loon we know and love]].

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** {{Deadpool}}: ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}: Original co-creator with Fabian Nicieza, began as a CaptainErsatz of DC's Deathstroke the Terminator for the Marvel Universe but quickly grew into [[HeroicComedicSociopath the loon we know and love]].



** {{Youngblood}}: ComicBook/TeenTitans, began as a related project for DC, became more Expy under the writing direction of Alan Moore (along with Moore's Supreme, an Expy of DC's Superman).
* CListFodder: Most of his characters are like this. He created so many characters during his early ComicBook/NewMutants and ComicBook/{{XForce}} run that it was inevitable. One-note idiotic characters like Sumo were killed quickly, while most of the Mutant Liberation Front were either depowered or killed over the years.

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** {{Youngblood}}: ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}: ComicBook/TeenTitans, began as a related project for DC, became more Expy under the writing direction of Alan Moore (along with Moore's Supreme, an Expy of DC's Superman).
* CListFodder: Most of his characters are like this. He created so many characters during his early ComicBook/NewMutants and ComicBook/{{XForce}} ComicBook/XForce run that it was inevitable. One-note idiotic characters like Sumo were killed quickly, while most of the Mutant Liberation Front were either depowered or killed over the years.
5th Mar '16 9:05:41 PM nombretomado
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Despite this notoriety, several of the characters he created have gone on to become long-running mainstream A-list properties (most notably {{Comicbook/Cable}} and {{Deadpool}}), and he continues to find (or create) regular work in the comic-book industry.

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Despite this notoriety, several of the characters he created have gone on to become long-running mainstream A-list properties (most notably {{Comicbook/Cable}} and {{Deadpool}}), SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}), and he continues to find (or create) regular work in the comic-book industry.



** American Agent, interim stand-in for CaptainAmerica (using unpublished art from a CaptainAmerica project) while Liefeld negotiated rights to reprise Fighting American. Fighting American was created by Joe Simon and JackKirby for a different company, but went satirical after a couple of issues when they started giving the otherwise-interchangeable Communist spies names like Hotsky Trotsky. This affair resulted in a lawsuit, resolved by the court ordering that Liefeld eliminate certain similarities to the CaptainAmerica property (among other things, Fighting American was not allowed to throw his shield).

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** American Agent, interim stand-in for CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica (using unpublished art from a CaptainAmerica Captain America project) while Liefeld negotiated rights to reprise Fighting American. Fighting American was created by Joe Simon and JackKirby Creator/JackKirby for a different company, but went satirical after a couple of issues when they started giving the otherwise-interchangeable Communist spies names like Hotsky Trotsky. This affair resulted in a lawsuit, resolved by the court ordering that Liefeld eliminate certain similarities to the CaptainAmerica Captain America property (among other things, Fighting American was not allowed to throw his shield).
23rd Jun '15 1:25:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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Massive HypeBacklash followed, which [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny gave Liefeld the distinction of being one of the most influential and successful comic artists, and one of the most broadly disparaged]]. Suffice to say that in recent years he is heavily [[http://www.interney.net/blogs/media/blogs/melhoresdomundo/walief1.jpg parodied]] and [[http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html mocked]].

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Massive HypeBacklash followed, which [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny gave Liefeld the distinction of being one of the most influential and successful comic artists, and one of the most broadly disparaged]]. Suffice to say that in recent years he is heavily [[http://www.interney.net/blogs/media/blogs/melhoresdomundo/walief1.[[http://cdn.bleedingcool.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/watchmen2.jpg parodied]] and [[http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html mocked]].
15th Apr '15 2:15:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CListFodder: Most of his characters are like this. He created so many characters during his early NewMutants and {{X-Force}} run that it was inevitable. One-note idiotic characters like Sumo were killed quickly, while most of the Mutant Liberation Front were either depowered or killed over the years.
* TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: Back then, he was king.

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* CListFodder: Most of his characters are like this. He created so many characters during his early NewMutants ComicBook/NewMutants and {{X-Force}} ComicBook/{{XForce}} run that it was inevitable. One-note idiotic characters like Sumo were killed quickly, while most of the Mutant Liberation Front were either depowered or killed over the years.
* TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks: Back then, he was king.
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9th Nov '13 7:39:19 AM Willbyr
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* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy

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* WhiteHairedPrettyBoyWhiteHairBlackHeart
14th Aug '13 4:02:11 AM Willbyr
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* DarkAgeOfSupernames: Liefeld's character names and book titles often had some form of "blood," "death" or "kill" incorporated.



* ScapeGoatCreator: Catches the blame for every abomination of the 90s superhero era.

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* ScapeGoatCreator: Catches the blame for every abomination DarkAgeOfSupernames: Liefeld's character names and book titles often had some form of the 90s superhero era."blood," "death" or "kill" incorporated.
11th Aug '13 8:09:11 PM Willbyr
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* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl
15th Apr '13 9:30:30 AM Fighteer
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* SuperHeroPackingHeat: TropeCodifier and TropeMaker.

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* SuperHeroPackingHeat: TropeCodifier and TropeMaker.One of his signature elements, which he helped popularize for the NinetiesAntiHero.
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