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Parodies of Early Image Comics:
Has anyone ever read a comic that made fun of stuff that Image was putting out when it first began (Spawn, Youngblood, Wild C.A.T.S.), whether it be from the mainstream or from those small press companies that made nothing but parodies? One I know of is Sonic the Hedgehog #8, where Robotnik sends out the Spawn-mower (don't ask). Sonic mentioned that it posed every few panels. The weird part is that the comic actually had a crossover with Image a few years later and Spawn makes an appearance.
edited 19th Jun '12 3:15:13 PM by DS9guy
I've read that Sonic comic. The best part of that one was the Wolverine/Urkel combination, even if it wasn't image. In the nineties, there was a comic label called Spoof Comics who put out a Youngblood parody called Youngspud. (cover. They also did a parody of Spawn called "Spoon" (cover) I haven't read these or any of the other comics put out by Spoof, but most of their parodies are Genderswapped versions of popular characters with names that sound like Parallel Porn Titles (such as Punish-Her Score Journal), so I'm assuming they probably aren't very good.
edited 19th Jun '12 4:52:31 PM by cfive
So Full of SmugDon Sampson, creator of Megaton Man, did an official Image parody published by Image itself in the early 90s. It was a two-issue mini titled Splittin' Image. It was very hit and miss, but the best parts were seeing how the creators, not the comics, were portrayed.
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Image lampooned themselves at least once...I remember something about a big muscular dude carrying around a gun that looked like an aircraft carrier...
Hottest scientistSonic and Spawn appeared in the same issue. *Head explodes.*
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Grant Morrison did a full-issue parody of Rob Liefeld's art and writing style in a Doom Patrol special called Doom Force, though it only came out 3 months after Liefeld's first Image comic, so it parodies Liefeld's X-Force (which wasn't too different from his Image work) more. Morrison later on had a shorter Liefeld parody (drawn by Jill Thompson) in one of the early issues of The Invisibles. Considering that Morrison was one of the few superhero writers who was highly critical of The Dark Age of Comic Books during its peak years, it's not surprising he chose to mock Liefeld.
edited 27th Jun '12 2:37:25 AM by Tuomas
I need to track down a copy of that.
The Doom Force Special is included in the sixth TPB of Morrison's Doom Patrol (Planet Love), and the Invisibles story is in the second Invisibles TPB (Apocalipstick).
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