You may just say Rob Liefeld is similar to a lot of his comedian guide creations: boisterous, verbose, and relatively askew. His profession highlights (Deadpool, Cable, Youngblood) all proportion something in not unusual: Liefeld’s distinct persona, distilled right into a two-dimensional drawing and a speech bubble that in some way feels better than lifestyles itself.
Recently, Coy Jandreau (host of Collider’s unique collection Comic Book Shopping) stuck up with Rob for a brand new episode of our long-form interview collection Collider Connected, to discuss his latest comedian advent: Snake Eyes: Deadgame, a brand new IDW comedian starring the preferred personality from the G.I. Joe universe of toys, comics, and have movies.
During this hour-long dialog, Liefeld and Jandreau duvet quite a lot of subjects, together with a temporary historical past of the founding of Image Comics, the powerhouse indie studio in part liable for the comedian guide (and motion determine) growth of the 1990s. Liefeld additionally main points the ongoing approval for Cable, a mainstay of the Saturday morning cool animated film X-Men, and portrayed through Josh Brolin within the 2018 sequel Deadpool 2.
Liefeld additionally weighs in at the present state of comedian books and the flicks they encourage. Prophesying on how the Coronavirus-fueled manufacturing shutdown will have an effect on the following section of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, led through Kevin Feige, Liefeld makes his pitch for the “multiverse of movies,” with offshoot creations outdoor the primary storylines. He additionally offers us a preview of the varieties of ‘deep dive’ historical past classes discovered on his new podcast, Robservations, and explains why he’s hesitant to promote a lot of his unique paintings.
Watch the video above for a glimpse into Rob’s house workplace, stuffed with animation cels, unique paintings, maquettes, and extra. Also touched on on this episode: Donald Glover’s rejected script for a Deadpool cool animated film, the standing of Marc Guggenheim’s script for the Liefeld’s personality Prophet, and his dream to conform the long-forgotten superheroes from the Archie Comics universe.
You can pick out up Issue #1 of Snake Eyes: Deadgame at your local comic shop. The collection options 36 unique variant covers, together with 9 drawn through Liefeld himself.
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Coy Jandreau is an actor, host, and strolling comedian guide encyclopedia. In addition to Comic Book Shopping, he covers comics from the fan viewpoint on his YouTube channel and throughout social media @CoyJandreau.