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Alan Moore: "It’s always something that I used to fancy doing back in my mainstream days at DC, but back then I never got the opportunity, because there was a universe in place already. This is the first chance I’ve had to do it, and it’s been great to see these characters realized. First, the initial sketches by Rick Veitch, because he designed a lot of them, were all wonderful little character designs. They look totally archetypal yet are completely new. They’re sort of recognizable, but you’ve never seen them, which is a great quality.

Also seeing some of the artwork come in, which are some wonderful treats. For example, we’ve created a slew of Western characters as part of Judgment Day. The section in the first issue pertaining to those characters—Kid Thunder, The Brimstone Kid, and an Indian sorcerer called Night Eagle—were drawn by Gil Kane. I didn’t realize until I got the artwork back that he’d be doing it, and I have to say after seeing it that it’s the best artwork I’ve seen Gil Kane do in years—and that’s coming from a big Gil Kane fan. It’s perfect! It looks like he had a ball doing it, and it’s just brilliant stuff. These two or three pages of Gil Kane are going to be worth the price of admission alone, as far as I’m concerned.

It’s been fun watching these characters materialize. There’s been a great deal of pleasure being able to repopulate a comic landscape that for the past 15 years or so has been stripped down to nothing but super-heroes. What will come of it, I don’t know, but the early response has been warm, and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it."


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Alan Moore: "In the course of the trial, there will be repercussions that stretch right back to the foundations of the Extreme Universe. We'll see pulp heroes, Wild West heroes, heroes from the first and second World Wars, Victorian heroes; there'll be barbaric heroes and chivalric knight-in-armor heroes. We'll be able to reintroduce a number of genres of comics that have since dried up and blown away. I want to make those genres work again within the confines of the Extreme Universe so that there could be a mini-series in the future for a western hero. That way, it won't be such a narrow, steroid, superhero kind of scenario."

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Alan Moore: "I was talking, while doing Supreme, to Extreme Editor Eric Stephenson about how, as it turned out, while telling the back history of Supreme, I was also filling in a lot of back areas of Extreme continuity. I was making them up as I was going along but filling them in, nonetheless. I suggested to Eric that, if Rob Liefeld wanted, I could pretty well overhaul the entire Extreme universe as I was going along.

Rob thought I should condense my ideas into a three-issue mini-series. The mini-series would help create a new Extreme universe by filling in previously unmentioned bits of its history. Rob was stuck on the title Judgment Day, but I wasn’t so sure, because it sounded like another apocalyptic story—and, in comic books these days, the apocalypse has become a trifle dull. The end of the world happens every couple of issues in one comic book or another. We decided to see if there were any other connotations we could investigate in terms of a Judgment Day story.

I thought that maybe a court trial might work, as it’s a tried and tested vehicle for a story. I thought I could use that device as a framework and that I could come up with a murder case that allowed for evidence to be called for which would fill in, in flashbacks, this panoramic story of the Extreme universe stretching back to the formation of the Earth. And that is basically what we’ve done. I’ve finished the story, and we’ve got it to all fit into the three issues, and we managed to compress this staggering sweep of history into about 96 pages."


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"Netflix has bet big on the Extreme Universe of graphic novel characters hatched by Rob Liefeld, whose disruptive Deadpool creation was the blockbuster movie surprise of 2016. Netflix has made a seven-figure rights deal."

"The deal involves a number of Liefeld’s Image Comics creations, including Brigade, Bloodstrike, Cybrid, Lethal, Re-Gex, Bloodwulf, Battlestone, Baboom and Nitro-Gen. Noticeably absent form the line-up are some of Liefeld’s better known comic creations, including Youngblood, Glory and Supreme; would appear that they are not included in the Extreme deal, which involves “9 comic book titles and nearly 100 characters.”'

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If Netflix spent over a million dollars on this crap because "Rob Liefeld created Deadpool," I've got some bad news for them.
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"The children of the 90’s have grown up and I’m not talking of the characters but of you the consumers and fans. As I travel the country and am greeted with the enthusiasm and energy you have for the early Image era, I am thrilled to continue the adventures of these characters that shaped your youth!" - Rob Liefeld

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X-FORCE #4 was done in 1991 and takes place in the World Trade Center, which has been taken over by Black Tom Cassidy. How awkward.

Anyway, a confrontation between Cable and Black Tom Cassidy shows that Cable had a certain reputation during the 1990s that "bled over" to other characters.

He wouldn't! He would. )
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"Bloodstrike is more mature and irreverent than ever before, because these are the ideas and concepts that I have for the book and I don't want to be censored on any level. The stories and entertainment that I consume is more mature nowadays, I can't stomach standard network fare and I don't want to produce comics that are "safe" either."

- Rob Liefeld


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"His balding, paunchy critics will bleat about his figure-work, his crazy layouts and poses just too exciting for their tiny brains to comprehend, but these are exactly the same slobs who would have lashed Kirby in his lost decade, castigating The King as too cartoony in an era that only carved Adams-inspired-photo-realism. If you want to appreciate how good Rob truly is, then wave his books under the noses of that audience mainstream audience comics long forgot. These pages are like catnip to the kids and and it's no surprise that he remains the biggest-selling artist of his generation." - Mark Millar (quote from the Hardcover, Remastered Version of Youngblood... pretty sure he's joking)


Warning: This comic may be a bit too radical and early 90's for you.

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Oh man! I can't believe I almost forgot about this. Image put out their solicits last week for their upcoming books in July. This was one jump out at me like a sorethumb.

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Millar and Quitely's Jupiter's Legacy #1 had superheroes say how their powers doesn't mean they know how to balance a budget. That reminded me of a moment from an old AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL where Peter Parker wonders about his powers and society's ills. Also, lot of 1980s hair.

Mousse! )

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