Thursday, April 26, 2012
Can Rob Liefeld Save These 3 Comic Books?
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On this episode of Word Balloon, Rob Liefeld returns to talk about 3 DC titles he's taking over in May, with the challenge of resurrecting interest and sales. They are The Savage Hawkman with art chores by Joe Benitez, Deathstroke (written and drawn by Rob) , and Grifter with scripting help from Frank Tieri. All of these books sales have dropped dramatically since their #1 debuts, can Liefeld's ideas turn the tide and make them hits?
Liefeld talks about what his plans are for all three titles, including Deathstroke's hunt for the space criminal Lobo starting in issue 9 , which will introduce the character to the new 52 DC continuity. Liefeld promises that this Lobo will not be the cartoony parody character he was in previous stories. There's clearly interest in Rob's Deathstroke-Lobo plans, because the issue is among the top 25 reordered books by retails according to numbers released last week.
We also talk about the critical acclaim his characters are getting in his revamped Extreme line of book.s like Prophet, Supreme, and Glory. Also, Rob gives his views on writing decompressed stories in today's comic book market.