Rob Liefeld: Titans Fan

Posted by AMP - Seeker of Lost Knowledge (1221 posts) - - Show Bio

Stop me if you already heard this one. Rob Liefeld, famous comic book artist/writer for Marvel's X-Force and Image's Youngblood and currently on Hawk & Dove for DC's New 52, was once a TITANS FAN. When he was a kid he was a fan of both X-Men and Teen Titans, and eventually wound up working at his dream job at Marvel with X-Men related items. At some point between the 1980's and 1990's he had an idea called Team Titans OR Titans Force, but they never happened until he and a few other writers and artists defected from Marvel and formed Image. Liefeld then took his ideas for his Titans project and turned them into what is now Youngblood.

~Connection:

Speedy/Arsenal = Shaft

Joker's Daughter's/Harlequin = Vogue (a new costume design)

Combat & Photon = the Legion of Super Heroes

Die Hard = a Star Labs android

Chapel = unknown

Anyway...with Scott Lobdell on his Teen Titans series and discovering Liefeld's interest on Titans, I'm curious if he could work on the Teen Titans as either it's artist or writer...

#1 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, this is a little known fact. I don't want him anywhere the titans though.

#2 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Liefeld and wouldn't mind if he did the Titans to be honest...yes...I said it...

#3 Posted by Icarusflies (12503 posts) - - Show Bio

NO

Liefield has actually worked on the Titans before. It was HORRIBLE.

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#4 Posted by Mercy_ (92699 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

I love Liefeld

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#5 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress: If memory serves, I believe we've had this discussion before, lol.

#6 Posted by Mercy_ (92699 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus: Two or three times at this point, I believe ;p It still never fails to take me by surprise lol.

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#7 Posted by Jotham (4564 posts) - - Show Bio

No, I don't think that's a good idea.

#8 Edited by CATPANEXE (9368 posts) - - Show Bio

I would know. He said outright he thought Deathstroke was awesome and based Deadpool off him. Yes, I'm defending him on this then, as he gets accused of ripping off the character. It's hard to say someone is ripping something off when they're not hiding the fact and did it as a form of flattery, much as James O' Barr was happy and supported the wrestler known as Stings tribute to his character The Crow in quote. I actually stand on his side about a few things, but I'm not on his side about a few of his reactions. In fact I'm smitten with him today, but that's a rant I'm actually typing for a different thread. Do I think he should be working on it now? No, and simply because he and his style doesn't fit what DC is currently doing with the New 52 project (odd I know as he was attached to the Jim Lee Heroes Reborn project that it mirrors, but that happens to also be the thing I'm cranky about today).

#9 Posted by Outside_85 (9036 posts) - - Show Bio

Short of Henderson returning to co-write TT with Lobdell; I cant really think of anything worse that could befall the title at this stage.

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