EXTREME TALENT CONTEST! LIEFELD DRAWS YOUR STORY!

EXTREME TALENT CONTEST! LIEFELD DRAWS YOUR STORY! I want to help out young writers and give them a chance at having a short story published in an issue of Youngblood and Bloodstrike. Here's how you participate. Step 1 - Write a short story featuring one of my EXTREME CHARACTERS. the story MUST BE EXTREME CHARACTERS ONLY.  You are submitting a brief few paragraph's pitching your idea for a short 5-6 page story. Step 2 - HIT THE BUTTON. … [Read more...]

FINALLY…DEADPOOL! NEW MUTANTS #98 pt. 3

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Part 3 - Continuing a walk down memory lane commemorating the release of the new X-FORCE OMNIBUS. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was 23 years old and I really needed New Mutants #98 to sing. It had to have significant impact as it was my first issue guiding the book as writer in addition to being the artist. This was the moment I had been striving for since breaking into the comic book field, I had to make it count. The issue was … [Read more...]

MORE THAN DEADPOOL! NEW MUTANTS #98 pt. 2

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Continuing my commentary on the newly released X-FORCE OMNIBUS, I'm focused on New Mutants #98, my first issue as both writer and artist. Except, I didn't want to provide the actual dialogue, our deadlines were tight enough with me penciling and inking the boards, I didn't want to hold the book up with writer's block. I had met the talented Fabian Nicieza early on in my career at Marvel, he was working in the sales department and wanted to break … [Read more...]

A DEADPOOL COMETH! NEW MUTANTS #98 pt. 1

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It was almost a year into my run on New Mutants that I was offered the opportunity to both write and draw the book. As with any creative endeavor, the old guard changeth and Louise Simonson was moving on after a long and successful run. Our sales had more than quadrupled by this point and the book was riding a wave of surging popularity with retailers and fans alike. the introduction of Cable had created a stir and driven increased attention to … [Read more...]

SECRET ORIGINS OF X-FORCE! DEADPOOL!

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It's safe to say that there is no one on the planet more thrilled with the release of the X-Force Omnibus today. Feels like I've waited some twenty-three years for this and then I realize that, no, I really have waited twenty-three years for this! And so have you, the reader and fans that put this series over the top. I figured that there was no better time to share the insight and history that went in to creating this historical and record … [Read more...]

SECRET ORIGINS OF X-FORCE! DEADPOOL! PT.2

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THE CABLE CONUNDRUM As I reflect on this period at Marvel, I hope that I'm communicating that this is by far my favorite period in my career. It was sky's the limit and I was very fortunate to gain access to some of my favorite characters and comics that I had treasured growing up. My experience at Marvel during this time was amazing, my peers and I were provided a tremendous opportunity to let our creativity and imaginations explode on the … [Read more...]

DEADPOOL UNLEASHED! LIEFELD CHEERS!

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New Deadpool images continue to arrive as the hype builds for the most anticipated Marvel game in a decade! These new images find Deadpool in violent conflicts with all sorts of nemesis, including another popular Liefeld creation, CABLE! Great swordplay is a signature of any Deadpool action and looks to be essential in Deapool's gameplay! Where's John Woo when you need him? Double fisted double taps galore are in store when the … [Read more...]

CABLE UP! A History of Cable Merchandise pt. 1

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Deadpool certainly gets the majority of the attention in recent years, but it was Cable that kicked everything off in the right direction for me some twenty-three years back. I've been fortunate enough that many of the characters I contributed to the X-Men pantheon have remained popular but I'd be lying if I didn't cop to the fact that I enjoy the Cable's resonance and his connection to the fans. Cable has had some fantastic merchandise in … [Read more...]