I don’t hate Rob Liefeld like some people do. As I’ve said before, he may have written and drawn all those awful comics back in the ’90s… but we’re the ones who bought them by the millions.
On the other hand I wouldn’t call him instrumental to the New 52, either. He did the art on Hawk and Dove, part of the first wave of books to get canned, then moved on to some art for Grifter, Savage Hawkman, and Deathstroke, as well as writing chores on the latter two books. In terms of talent it’s easier to argue that Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire have been the MVPs of the reboot, Snyder with his work on Batman especially.
So of course Liefeld is acting like he saved the company.
As for DC work, I’ve done my job, stopped the bleeding, revived the patient….enjoying my collaborations…
— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) July 24, 2012
To Liefeld’s credit, scrolling through his Twitter feed I see he’s pushing the work of other people pretty hard and praising his co-workers. There’s also a pretty hilarious thread where he argues whoever paid $10,000 for a piece of his work got ripped off. Still… seriously?!
Liefeld is moving back to creator owned comics. No word yet on a publisher, but we’re assuming Image will welcome him back with open arms.
image courtesy Wikimedia Commons, and no, I will never get tired of using it.