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Get ready for 90's nostalgia as Extreme Liefeld cinematic universe coming

01.03.2017

So it seems Rob Liefeld and Akiva Goldsman are teaming up to create something called, no joke, the "Extreme Cinematic Universe". 80's nostalgia is officially dead people, and that sentence just killed it.

Apparently they're setting up this universe with a bunch of comic-book characters that sound like the line-up for a metal concert:

The Extreme Universe banner includes 9 comic book titles and nearly 100 characters – Bloodstrike, Brigade, Lethal, Re‐Gex, Cybrid, Bloodwulf, Battlestone, Kaboom, and Nitro‐Gen among them.

And here's what the Lie-man had say about the whole thing:

Over the past nearly 25 years, since launching Image Comics, I’ve been lucky enough to see the power of these stories and characters as they’ve resonated with several generations of comic book fans. To now be able to work with Akiva Goldsman and Graham King, who are powerhouses in their own right, to bring these compelling characters and conflicts to life on the big screen is nothing short of a dream come true!

Now, while it's sometimes fun to shit on the 90's EXXXTREME-era of comics, that's honestly when I came of age as a comic-book fan. Image Comics, which Liefeld co-created with Todd McFarlane and a few other disgruntled comic artists as an alternative to the big two, made some damn memorable comics (most notably Spawn and Maxx, two comic characters I still hold dear to my heart). Admittedly there is a certain adolescent mentality to the "gritty" violence and tortured anti-heroes of many of their early titles, but you know what? It led to some f*cking kick-ass art. Hell, I even like Liefeld for the most part,

But what do you Schmoes think? You guys grow up with 90s comics too? And if so, you excited for the Extreme Cinematic Universe?

Extra Tidbit: Rob Liefeld once created a comic where Jesus got off the cross to beat the shit out of Zeus.

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1:06PM on 01/04/2017

They'd have to be better written.

I mean, they weren't particularly well written comics because they were artist driven comics, this company was created by 7 artists who broke with Marvel and DC in order to form Image Comics, but while they weren't well written, conceptually, visually, the rocked. All they need is for good writers to come and flesh out these characters origins, make em better. The problem is that these characters are essentially rip off of Marvel and DC characters, so they'll have to work hard to make em
I mean, they weren't particularly well written comics because they were artist driven comics, this company was created by 7 artists who broke with Marvel and DC in order to form Image Comics, but while they weren't well written, conceptually, visually, the rocked. All they need is for good writers to come and flesh out these characters origins, make em better. The problem is that these characters are essentially rip off of Marvel and DC characters, so they'll have to work hard to make em different. I mean for every Rob Liefeld character you can find its Marvel or DC counterpart. Still, it would be fun to see some of these characters come to life.
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11:52AM on 01/04/2017

It'll never happen.

The CGI budget alone would be astronomical. I have no idea how else they could get everyone's feet to look so tiny.
The CGI budget alone would be astronomical. I have no idea how else they could get everyone's feet to look so tiny.
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2:19AM on 01/04/2017
Liefield and Jim Lee did nothing for me art-wise, and even less writing wise. MacFarlane was ok, but way overrated. Tried but never got into Image comics, or any indies for that matter. I really don't see this going far, the general public knows nothing of these characters. Every character design in Youngblood and Bloodstrike is a blatant ripoff off other Marvel and DC characters.
Liefield and Jim Lee did nothing for me art-wise, and even less writing wise. MacFarlane was ok, but way overrated. Tried but never got into Image comics, or any indies for that matter. I really don't see this going far, the general public knows nothing of these characters. Every character design in Youngblood and Bloodstrike is a blatant ripoff off other Marvel and DC characters.
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12:53AM on 01/04/2017

No

I know Liefeld had a role in the creation of Deadpool, but that is pretty much the ONLY positive contribution he's made to comics.
I know Liefeld had a role in the creation of Deadpool, but that is pretty much the ONLY positive contribution he's made to comics.
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10:21PM on 01/03/2017
Weren't we already supposed to be getting a movie based off of some Liefield creation? Was that already abandoned or is that part of this? Or just separate and not a part of this?
Weren't we already supposed to be getting a movie based off of some Liefield creation? Was that already abandoned or is that part of this? Or just separate and not a part of this?
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9:30PM on 01/03/2017
I had a random pile of comics from that line that are probably still gathering dust at my parents' house. I vaguely remember them being weird as fuck, but my main takeaway is that the artists had no idea what blood looked like but they loved drawing it anyway.
I had a random pile of comics from that line that are probably still gathering dust at my parents' house. I vaguely remember them being weird as fuck, but my main takeaway is that the artists had no idea what blood looked like but they loved drawing it anyway.
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8:46PM on 01/03/2017

Good God

This is awful. Liefeld couldn't tell a story if he was reading a f'ing book. He never "created" a character that didn't already exist.
This is awful. Liefeld couldn't tell a story if he was reading a f'ing book. He never "created" a character that didn't already exist.
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6:16PM on 01/03/2017
Um, how about no? Or we'll be getting "No Feet and All Pouches" the movie...
Um, how about no? Or we'll be getting "No Feet and All Pouches" the movie...
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5:41PM on 01/03/2017

GIVE ME A SAVAGE DRAGON MOVIE ASAP!

Played by the Rock. Thank me later Akiva.
Played by the Rock. Thank me later Akiva.
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6:18PM on 01/03/2017
That's funny, I was just thinking the other week that Savage Dragon could make a slick Netflix series. I still have the first 20 or so issues...
That's funny, I was just thinking the other week that Savage Dragon could make a slick Netflix series. I still have the first 20 or so issues...
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5:31PM on 01/03/2017
Nah, I would rather see Wildcats, Cyberforce or Gen 13.
Nah, I would rather see Wildcats, Cyberforce or Gen 13.
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