Rob Liefeld. Say that name to a comic book collector and you’ll get an opinion. It’s like saying ‘Rush Limbaugh’ to a political junkie. Plenty of people dislike Rob Liefeld. His art, his storytelling, his personality. And I get it. I understand. I simply can’t read Youngblood. However, every few years, I’ll dig out my issues of New Mutants and X-Force. This is where Rob Liefeld became a name and for good reason.
Yes, the art is stylized to the point of absurdity. Yes, there are strange pouches and shoulder pads on most of the characters and their feet always look strange, but damn if it isn’t fun. The art is just as nuts as the stories. Any story where the good guys show up at the bad guy’s hideout with their former leader’s head literally on a stick is an interesting story.
Of course it’s a guilty pleasure comic and of course I wouldn’t put it in the Top 20 or even Top 50 comic book stories I’ve read, but it’s a very enjoyable read.
Tomorrow: A Comic You’ve Read The Most Times
- Jack Cameron