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Review: Deadpool: Bad Blood #1

Deadpool: Bad Blood #1

People are funny in the way that they don’t really let you know what they think of you unless they need to.  Rarely do those situations come up, and when they do, it is often tenuous.  As people are often aggrieved through micro aggressions, making whatever situation, uncomfortable. It is through these unspoken exchanges, that people often forget why they even dislike someone.

Most of these tiffs are not anything that would turn into any real conflict. Most are strong contempt towards someone off a perceived difference, one which most likely will never be confirmed. Sometimes they become more, and would lead to misfortune that you did not see coming. In Deadpool: Bad Blood #1, Wade gets some unnecessary beef with a foe who he has no idea how he offended him.

We find Wade as he just finishes a job in New York City, when Thumper comes out of nowhere beats him senseless, as nothing Deadpool could do , can slow the big man down. As Wade is at wit’s end, he seeks out Domino for help, as he tries to retrace why Thumper may be after him. This leads Domino to recall to a mission when they were on X-Force. By issue’s end, we find out this may be even more complicated than Wade believed in the first place, as he starts to regret his past mistakes.

Overall, Deadpool: Bad Blood #1 is a funny and action packed romp that shows Liefeld at his best. The story by the creative team is pure joy. The art by the creative team is masterful. Altogether, this story is why fans have always loved the Merc with a Mouth.

Story: Rob Liefeld Script: Chris Sims, Chad Bowers Art: Rob Liefeld
Ink: Rob Leifeld, Shelby Robertson, Adelso Corona, Marat Mychaels
Color: Romulo Fajardo Jr. Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Rob Liefeld’s Deadpool: Bad Blood Returns

In 2017, superstar Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld teamed up with writers Chris Sims and Chad Bowers to tell an all-new saga starring his greatest creation in Deadpool’s first-ever original graphic novel, Deadpool: Bad Blood! Now, fans can relive this smash hit in serialized comics format when it returns to comic shops this April. With appearances by his greatest partners and showdowns against his most dangerous enemies, Deadpool: Bad Blood is a definitive Deadpool epic told in his co-creator’s iconic artstyle! The new printings will also come complete with brand-new cover artwork by Liefeld that showcase Deadpool in all his glory.

Wade Wilson has been shooting, stabbing and otherwise annoying people for a long time. He’s made a lot of enemies. But one he just can’t quite place is the brutal Thumper, who keeps showing up out of the blue to pound him into jelly. What is Deadpool’s past connection to this beefy face masher? Wade has as much of a clue as you do! So he decides to call in some help from an old friend: Domino! Can he and Domino get to the bottom of things before Deadpool meets his maker again? Answers might lay in a secret mission from years ago that brought Deadpool and X-Force together.

Pick up Deadpool: Bad Blood #1 and #2 when they hit stands in April!

Review: Snake Eyes: Deadgame

Snake Eyes must take on an ancient threat while deadly secrets are revealed.

Story: Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers
Art: Rob Liefeld
Color: Federico Blee
Letterer: Andworld Design
Ink: Adelso Corona, Cory Hamscher, Philip Tan, Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Chance Wolf, Whilce Portactio, Karl Kesel, Ryan Ottley, Paul Scott, Neal Adams, Tom Scioli, Marat Mychaels, Kevin Eastman, Jerry Ordway, Karl Kerschl, Eric Canete, Dan Panosian, Dan Fraga, Karl Altstaetter, Bjorn Hyne

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Preview: Snake Eyes: Deadgame TP

Snake Eyes: Deadgame TP

(W) Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
In Shops: Dec 08, 2021
SRP: $19.99
In Shops: Dec 08, 2021
SRP: $19.99

One of comics’ most popular creators takes on one of G.I. Joe’s most popular characters! Comics legend Rob Liefeld (Deadpool) tackles the ultimate American hero!

Snake Eyes has long been the most mysterious member of the G.I. Joe team, but now he’ll finally be forced to play his hand! How long can he keep his past classified… and what deadly secrets will come back to haunt him? The Joes’ silent ninja finds himself in a race against time… and against Storm Shadow. There will be only one winner, but there’s no limit on those who fall to-the Deadgame! Will Snake Eyes get a lucky roll? Or has his luck finally run out?

Deadpool and X-Force creator Rob Liefeld brings his signature action-packed style to the world of G.I. Joe in one of the most riveting Snake Eyes’ stories ever!

Snake Eyes: Deadgame TP

Preview: Snake Eyes: Deadgame Declassified

Snake Eyes: Deadgame Declassified

(W) Chad Bowers, Rob Liefeld (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
In Shops: Dec 01, 2021
SRP: $6.99

Peer behind the mask of G.I. Joe’s superstar ninja/commando-and see what made Rob Liefeld’s Snake Eyes: Deadgame into a phenomenon! Never-before-seen material from throughout the five issue limited series fill this one-of-a-kind edition-from sketches, layouts, and designs to an unbelievable look at the phenomenal inks over Liefeld’s dynamic pencils from artists like Neal Adams, Ryan Ottley, Whilce Portacio, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, Marat Mychaels, Jerry Ordway, Dan Fraga, Kevin Eastman-and more!

Snake Eyes: Deadgame Declassified

Review: X-Force: Killshot

X-Force: Killshot

Take the last issue of a miniseries and release that as a one-shot. That’s what X-Force: Killshot feels like reading. An issue released to celebrate 30 years of X-Force which officially launched in New Mutants #100 in 1991. Much like the recent Major X, X-Force: Killshot feels like a lot of good concepts but not executed in a way that’s interesting or to their full potential.

With a story by Rob Liefeld and a script by Chad Bowers, X-Force: Killshot is full of action and that’s about it. It quickly gets the plot out of the way to get to the meat of the story. Stryfe has a giant cannon that will cause chaos and it’s Cable’s job to stop him. To do so, a team from throughout history is put together to ensure success. Now, why there needs to be an assault and not just shoot the space cannon down isn’t discussed but as Deadpool says “maximum effort.” The story is that effort with an almost check list of moments featuring some of Liefeld’s creations that have been absent for some time. That’s maybe the most enjoyable aspect of the comic, the spotlight of these “classic” characters that are just not used today.

The writing and story itself is best to not dwell too much upon. Much of the dialogue feels like it’s spent in attempts of witty quips or reminding us who these characters are. There’s times it feels like the dialogue itself is out of order and doesn’t belong at all.

Liefeld handles the art with color by Bryan Valenza, Federico Blee, and Mirza Wirawan, and lettering by Joe Sabino. It’s exactly what you’d expect with the over the top exaggeration that has made him a favorite of so many. There’s even moments with logic defying weapons that feel like they appear out of the ether for just the right moments. There’s something fun to see Liefeld return to the characters he created bringing his flair and style with a bit of modern update in colors. But, comics aren’t all visual and there needs to be a story to work off of. That’s where the comic falls apart. It just feels like there’s a lot that’s missed and we’re brought in at the end of a story whose issues don’t exist.

X-Force: Killshot is a nostalgia fest for Liefeld fans and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s about the characters and the art and that’s about it. It’s best to not think about the plot too much. Just roll with it, sit back, and pretend it’s 30 years ago and comics haven’t evolved at all from the 90s.

Story: Rob Liefeld Script: Chad Bowers Art: Rob Liefeld
Ink: Rob Liefeld Color: Bryan Valenza, Federico Blee, Mirza Wirawan Letterer: Joe Sabino
Story: 5.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

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Preview: X-Force: Killshot Anniversary Special

X-Force: Killshot Anniversary Special

(W) Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
RATED T+
In Shops: Nov 24, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic team, creator Rob Liefeld returns to the characters he introduced three decades ago to tell a brand-new adventure featuring these hard-hitting heroes! In this special issue, the man called Cable assembles the combined might of five different X-Force squadrons, each gathered across various points in time for one final mission: to defeat Stryfe once and for all – AT ALL COSTS! Sacrifices, betrayals and revelations await as X-Force attempts their most daring assault ever!

X-Force: Killshot Anniversary Special

Preview: Snake Eyes: Deadgame #3

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #3

(W) Rob Liefeld, Chad Bowers (A/CA) Rob Liefeld
In Shops: Nov 25, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Superstar creator Rob Liefeld takes on fan-favorite Snake Eyes! Snake Eyes is caught in the crosshairs. Will he be able to escape this lethal challenge? Or will he, like others before him, fall to the power of… the Deadgame?

Snake Eyes: Deadgame #3
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