Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star in Prophet based on the comic series created by Rob Liefeld. Sam Hargrave is directing. Prophet was created by Liefeld and debuted in Youngblood #2 in July 1992.
In the film, John Prophet voluneers for a German experiment near the end of World War II in order to feed his family. He’s buried alive and trapped due to a bombing and reawakens in 1965. The world has moved on without him.
Studio 8’s Jeff Robinov produces along with Studio 8’s John Graham, Prime Universe Films’ Adrian Askarieh, Liefield and Brooklyn Weaver. Hargrave is an in-demand director after Extraction which was a hit for Netflix.
Gyllenhaal and Hargrave have a lot of “comic” film history. Gyllenhaal played Mysterio in 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. Hargrave began in stunts having worked on Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Avengers: Endgame. Extraction was also based on a comic book.
Prophet has had an on again off again publishing history with his first running eleven issues and a second in 1995 lasting eight issues. A one-shot was released in 2000 by Awesome Comics. In 2012 a new series launched with issue #21 and ran until 2014 with Prophet #45. In January 2016 Prophet: Earth War launched and ended after six issues in November 2016.
This November, Marvel presents the 750th issue of Avengers! Continuing Jason Aaron’s Marvel Universe-reshaping run, Avengers #750 will be a 96-page supersized issue consisting of multiple game changing stories by an all-star lineup of creators. To celebrate this milestone, some of the industry’s top artists have turned outstanding variant covers!
Carmen Carnero brings to life one of the Avengers’ greatest romances in her beautiful depiction of Scarlet Witch and Vision. Rob Liefeld continues to team up his legendary creation with every corner of the Marvel Universe in his latest Deadpool 30th Anniversary variant cover. Series artist Ed McGuinness showcases the Multiversal Masters of Evil, the startling new group of villains that will be introduced in this giant-size epic. And more from artists Ron Lim, Simone Bianchi, and Marcos Martin!
Check them out now and be there when the startling future of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes kicks off in Avengers #750 on November 17! The issue also features the writing of Christopher Ruocchio, and art by Aaron Kuder, Carlos Pacheco, Javier Garrón, and Steve McNiven.
(W) Al Ewing (A) Bob Quinn (CA) Stefano Caselli (VCA) Rob Liefeld Rated T+ In Shops: Aug 25, 2021 SRP: $4.99
THE BIG GUN IS BACK! It’s a new era, in a new galaxy, that’s under siege from a deadly new threat…but you can still rely on one man. Cable is locked, loaded and landing on the deadliest planet in X-history – to steal the ultimate weapon…and stop the LAST ANNIHILATION!
The star-spangled action-packed Archie Comics one-shot starring The Mighty Crusaders: The SHIELD has officially sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors.
The SHIELD, originally introduced in 1941’s Pep Comics #1, months ahead of Captain America’s debut, is the first superhero to feature elements of the American flag in its costume design. Various iterations of the character have appeared over the years under the Red Circle Comics imprint and the character’s costume even made an appearance in The CW’s Riverdale TV series.
The Mighty Crusaders: The SHIELD One-Shot is a high-octane adventure filled with intrigue and mystery. The issue is by artist Rob Liefeld, writer David Gallaher, and letterer Jack Morelli. You can read our review.
Archie Comics latest attempt at making the Mighty Crusaders characters work has brought Rob Liefeld into the fold to try and launch this into something that sticks around. If The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield is any indication of how it’ll fare, I doubt Rob or this attempt will be on long.
The original Shield is lost in time. There are others who have carried the name. The Shield that is leading the Mighty Crusaders is telling the rest of the team of another. The latest is a man with little memory but enough to know he’s a near-invincible hard-ass who can eat bullets like they are nothing and just smash some random people who bust in his house for an unknown reason. And that’s it!
The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield seems to come off as a story drawn out first and then they had to add some story pages and that’s probably being generous. Sadly, I think the visuals are pretty bland. It has the feel of a book of pin-up shots with a story being secondary. Liefeld does some good work explaining all the different people who were The Shield and there’s enough mystery with this current person who has taken up the mantle. I do think the art is decent and the coloring and lettering work well but Rob’s writing isn’t helping this much.
I’m not looking to take shots on someone in the industry but I just don’t feel like The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield is a great comic or really good use of Liefeld’s art. I do think The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield ends up recycling a lot of his poses and typical artistic foibles. Archie Comics just doesn’t stick to anything that’s not the Archie digests and I would not be surprised if this newest launch just disappears. I guess you can just enjoy The Mighty Crusaders: The Shield while it lasts but I doubt this is going to last long at all.
Story: Rob Liefeld Script: David Gallaher Art: Rob Liefeld Letterer: Jack Morelli Story: 4.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.0
Archie Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
Script: Rob Liefeld, David Gallaher Art: Rob Liefeld, Jack Morelli Cover: Rob Liefeld Variant Covers: Francesco Francavilla, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Jerry Ordway, Rob Liefeld (Top Secret), Sketch Variant On Sale Date: 6/30 32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.
THE SHIELD IS BACK! America’s first patriotic superhero, The Shield, has persevered through countless challenges and always manages to come out on top! But what happens when forces beyond anyone’s control threaten The Shield’s legacy of fighting for truth and justice? Follow Joe Higgins as The Shield (and get ready for some surprises!) in this new one-shot comic featuring art by Rob Liefeld and a story by David Gallaher.
On this day 30 years ago,X-Force #1 debuted and took the comic book industry by storm! Created by Rob Liefeld, X-Force #1 was a blockbuster success, selling over 5 million copies to become one of the best-selling single issues in Marvel history. Commemorating the anniversary of this groundbreaking issue, Rob Liefeld will return to the X-Force saga this November with a new chapter in X-Force: Killshot!
The special one-shot will feature an explosive adventure starring Cable and his mighty militant mutant squad, taking readers back to the beloved 90s heyday of the X-Men franchise. Cable and his counterparts will assemble five separate X-Force squadrons – from various points in time – to converge on Asteroid S for an all-out assault to defeat Stryfe once and for all.
Return to one of the most iconic runs in the X-Men mythos this November in X-Force: Killshot!
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Pepe Larraz (VCA) Nick Bradshaw, Juan Cabal, Carmen Nunez Carnero, Joshua Cassara, Larry Houston, Russell Dauterman, Rob Liefeld, Iban Coello, Peach Momoko, R.B. Silva, Natacha Bustos, Patrick Gleason, Skottie Young Rated T+ In Shops: Jul 07, 2021 SRP: $4.99
THESE X-MEN ARE… FEARLESS! The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple – you do what’s right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they will not shrink from any battle for their home planet. Writer Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL, UNCANNY AVENGERS) reteams with superstar artist Pepe Larraz (HOUSE OF X, X OF SWORDS, UNCANNY AVENGERS) to chart the course of the X-Men in a world of the Reign of X!
On July 7, 2021, Rob Liefeld will close out his run on the best-selling G.I. JOE title, Snake Eyes: Deadgame, from Hasbro and IDW! The fifth issue finale features an All-Star list of comic book legends providing inks and finishes to Rob’s penciled art. Not satisfied with just putting together an All-Star team, Rob decided to round out the cast by adding legendary artist and creator Kevin Eastman, Ryan Ottley, Eric Canete, and Karl Kerschl.
Not content with this unparalleled assemblage of All-Star talents, Liefeld wanted to take the event one step further. The Deadpool creator enlisted the Living Legend of G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero, Larry Hama. Rob will ink over Larry Hama’s pencils for a special once-in-a-lifetime collectible cover event.
These artists join the already named list of All-Stars including Neal Adams, Jerry Ordway, Whilce Portacio, Karl Kesel, Art Thibert, Philip Tan, Dan Panosian, Dan Fraga, Ed Piskor, Marat Mychaels, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Cory Hamscher, Paul Scott, Karl Alstaetter, and Chance Wolf.