I'm going to be buying the hell out of all of these. Eric Stephenson editing the books again is a great move. His runs on NewMen and Youngblood were my fave of the Extreme era.
Tim Seeley has been great for a while now and it's a real thrill to see Joe Keatinge get a book like Glory. Not seen Black Swan but it seems like a big coup so nicely done.
I've mixed feelings about continuing the numberings. It makes sense for Supreme as it's a true continuation of what went on before. The rest though just seems like a cheat to get higher issue numbers. Putting the various volumes of these books together would make for a strange reading experience. The numerous relaunches and abandoned series would cause all kinds of confusion.
Intrigued and oddly interested in these books.
I've been on an "Early Image" spending spree and picked up Youngblood, Brigade, Prophet and Bloodstrike. Working on some others, but they weren't that bad. (I actually liked Prophet back in the day.)
Should be interesting.
If they can actually get this up and running into a cohesive universe then theres a lot of potential there.
Looking forward to seeing what happens.
I'm one of the "first posters" and I wasn't "planted" by anyone. This was just the first topic that motivated me to actually register and participate.
Why? Because I've been a big fan of these characters for a long time and this appears to be a legitimate attempt at reviving them. The internet (comic book message boards especially) can be a very negative place. When you like something , I think it's important to speak up and share your opinion. Otherwise, there's always going to be some cynic rolling their eyes and saying "this sucks" before it's even released. It's a balance thing. People are quick to bash 90's stuff online.... and Liefeld projects in particular, but i truly believe they're a vocal minority. I've been in line with guys at shows that feel the same way about this stuff as i do. There's a ton of people that care about these characters. These books sold fairly well the first time around... Is it so unreasonable to think that they might still have a following after all these years?
If i rave about the old stuff it's because I liked it. ... not because someone told me to. There's a big difference between being a fan and being a stooge.
Nah. I'm not buying.
Today, I make no demands... no threats! But, one day, I shall voice demands -- and all shall obey them!
This is the best news of the con so far. I can't wait to have these in my hand. Looking forward to the great art and talent these excellent creative teams will bring.
Just curious about something--no real interest in any of the books.
Did Liefeld pay Moore for that "unpublished" story already? If so, will Moore get any money from the new issue? On that line, as far as I could tell from the article, Liefeld only has ONE unpubbed Moore story, so is Moore writing NEW stories or is Moore merely the lure to bring back the series?
Even if you don't like Liefeld it's hard to deny that some of these look pretty good.
Currently reading: Nova, Deadpool, Swamp Thing (probation), GLC (probation), Manifest Destiny (probation)