"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."- C.S. Lewis
I don't buy anything he's involved in. It's just the way I feel about his art and 90's work ethic, but I can't deny he has a legion of fans.
Today, I make no demands... no threats! But, one day, I shall voice demands -- and all shall obey them!
My opinion (and I'm allowed to have one, right Mr. Forum Overlord? Regardless if you think it's "dumb" or not) is that a lot of his fans of the X-force issues bought the MPCs already so what's left is the omnibus completist. I mean think about it... who had an inkling that Marvel would release a Liefeld X-Force omnibus? Yes, I understand that Liefeld have a decent group of fans, but are they willing to spend $50-$100 for an omnibus, especially if copies of the MPCs are still available at a much lower price?
But with that said, I didn't say "I want NO omnibus over a Liefeld omnibus" just to be funny--I sincerely hope that it'll sold out and gets a second and third printing to meet demands. However, I do think that it has a decent chance of being a flop, and any flop = chance that Marvel will cut back on releasing more omnibus or plant a thought in them that the line is no longer profitable and therefore should be cut. It's being paranoid as hell but dammit... if I don't waste money on these books what am I suppose to do with my money? ;)
His biggest attribute, aside from being a very likable guy as you mentioned above, is his ability to churn out work at near record pace. I think I read somewhere where he turned in all the pages in the Spidey 9/11 book in like a week or something silly like that. And at one point in the late '90s/early 00's he was drawing multiple monthly books at the same time (Spidey & Hulk). The only other guy I can think of that does work that fast is Bagely. And of course back in the day, Kirby.
Last edited by merrick97; 11-19-2012 at 02:32 PM.