Rob Liefeld, who co-created Deadpool and Cable, defended his recent comments surrounding DC Comics and even teased a potential Image Comics and DC Comics crossover.
Liefeld posted on Facebook, where he first teased the potential Image Comics crossover with DC Comics.
“So, a few weeks back, I get a call and some texts from Jim Lee, long story short, he asks if I’d be interested in bringing some of my Extreme characters over to DC Comics for a NEW special that would come out as soon as the end of this year where the Image characters team up in a bunch of short stories with DC comics characters.”
Liefeld noted he would consider the idea, but didn’t commit to it. He then adds that the deal might be off the table due to his recent comments surrounding DC Comics where he predicted the company would drive off a cliff.
However, while he indicates the deal might be off the table, he doesn’t regret his comments and in fact goes on to defend them and notes more people should be outspoken in their opinions.
“Why am I telling you this? Because I simply didn’t care about the affects, the fall out, the missed opportunity, one iota as I expressed that I think DC Comics should get new management. Still don’t care.”
“I don’t speak my mind nearly enough, we all used to talk more openly but everyone fears ramifications now. I’d just like a DC Comic company that reflects the one I grew up with, the one that produced CAMELOT 3000, WATCHMEN ( original ), DARK KNIGHT, NEW TITANS.. and I’m not intimidated, I’ll express it. That’s just my opinion, I expressed it because I don’t care the fallout. I don’t care if there is an Image Comics/DC Comics special and I’m left out as a result. Like, seriously, get outta here with that!”
Liefeld then revealed that he had been talking to DC Comics about potentially doing a Thundarr the Barbarian comic. Thundarr had been featured in the Future Quest series although that ended back in 2017.
“And in the interest of full disclosure, the one property that I had been having a dialogue with DC about over the past year was Thundarr the Barbarian, a real barn burner of a property right? But that went nowhere fast many months back.”
Liefeld then notes that he stands by his previous comments, “And I stand by that I think DC has seen better days. Anyways, I gotta get back to making comics. Happy comic book day!”
Liefeld would take to Twitter before his post to Facebook to indicate that he doesn’t see Marvel or DC “going anywhere, anytime soon.”
Neither Marvel or DC is going anywhere, anytime soon. https://t.co/KRqmQSSnH9
— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) June 11, 2019
What do you make of Liefeld’s comments? Would you be interested in an Image Comics and DC Comics crossover? What about Liefeld on Thundarr the Barbarian?