Monday, April 7, 2008

PopFUZE #21

Last week Rob Liefeld posted some updates on his website (you can read the update if you click on the title of this post). While there was plenty of good news for Liefeld fans, the part that got me most excited was news of a long brewing project called The Assembled . Rob refers to the project like this:

Speaking of assembling, for the past 8 years I've been drawing pages for a personal project that is epic in its scope, because it involves every single character I ever created from my Extreme Universe that started with the launch of Youngblood #1. The book is called The Assembled and is told in the present, flashbacks, and flash forwards. The Extreme Universe is now ruled by an army of Supreme's headed by the Supreme that returned in Supreme #1 in 1992. He has taken control of the Supremacy and imposed his rule on the world. Heroes have scattered and formed rebel factions in order to break Supreme's rule. You will see how it all originally went down and how the alliances are formed as well as glimpse the struggle that the heroes now face as the Supremacy tightens their grip. The story actually began in the pages of the Suprema one-shot two years ago. I've imagined this story many times and now it's coming to fruition.

Now, that sounds cool! The original concept of Supreme in 1992 (before Alan Moore turned him into a wimpy Superman knock-off) was this: "What if Superman used his powers for self aggrandisement, rather than for truth, justice and the American way?". The concept was way ahead of its time in the early 90s and has since been ripped off many times. The arrogant, bad @$$, god-like, delusional, agressive 'hero' that was Supreme was a perfect example of 90s excess.

So, this story fits in well with the original Supreme. To me, this sounds like Star Wars with superheroes (work it out yourself). As you can see, Rob is on the art duties for this one too, and his work looks incredible. The colors are ace too. I wonder when this book will drop and who will publish it - I hope it's Image.

To the Extreme!



Blogger Crazz said...

I heard it was being published by a new company called DragonFuze Publishing. Do you know if there is any truth to this rumor?

Mon Apr 07, 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger dragonfuze said...

Hahaha! I did approach Rob about this, but he couldn't afford my outrageous up front fees ;)

How you been?

Mon Apr 07, 04:04:00 PM  
Blogger Crazz said...

Each day is tough, real tough, but I'm fighting to overcome everything. I really hope things will get better soon though, I'm surprised I've been able to handle things up to this point.

And we need more pictures of cute Aussie kids!!

Mon Apr 07, 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger dragonfuze said...

Hmmm - I might have some connections in that area ;)

Tue Apr 08, 11:50:00 AM  

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