Episode

Image Comics & The Death Of Superman!

With only 8 comics, Image Comics shocks the comic book world when it becomes the #2 publisher in the summer of 1992! DC Comics regroups from being knocked from their precarious perch, creating an event that electrifies not only the company, but the entire world! The Death Of Superman!! How it all went down!

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The Right Stuff! ( Is It FUN??)

A rousing discussion examining the stand out talents of the age! McFarlane, Lee, Silvestri, Larsen, Valentino, Portacio! Rob goes on a deep dive with guest host Jimmy Jay Exploring the methods, systems and approach that created the success of his peer group and the impact it carries today.

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Youngblood!!!

April 15, 1992, the day that launched Image Comic books!! What was supposed to be a routine comic book launch, turned into much, much more. Come for the helicopters! NWA! EAZY-E! DENNIS MILLER SHOW! YOUNG INDIANA JONES! A Golden Apple signing for the ages! One single comic book launched a revolution, putting the comics industry on its heels. Rob relives all the highlights of the craziest day of his professional career.

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What is Image Comics?

It’s the spring of 1992, and the table is set for the Image Comics Revolution. But, what exactly is Image Comics in the first place? What did Image Comics mean to the founding members of the company? Who named the company? Who designed the logo? Was Image Comics a label? A movement? Or an opportunity for change! Image Comics Founding Father Rob Liefeld lays it all out as the Image Explosion prepares to strike!

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The DC Comics Detour!

The Secret Origin of Image Comics continues! In winter of 1992, the Top 3 Creators in comics struggle to find the next path for their talents. Todd McFarlane, fresh off the disappointment of his failed sports venture, aims to do Batman for DC Comics. Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld engage in talks with Marvel’s top rival, giving DC a chance to change the game forever! Will they? Also, a tribute to Rock n Roll Guitar God, Eddie Van Halen.

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At The Comic Book Movies

As theaters close and big blockbuster movies disappear from the schedule, Rob discusses the history of recent comic book films and their impact. Has “The Fever” broken, will it ever return? Where does the model go from here and can the lost momentum ever return? Also, back in 1992, as comic books big creators look to make big changes, DC Comics looks to tip the scales.

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The SECRET Secret Origin of Image

As 1991 comes to a close, new doors open and new opportunities are pursued by the top names in comics. Liefeld & Larsen huddle with independent publishers as they forge a new path outside Marvel! Todd McFarlane attempts to leave comics behind and sit in the Front Row with a bold sports endeavor. All roads will lead to the formation of a revolutionary movement that shakes comics to its core!

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Spider-Man/X-Force: SABOTAGE!!

Things go SIDEWAYS as The Summer Of X concludes with a momentous cross-over event teaming two of Marvel’s hottest creators with their biggest franchises! Spider Man! Cable! Deadpool! Juggernaut! Liefeld & McFarlane! Rob gives a first person account of the non-traditional way this crossover came together with two of comic books most maniacal creators breaking…

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Summer of X: Mutant Genesis

1991 ushered in a revolution for the X-Men titles as Marvel launched the Mutant Genesis event! The result was 2 record setting titles and over 12 million sales between X-Force #1 and X-Men #1. The work of re-shaping the already top selling X-Men line into an even more powerful blockbuster family of comics was no small feat. Rob recalls the daring moves and bold initiatives that saw Marvel’s most popular comics reach historic new heights.

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HOT TOPICS! She-Hulk! Superman! Good Jeans!

She-Hulk, streaming soon on Disney Plus, first landed in 1979, Rob discusses the secret origin behind the creation of a female Hulk! Praise for the legendary Dan Jurgens and his Hall Of Fame career. Finally, Rob recaps the road to and experience of filming the Levi’s “Button Your Fly” campaign and being directed by Spike…

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