As the 90’s comes to a close, Jim Lee leaves Image Comics, selling his company to a rival comic book publisher, DC Comics. Image loses another partner as the era begins to cool. Also, Rob recounts the gigs that got away, the assignments he couldn’t land.
Oh Man! This was a show I was really looking forward to see what images you had posted! I seen some of the LoSH pages and they rock. You on Liberty Legion would’ve killed it. These companies are so foolish. Plus I remember you saying that Marvel turned down a second X-Force miniseries where they go to Hell/Limbo to rescue Magik, that would’ve been incredible!!!
The Todd impersonations starts to get a lil vicious at some point… but I guess this was a dark episode…. Love you and your candor Rob. Huge artistic inspiration. Would love to hear you go into that period where you wrote and penciled those 3-4 issues of Cable in the late 90’s after Ladronn’s run with the Kirby-esque shit. Round the same time you did that Wolverine issue and S. Platt did the Wolverine / Cable book…. Would love to hear you crack open into the Platt controversy and saga, but understand if that’s not easy to do with the Prophet movie cooking. … Also I’d say you should give Sandman a second look… at least the Mike Dringenberg stuff.
still burning Rob.
Selling Wildstorm to DC was both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because we got Hush and, to a certain extent All Star Batman and Robin. Curse because Jim’s Wildstorm creations were put on the back burner by Paul Levitz himself. It took some time but they were finally put to use by Didio. Still, it feels weird to see Wildstorm characters in the main DCU, even now. I wish the situation with Warren Ellis didn’t overshadow “The Wildstorm” series.
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