A very special episode of Robservations recounting two comic books from the summer of 1977 and the profound impact they had on an impressionable young fan.

About the Author
Rob Liefeld’s legendary career began at the age of 18 years old. Fresh out of high school he was hired by both Marvel and DC Comics where he began laying the foundation for a resume that would define a generation. Among the most popular of Liefeld’s creations are Deadpool, Cable, Domino, X-Force, Youngblood, Supreme, Prophet and Glory.
2 comments on “Summer ‘77: A Day In The Life!
  1. Jim the Macho Show says:

    Rob – Similar pain . . . Batman #400 with an incredible Bill Sienkiewicz wraparound cover! Published in July 1986. My grandpap was a great guy. Hell he’d drive me to a newsstand and give me chores to earn money for comics, so he wasn’t anti-comics! He was handicapped (can you even still say that? – Please use whatever term you deem appropriate for the good of the podcast) . . . Anyway . . He rode around on a motorized scooter that was like a TANK. He unknowingly backed over the comic AND my hand as I attempted to save it. I failed. The comic had a huge tire track imprint across the cover but I didn’t utter a single complaint out love & respect for the guy. I keep the comic, years later, apartment robbed, and all comics stolen. Now, in 2022, I’m 46 and with the love & support of my beautiful wife I RECLAIMED a perfect mint condition copy of Batman #400!

  2. Jose says:

    Rob, I had the opposite experience. My Mom would buy me and my brother one comic for us to share, to keep us quiet while she did the grocery shopping. We almost always agreed on an issue of X-Men Classic. Before we even knew what bags and boards were, she suggested we take care of our comics and store them neatly in a box somewhere. A few years later, she even went on a quest to get me another copy of Shadowhawk #1, when I accidentally placed mine down on the wet kitchen counter, while she was cooking, staining the front cover. I once blew all of the little money I had to buy Youngblood: Strikefile #1, and had nothing left to get her for Mother’s Day that year. Being broke and now inspired buy this amazing comic that was now in my possession, I wrote her a poem a drew her a picture of Die Hard (from that cover) . She had it framed, and still has it to this day, haha. She is absolutely the reason that our comic collection survived in great shape. God bless her, just one of the many thoughtful things she did for us. The world would be a much better place if there were more moms like mine in it.

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