Comic Cover of the Week: Rob Liefeld Gets It Right – Part 1!
Rob Liefeld has gotten a TON of shit over the years for his highly critiqued artwork filled with bad perspective, highly exaggerated body parts, weird looking feet ect. etc. etc. Yeah we all have seen the criticisms of the guy, who at one point was basically a “rockstar” comic book artist in the 1990’s. I’ve never been a fan of his artwork, in fact a lot of his 90’s stuff (and many other artists from that era) has always made me cringe. Putting all of that aside, the guy had and still does have a ton of people who are big fans of his style. The dude is legendary whether you like it or not, so that leads me to do a little digging and give Liefeld some credit when he does some good work. All of his artwork isn’t all bad right? Well I’m going to use my ‘Comic Book Cover of the Week’ posts to showcase some of, in my opinion, Liefeld’s “hits”. Here’s a cover by him that I always thought was actually pretty good. I especially like the way Liefeld drew Sabretooth, nice and evil looking in New Mutants #91. Liefeld doesn’t do anything too outrageous here (there may be a missing chin), I think on this one he actually did a pretty decent job. He keeps everyone’s feet nice and hidden as well….What do you think?
Cables leg is broken, as well as his thumb. Dead dude’s face looks like a cat person. What is the hell is coming out of the bottom of that short jacket? Is Cable holding two pistols in his left and broken hand? I count 14 tampons. Dead cat faced dudes leg is totally jacked, but that could be explained if it were just his short leg. Wait… what in the hell is going on with catface’s legs? I do admit that Sabertooth is looking pretty cool even with his million teeth. Oh, and he should take something for all that swelling in his knee. Good thing that Liefeld didn’t have to draw more than two hands for this. Oh wait, I just noticed that he drew Sabertooth’s hand resting on, or in front of catface.
You are too kind and are always looking for the best in the world. I like that.
Yeah his art is all the hell over the place!! It’s hard to find anything by him that’s decent! Even this really kinda bothers me now that I your comment made me give it a closer look! I can’t wait to try and find another “good” cover by rob…thanks for the critique Steve, what was I thinkin’?! 🙂
Keep them coming. This has been my favorite thing today!
Just put up part 2!