|Glory/Avengelyne #1 (Chromium Variant)|
Rob Liefeld drew this. There are articles out there about awful Rob Liefeld art. This isn't one of those. It's just a quick stream of consciousness about one piece of his awful art.
What was Rob Liefeld thinking when he drew this? How in the world did he take a step back when he finished this and say to himself, "Yes. This is good. This is what people want." How did he turn this in to be printed? How did he hand this piece over with confidence? Did he have a big grin on his face when he did it? Like the cat that ate the canary? Like, "Look what I've done, guys."
I realize he was one of the founders of Image Comics, the company that put this book out. I get that. I also understand that he had his own imprints within Image called Extreme Studios and Maximum Press which put out comics of these two characters. But somewhere in that company, somewhere there had to be someone who saw this and thought, "Mm, hold on a minute."
|I'm sure he's a nice man.|
The kicker to all this, I think, is that this is a chromium cover. This cover was given special treatment. It was decided somewhere at Image that this cover that Rob Leifeld did was worthy of receiving a gimmick cover. Just a standard comic wasn't good enough for it. They had to go all out with a chromium cover.
Anyway, this comic can be yours today for $4.00. Don't miss out on having this collectible in your home. Guaranteed to put your kids through college. I'm tempted to buy it just as a conversation piece. In fact, yeah. I just added it to my wishlist. Looks like 17 other My Comic Shop users have this on their wishlist as well, but none of them have been able to pull the trigger on it just yet. That $4.00 is pretty steep, I have to admit.
This article isn't about this picture, but real quick, just... just look at it. So Avengelyne is holding that sword by her right side but the blade is behind her left breast? What kind of M.C. Escher visual trickery are you using here, Rob?
And now Glory is the one with the crooked spine. Not that the original image was that realistic. Is her right hand even holding that sword handle? I'd say it's not. Rob didn't draw that part, so I guess we'll never know. You can use your imagination, though.
If you want this comic in your collection it's only going to set you back $2.40. You can have both of these gems for $6.40.
That's enough. I just wanted you to see what I'm seeing right now.