After “quitting Twitter” following a series of tweets knocking DC Comics, Rob “The Rob” Liefeld turned to Facebook to lay into DC again, while also mentioning a possible DC/Extreme crossover.
So, a few weeks back, I get a call and some texts from Jim Lee, long story short, he asks if I’d be interested in bringing some of my Extreme characters over to DC Comics for a NEW special that would come out as soon as the end of this year where the Image characters team up in a bunch of short stories with DC comics characters. I said I’d consider it and that’s it, nothing else, I assume as of this week, it was still in play. But probably not as a result of my candor. Why am I telling you this? Because I simply didn’t care about the affects, the fall out, the missed opportunity, one iota as I expressed that I think DC Comics should get new management. Still don’t care. You see I’m a fan of ALL comics, I don’t discriminate and there isn’t a store in my county that hasn’t seen me frequent their establishment looking for another comic book to purchase on a regular basis. I don’t speak my mind nearly enough, we all used to talk more openly but everyone fears ramifications now. I’d just like a DC Comic company that reflects the one I grew up with, the one that produced CAMELOT 3000, WATCHMEN ( original ), DARK KNIGHT, NEW TITANS.. and I’m not intimidated, I’ll express it. That’s just my opinion, I expressed it because I don’t care the fallout. I don’t care if there is an Image Comics/DC Comics special and I’m left out as a result. Like, seriously, get outta here with that! I did some covers for DC earlier this year that went over rather well with the base. And in the interest of full disclosure, the one property that I had been having a dialogue with DC about over the past year was Thundarr the Barbarian, a real barn burner of a property right? But that went nowhere fast many months back. They always bring up Hawk and Dove to me but I decline. Not interested. And I stand by that I think DC has seen better days. Anyways, I gotta get back to making comics. Happy comic book day!
This wouldn’t be the first time DC and Image have crossed over, including Spawn/Batman, but it would be the first crossover since Liefeld had a meltdown on Twitter.
Some of Liefeld’s tweets include:
“DC Comics gonna drive off a cliff here real soon…..gotta get my popcorn.”
“Thank God they have Batman to act as their Tylenol, Asprin, laughing gas… ‘more Batman will fix it!'”
“C’mon…they should fire everybody in management and refresh.”
Liefeld is already back on Twitter anyway.