Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is set to celebrate his 30-year career as well as the 25th anniversary of Extreme Studios this year at San Diego Comic-Con.
Hosted by Image Comics Co-founder and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, the panel titled “25 Years Of Rob Liefeld Creations” will celebrate Liefeld’s Extreme Studios, his tenure as Co-founder of Image Comics, as well as his time spent in the 1990s writing Marvel comics such as New Mutants and X-Men which led to the creation of iconic characters such as Deadpool, Domino, Cable, and the X-Force.
“I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since we all jammed together under one roof. Very excited to get together with the fellas and catch up on the big stage of comic-con!” Liefeld said in a statement. “And moderated by Robert freaking Kirkman no less!! This is as Extreme as it gets!! I’m so excited to share.”
The panel will also include special guests such as Extreme Studios alum Dan Fraga, Marat Mychaels, Andy Park, Todd Nauck, Dan Panosian, Norm Rapmund, Art Thibert and many more.
An exact time and location of the panel has yet to be announced. Here’s the official press release:
Comic Book Author, Writer and Creator Rob Liefeld, best known as creator of Marvel’s Deadpool will appear at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA on July 20th 2017 for a panel and Q+A to celebrate his 30 year career in the Entertainment Industry. The panel titled “25 Years Of Rob Liefeld Creations” will feature a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Liefeld’s Extreme Studios, his tenure as Co-Founder of Image Comics, as well as his time at Marvel where he not only revitalized the New Mutants and X-men Franchises but created some of the most beloved characters in Marvel history, including Deadpool, Cable and Domino, as well as X-Force. The panel will feature special guest Extreme Studios alum including and many more. The panel will be hosted and moderated by Image Comics Co-Founder and The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman.
“Extreme Studios was the most exciting movement in the history of Comics” Said Kirkman. “From Youngblood, all the way to Alan Moore’s Supreme was a string of hits that is yet to be topped! I am honored to host this panel at Comic-Con International celebrating my good friend and Image Co-founder Rob Liefeld.”
Best known for creating the Deadpool, X‐Force, Cable and Youngblood comic series in the early 90’s, Liefeld’s influence extended to popular characters and story lines featuring Spiderman, X‐Men, Captain America and the Avengers during his time at Marvel Comics. X‐Force launched to 5 million sales and remains the 2nd bestselling comic in history. Deadpool became one of Marvel’s most popular characters and the feature film released in 2016 has grossed over $782 million worldwide to date. Liefeld’s own Extreme Studios, an offshoot of Image Comics which he co-founded, was the top studio in the comics field worldwide, their family of titles second only to Marvel’s X-Men with a 5.78 market share. Liefeld’s career is reaching new heights in 2017 with the release of the Number 1 selling Original Graphic Novel “Deadpool: Bad Blood” and revival of Youngblood from Image Publishing becoming one of the most acclaimed comics of 2017.
“”I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since we all jammed together under one roof. Very excited to get together with the fellas and catch up on the big stage of comic-con! And moderated by Robert freaking Kirkman no less!! This is as Extreme as it gets!! I’m so excited to share ”
For information on exact timing and location of the Panel look out for Comic-Con International’s Scheduling announcement coming soon.
5 Essential Cable Stories To Read Before His Debut In ‘Deadpool 2’
Now that it’s official Josh Brolin will be suiting up as Cable in Deadpool 2, it’s time for everyone to get a crash course on the character so they can say “that’s not how it happened in the comic” when they see the movie with their friends.
Nathan Summers, the future son of Cyclops and Jean Grey, first debuted in 1986, but he didn’t make his full debut as Cable until 1990. Rob Liefeld designed him to be a leader more prone to take action than Xavier and that character trait has persisted throughout his long history. Cable has fought alongside the X-Men in the past as well as fought for mutants survival against the government in a dark future.
Cable is the straight-man to Deadpool’s goofball and I can’t wait to see the two of them come together next year in Deadpool 2. Hopefully Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin have the chemistry to bring this legendary bro-mance to the bigscreen, otherwise Fox will be hearing from a lot of angry fans.
Hit Next to find out more about Cable before his debut in Deadpool 2!