Rob Liefeld’s style in the comics is unmistakeable. It is no surprise that his greatest character is just as identifiable. USA Today recently sat down with Liefeld to talk about how Deadpool came about, and the highly-anticipated upcoming 20th Century Fox film Deadpool.
Partnering with Fabian Nicieza, Liefeld created Deadpool out of necessity. At the time, Marvel’s more prominent characters, or as Liefeld puts it, the “cool toys”, were under the care of well established artists. So, to make his name he decided to make his own character, the rest is, well you know.
Liefeld introduced the ‘merc with a mouth’ in 1991, and with it left a mark on comic book readers who instantly became Deadpool fans.
It’s also not hard to see where Deadpool get’s his personality. Liefeld is Deadpool. Impetuous, passionate, and surprising thoughtful, these qualities play throughout every panel he’s ever inked of Deadpool. So, it’s hard for Liefeld to hide his excitement when he discusses reading the script for the long-developing Deadpool film.
Liefeld’s enthusiasm for the Deadpool is obvious and infectious, and he wants nothing more than for the fans to love it.