Rob Liefeld Homages Bring the Extreme to Dynamite in September
Jun 25, 2020
Dynamite and artist Brent Peeples show respect to one of the industry's most influential figures with a 5-piece set of variant covers homaging Rob Liefeld's famous covers!
Say it and don't look down. Artist Brent Peeples (James Bond, Titans) brings maximum effort to these covers that mirror some of the most recognizable covers of all time. Brent and Rob have worked together on the smash-hit Major X and other projects together, so there is respect and admiration in these pieces.
All five of these covers grace Dynamite's top titles. The Princess of Mars has green martians in her sights, as Dejah Thoris #8 calls back to New Mutants #87, Rob's second issue on the title. Arguably even more iconic is the 98th issue of that series, which Killing Red Sonja #5's cast stepping in for a merc with a mouth. Bettie Page #3 reenacts the pivotal next issue that moved toward a huge shift in Liefeld's career and the industry as a whole. Vampirella/Red Sonja #11 places those two Women of Dynamite into the iconic image of X-Force #1. The blockbuster second and third issues of that record-breaking series are spotlighted with Red Sonja #19 and Vampirella #14.
“Man! What a kick getting to recreate these iconic Rob Liefeld covers for Dynamite!," said artist Brent Peeples. "Rob‘s work was and still is such an influence on me, and being involved in this cover series, recreating some of his most classic and iconic work, is such an honor. I’ve always loved his energy on AND off the page. I just hope I did them justice and did Rob proud."
Which touchstone artist or theme could be next..?
All of these covers are solicited in the July Previews for September on-sale. Fans are encouraged to preorder copies at their local comic shop!
The end. Prince Cyril has lived a full, magical life. He is ready. He will kill Red Sonja.
By MARK RUSSELL (Red Sonja, Year Of The Villain), BRYCE INGMAN (Edgar Allen Poe's Snifter Of Terror) and CRAIG ROUSSEAU (The Flash).
From writer KARLA PACHECO (Spider-Woman) and artist VINCENZO FEDERICI (Sabrina The Teenage Witch)!
Dejah's Earth adventures continue! She's a stranger in a strange land, surrounded by stubborn aliens ("Humans," they're called) that do not believe her. But if they do not heed her warnings, the awful catastrophes besetting Mars will overtake a second world...
By DAN ABNETT (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Justice League Odyssey) and SEBASTIAN PIRIZ (Disaster INC)!
From JORDIE BELLAIRE (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and DREW MOSS (Star Wars)!
By MARK RUSSELL (Swamp Thing) and ALESSANDRO MIRACOLO (Zorro).