Shaft from Youngblood
Hey guys, sort of back? I’m really, really sorry about not keeping up a queue for such a long time. Unfortunately I’ve been dealing with a lot of real life problems and I’m still unsure as to how long I can keep this going before I need another break. But hopefully another break won’t come anytime soon. I think I might be ready to tackle the Liefeld tag, Rob’s blog, Rob across the internet, and this big pile of old Liefeld comics I’ve got sitting around, so bear with me. And seriously, a HUGE thank you to all you guys who continued to follow!! You are all lovely little pouches of joy and perfection and do not let anybody tell you otherwise
Homage: Youngblood #1 / Youngblood #75 by Rob Liefeld.
IF ANYONE IS WILLING TO EXPLAIN THE PLOT OF YOUNGBLOOD FOR ME I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL BC THIS SERIES FUCKING PUZZLES ME. I GUESS IT’S JUST 2 XTREEM & MANLY FOR ME 2 HANDLE.
IN A SEMI-TRIUMPHANTISH RETURN-SORT OF OF THE ROB BLOG, GATHER AROUND CHILDREN AND LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT YOUNGBLOOD, POSSIBLY THE GREATEST OF ROB’S WORKS.
Youngblood was initially conceived because Rob wrote up some pitches for Teen Titans books. DC wasn’t having any of that and at a round that time Rob and Jim Lee and several others had split off and created Image Comics. Rob decided to put those old pitches to work and he created Youngblood, essentially using a 50 Shades method (around 20 years before 50 Shades came out) by changing all the names and tweaking stuff. It’s still pretty obvious and widely accepted that Shaft is supposed to be an XTREEM Speedy stand in, though.
Okay, so basically, from the many issues I've
unfortunately read it’s about a bunch of very XTREEM muscly dudes and ladies with triple D’s of pure hardcore justice fighting other XTREEM muscly dudes and 3-inch-waisted ladies. Except these other dudes and ladies are evil. We only know this because of textwalls of boring exposition telling us that they are bad people, however largely we do not witness these “bad guys” committing any real crimes besides looking suspicious. Maybe they are not gritting their teeth proper
ly or maybe the members of Youngblood are jealous of their mighty throbbing neckveins. We may never know.
There are two teams of Young Blood, the away team and the home team. Home team dispenses HARDCORE2THEMAXXXX JUSTICE in the US and the away team handles stuff everywhere else. Both are controlled by the US government and are widely commercialized and known throughout the US. This brings up all sorts of questions about their morality and whether they’re really heroes if they’re working for the man. But that’s what made them so edgy they were all antihero like if Wolverine and Frank Miller’s Batman had spawned insanely beefy unholy lovechildren. It was also kind of fresh-ish in that the away team had an African American lead, however, during the 90s Rob had a bad case of Sameface so Sentinel unfortunately is penciled exactly like all of his other white characters.
Characterwise the only one you should care about is Prophet and that’s because Image rebooted his series and turned it into something pretty good. Seriously he’s the only one. Besides him all the others are ripoffs of DC and Marvel characters, for example Bedrock/Badrock (his name was changed partway through due to legal issues) is basically a less cool version of Ben Grimm/The Thing mixed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cougar is Wolverine, Photon is still basically one of DC’s alien races, and the list goes on. Largely they all have the same HARDCORESUPERMANLYXTREEM personality and their backstories are kind of boring and vague so don’t worry, just read it and be confused as to what the fuck is going on because I’m pretty sure even Rob doesn’t know.
This new M:AA PVP tournament’s prize is Liefeld-style Shatterstar!!
this is very uncomfortable
but why this is how teeth are supposed to look
a comparison, so it’s clear just how ridiculous this picture is.
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Is the picture ridiculous or is Avengers!Cap just not HARDCORE MANLYBUFF enough? Is Rob right and the rest of the world wrong? YOU DECIDE
made this one myself…XD
Is that possible?
Well, rather, is that possible to do without offending people?