With the success of Deadpool, Hollywood is taking a second look at Rob Liefeld, the co-creator of Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth. Liefeld’s Prophet is reportedly under consideration for a film at 20th Century Fox. But it may not be long until attention falls back on to Youngblood, Liefeld’s first creator-owned comic after co-founding Image Comics.
Youngblood # 1 was one of the top selling independent comics of all time, and it nearly became an animated series in the ‘90s. Liefeld has posted the demo for the Youngblood animated series that he produced and financed with Roustabout Productions. This isn’t a new post (Liefeld has apparently had it up since 2013), but it has been making the rounds again this weekend, courtesy of ComicBook.com.
Although the video lacks audio, it features most of the primary members of Youngblood, including Shaft, Vogue, Badrock, Chapel, Tempest, and even Troll in a scene-stealing spot at the end. The clip also plays up Liefeld’s notion that Youngblood was a very celebrity driven book, as the media arrives immediately after the team’s victory.
While the Youngblood animated series never took flight, Liefeld’s fellow Image Comics founder, Jim Lee, did strike a deal with CBS to adapt his superhero title, WildC.A.T.s, which ran for a single season. For comparison’s sake, this is what that series looked like.
Another Image founder, Erik Larson sold a Savage Dragon animated series to USA, which ran for 26 episodes across a single season.
Which Image comic book series do you think Hollywood will revisit first: Youngblood, WildC.A.T.s, or Savage Dragon? Declare a winner in the comment section below!
Image Credit: Rob Liefeld