We’ve known that Rob Liefeld was bringing back ‘Youngblood‘ for quite some time and have just learned a couple of new details for when the series re-launches this coming May! ‘Youngblood’ was one of the initial comics that Image launched with and this new tale will be trying to recapture the magic of Liefeld’s original series. While the series creator will be involved in the new story, Chad Bowers (‘X-Men ’92’,’Deadpool: Bad Blood’) will be penning it with Jim Towe handling the art.
‘Youngblood’ #1 will kick off with superheroes being so popular that a new app has been released for phones that allow you to decide which superhero will come and save you. The concept almost sounds ridiculous but soon as see that “when a high-rated young hero on the app goes missing, his best friend’s search for answers gains the attention of some unexpected allies, and together, they’ll do whatever it takes to find him… even if it means resurrecting the world’s most hated super-team, Youngblood.”
This is quite an original way to see Youngblood reformed though it is hard to tell how much of this will be related to the original run of the series.
According to Liefeld:
“Youngblood has had outstanding talent contribute to its amazing history. Alan Moore, Robert Kirkman, Keith Giffen and Mark Millar are a few who have left their mark. Chad Bowers and Jim Towe are four issues into their run and are producing stories that will be held as some of, if not the best Youngblood tales ever told. It honors the best of the past and forges exciting new paths for these characters!”
That is high praise from Liefeld as fans of the series might wonder how this will surpass some of the great stories told in the past. Bowers adds that:
“Trust me, you’ve never read a Youngblood story like thisI’m so incredibly proud of what Jim and I are doing on this book, and can’t wait for readers, especially those who’ve maybe never picked up a Youngblood comic, to see what all the fuss is about!”
An app for superheroes is an original enough of an idea for comics but to find a way to tie that in with Youngblood truly sounds interesting. Finally, Towes chimes in with:
“I’ve been having the time of my life with Youngblood. The combination of so much creative freedom along with having a fantastic writer like Chad has really made this an artist’s dream book to draw. We’ve crafted an incredibly fun and exciting modern day reimagining of these characters that I think both new and old fans are really going to enjoy.”
I’m not going to lie, even though the concept sounds silly on paper it also is creative enough for me to want to check it out.
Are you looking forward to the new ‘Youngblood’? What do you think about the concept for the series? Share your thoughts below!
‘Youngblood’ #1 will be released on May 3rd, 2017!
Source: Image Comics
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