"We broke Batman's back. We killed Superman." -Rob Liefeld, speaking on the impact of the Image Comics founding.

Just finished watching The Image Revolution, a documentary chronicling the history of iconic creator-owned publisher Image Comics. I went ahead and embedded it for you to watch below

Maybe I'll come back and insert some blahzay blah on this when I have time. Peace to my man Kareem Louverture who shared the link with me on Facebook. Feel free to discuss, share, etc

Samax Amen is a full-time freelance cartoonist and artrepreneur who has been working on being an overnight success for about twenty years. GhettoManga.com


Arkonbey said...

Image did really break away from the big two and allow studios like Boom to come into being.

After a while, however, I personally found their stories to be trite and the artwork very... Liefeld-ian overall.

Even The Maxx got quite tiresome which was a shame.

samax amen said...

I agree 100%. Image wasn't very innovative as far as the writing, but I think they exemplified what the industry was about at the time. Late-wave books like The Maxx and Wetworks really tested the artist-driven model and showed that it cold work, even when the writing stalled.

Overall, I think Image was very good for the medium. Today, they publish some of the best comics in multiple genres. But then, I'm a creator-owned evangelist.

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