Rob Liefeld comes to Keenspot (in a way)
Apparently, I missed a lot of stuff in between the time I took off in October to my temporary return in December. Penny Arcade did some stuff, Scary Go Round did some stuff, and The Gutters got in trouble for doing some stuff. (Thanks for the updates, algeya!)
The one that threw me most for a loop, though, is that Rob Liefeld joined Keenspot.
In a way.
Keenspot is now publishing the continuing adventures of Avengelyne. Who the heck is Avengelyne, you might ask? Well, as Rob Liefeld mockers know, she’s the subject of one of the most tortured looking pieces of Liefeld artistry that doesn’t involve Captain America. Yes, it would be the one that actually hurts your eyes when you look at the waist, especially when you factor in her … topheaviness.
So now Avengelyne has come to Keenspot… only this time, it’s drawn by Owen Gieni (of Sore Thumbs and WICKEDPOWERED). That… has got to be the world’s weirdest property for Keenspot to pick up.
Then again, Good Ol’ Rob has made other strange team-ups that seem to have paid off in the end. His team-up with Alan Moore on Supreme turned out one of the more readable Image Comics products in the 90’s. The same team-up on Youngblood (also with Alan Moore) also was pretty good. Will the Liefeld magic strike again at Keenspot?
The run is short, but I have to say that, thus far, the comic isn’t half bad. Good luck to writer Mark Poulton and Mr. Gieni, who, to his credit, have kept the ladies’ waists relatively normal-looking.