Watching people like Brandon Graham, Erik Larsen, and Joe Keatinge produce stories for my characters was a revelation... Like, 'Why are you doing work for hire when others are working on characters you own?' 'Bloodstrike' and 'Brigade' is me re-focusing my focus!
'Brigade' is about one man leading his team to save the fabric of reality even as it comes undone.
In the late '90s, the magazine formerly known as 'The Wizard' came after me strong and hard. I was the brunt of jokes for an entire staff of angry fanboys; as much as can be poured on was poured on. But I kept focus, as anyone in that situation should.
Trust me: I was the most bullish on 'Deadpool.' When I was day one on the set, I said, 'This is going to open at $75 million,' and they all said, 'Shut up, Liefeld; you're jinxing us.'
Domino is all about... as an actress and as the character that is going to be on the screen, you already allude to it: it's all about the sass.
I had gotten a lot of acclaim for giving a previously dead franchise, 'Hawk & Dove,' a facelift.
Everyone has embraced the family-friendly Disney approach, which is great. I see all of those movies, and I take my kids. But I grew up on 'Predator,' 'Alien,' and 'Terminator.' People forget, but those were R-rated movies. So 'Deadpool' put its money where its mouth is, and it changed the game.
Gene Hackman's portrayal of Lex Luthor did not exist in comic books. This is not my Lex Luthor, but I really like it.
My role as an artist helps me tremendously in breaking down each story. Pacing, layout, movement - having drawn a few thousand pages, I understand the language of comic books very well.
Mercenaries, to me, were always able to switch sides because they're motivated by cash. Deadpool has always been a shifty bastard.
Deadpool was introduced as a mercenary and a bounty hunter... because I was so crazy for Boba Fett when I was a kid.
The '90s was a great period for the fans that were collecting at that time. Comics sold at an all-time high and reached the largest audience in our modern age, and the energy in our business was fantastic. Any bad feelings from fans of that era were a result of the poor delivery of the product we sold them.
'Deadpool Bad Blood' is a book that long-term fans of Wade Wilson can appreciate it along with newcomers and movie fans. We gave this book everything we had, and I think it shows.
Long before it was 'Raided' and 'Lost' with Indiana Jones, the Ark of the Covenant was originally stolen from the Israelites by The Philistines; The Ark of the Covenant was the nuclear bomb of its age: when activated, it was devastating.
Unapologetically, absent me, there is no Deadpool. Period. I am the name, the costume, the look, the origin, and the attitude. Great one-liners are the result of other writers. But there's no Deadpool at all in existence without me.
Marvel comics took a chance on me in my youth, allowing me to create so many toys in their sandbox.
The Tony Stark I grew up with wasn't as snappy and as quippy as Downey Jr. made him, but now I only think of his performance.
I root for 'Spawn' and every other comic-book movie. I hope all of them are successful because, any time one fails, it makes it that much harder to get one made.
I love Deathstroke! I was 12 in 1980 when Deathstroke appeared in 'Teen Titans' #2.
My characters came with a lot of gear, a lot of weaponry.