Monday, February 17, 2014

Youngblood #6

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The next generation of heroes, followed by another generation, and another, and another, and another...

Previous Issues:
Issue 1
Issue 2
Issue 3
Issue 4
Issue 5




93 comments:

Mattia Garavini said...

Aaaah. Theres nothing better than a good old fashioned Rob Liefeld bashing.

Lazoor said...

I read your text reviews, Linkara. I read them . . .

Also, you shouldn't repress your emotions like that. I hear it leads to explosive behavior set to phantom versions of the Wurzels.

Good review. You always manage to find ways to turn the unmitigated bad of Youngblood into something entertaining.

Anonymous said...

yob
A thugish young male.
Sid Vicious was a yob...but, you know, people change...they get older, wiser...they mature...Sid's no longer a yob; he's dead.

Mustango said...

"Yob" is actually British slang for a ruffian. (The opposite of what a proper "boy" should be.) It came up quite a bit during the recent youth riots in England.

DMaster said...

I suspected the dwarf on the cover was Troll. I called it!

Screw-Up: "It's the middle of the day!" It would seem you fell for the same logical fallacy as Morty Seinfeld: a talk show's airing does not necessarily match its taping. The majority of talk shows are not live: they require editing and some measure of rehearsal too. Hopefully not the TALK part of it, but sketches, comedy talking points, musical numbers, etc., almost certainly.

Felix Brunschede said...

Firstly, this post got the cover of US 1 No. 3. o.o A weird mistake to make.

Secondly, around minute 9 you missed the most obvious anatomy flaw. Cable in that shot has no right shoulder. Considering your history with mistakes relating to shoulder wounds I expected a reference or joke, or that you would catch it.

Although you already had more enough to snark at so it doesn't really degrade the quality of this video, you had me smiling thrught the whole thing.

Grady Childs said...

"In the Court of Worms, We are all dead"

Ah, I see you're doing the same trick you did during the Mechakara and Vyce (Well this was before he was introduced but that was an awesome of forshadowing him) storylines where you leave an easter egg about the main villains or the plot elements of the storylines in your EXTREME montage.

And this one does raise some questions about the plot and tone of the upcoming "Machinations of Worms" storyline. It will be interesting to see how it goes when it starts this April.

Anyway great review as always and just like you it baffles me how someone like Rob Lifeld still gets work in the industry.

Next Week its another Star Trek movie comic see you then.

Adam said...

Before I begin with my comment, I should point out that the comic cover thumbnail for this weeks review is of US-1 #3 from last week. Might wanna fix that.

Dear God, Youngblood just finds new ways to fuck up royally on every conceivable level. I dunno if I mentioned this in a previous post or not, but it is worth repeating. You could make an entire college course on how NOT to make a comic book just from using Rob Liefeld's work. Sure, there are other comics to cover certain no-no's (the upcoming Avenger's #200 review is a prime example), but YoungBlood covers the majority of what a bad comic book looks like; the lack of continuity and consistency, the piss-poor character anatomy, zero artistic ascetics in costume design, the inability to write believable characters for the readers to care about, overuse of action and drama, little to no levity and quiet moments to develop the story, etc. If I missed any major points on this list, please let me know.

The only good thing to come out of Rob Liefeld's work, aside from learning from his countless mistakes and never repeating them, is that some of his books got better when more talented writers and artists took over. Best examples are Alan Moore's Supreme and the recent relaunches of Glory and Prophet. Which pretty much tells you what kind of "creative genius" Liefeld is; he is so untalented that other creators can take his one-dimensional, knock-off characters and actually make them more interesting.

Still, this was a great review, Linkara. Any chance you will review the spin-off Youngblood books? I'd like to say they might offer some more insight on these characters but I highly doubt it.

Oh, BTW, nice to see 90s Kid doing well. Just hope he's not monkeying around with that spell book. ^^;

Anonymous said...

Oh My! The Art Work at 9:14! Look at his Arm! It’s so stubby!
Although the Photo of his…Son? That is actually the best drawn character we’ve had in Young Blood to date…Mainly because it looks like he doesn’t have Muscles the Size of Parade Blimps!

I really don’t get Comic Numbering, If they wanted to continue the story, Why did they need to start a new comic line instead of using the ones they already had!?

Their designs are stupid too, it reminds me of when you’re Young and you decide to draw your own Super Hero, but you add more and more onto it to make it look more cool, before it winds up looking like a mess.
That’s Youngblood’s Design Team in a Nutshell, A Room filled with Children and a couple of crayons!
Although, they’re really getting lazy with all the new characters, They’ve actually resorted to making a SECOND De Hard and not even trying to pretend it’s someone different!

Good to see Nineties Kid appearing again too, Makes sense for him to be in this episode though. ;3

Also, How was that Woman able to sneak a gun into a Talk Show?
I’d expect you get patted down at least!?

In the Extreme Part, I notice a reference to the Court Of The Worms…I wonder…

Still, Nice Review, Linkara.
I look forward to seeing more from you. ;3

Ugo Strange said...

Wrong comic book pic, Dude!

Silentkingthefirst said...

Uh, Linkara? Why is the avatar or whatever that is called of this video of US-1 #3 instead of Youngblood #6? You know, the picture right below the title and just above the video? Did you mess up or is Youngblood so horrible that you decided to use the cover of a much better comic?

Anonymous said...


"Yobbo or yob is a slang term for an uncouth or thuggish working-class person. The word derives from a back slang reading of the word "boy". " according to wikipedia.

It is also the name of a pretty awesome doom metal band.

Anonymous said...

FYI, late night talk shows are usually reordered during the day, and aired at night.

8tailsjinchuuriki said...

Yob is apparently british slang for a young, rude, noisy, and aggressive man. I'm not really sure since I'm not british, I just looked the word up. Which means that one guy (I literally just forgot him) is probably british. Dumb because they used a very vague slang word to show this and also every one in these comics are yobs, even the older ones since they are part of a team with young in it. Hey, I think I found a new word for you to use when talking about this series. Also sorry if someone already answered this before me.

Anonymous said...

Stop teasing us with storyline, man! My poor heart can't take the anticipation!

Locuas said...

i didn't know US-1 was a member of Youngblood :P

and it's the return of Likara's favorite character! Troll!
i think it would have been a more interesting cliffhanger if it had been Diehard the one to read that magazine.

Volvagia said...

Easy way to take care of Avengers #239? Assistant Editors Month Month:

1. Daredevil #202/The Thing #7
2. Dazzler #30
3. The Avengers #239
4. Marvel Team-Up #137 (C'mon. You have to save this bit of total insanity for last.)

Robert J. Hendriks said...

I got this comic at a book fair in Rotterdam last month. I was searching through the comics and saw there was a lot of early Image in there. At first I picked up a few issues of Youngblood and Doom's IV in case I ever wanted to do a 90s Kid cosplay. But the stack grew and grew and pretty soon it turned into a pile of "Let's see how bad early Image really is." So now I've got some comics of Youngblood, Team Youngblood, Youngblood Strikefile, Freak Force, Ascension, Velocity, Spawn, Witchblade and The Darkness (yay me!) I haven't read anything of it yet, but maybe Witchblade and The Darkness are okay, I expect all else (apart from Spawn) to suck.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, my first ever FIRST!
Also yob is a word, as is nits.
Not that i'm defending Liefeld,I'm not sure that's possible. Love the show by the way.

Robert Tanner said...

"Yob" is a British slang word meaning dumb, drunken, usually white male street thug/football hooligan. Also the short guy is Troll, he was in one of your Christmas Specials

Robert Tanner said...

Can we expect any reviews of Team Youngblood?

Lostshadows said...

While they're not the most common words, "nit" and "yob" have both been around for awhile.

Jeff Jacobson said...

The Genghis Frog toy from the TMNT line actually had pop can grenades.

About the not-Letterman scene:
Late night shows aren't actually taped late at night, and sometimes not even on the same day that they air. E.g., I read that Letterman actually tapes his Friday shows earlier in the week.

Letterman actually had a crazy stalker lady that broke into his house around the time this comic came out. That's probably what the lady with the gun was a reference to.

I saw a panel where one guy says to another something like, "I'm not your 'buddy', and I'm not your 'pal'." You missed an opportunity for a South Park Canadian reference, there.

Anonymous said...

He's a bad troll. A really bad troll.

-M4A

Rabbi Joe said...

So Bravo makes lieutenant colonel because he keeps not following rules? Who keeps promoting him?

Unknown said...

Yobs is a British insult for rowdy and aggressive men. Try looking it up before you question it.

Anonymous said...

good review.
Its weird that these comics feel like they are just advertisements for other comics even more so than the snack cake comics trying to sell treats or fruit pies

Yob is a British curse word (an equivalent would be a jerk) i heard a lot during the 90s on UK tv shows and films so maybe someone on the writing staff put it in as a in-joke or just guessed and got lucky

Freyaday said...

Just a heads up: the verbal abbreviation for Lt. Col is "Colonel", not "Lieutenant"; Colonel is the higher rank, so it's the one you abbreviate it to when you don't want to say the whole thing. "Light Colonel" has also occasionally seen use.

Saúl Montoya said...

They saw nothing...because they were already infected with youngblood disease! Run for the hills.

Anonymous said...

Argh, this comic doesn't just embody all the stuff wrong with the Dark Age, it embodies some of the worst aspects of comics in general with all the stuff outside of it that one would need to read in order to understand it, but don't care about, and devoting itself to just setting up things that don't take place inside its issues like COUNTDOWN did.

Lotus Prince said...

God damn, these names are so 90s it hurts. Shaft, Vogue, freaking NIGHTSABER.

keybladersupreme said...

uuhhhh you've posted the us-1 picture instead of the youngblood one.

Owen Griffith said...

Yob is a real insult (It's meant to mean a working class thug), however, it's still quiet archaic and doesn't make sense coming from anyone other than a upper-class british person

Anonymous said...

you have problems understanding why anyone would want to work on this series?

It has a guy beating people with his crotch
I'd love to work on something like that!

Unknown said...

Still not as bad as Liefeld's 'Babewatch'.

Also 'Yob' is actually, technically a word. Meaning an uncouth or thuggish person, used mostly in England.

Tom Lyle said...

Rob Liefeld gives me hope for a career making comic books. If he can make lots of money from the atrocious quality of his craft, I think I might have hope.

Awesome episode as usual :D

Anonymous said...

The thing about the armor on the cover actually shows what was probably the greatest weakness of 1990s violent comics. They completely failed to comprehend what they were allegedly writing, so of course they chose pandering and fanservice when a comic that had actually been realistic and competently handling violence would have put her (and all of them) in sensible body armor and drawn the reader in with good writing.

Djon Ma said...

Just fyi Lewis.
Yob is a British English insult. It's similar to what Americans would call 'thugs'. Also, we call head lice nits, but it's a rather childish thing to use as an insult.

I don't know if any of the people working on it were British though.

Anonymous said...

Linkara, is it possible if I could "borrow" the "Bloodgun" moniker for an independent comic series?

I've already penciled two issues revolving around a senile old Cable ripoff who runs around fighting mutants in the "devastated world of 2070" with a gun that turns blood iron into bullets.

I've already gotten a Leifeld-mocking art style in place, parodic dialogue, and strange characters with names such as Slumstryk (Think Davy Jones meets Hitler), Hellnail, and Darkboot (A resurrected Theodore Roosevelt).

If I could use the name for the comic, that would be appreciated, and if I do end up posting it online, I will be sure to give full "name credit".

Anonymous said...

you still have us-1 image up for this

Rue Ryuzaki said...

A black hole wouldn't be able to stomach the confusion that is Youngblood.

Anonymous said...

Yob is actually a common British/Australian slang term for an uncouth and thuggish sort. No idea why an American writer would be using it, though. Dear lord, this is some of the worst Liefeld ripoff work yet. It IS Cable, and Troll is just a shorter Wolverine with no claws. And every single Liefeld story is a team dropping in to investigate something vague and evil. And to think most of the Image guys left because they felt their creativity was being curtailed. Also, in addition to his horrendous anatomy, Leifeld can't draw people holding guns/swords at all. He must be one of the worst artists I've ever seen. God, what a mess this team was to keep track of.

DriveByPost said...

Don't know if anyone's mentioned this yet, but the cover image for this is the same as last week's US1 review.

Or maybe you just want to remind us of a better comic.

If you have a bunch of grenades strung over your shoulders all exposed like that, wouldn't it make for a really nice target to shoot at? Unless they really are soda cans. Being that extreme all the time likely requires lots of sugar and caffeine.

And on a completely unrelated note, could somebody, ANYBODY please tell Sony to change their ad. The number of times I have seen that ad is reaching into the thousands. And I mean that literally. Thousands. Please just stop.

Genseric said...

Actually, "yob" is a word: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/yob

Surprised to see it in an American comic, though.

Will Bertazzo said...

Can you do an episode on the mighty crusaders (or the crusaders, or the new crusaders, point is you should do a crusaders episode)

Colin Roscoe said...

FYI the term "Yob" (sometimes "yobbo") is a fairly common insult in British English. Normally it refers to a brutish or uncouth working class person. Often football hooligans and their ilk are refered to as "yobs".

KingInYellowTatters said...

Hah! Joke's on YOU Linkara! I DID read your text reviews! ALL of them! That's what you get for being so wildly funny, informative, and addictive, even though I don't really follow American comics that much! In your face! HAH! >:D

John Pannozzi said...

Technically, Troll's first appearance was in a short story published in Image Zero (which featured short stories about almost all the Image founders' character). That story was incorporated into this issue in the trade paperback "Youngblood: Baptism of Fire", FYI.

Maxima Mea Culpa said...

That's not fair, Linkara! I have read a few of your text reviews... like maybe one or two (still waiting for a Thunderstrike #1 video review, by the way; you promised us that in your Secret Defenders #9 review back in 2009. You promised us!).

As for Shaft's magnetic bow, that's just silly. Bows are supposed to be simple machines. Some, like compound bows, can utilize more complex designs, but ultimately there's nothing very “scientific” about them. Like you said: why not just use a gun instead?

All that being said, you seem rather angry in this review. I don't think all this exposure to Youngblood is healthy for you.

(I was pretty sure that the slang term for “nitwit” was just “twit,” but I may have just made that up myself)

Laevatein said...

Re "Yobs": Yobbo or yob is not common in America, but used in British and Australian English - Wikipedia describes it as "a slang term for an uncouth or thuggish working-class person. The word derives from a back slang reading of the word "boy" (boy or boyo reversed becomes yob or – slightly modified – yobbo)."

Gabriel Godinho said...

It's sad that some people are still copying the youngblood formula.

James P said...

Yob is British slang. It means someone who is thuggish. It is usually applied to young, usually working class, men but not exclusively so.

Anonymous said...

Will you be looking at Team Youngblood?

Anonymous said...

Hickman does a good job with writing big teams the Marvel NOW Avengers book has 20+ team members and is good not as good as new avengers or uncanny avengers but still good.

FugueforFrog said...

Wow, a comic book you can actually eat! What will they think of next?

Fun review continuing to read the nonsense of Lifeld's so called excuse for a universe. I sort of wonder if you'll ever get to Team Youngblood but I guess we have a long way to go with the mess of the main comic and whatnot.

Oh and with the return of Troll, I was seriously expecting "Short People" by Randy Newman as our finisher...but yeah; shrimpo fusion of Wolverine and Puck; moving on...

Shanethefilmmaker said...

Cyborg Terrorists?! Oh dear god, Andrew Scott is back from the dead!!! Again!!!

ramses said...

I hate to say it, but this issue does seem like a genuine improvement over the previous ones. It's still not good mind you, but better nontheless. Characters are slightly more differentiated in personality (though the art still doesn't bother actually portraying different expressions), more backstory is given (in hilariously clunky exposition) and the world is developed a little (if incomprehensibly to anyone who hasn't read everything)

Your rant regarding stuff happening in other books kinda reminds me of the new Nova series. It's better quality than Youngblood, sure, but the way the character is thrown into the AvX event despite not even having finished his first story arc is just insane. Couple that with the constant switching of writers, leaving the loose threads of the previous nova completely unmentioned and it makes for a really jumbled experience for a big Nova fan.

Cat C said...

Okay THAT was a scary title card. DW outfit Linkara 90s-fied *shudders*

The stinger gag was awesome.

I remember Troll. I wish that I didn't remember Troll.

Are you bugged people don't read the text reviews anymore of was that reaction just part of the joke? I DID remember this was probably the Youngblood review anniversary.

@dragons_dusk

John Pannozzi said...

@ Robert J. Hendriks

Freak Force and Velocity aren't too bad, though I prefer other Erik Larsen/Image books like Savage Dragon, Vanguard and SuperPatriot to the former, though. The latter (which your talking about the Velocity miniseries which came out in the 90s) was actually written by Kurt Busiek, so I guess it's worth a look. Funny, one of my consolers knows Busiek and spoke of me possibly interviewing him.

Rich B said...

This is one time I realized something before you said it. As a huge fan of the 90's run of Justice League, I could see tell it was a rip off right away. Thanks for mentioning that era of the League has kind of been forgotten but it was a real fun run by a then young Keith Giffen. I have watched you for a few years now and I still don't get Youngbloods either.

Ray said...

Not to defend Youngbloods at all. God forbid, but as far as I know, most 'late night talk shows' ARE recorded in the middle of the afternoon.

This of course presumes you haven't been corrected on this point a thousand times already. I did a quick search, but I might have missed it. If so, sorry.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"This of course presumes you haven't been corrected on this point a thousand times already. I did a quick search, but I might have missed it. If so, sorry."

I was, but I appreciate that you made the effort of looking first. ^_^

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"If I could use the name for the comic, that would be appreciated, and if I do end up posting it online, I will be sure to give full "name credit"."

Go right ahead. ^_^

Anonymous said...

You know what? I always thought NuGene was a cosmatic brand...... Hmph, So it turns out the Youngblood universe is the same one as the Catwoman movie; Guess that explains the youngblood disease too when they overdo the facial cream. =p

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Are you bugged people don't read the text reviews anymore of was that reaction just part of the joke? I DID remember this was probably the Youngblood review anniversary."

Nah, not bugged at all. ^_^

Arianne Wingard said...

I see that my fellow fans has mentioned what Yob means.
I also remember your old text reviews it was indirectly how I found this blog on Agony Booth . I'm looking forward to the Avenger's Cartoon and it's nice to see the 90's kid in these video reviews for 90's comic. As for the comic, I don't like it; the dialogue or the design for the characters always bugged me.
Apparently, my lack of cares for the review subject caused me to not notice a possible storyline beginning or hint because I didn't watched the review in full. I'll have to take a second viewing to catch them .

Anonymous said...

I know that everyone else has posted this but I want to repeat: Yob and Nit are both real British slang and he is using them both in the right context. HOWEVER, the author is using this to establish the character as British. Which would be great, if not for the fact you have to be British to know the terms. This is not as bad today, since we have Wikipedia to check any reference we don't understand. In the 90s that was not true. Any good editor might have made a side note to explain the meaning of the words the audience might not be expected to know. Additionally, the other should have written the dialogue to indicate a particular accent so the character trait they are trying to convey to the audience.

Fisitron4evers said...

I would like to remind you that

Oh wait you already know about the English slang... My bad... What the hell is Rob Liefeld doing with them words...

Karnas said...

I wonder if Youngblood animated series were made today, it would be kinda hilarious...

Anonymous said...

I know that you don't watch TV and thus probably haven't even heard of Game of Thrones, but I coulnd't help, but think that when Shaft made those midget jokes, you should have played this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfyNF7v9C-I&list=LLiF266pvZnXyjten62SB-iA&feature=mh_lolz

Ming said...

Let's review the Youngblood dates:

-- 2/2007 -- Youngblood #1 (first text recap for the AT4W blog)
-- 5/2009 -- Youngblood #1 text recap remade as a video review
-- 2/2010 -- Youngblood #2 (part of Linkara vs. Mechakara)
-- 2/2011 -- Youngblood #3 (part of the Linkara vs. Lord Vyce finale)
-- 2/2012 -- Youngblood #4 (part of the Return of Pollo arc)
-- 2/2013 -- Youngblood #5 (part of the Guns and Sorcery Saga finale)
-- 2/2014 -- Youngblood #6 (no storyline segment)

All of these reviews say the same thing: Youngblood sucks! Rob Liefeld is terrible! This is one of the worst comics associated with the 90s and one of the worst comics ever!!!! Curse Liefeld for unleashing Youngblood's Disease.

By the way, did you actually have a physical copy of Youngblood #6 available?

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"By the way, did you actually have a physical copy of Youngblood #6 available?"

I thought I did, but couldn't find it and none of the stores in the area I checked had it (or, rather, had #6 from a different volume of Youngblood). I had already written in the sandwich joke with the intention of saying I went out and bought another one, but when I failed to find a copy that I could get in time, I just kept it as is.

Fortunately, I DO have physical copies for the remaining issues of the volume, so I'm set for a few more years.

PWBOT said...

Speaking of text reviews, will we see any more of the remaining ones converted into video reviews this year? Or is it still gonna be a long time away?

shikome kido mi said...

It always boggles the mind that they thought it was a good idea to name a character shaft. All I can ever think of when you say his name and he's not on-screen is a black private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks. I know arrows have shafts but that doesn't make it a good name. The shaft is probably the least interesting part of the arrow.

Ah, so I see no one ever explained to Nineties Kid that heat loss actually increases when you're small, thanks to the square-cube law and big creatures are more likely to have problems with too much heat retention. It's why elephants need to regularly cool themselves off with water and are mostly hairless.

Note: This is not a correction, I'm well-aware that Nineties Kid explanations should not be taken seriously.

Those things always looked like they were there to vent steam from the wearer's brain over-heating when they try to think to me, though. It even matches the heat dispersion thing.

Tia Wheeler said...

That was actually one of the scariest title cards that I have ever seen while watching this show.

I am not really understanding the entire "superheroes as celebrities" thing. Unfortunately, the superheroes haven't really done anything (such as saving people, taking part in humanitarian stuff, etc) that would garter them any real popularity. So far we've just seen a bunch of idiots in ridiculous costumes growling at stuff.

Symon said...

Blimey, even Brotherhood of Man went extreme in the 90's. They were a lot more placid 20 years earlier...

http://youtu.be/_6V0dgozEJI

Anonymous said...

I like you tribute to Jewario in the background.

Anonymous said...

Somehow, Youngblood got me thinking of a odd idea for a fanfic:

YOUNGBLOOD'S DISEASE INFECTS IDW!!!:
A bizarre plague spread via saliva has struck the universes of MY LITTLE PONY: FIM, MOVIE-VERSE TRANSFORMERS, DEAD RISING, DMC: DEVIL MAY CRY, GI JOE, and even DUKE NUKEM, turning it's victims into monstrosities with absurdly exaggerated body proportions, a deadly acidic touch power, the ability to contort their bodies Ragdoll-style and worst of all, they retain all of the of the skills, abilities, and even powers that they had before their hideous transformations!
Can the survivors of each universe fend of this strange new menace, and find out what (or who?) caused this inter-dimensional outbreak?

MaX said...

27:03

OH MY GOD, DUDE, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR LEG???

Doresh said...

Don't be sad, Linkara. I had a little Archive Binge of your text reviews years ago :3

How is a bow supposed to work with magnets, anyways? Does he have magnets in his hands or something? Even then, a single magnet (or two, since the bow is probably also magnetic) is insufficient to stabilize, aim and accelerate an arrow. You'd need something like a coilgun: A tube made out several segments that can create electromagnetic fields.

The only way to make the bow itself "high-tech" is by using more advanced materials and adding a scope or something. The core mechanism itself is pretty much set in stone.

My favorite made-up 90's superhero is "Bluddkyll". He wears a beret. That alone gives him more personality than the entirety of Youngblood.

I think Cable is wearing a golden snorkel o_O

And what is it with Liefeldian artwork and their desire to make pistols "fat"? it makes them look ridiculously short.

Wow, "Team Youngblood" is apparently "Team Double-Snorkels FTW" O_o

The lady with the strange gun isn't even using both hands to hold it. Her left fist is just sorta there, as if her pose was meant for a different kind of gun.

Isn't it ironic how Shaft claims that there is no place for jokes in Youngblood, only to then make lame one-liners?

Anonymous said...

How's this for a better concept for a comic?:

BLACKEST NIGHT INFECTS BORDERLANDS!

Anonymous said...

Possible Black Lanterns for a hypothetical
Blackest Night/Borderlands crossover fanfic idea:

Roland. (former Crimson Lance soldier that joined the Vault Hunters from the first game.)

Angel. (A Siren with the power to hack any technology she is connected to)

Those are just two examples......

Robert J. Hendriks said...

John Pannozzi said...
@ Robert J. Hendriks

"The latter (which your talking about the Velocity miniseries which came out in the 90s) was actually written by Kurt Busiek, so I guess it's worth a look."

Yup, that's the one. I understand it only lasted 3 issues and I've got the first 2. The art looked okay and she's got a decent outfit, so I'll be reading this one for sure.

Allan Olley said...

Lots of people have talked about yobs and nits, I knew the terms, I have to say that I think saying "picked up some nits" for "picked up a tail" (or even "some people started following me") may be a phrase unique to this comic, I'm not sure saying "I've picked up some lice" flows any more naturally as a description of the situation.

Of course we all read your text reviews. You know the ones with the broken image links. :)

Great to see Nineties Kid again.

Anonymous said...

Rob Liefeld is the bastard child of Paul W.S. Anderson and Michael Bay.

On a different note here's something different

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0TwCNlwuhQ

Ian Yoxon said...

Hey Linkara how come this video isn't in you podcast on iTunes.

William Ngo said...

I thought Cable Guy meant nits as in head lice, like what we here in Australia say. 'Yob' actually is a legitimate insult, though I think it's mainly used in England and maybe Ireland.

Also, if you think Shaft's bow is bad, you should read Young Avengers (the 2013 series). There, Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) used an alien bow that launched lasers. Said alien race have actual guns she could've used. In fact her boyfriend WAS using them and recommended she use one as well. She didn't, her justification being that she's always loved vintage stuff... It looked as stupid as it sounds, which is probably part of why, in the current Hawkeye ongoing, she just uses a regular bow.

Great review, Linkara, always love the Liefeld and Dark Age stuff.

Hanging Out with the Exploding Birds said...

Linkara reviewing "Youngblood" is a lot like:

-Phelous reviewing another Eli Roth movie

-Doug reviewing a romantic comedy featuring "the misunderstanding" or "the liar revealed", or a movie featuring a school bully

-Brad reviewing a "Scream" movie

-James reviewing an LJN game

-Black Angry Nerd reviewing an R-rated remake of an R-rated movie from the 80s

Meaning: he hates it. We know he hates it. He said said several times that he hates it, and he explained in no uncertain words why he hates it. So it's flogging the liquified remains of a dead horse at this point

Anonymous said...

I figured out Rob Liefeld's game early on and I don't think I was the only one. He was all about designing, creating and trademarking new characters, little things like story development were meaningless to him. Did you notice how all of these various teams had similar missions? Either there was a new alien menace or some "mysterious" cabal was up to no good. The great thing about the early Extreme Studios was how much better they made CHARLTON COMICS look in comparison, to say nothing of Liefeld's Image partners!

-LEADER DESSLOK-

Anonymous said...

All these early Youngbloods blend together. Bland fight scenes, non-existent characters, and bad art. Can you just fast forward to Youngblood: Judgment Day and put this awful series to rest? At least Judgment Day is interesting.

47ness said...

Kind of a no duh, but surprised no one's mentioned Kaneda's red motorcycle is on full display in this comic.

Kind of a desperate attempt to make not-Cable seem cool (by referencing something way better than Youngblood) :P

Anonymous said...

I would dread to know what would happen if there was a Youngblood/Dead Rising Crossover.................

Anonymous said...

will your next youngblood review be of issue zero with the "origin" of youngblood or issue 7 ?