Hot off the announcement that his Extreme Studios characters have been optioned for the silver screen, Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld has announced the return of his Extreme Universe to comics in the form of an anthology set to release sometime in 2017.
“Most importantly there will be an Extreme Anthology book,” Liefeld told ComicBook.com with regard to Extreme’s return. “I’ve already got awesome creators contributing to that book.”
In addition to Youngblood, Liefeld is set to revive several of his characters that he brought to Image way back when the company was founded in 1992.
“There is an Extreme Anthology book because, A, I love anthologies and I love these characters,” Liefeld added. “We’ve got great stories for them and we figure that that’s a great place for people to familiarize themselves. I remember when we launched Darker Image, Bloodwulf appeared for the fist time in a million comics. People love Darker Image and then we never followed it up. That was a kick ass book with three medium sized stories. So I’ve wanted to revisit that. Certainly Bloodwulf will be in this Extreme Anthology.”
Additionally, Liefeld confirmed the return of Brigade and Bloodstrike to The Hollywood Reporter: “I have a new Brigade series ready to go that I’ve been waiting to launch with Bloodstrike…I’m not going to flood the market. We’ll do selective stories, selective arcs, and then at the end of the year, we’ll be collecting the material…We’re going to collect the original stories for the first time, as well.”
Extreme Studios was Liefeld’s imprint at Image when the company launched in 1992. Like WildStorm and Top Cow, Extreme housed a number of titles curated by the Image co-founder, including the most famous, “Youngblood” — which was adapted into an animated series –and “Glory” and “Supreme,” among many other titles.
Expect to hear more news surrounding Extreme’s return soon, as Image celebrates its 25-year run on the comics scene.
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