Following now-deleted comments in which Rob Liefeld said "DC Comics gonna drive off a cliff here real soon," the Image Comics co-founder revealed plans to have his Extreme Universe enter the publisher's universe that will probably never come to fruition.
In a Facebook post, Liefeld described a call he got "a few weeks back" from DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee asking if Liefeld wanted to bring his "Extreme characters over to DC Comics for a NEW special that would come out as soon as the end of this year where the Image characters team up in a bunch of short stories with DC comics characters."
Liefeld said he'd consider it. However, he thinks his recent actions mean the crossover is off the table. Explaining the onus behind those posts, he said he didn't, and doesn't, care about the consequences of what he said. "I don't speak my mind nearly enough, we all used to talk more openly buy everyone fears ramifications now. I'd just like a DC Comic company that reflects the one I grew up with, the one that produced CAMELOT 3000, WATCHMEN (original ), DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, New Titans... and I'm not intimidated, I'll express it."
He also talked more about his relationship with DC over the years. "I don’t care if there is an Image Comics/DC Comics special and I’m left out as a result," he said. "I did some covers for DC earlier this year that went over rather well with the base. And in the interest of full disclosure, the one property that I had been having a dialogue with DC about over the past year was Thundarr the Barbarian, a real barn burner of a property right? But that went nowhere fast many months back. They always bring up Hawk and Dove to me but I decline. Not interested. And I stand by that I think DC has seen better days. Anyways, I gotta get back to making comics. Happy comic book day!"
Liefeld co-created Deadpool and Cable. He founded Image Comics alongside Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Lee and many more. Liefeld is currently writing Major X for Marvel.