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Fans and Industry Breathe Sigh of Relief as Rob Liefeld Ends Retirement

Written by Jude Terror and Frank Miller on Wednesday, October 24 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Fans and Industry Breathe Sigh of Relief as Rob Liefeld Ends Retirement

After several hours of despair, comics fans and professionals are relieved to find that Rob Liefeld will continue to work in comics.

Source: Bleeding Cool


Earlier today on the facebook page of Mitt Romney campaign manager Ethan Van Sciver, Rob Liefeld announced his retirement from comics. Shockwaves were immediately felt throughout the industry and fandom, as it is widely believed that, aside from Liefeld, the entirety of the industry is populated by D-List creators. Fortunately, Liefeld has reconsidered his decision and canceled the retirement. The whole incident was reported on almost immediately by Bleeding Cool, a site known for its responsible journalism. From Liefeld's Twitter:

I am NOT retired from comics. Taking some time off and will be back at it soon. Thanks!

No I am not permanently retired from comics. I’m too young! Momentarily, yes. Geez, let a guy enjoy some R and R

My mistake is that I don’t give facebook comments the same weight as I do twitter rants. Lesson learned.

However, is the comic book industry that Liefeld is returning to the same as the one he left? The landscape in comics is known to change very often. For example, since Liefeld retired early this morning, DC Comics has rebooted its continuity at least several times, although, to be fair, a recent Crisis event did restore the continuity to the state of the third reboot. Liefeld may find it difficult to adjust to the radically different comics landscape he left behind this morning.

However, Liefeld, a consummate professional as evidenced by his mature and measured behavior on Twitter in recent months, is likely to be capable of bouncing back.

"Tom Brevoort is still a fat fuck, so some things have remained the same," said Liefeld, who also wanted to reassure fans that he would continue to create comics, perhaps for decades to come. "I'm not going to leave until Image United is completed."

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About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably.  Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work.  Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.


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