Rob Liefeld, superstar artist and gossip queen, posted the following Tweet today:
So DC is ringing up various artists asking them to draw Kevin Smith's Superman screenplay circa 90's Nic Cage era... Why?— robertliefeld (@robertliefeld) May 28, 2013
The script in question was never produced (unless you live in an alternate reality in which it was a huge hit, in which case, please send us a DVD), but you can read the whole thing here.
Liefeld's question remains, however, along with several others. What is DC planning? Is this just a special project to capitlize on the release of Man of Steel? Is using a fifteen year old script the only way a comic book publisher can get a completed series out of Smith? Did DC contact Liefeld himself, which would be pretty dumb considering their last public interaction with him was to have their editorial staff's manhood belittled during his Twitter meltdown when he quit the company last year? Did Rob tweet this while driving? Will Image United ever be completed?
All of these questions are likely to remain unanswered, but one thing is for sure: if anyone was born to illustrate a script that died in 1997, it's Rob Liefeld himself, so maybe it's time for DC and Rob to bury the proverbial hatchet and start working together again.
What do you think?
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