What's up people? For this week's edition of Dream Waves, I'm going to step back a bit from my usual routine of showcasing waves of figures I'd like to see get made concerning either Marvel or DC. Nope, instead, I'm going to give companies like Image Comics a shot, as I talk about the figures I'd wish were made from certain Image Comics' franchises, like say Youngblood, Spawn, Savage Dragon and the like.
Today I'll be focusing on Rob Liefield's Youngblood.
Ah Youngblood. Rob Liefield's first published creation at Image comics, debuted in the fall of '92, selling millions in just a few short weeks, following the infamous exodus of seven artists from Marvel comics and the formation of Image Comics.
Giving the devil his due, it was with Youngblood that Liefield really explored the celebrity approach to superheroes in general, making Youngblood a high-profile government-sponsored superhero team that were media darlings for the most part. That particular angle of the genre hadn't really been explored before, or so publicly on a large scale before.
Despite being a trendsetter( if only for a very short period of time) Youngblood was plagued with chronic lateness and a long, coherent mission statement and purpose, with many starts and stops along its long published history. Even with high profile names like Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek and
Joe Casey working on the franchise, it just never took off and made a lasting impact beyond it's initial appearance like it was meant to.
Well today I'll be giving the team the spotlight by showcasing at least two waves' worth of figures that I'd like to see finally made and out for toy collectors to well, collect.
Youngblood Wave 1:
Youngblood Wave 2:
2). Knight Sabre
There's the original male version, then He switched gender into a she. Alien culture thing apparently.
And that's just in two waves. I imagine I could stretch out another two waves' worth of material. Maybe next time.
I will say there's not really too many recurring villains to slide into these waves, outside of Crypt. Well I guess Warwolf, so there's that/