As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE the days of Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios – comics like Youngblood, Team Youngblood, Bloodstrike and the rest, which many considered the epitomy of what was wrong in the 90’s, reminds me of days when comics were really a blast. I picked up a ton of Extreme comics recently, reading them in chronological order. I just recently finished the Extreme Sacrifice crossover, where the superheroes team up with SATAN to take down a hero gone back who has taken over Hell. Man, great stuff.
One of my favorite titles from Extreme Studios, though, was Brigade, a team book that changed its entire roster about 18 issues in, when the entire team got killed during that Extreme Sacrifice crossover. It appears as if Liefeld and original series artist Marat Mychaels will be bringing the team back this June, according to today’s solicits!
story ROB LIEFELD
art MARAT MYCHAELS
covers MARAT MYCHAELS, ROB LIEFELD & MIKE CAPPROTTI
BATTLESTONE. SEAHAWK. COLDSNAP. THERMAL. KAYO. STASIS. LETHAL. Together they are BRIGADE. Thirty years ago, a crashed alien spacecraft was retrieved by the U.S. government. A warning of an impending invasion was heeded and an alien defense initiative named Brigade was formed. 30 years later, Genocide arrives, looking to finish earth off for good. Fueled by alien technology and biology, only a Brigade can stop them! A complete re-imagining of the original smash series by the original creative team of ROB LIEFELD and MARAT MYCHAELS.
While I’m a little weirded out that it’s a revisioning of the original Brigade mini-series, if it leads to more Extreme properties returning, then I’m game! Mychaels new art style was recently featured in a Bloodstrike backup in Image United, and it’s pretty awesome.