Top Quotes from Rob Liefeld

I’ve got three kids, and my three kids make me feel like I’m getting older every day.

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Just because one tribe piles on you, take shelter and continue to work towards your next goal, your next project. Don’t be discouraged and remember that there are many fans of your work rooting for you to succeed.

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Deadpool’ took seven years to get to the motion picture screen, and I use that as my measurement. That tested me and my patience more than anything I could’ve imagined because the screenplay was so good.

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Women love the bad boy.

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I’m not that guy that blows deadlines anymore.

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I love Deathstroke! I was 12 in 1980 when Deathstroke appeared in ‘Teen Titans’ #2.

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The visual of Deadpool was very informed by Spider-Man.

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I never thought we’d live in an age where we’d get to 2008’s ‘Iron Man,’ which I think is a perfect movie.

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My characters came with a lot of gear, a lot of weaponry.

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I started thinking, ‘What if Superman or Batman really existed?’ Superman would be doing Nike commercials. The members of Youngblood take the genre of super-heroes and turn it into a business.

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Give me a celebrity, I’ll give you your haters. Some people shine, and some people don’t like when they shine. Ask Barack Obama – he’ll tell you.

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My entire tenth grade year, my dad was in a coma. That changes a person. It changes a kid. It makes you ridiculously independent.

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Dave Cockrum’s work at Marvel and DC defined my childhood and inspired me to be a comic book creator. Without Dave, there is no New ‘X-Men’ resurgence, there is no Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Lilandra, Star Jammers, or the Imperial Guard. His influence on generations of fans cannot be measured.

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I’ve had really hard struggles in my life.

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Deadpool does not exist in any way, shape, or form without me.

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I love my craft.

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I’ve always loved both Marvel and DC equally, but I don’t have a career without DC giving me the original ‘Hawk and Dove’ mini-series.

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I wasted so many years in my youth.

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Late ’90s, early 2000s, Rob was in a definite fog.

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I can tell you, young 22-year-old Rob Liefeld was having quite a run.

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At nine years old, I saw ‘Star Wars.’ I saw it a gazillion times.

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I love getting older.

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As I get older and more mature, my artwork changes accordingly.

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Now, in the Liefeld household, I don’t tend to share the fact that I created Deadpool with my kids, so when all the video games started coming out where Wade was at the center of them, I couldn’t help but smile.

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Deadpool Bad Blood’ is a book that long-term fans of Wade Wilson can appreciate it along with newcomers and movie fans. We gave this book everything we had, and I think it shows.

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When you hold something you created, drew, and conceived, and now here it is in 3D plastic – it is a rush.

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People have debated both sides of the Liefeld influence, good and bad, and I maintain the sales and the results of that time bear out that people love that stuff.

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I’m not a fan of the Michael Keaton ‘Batman,’ which came out in 1989.

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I always had a great history of comics. I’ve been buying them since I was six years old. I was a student of the craft.

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I had gotten a lot of acclaim for giving a previously dead franchise, ‘Hawk & Dove,’ a facelift.

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Deadpool was intended, as Cable was, to be tied into Wolverine’s history.

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As a kid, my favorite book, up until ‘X-Men,’ was ‘Avengers.’ What does Captain America have? He has a shield. What does Thor have? He has a hammer. What does Hawkeye have? He has a bow and arrow. That’s why Cable came with weapons. That’s why Deadpool had swords and machine guns and pistols. It’s like, let’s weaponize these dudes.

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Domino is all about… as an actress and as the character that is going to be on the screen, you already allude to it: it’s all about the sass.

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Watching people like Brandon Graham, Erik Larsen, and Joe Keatinge produce stories for my characters was a revelation… Like, ‘Why are you doing work for hire when others are working on characters you own?’ ‘Bloodstrike’ and ‘Brigade’ is me re-focusing my focus!

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‘Brigade’ is about one man leading his team to save the fabric of reality even as it comes undone.

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Anything that is good influences the next thing. It’s inevitable. I believe that Hollywood influences the comics, and the comics influence Hollywood – it’s a cycle.

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The funniest is the moms who get really angry with me, and they bring their kid who’s dressed like Deadpool, and he’s 9 years old, and they’re scolding me that their little kid can’t enjoy Deadpool.

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Mercenaries, to me, were always able to switch sides because they’re motivated by cash. Deadpool has always been a shifty bastard.

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Everyone has embraced the family-friendly Disney approach, which is great. I see all of those movies, and I take my kids. But I grew up on ‘Predator,’ ‘Alien,’ and ‘Terminator.’ People forget, but those were R-rated movies. So ‘Deadpool’ put its money where its mouth is, and it changed the game.

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As to Batman, turns out I really prefer Robin over the Dark Knight.

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My role as an artist helps me tremendously in breaking down each story. Pacing, layout, movement – having drawn a few thousand pages, I understand the language of comic books very well.

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Carter Hall is a cross between Indiana Jones and Robert Langdon from ‘Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels and Demons.’

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I was given a chance to re-haul ‘New Mutants’ and take it from the dog of the ‘X-Men’ office to 1 million copies with its final issue.

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Youngblood’ #1 was my first brush with Internet bashing. Message boards were just emerging, but the criticism was drowned out by millions of copies flying off shelves.

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In the late ’90s, the magazine formerly known as ‘The Wizard’ came after me strong and hard. I was the brunt of jokes for an entire staff of angry fanboys; as much as can be poured on was poured on. But I kept focus, as anyone in that situation should.

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I’m capable of a ton of work. My Kirby gene has been fully activated. And by that, I mean the capability to draw many pages.

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I’ve loved Hawkman since I was really young.

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I’ve been as much a DC guy as anything else my entire fan life.

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I ended up making my name at Marvel, but I’ve always desired greater access to the DCU characters. Bottom line: I’m a huge fan.

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If you were to Google ‘SWAT’ right now, or Google ‘Military,’ you would see guys covered in pouches. That’s a sign of gear! We’ve got stuff in here. We carry stuff. And it’s an aesthetic.

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Gene Hackman’s portrayal of Lex Luthor did not exist in comic books. This is not my Lex Luthor, but I really like it.

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Unapologetically, absent me, there is no Deadpool. Period. I am the name, the costume, the look, the origin, and the attitude. Great one-liners are the result of other writers. But there’s no Deadpool at all in existence without me.

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