Sunday, February 10, 2013

Rob Liefeld madness, the Onslaught trading card edition.

While we're on the subject of Onslaught, let's take a look at some of Rob Liefeld's fine work in the Onslaught trading card series. I used to love Marvel trading cards when I was first getting into comics, it was a great way to learn about different characters. The Onslaught set was pretty interesting, it was divided into 4 different types. The first type had various Marvel characters with a bio on the back written by Onslaught talking about the character and what he thinks of them. There were cards featuring X-men with a message from Professor X on how they need to take him down if he goes evil, there were cards that told the story of the Onslaught saga, and there were cards that featured art work by Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld from the then upcoming Heroes Reborn stuff.
Since a trading card exists for the sole purposes of showcasing characters and artwork most artists would probably really bring their A game to it. Rob however handed in a couple of rough sketches. Putting aside how terrible these costume designs are, Rob basically just handed in an unfinished concept sketch and had some poor inker try to clean it up for him.
How did Captain America end up with Ben Grimm's left hand? Look at that he has three big fingers on his left hand. Also, what the fuck is happening to his neck?
I understand that the human body is not perfectly symmetrical. It's not uncommon for one hand or foot to be slightly bigger than the other, usually the one on the dominant side, but should Wanda's boobs really be that lopsided? Also is that supposed to be a cape behind her, because it looks like she bought some red pterodactyl wings at the costume store but accidentally got two left ones.

It's pretty impressive for Swordsman to be so good at sword fighting given that he apparently was born without eyes. Also look at how absolutely fucked up the swords are. And how is he holding them. Damn it Rob.
Holy shit, where do you even begin here? The bow, his arm, the insanely large torso. The man has made millions of dollars doing things like this. Sometimes I wonder if the guy was just playing an Andy Kaufman type joke on the comic book industry. I mean shit.

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  1. Where's the back side of the bow and string?

  2. Well, for one thing, not all the cards featured here were drawn by Rob, but by Chap Yaep. Do your homework, boobs.