IMAGE Goes EXTREME (Again) As ROB LIEFELD Revives BRIGADE, BLOODSTRIKE, More

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Credit: Rob Liefeld (Image Comics)
Credit: Rob Liefeld (Awesome Comics)

Hot on the heels of the announcement that some of Rob Liefeld's Extreme characters have been licensed for film, the prolific creator now says that both Brigade and Bloodstrike will be relaunched as comic books, with their early issues from the 1990s also being collected - some for the first time.

"I have a new Brigade series ready to go that I've been waiting to launch with Bloodstrike, and then we have an Extreme anthology coming out," Liefeld told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm not going to flood the market. We'll do selective stories, selective arcs, and then at the end of the year, we'll be collecting the material...We're going to collect the original stories for the first time, as well."

This isn't the first time Liefeld has discussed bringing back Brigade and Bloodstrike - he ran a Kickstarter for Brigade several years ago, and mentioned in interviews plans for the titles to return.

With the impetus of the new film rights deal, Liefeld is organizing it under a banner at Image, with Brigade, Bloodstrike, Extreme Anthology, and even a re-colored version of his and Jeph Loeb's Re-Gex.

Liefeld also recently announced plans to revive Youngblood, which is not included in his Extreme movie deal, though the specifics have not yet been announced.

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