A new clip The Image Revolution: how it went down

The Image Revolution is the latest documentary from Sequart/Patrick Meaney and it covers the whole story of how seven of the most popular Marvvel artists broke uot and started something crazy…and lasting. Latino Review has a new clip in which Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane and Marc Silvestri talk about the fateful days when they announced they were leaving Marvel. The film lsand a glowing review from El Mayimbe. Disclosure: I’m in the movie, but I can’t wait to see the rest of it.

The Image Revolution is an absolute MUST WATCH for comic book fans, and in my opinion one of the best documentaries of the year. Long overdue, the Image story is FINALLY told with the cooperation of the seven founding members. There was a book a few years back called Image Comics: The Road To Independence that tried to tell the story, but it didn’t have the cooperation of Rob Liefeld. That is like trying to tell the story of The Beatles without having the cooperation of Paul McCartney. Then there was last year’s book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story which had nothing more than an excerpt about the formation of Image.


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Comments

  1. Steve Did Go says:

    “Did you consult a single creative person?”

    The person from DC should have answered “yes we did, his name’s Paul Levitz.”

  2. Looking forward to it.

    Beau Smith
    The Flying Fist Ranch

  3. “that is like trying to tell the story of the beatles without the cooperation of paul mccartney”.

    funny, that never seems to stop yoko.

  4. Dr. Zero says:

    I like Image. I like alot of the stories they are producing. I like its philosophy of creator ownernership. But I don’t like its founders. Its actually a miracle that Image survived all the in-fighting, really bad storytelling (I’m looking at you Liefeld) and arrogance just long enough to become this new output for exciting stories from this industry’s top creators.

  5. Steve Did Go says:

    I think the success of today’s Image should compel people to go back and look at those original books. There is an unbridled sense of creativity, a sense of joy there. No other approach to comics could birth the books we are enjoying now.

  6. Steve Did Go says:

    In fact, it’s a disappointment the “comic book reenactments” in this doc don’t look like early-Image stuff.

  7. Johnny Memeonic says:

    Its actually a miracle that Image survived all the in-fighting, really bad storytelling (I’m looking at you Liefeld) and arrogance just long enough to become this new output for exciting stories from this industry’s top creators.

    The storytelling was fine. They were making exciting comics for 10-13 year old boys, not jaded old fans. Perhaps someday you’ll figure out not every piece of entertainment is or must be crafted for your exact age and demographic.

    The movie is excellent by the way, with quite a jump in production value from the Morrison and Ellis films. Easily worth the $5 or so that Sequart is asking for it.

  8. mpneeb says:

    Love this part:

    “Long overdue,”

    Because it wouldn’t be Image if it actually, you know, came out on time.

  9. Rich Harvey says:

    “The storytelling was fine. They were making exciting comics for 10-13 year old boys, not jaded old fans. Perhaps someday you’ll figure out not every piece of entertainment is or must be crafted for your exact age and demographic.”

    Well, that just confirms that they published crap. There’s plenty of stuff aimed at 10-13 year old boys that isn’t dreck. Does SPAWN count as entertainment aimed at kids?

  10. Bakema NL says:

    Hahah, those were the days. It was exciting back then and the number of available comics exploded. I was in my very early 20ies back then, lots of things happened in comics (which I just recently got access to), exciting times.
    Some titles were great, some good/nice enough and some crap. I even bought some of that crap to be honest. In hindsight I think we as fans bought a little too much into it from the get-go. On the other hand they deserved their copyrights on characters they created, so I definitely understand their branching out on their own.
    In the 90ies I actually met Marc Silvestri and Jim Lee respectively…along with some of the other guys following behing the initial seven. Silvestri attended our Breda (the Netherlands is where I’m from) convention sometime in the 90ies and Jim Lee attended a little convention organised by my then frequent comic book store in Amsterdam, that was in 1995. I still have that Wildstorm tour poster with all signatures on the wall as well as the Wolverine sketch Jim made for me.

    They lasted and Image today is umpteenth times better and diverse than in the 90ies, they really have some incredible stuff out there.
    Despite some egos being a bit too big at times these guys pulled it off and deserve credit for it.

  11. Johnny Memeonic says:

    Well, that just confirms that they published crap. There’s plenty of stuff aimed at 10-13 year old boys that isn’t dreck. Does SPAWN count as entertainment aimed at kids?

    Again, not every piece of entertainment is or must be crafted for your exact age and demographic. And whether or not their work was “dreck” compared to other work is entirely subjective. The movie is correct about them being rock stars back then.

    If you weren’t a young boy in America in the early 90’s then, honestly, you’ll probably never understand who these guys were. It’s like how Harry Potter will never mean anything to me but is significant in ways I can’t understand to those who grew up with the books.

    I was the only one in my class who stuck with comics after those years, but while they were going on everyone knew who Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, and Rob Liefeld were. And everyone wanted to be Jim Lee. Everyone.

  12. Snikt Snakt says:

    Wow Johnny, you really drank that Image Kool-Aid, didn’t you?

    Aren’t you old enough NOW to realize most if not all the early Image stuff is derivative garbage?!? And really not worthy of much respect?

  13. Johnny Memeonic says:

    Wow Johnny, you really drank that Image Kool-Aid, didn’t you?
    Aren’t you old enough NOW to realize most if not all the early Image stuff is derivative garbage?!? And really not worthy of much respect?

    lol

    Why so salty over someone else’s tastes bro? I still like the Image founders’ art. Nobody brought sheer energy to the page like they did since Jack Kirby himself.

    Wouldn’t read those books if they came out today because I’m an adult and not a kid, but I’m also capable of outgrowing things and understanding their place in my life without hating them because they no longer hold my interest. If only we could all possess such an incredible super-power.

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