Rob Liefeld rarely creates new IPs. Mostly I think it's because the world can't handle it. His art is so powerful it scorches the earth like forest fires, an uncontainable force devastating everything in its path. There are many 3rd world countries that still haven't recovered after seeing his art for the first time. I pray for them. But, every once in a while a new project comes out to light up your eyes up like nuclear fission. Once upon a time Rob Liefeld Created " Re:Gex ". And the world wept.
Re:Gex: The Story (according to the infallible Wikipedia):
"The world is ruled by a dictator named Lord Sharpe. Fighting against his rule are a band of mutants and cyborgs called Re:Gex. They are led by a man named Scarab. Scarab previously worked for Lord Sharpe but rebelled against his master when he encountered an angel during one of his missions."
Gold, I tell you!
In fact the book was so good it only needed 2 issues and 8 variant covers (No joke). Also, one of those issues was a "0" issue, so it was a series of 1. But, man, that one was incredible! Unfortunately, I have no idea where my old comic books are, so I'm going to have to go purely off of memory to describe this comic to you. It was like a snickers bar in your pocket on a warm day. You know there is all this deliciousness inside that wrapper but if you open it you'll be in for an afternoon of messy ecstasy.
The story includes a genius meshing of genres: Anime (transforming motorcycles), Fantasy medieval women warriors (she might be an angel) and soft-core porn (a requisite shower scene, so hot). Conceptually it has everything you want to see in an action oriented comic book. I don't think I read it, but I can only assume that the story lives up to the precedent set by the universally admired Youngblood issue #1 plot.
It's Liefeld, need I say more? It's Rob-nomenal. It hits your eyes like the lights of a hospital ceiling on the day you were born. Colorful, fun and a left turn from the gold standard Rob created with Youngblood.
If for some odd reason you haven't picked up this hidden gem, like, because you were in a coma for the last 15 years. Go to eBay and pick it up now! You can find it a market price of $.63 That is the best deal you will find in a life time.
Awesome rating scale (1-5):
Drumroll... I give it 5 backwards thumbs up!
This has been, "Rob The Best 4 Eva: But why?", a (semi) weekly (yearly?) tribute Blog to Rob Liefeld by Oh! Oozi.