Clip From THE IMAGE REVOLUTION Documentary

Sequart TV is producing and distributing a documentary on the early days of Image Comics. In this clip, the story of how Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlane marched through the Marvel and DC Comics offices to announce their resignations is recounted.

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By Mark Julian - 12/12/2013
Image Revolution




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20 years ago, a group of artists left Marvel Comics to create their own company, a company that continues to influence mainstream comics and culture to this day. Image Comics began as more than just a publisher — it was a response to years of creator mistreatment, and it changed comics forever.

The Image Revolution will tell the story of Image Comics, from its founders’ work at Marvel, through Image’s early days, the ups and downs of the ’90s, and the publisher’s new generation of properties like The Walking Dead. We will tell the company’s story through new interviews with the people who made it happen. And what better time than during Image’s 20th anniversary to make this documentary?

Directed by Patrick Meaney; director of photography, Jordan Rennert; produced by Jordan Rennert and Patrick Meaney; executive producers, Julian Darius and Mike Phillips; in association with Respect! Films.


Image Revolution Jim lee Rob Liefeld Todd McFarlane


Source: Sequart TV
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holeymonkey - 12/12/2013, 4:10 AM
Looks promising..... I hope they delve honestly into the reasons Liefeld was forced to leave; it will be interesting to see how that hack tries to spin that.
MrSundayMovies - 12/12/2013, 4:29 AM
This looks great, can't wait to check out the full doc.
MightyZeus - 12/12/2013, 4:33 AM
It looks interesting. I'll be sure to check it out when the full documentary is released.
osideous - 12/12/2013, 4:43 AM
cant wait for this
Darkknight23 - 12/12/2013, 5:15 AM
Very interesting. Looking forward to it
Nemeres - 12/12/2013, 5:24 AM
You guys should read this, if you haven't already. Image Comics from the inside out.

http://archive.is/OOq6A
sameoldthing - 12/12/2013, 5:58 AM
Too bad it's a documentary.
If it was fictional,the writers could make everyone happy by ending the film this way..

Rob Liefeld gets in a horrible car accident because he was "drawing & driving" .
He doesn't die but his hands,eyes & mouth are all surgically removed.
Not due to injury,just because that assbag shouldn't use them anymore.
He should not draw anymore,see any comic material or talk about comics..he sucks!

THE END.
AutoFreek - 12/12/2013, 6:18 AM
@sameoldthing. Ouch.
JoeMomma29 - 12/12/2013, 7:13 AM
sameoldthing - 12/12/2013, 7:18 AM
@AutoFreek

Yep,Liefeld deserves all the criticism he gets..& more.
Not only is he the least talented of the Image founders,he's also the least talented in comic book artist history.

The least talented in every 2nd grade art class in the world.
Amazing how he's achieved some measure of success.
Meet so far on so little. Crazy bastard.
sameoldthing - 12/12/2013, 7:20 AM
Went so far on so little.
I mis-type when I'm greatly annoyed.
User1134 - 12/12/2013, 7:58 AM
Good Idea For A Doc, But, I Don't Know, Calling Themselves Superstars? They're Good,But,It Sounds A Little Arrogant...IDK..
LoudLon - 12/12/2013, 8:01 AM
I hope they emphasize the fact that Erik Larsen is the only Image founder who's been writing and penciling his own comic for twenty years. If you had to pick one Image founder to truly praise, it's him.
GrayFox1025 - 12/12/2013, 8:38 AM
@User1134
In their height of success in the early 90s they were superstars, not so much today, except for maybe Jim Lee.
GrayFox1025 - 12/12/2013, 8:43 AM
What baffles me is the enormous fan following Rob Liefeld not only had, but still has to this day. Every con I go to there is always a group of guys gawking at Rob's work and talking about how awesome he is. I just shake my head and walk away. Hell, Rob was at this year's NYCC and lo and behold, he had a crowd of people waiting to meet him.
Tevii - 12/12/2013, 8:53 AM
Sameolthing - "Not only is he the least talented of the Image founders,he's also the least talented in comic book artist history."

Wow I could not disagree with this comment more. there was a time Liefeld was considered one of the best. And Ive seen MUCH worse art than his. Now Im not saying I like his art... but ive seen much worse.

And while your at it... you shouldve just wished he'd lose his feet in the accident since his drawings indicate feet obviously arent important

Tevii - 12/12/2013, 8:57 AM
Todd McFarlane is the man.
TheAbomination - 12/12/2013, 9:07 AM
They really stuck it to the powers that be when they left Marvel.
Liverpool4life - 12/12/2013, 9:37 AM
I don't really get the use of "mistreatment" in the intro. They were paid well for their work by the big two. Marvel actually kissed all the way up to McFarlane's large intestines to please him.

If you want argue about the unfair nature of the pre-1980s era, thats fine, but this is a puff piece at best. In fact, Creator owned comics were a decade old when those guys decided to go their own way (their legal right). However, this propaganda piece ignores Pacific, First Comics, Eclipse, Dark Horse and other smaller publishers if you want to be factual. Ironically, Lee doesn't seem to mind working for DC right now.

Ultimately, there is room for both.
Tevii - 12/12/2013, 9:51 AM
Liverpool4life - Yes they were getting paid well, but I think their issue was that the companies were making massive amounts of money off of their creations. They felt like they deserved royalties or a portion of the profits as well.
If you think in terms of Actors or Sports stars, they make more and more money from their performance, the actors make more money from how many fans they bring in, but they are also offered residuals, commission like points etc.
I can see both sides actually. On one side you do sign contracts but on the other you should be rewarded if you bring in more fans than the other guy
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 12/12/2013, 10:34 AM
Maybe they all got together to teach Rob how to draw feet finally.
mrjones - 12/12/2013, 11:06 AM
when is the release date on this???
vtopa - 12/12/2013, 11:19 AM
Marvel and DC are making money hand over fist. Doesn't look like the Image departure hurt them that much...
AutoFreek - 12/12/2013, 12:33 PM
Idk man. Liefield did create Deadpool so I gotta agree with intruder.
Brady1138 - 12/12/2013, 9:33 PM
I'm more likely to read an Image comic than I am DC or Marvel.
sameoldthing - 12/14/2013, 12:06 AM
If there is a long line to kick Liefeld in his ass I will be the first in line,kick it..get back in line again.

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