DC Comics has announced, that in May, writer/artist Rob Liefeld will take on “an expanded role” in the New 52.

Beginning with the ninth issues, Liefeld will be writing and illustrating Deathstroke, plotting The Savage Hawkman, and plotting Grifter.

“Deathstroke is tasked with the greatest challenge of his life, taking on the most dangerous prey in the galaxy…LOBO!” said Liefeld. “The galactic criminal has escaped from his terrestrial prison where he has been housed for years. He is free and ready to settle the score! And what is the secret of the OMEGAs and what role will they play in the deadly showdown?”

For The Savage Hawkman, Carter Hall will travel across the world to find answers about his connection to the Thanagarians, and why everyone is after the Nth metal weapon.  Liefeld also plans to expand the consequences of Cole Cash’s actions in Grifter, and we might even get to see a fan-fave WildStorm character appear in the book.

via The Source

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36 Comments

  1. Jeremie Dunlap
    January 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    Is this a threat? Why would they do this to us….

  2. lordrandy
    January 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    yep! it’s 2012 world’s gonna’ end…

  3. Vistapa
    January 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm — Reply

    ‘cos he do sooooo Well on hawk and dove

  4. January 13, 2012 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    Well, Vistapa, you beat me to it….but I’ll say it anyway. He already ran one book into the ground, so the obvious solution is to give him three more? I’m beginning to think that Liefeld must have some REALLY excellent blackmail on the guys running DC…it’s pretty much the only reasonable explanation…

    I’d be much more upset about them giving him the Hawkman book if they had done a better job with it to begin with. The art is good, but it just isn’t a version of the character I’m interested in…there’s a lot to be sad about in that situation, though.

    • Slappy
      January 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm — Reply

      Isn’t he to Comic Books what Ted McGinly is to TV Shows?
      Perhaps Ted could be Rob’s model and really doom the books?

      • Michael
        January 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm — Reply

        Hey! Married With Children went on for SEVEN MORE YEARS after Ted came on board!

    • Paul Nolan
      January 14, 2012 at 12:26 am — Reply

      I suppose Grant Morrison ran Aztek into the ground. That lasted 10 issues.

  5. JoeM
    January 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    Well, at least they picked three titles I’m not reading.

  6. Kirby
    January 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    Damn Liefeld DOES know where Lee hid the body.

    • Slappy
      January 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm — Reply

      Too bad Liefeld isn’t the body.

  7. TaZ
    January 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm — Reply

    I really could give a rat’s butt about Grifter and Deathstroke but why in the HELL are they going to do this to Carter Hall when he’s finally got a power set that allows him to kick ass in the major leagues instead of flying around with old weapons and a vision-limiting mask? Damn, I knew my fun on that title wouldn’t last long.

  8. Slappy
    January 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm — Reply

    Are you threatening me?
    WTF DC? F^*&^*&*&EOIHEO EO R*YEWEBJEB KEG &G!!!!!

    Does this mean the books won’t be on time for a while?

  9. Michael
    January 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm — Reply

    Why don’t they just cancel those titles? It’d save a lot of time lives and collateral damage.

    or is this some sort of sick psychocologicamal experiment?

    • ~wyntermute~
      January 14, 2012 at 4:49 am — Reply

      They -=did=- just cancel those titles…. By putting L-Rob on the job. Deathstroke’s ankles will never be seen or heard from again! Oh, and he already seems to have a LOT more pouches.

      • Michael
        January 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm — Reply

        No no no no no. Canceling the titles means no more of those title will come out. Until they revamp them.

        Putting Liefeld on those books is putting too many people, their lives, their sanity, and their love of comics, at too high a risk.

  10. Squirrel
    January 13, 2012 at 8:03 pm — Reply

    I’m lovin it!

  11. Oldcomicfan
    January 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm — Reply

    Oh, great. Just what the world needs. More useless buckles, shortie jackets, unshaven chins and belt pouches. Kill me now.

  12. January 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm — Reply

    Chill out dudes, it’s the ’90’s, be cool…it’s 2012…oh shit…

  13. January 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm — Reply

    Man what I wouldn’t do for Mark Waid to be back at DC.

    • SLappy
      January 14, 2012 at 6:58 am — Reply

      Perhaps we could get Waid as the top DC guy?

  14. January 14, 2012 at 12:36 am — Reply

    The only book I’ll be seeing this affect is Hawkman.. And at least he’s NOT drawing that one….. His drawing looks like he’s in high school… Proportions are off, and there are a ton of added muscles… But oh well!! At least I won’t have to see his artwork in Hawkman… ;^)

  15. antoniosanciolo
    January 14, 2012 at 1:24 am — Reply

    I’ve been feeling so dirty for buying Grifter every month.
    (out of sheer fondness for the character from my teens)
    I needed a reason to stop buying it… so thanks, DC!

  16. David Morgan
    January 14, 2012 at 2:25 am — Reply

    Liefeld can F off.

  17. Rowan
    January 14, 2012 at 4:15 am — Reply

    April is 4 months away there DC

  18. Nurman
    January 14, 2012 at 4:26 am — Reply

    Let the good times LOL… to the MAXXXX!

  19. ~wyntermute~
    January 14, 2012 at 5:08 am — Reply

    From http://www.ComicBookResources.com:
    In “Deathstroke,” Liefeld plans to pit Slade Wilson against fan-favorite intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo. “Deathstroke is tasked with the greatest challenge of his life, taking on the most dangerous prey in the galaxy…Lobo!”

    Omigod… It really =is= the 90s again. And what is this “cool new powerset” Carter Hall has? I’m seriously curious as I don’t follow the Hawk that closely when he’s not knee-deep in the JSA.

  20. The_Bear_Jew
    January 14, 2012 at 5:22 am — Reply

    Whyyyy DC, Whyyyyy?

    • Michael
      January 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm — Reply

      That’s a damn good question!

      Hey! DC! Hasn’t The New 52 done WELL?!

      W. T. F?! Did we EVER do to you nitwits to deserve THIS?!?!?!

  21. January 14, 2012 at 6:09 am — Reply

    :sigh: I was really enjoying Deathstroke….inclusive of the art.
    just the preview image at the top vs the previous covers depresses me to no end.

    • caerbannog
      January 16, 2012 at 2:39 am — Reply

      worst cover of the year award !!!
      too bad, the serie was fun

  22. January 14, 2012 at 9:47 am — Reply

    It’s just too bad that this odd decision is overshadowing the fact that China Mieville is helming his own DC series.

  23. Spocktagon
    January 15, 2012 at 2:22 am — Reply

    Augh. Let him draw, if he must, but no Liefield written book is getting my money. Deathstroke and Liefield seem a good pairing though…

  24. a
    January 16, 2012 at 12:35 am — Reply

    i’ve never met anyone that liked his art. but people must, right??? who are these people??

    I wish there was a way to do something that’s the opposite of ordering where they unprint a book. I would pay to unprint copes of these books.

    • J_Michael_T
      January 16, 2012 at 10:45 am — Reply

      Somebody must since DC is giving him an expanded role in their universe …

  25. Michael
    January 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    So the big question is:

    Rob Liefeld’s GONNA be involved with a book. No way around it. So would you rather he be:

    – The storyline plotter?
    – Scripter?
    – Designer but not artist? Maybe do some breakdowns?
    – Artist?

    TRY to stay with the options given.

  26. Noobian74
    January 18, 2012 at 11:32 am — Reply

    I’ve been trying to figure it out, but the only thing that I keep coming up with is that Rob Liefeld must play Texas Hold ‘Em like a champion and the people at DC have no idea how to fold a bad hand. To paraphrase Chris Griffin, how does he keep getting work?

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