Photo of the Day

Cyblade by Kenneth Rocafort.


5 Responses to “Photo of the Day”

  1. December 29, 2010 at 4:14 am

    I’ve always liked Rocafort. This is one of the few times that Cyblade manifests her power into an actual blade.

  2. December 29, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I always loved Cyblade back in the day. I liked most of those ideas back in the original Image days

    • December 29, 2010 at 11:46 pm

      Yeah, but Cyberforce was a bunch of character ripoffs. I don’t think they were even really trying to deny it. Cyblade was Psylocke. Ripclaw was Wolverine. Stryker was Cable. Heatwave was Cyclops. Ballistic was Domino. Then they threw in Velocity, who was more like a female Flash or Quicksilver. Trying to switch it up.

      • December 30, 2010 at 12:35 am

        Yeah, a lot of the artist’s style from the Marvel comic they were on carried over to the “new” image title. Look at Wildcats and even, to a certain extent, Spawn. Silvestri had just come off of Wolverine (and Uncanny X-Men before that), Lee had just left X-Men, and McFarlane vacated Spider-Man. Lee’s Wildcats were slightly different than the X-Men at least, but they all still very strictly fit the archetypes. Identifying Cyberforce’s Marvel counterparts is laughable. The only think really original was their back story. Spawn is Spider-Man with a cape, and undead/demon. Whilce Portacio’s Wetworks was a lot more original than the rest of the first Image books published, but was always late. Savage Dragon was just Hellboy in a superhero world. Larson took a more satire approach to his comic. All his side characters are obvious ripoffs of classic DC/Marvel heroes.

        I’ve got nothing good to say about Rob Liefeld.

        Still, even knowing full well that Cyberforce was an obvious ripoff of the X-Men, I still liked it. I guess it shows that no matter what a favorite artist draws, people will buy and read the comic. I remember when Wizard magazine ran an April Fool’s Day joke article that said Alex Ross would next do a Wonder Twins prestige format book, like the Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman books he did. Ross even supplied a picture, complete with Gleek. People thought it was real and said they would get it.

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