In this interview, Rob Liefeld discusses the connections between X-Force: Killshot and his earlier Marvel work.

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In this interview, Rob Liefeld discusses the connections between X-Force: Killshot and his earlier Marvel work.

In this interview, Rob Liefeld discusses the connections between X-Force: Killshot and his earlier Marvel work.

Rob Liefeld Talks About X-Force: Killshot’s Relationships with Other Marvel Projects

This week saw the debut of Rob Liefeld’s X-Force: Killshot, a 33-page one-shot written, drawn, and inked by him.

Liefeld is no stranger to returning to his characters, including Cable, Deadpool, and the entire X-Force squad, but this time is different.

Killshot revisits some of Liefeld’s early works, as well as the time-traveling and strategic genius aspects of Cable that are frequently neglected by other creative teams.

Multiple X-Force teams, a handful of characters, a few Deadpool incarnations, a few Cable iterations, and a slew of big — and we mean massive — firearms are all part of the deal.

Liefeld isn’t hesitant to poke fun at himself, so it’s no surprise that in Killshot, he not only made a few jokes about his own work’s clichés, but also picked up two storylines he left unfinished years before.

His idea for “100 Cables,” which he conceived in the early 1990s, never came to fruition.

“Thirty years is a huge milestone,” Liefeld noted in an interview with ComicBook.

“As I get older, I understand how valuable the time I spent performing all of this labor was.”

I was in my early twenties, single, and laser-focused on my goals.

I was used to working 12- to 13-hour days.

In nearly two years, I hadn’t seen any of my close friends.

I’d phone them, but because my school was creating New Mutants and X-Force, I couldn’t go to the movies or hang out at restaurants like other college students, so 30 years later is a big thing.”

Although Liefeld understands why some authors and artists are hesitant to revisit their best-known works, he disagrees.

He has invested both financially and emotionally in the characters Deadpool and Cable.

He enjoys having his hands on them once more, especially if he can tell a good story about them.

“When Marvel asked if I wanted to do Deadpool’s 30th, I responded, ‘Well, we’re going to do something for X-Force, right?'” Liefeld explained.

To their credit, they didn’t waste any time.

‘We’ve been so hyper-focused on this that we hadn’t considered X-Force, but yes, let’s do that, and let’s plan for it later this year,’ it was almost as if they were saying.

It wasn’t anything they had anticipated…

Recap of Brinkwire’s Entertainment News

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