Avengeblade

 AVEN   (Maximum, 1996)

™ and ©1996 Rob Liefeld, Inc.

Beware of publishers who claim to parody their own titles. Often, the parodies are softball “spoofs” which hardly scratch the comic surface, and lack the guts to truly skewer their prey.

That’s why it’s such a refreshing surprise to read Avengeblade. An obvious takeoff on Witchblade and Avengelyne, this title delights in eviscerating virtually every silly super-hero in the Image universe—including those of Rob Liefeld’s own studio. It’s not a good-natured ribbing, either—characters are mocked for their derivative nature, their poor sales, and even the ego of their creators. This “hit ’em where it counts” parodying is exactly what the genre needs, and makes Avengeblade an unexpectedly enjoyable read.

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#1

  7/1/1996
  $2.99
  $2.75
5 copies available from $0.99
Cover Art by Patrick LeeRob Liefeld, Robert NaptonPatrick Lee, John Stinsman, Ching Lau, Andy Park, Michael Chang, Dan Fraga

#2

  8/1/1996
  $2.99
  $2.00
7 copies available from $0.49
Cover Art by Patrick LeeRob Liefeld, Robert NaptonAndy Park, Ching Lau, Dan Fraga, Mark Pajarillo, Michael Chang, Patrick Lee