Latest Speakeasy Update

They’re pinning their hopes on a comic written by Rosario Dawson (link no longer available). Now, I really liked her work in the Josie & the Pussycats movie, but I haven’t seen anything to suggest that she’s a talented writer or a big enough name to draw curiosity seekers to a comic.

Isn’t this what Rob Liefeld’s company planned on doing, with Jada Pinckett-Smith co-creating a comic? Did that even ever come out?

If you’re interested in keeping up with the soap opera that is Speakeasy, be sure to track the new blog dedicated to the topic (no longer available). The most recent posts cover the topic of licensed comics.

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3 Responses to “Latest Speakeasy Update”

  1. James Schee Says:

    A Rob Liefeld comic actually come out? Come now Johanna, surely you know better than that.;)

  2. Captain Spaulding Says:

    Isn’t this what Rob Liefeld’s company planned on doing, with Jada Pinckett-Smith co-creating a comic?

    It came out in November of 1998 according to the ‘Net. That was less a “we’ll succeed because she’s a famous actress” and more of a suck-up to Will Smith who was going to star in the adaptation of a Liefeld property.

  3. Dan Coyle Says:

    I bought Pinkett-Smith’s comic, Menace. It was a protracted origin issue, drawn by Dan Fraga (who’s had some very unflattering things to say about Liefeld in recent years).

    What I can remember was a sloppy Crow pastiche, only difference being that the main character was a criminal who had been resurrected to redeem herself or something. Pretty much garbage and I got rid of it ASAP.

    That Liefeld property was the never published, AFAIK, The Mark which sounded like a ripoff of Jim Shooter’s Star Brand (a guy gets an alien mark on his hand that grants him super powers). Of course, Liefeld ignored the fact that Dark Horse had already published a comic featuring a superhero called the Mark for several years. I think he changed it to The Power of the Mark, but it doesn’t really matter since, well, it was never publishhed.

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