Original Image Comics co-founder, Rob Liefeld returns to his old stomping ground to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Prophet with an a remastered version of the debut issue drawn by an all-star roster of comic book artists past and present. And Image have released a first look.
Originally debuting in Youngblood #2 (1992), as written and drawn by Rob Liefeld. Prophet soon got ptomoted to his own series, featuring art by Dan Panosian from stories and layouts by Liefeld.
Prophet Remastered #1 features art by Philip Tan, Kenneth Roccafort, Clay Mann, Viktor Bogdonavic, V. Ken Marion, Marat Mychaels, Dan Fraga, Karl Altstaetter, Dan Panosian, Cory Hamscher, Thomas Hedglen, Tom Scioli, Jim Rugg, Ed Piskor, Robert Willis, Raymond Leonard, Ale Garza, Ryan Kincaid, and, of course, Liefeld himself. Who said the following:
“Whenever I set out to create any project, I have great expectations and I work super-hard to make sure that those expectations are met. With Prophet Remastered #1 expectations were exceeded 100 times over! In order to bring some fresh excitement to Prophet, I reached out to a wide field of talented artists, many I didn’t know and had never worked with, all of whom, turns out, were humongous Prophet fans! Every single artist that contributed turned in work that went above and beyond! Several of them told me how excited that they were re-creating pages for a comic book that meant so much to them in their youth! It soared way past my wildest dreams! This comic is a beautiful tribute to the Prophet pantheon of comics! Fans are in for a real treat with this Remastered edition!”
Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics, added:
“I was just beginning my comics career when Prophet first appeared in Youngblood #2, and it was exciting to watch Rob develop the character for the series he later launched with Dan Panosian. Rob’s layouts for Prophet #1 were fantastic, and just as it was interesting to see Dan’s interpretation of them back then, it’s awesome to see how other artists bring them to life a second time around!”
And, in case anyone’s forgotten, Prophet is currently being developed as a film to star Jake Gyllenhaal as John Prophet with Sam Hargrave directing and a script from Marc Guggenheim. Liefeld will serve as Executive Producer with Jeff Robinov of Studio 8.
Prophet #1 Remastered will be available on Wednesday, July 20th from Image Comics.