10 episodes

Robservations is the new podcast by Comic Book Legend Rob Liefeld which exists to explore and celebrate comic books as an art form and their tremendous impact on the culture.

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    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 80 Ratings

Robservations is the new podcast by Comic Book Legend Rob Liefeld which exists to explore and celebrate comic books as an art form and their tremendous impact on the culture.

    Secret Wars & the Rise of the Cross Over Event!

    Secret Wars & the Rise of the Cross Over Event!

    Mini-series and Cross Over events arrived in the 80’s, signaling a huge shift in dynamics between publishers, retailers and fans. It changed comic books forevermore! Was it all just a happy accident? Rob examines the origins behind the Rise of Corporate Events and the toy company arms race that fueled the most successful Marvel comic book of a decade!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Legendary Runs! The Rise of Art Adams! Legion Of Super Heroes!

    Legendary Runs! The Rise of Art Adams! Legion Of Super Heroes!

    Career connections are the result of extended runs that create crucial bonds between readers and creators! Rob shares the most important career advice he ever received from the one and only Todd McFarlane. One run may be all any title needs to launch a lifetime of impact and influence. Rob covers the inevitable but unlikely rise of Arthur Adams and the success of Legion of Super Heroes under Kieth Giffen.

    • 44 min
    Dark Knight & Watchmen! Miller & Moore!

    Dark Knight & Watchmen! Miller & Moore!

    Rob Liefeld is joined by guest host Jimmy Jay as they take a deep dive into Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen, the two most acclaimed comic book publications in the history of the genre. Frank Miller and Alan Moore, along with Dave Gibbons, impacted the culture in a manner not seen before or since! Both released in 1986, they were transformational works that altered every aspect of comic books! We dissect the details behind their creations, the subtle changes made along the way and the manner with which they influenced the comic book business and each other!

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Death Becomes Them!

    Death Becomes Them!

    Tragic and unexpected deaths ushered in a new era of mature comics that challenged fans and readers. Rob revisits the stories that shocked him and broke his heart, showing the emotional power of graphic storytelling across a dynamic age that transformed comic books!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Superman vs. Spider-Man!

    Superman vs. Spider-Man!

    What happens when the two biggest players in the business finally get ready to rumble? How did Marvel & DC create The Battle Of The Century! How does Watergate connect to this most seminal of events? Who are the uncredited superstars that worked behind the scenes to make this the biggest moment of an era? Rob walks you through the creative decisions that elevated this monumental achievement!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Marketplace, Then & Now!

    The Marketplace, Then & Now!

    THANOS! INFINITY GAUNTLET! LEGION OF SUPER HEROES! JOKER! DEATH METAL! Rob examines today’s comic book marketplace  through the lens of yesteryear. Jimmy Jay, CEO of Amazing Comic Con and Jay Company Comics joins Rob to discuss current shifts and trends and how they stack up to milestones of the past.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Gaaron Gilham ,

Fun & Positive!

I love listening to this podcast so much. In fact, it just very well be my new favorite. If you have any interest in the history of comics (in universe AND behind the scenes,) you will enjoy this podcast. Rob covers his personal history with comics beginning in the mid seventies up to (I assume?) the present day, but he's currently in the mid-80's as I write this. You will get MANY recommendations for books, writers, and artists of that time period so take notes and track them down! This show is 100 PERCENT positve energy, so if you're looking for something to give you a little pep in your step, listen to ROBSERVATIONS!

aiqbal ,

Finally a great comics podcast

Rob's passion and love for comics shines through in this podcast. He is genuine and gets to point quickly. I look forward to the episodes. It also helps that he and I are the same age and grew up reading the bronze age of comics. Like my love for eighties music, my love for comics will always be for the ones created in the seventies and eighties. In addition, he doesn't try to be funny or make lame jokes which is a turn-off on other podcasts. Nothing more aggravating than unfunny people laughing at their own bad jokes for 20+ minutes to start a podcast!

bfelds423 ,

Robservations

The passion Rob Liefeld has for comics is so inspiring as a comic book fan. After listening to him talk all I want to do is drop everything and dive deep into a comic book. It goes to show that whether you are a creator or a reader we all are comic book fans at heart. This podcast is awesome to listen to and I always enjoy learning from the great Rob Liefeld

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