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Liefeld’s Godyssey Goes Hollywood

Rob Liefeld loves an epic. Whether he’s working on his own or handing over his creations like Glory and Prophet to others creators to build their own stories around, the artist, writer and Image Comics founder doesn’t go for small stories. He was the same back in 1996 when he released Avengelyne/Glory: The Godyssey, a one-shot that brought two of his creations together to help stop Zeus from attacking God.

According to Variety, producers Todd Garner and Brooklyn Weaver liked the sound of the project when Liefeld began tweeting about it recently, and moved to secure the rights. Weaver worked with Liefeld previously to get a Bloodstrike movie set up at Adi Shankar’s 1984 Private Defense Contractors.

Variety describes the story as centering “on the gods of the grand pantheon, including Zeus, Buddha, Ra and Pangu, who must come together to fight a legion of fallen gods in an epic battle over mankind.” That description does sound a bit different from the issue that opens with Zeus mocking Jesus on the cross, which leads into a fight. It also doesn’t mention Glory or Avengelyne, who might be held back to star in their own potential films.

Written by Liefeld and Robert Place Napton with artwork by Ed Benes, the one-shot sports covers featuring Liefeld’s artwork as well as a photo of two women dressed as Glory and Avengelyne.

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  • http://twitter.com/aaronghunter Aaron Hunter

    Hopefully we will end up with Ross Campbell’s Glory if such a project comes to fruition.

  • http://twitter.com/joegrunenwald Joe Grunenwald

    I can’t wait to see the scene where Jesus climbs down off of the cross to fight the Greek pantheon on the big screen!

  • Briel

    Cathy Christian is still one of the hottest girls ever to grace comic covers. Still have her Avengelyne poster. It’s too bad the book’s latest run was cut short. The original and latest run were good comics. We don’t talk about the Avatar carp. Didn’t happen. LOL! Of late, Glory has been a much more fun read than Wonder Woman.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dfullam David Fullam

     Met the delightful Ms. Christian at a Con when Avengelyne first came out. A real sweety and very gracious.

  • Lead_sharp

    http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/30717-the-godyssey-1

    I really wish people would get over the fact that NOTHING Liefeld ever ‘made’ will make it to the big screen.

  • Evan

    That has to be one of the worst concepts ever.

  • DonC

     I still remember James Hudnall yelling at guys, “She’s engaged” when she was stopping traffic to pose for pictures dressed as Vampirella.

  • Chris Humphrey

    Rob Liefeld’s work coming to a movie? Direct to DVD, here we come :(

  • Alex

    Yes Badrock get’s no movie respect go figure. How about Hawke… Shaft?

  • Unit_99

    This gives me hope for my own independent comic ideas :D

  • Oneonly

    Actually, I thought the project ended up never comppleted. One issue of the mini came out, and the series ended up like many of a Rob Liefeild project stuck in mid-stream.

  • therealjoeben

    She’s also the co-creator of Avengelyne! I was a fan back in the day!