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Bloodstrike #23 introduces Rob Liefeld's "The Pouch" in self-aware variant cover

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Bloodstrike #23 introduces Rob Liefeld’s “The Pouch” in self-aware variant cover

“The truest definition of ‘because you demanded it!'”

Rob Liefeld is, among many other things, known for his inexplicable affinity for pouches. A relic of the ’90s comic hero aesthetic, superfluous amounts of pouches adorning costumes has become a calling card for the infamous artist. Here in 2018, it looks like that’s being brought to its logical extreme with the introduction of The Pouch.

First shared on Liefeld’s Twitter account, The Pouch is a superhero made up entirely of…well, pouches. Liefeld says this is “the truest definition of ‘because you demanded it!’.” So this is all your fault, guys.

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Take a look at an upcoming variant cover of Image Comics’ Bloodstrike #23 for yourself:

Bloodstrike #23 introduces Rob Liefeld's "The Pouch" in self-aware variant cover

Check out the full press release below.

PORTLAND, OR, 05/30/2018 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal a very special Rob Liefeld variant cover to the #23 issue of Liefeld’s highly anticipated BLOODSTRIKE BRUTALISTS arc featuring story and artwork by Michel Fiffe (COPRA). This variant cover introduces an all-new character–The Pouch!

“Since the moment I introduced The Pouch on my social media, the fans have exploded with support and enthusiasm!” said Liefeld. “The truest definition of ‘because you demanded it!’ The Pouch comes to life on the cover and in an interior story included in Bloodstrike Brutalists 2!”

In BRUTALISTS Part Two, bureaucratic overlords with morbid agendas need love, too. What lengths will they go to? A string of gruesome murders, a deadly disease, and a dark conspiracy; for Bloodstrike, that’s a Tuesday.

  • BLOODSTRIKE #23 will hit stores on Wednesday, June 27th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 4th.
  • BLOODSTRIKE #23 CVR A FIFFE – Diamond Code APR180494
  • BLOODSTRIKE #23 CVR B LIEFELD – Diamond Code APR188129
  • BLOODSTRIKE #23 CVR C FRAGA – Diamond Code APR188130

Bloodstrike #23 hits shelves June 27th.


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