Image Comics has announced the return of Rob Liefeld's Youngblood, one of the superhero series that launched Image Comics. Youngblood will be written by Chad Bowers (X-Men '92, Deadpool: Bad Blood) with art by Jim Towe.
"Youngblood has had outstanding talent contribute to its amazing history," Liefeld said in a press release. "Alan Moore, Robert Kirkman, Keith Giffen and Mark Millar are a few who have left their mark. Chad Bowers and Jim Towe are four issues into their run and are producing stories that will be held as some of, if not the best Youngblood tales ever told. It honors the best of the past and forges exciting new paths for these characters!"
In Youngblood #1, "an uber popular self-protection app called HELP! is changing how we stay safe—"HELP! lets you decide who saves you." But when a high-rated young hero on the app goes missing, his best friend's search for answers gains the attention of some unexpected allies, and together, they'll do whatever it takes to find him… even if it means resurrecting the world's most hated super-team, Youngblood."
"Trust me, you've never read a Youngblood story like this," said Bowers. "I'm so incredibly proud of what Jim and I are doing on this book, and can't wait for readers, especially those who've maybe never picked up a Youngblood comic, to see what all the fuss is about!"
"I've been having the time of my life with Youngblood," said Towe. "The combination of so much creative freedom along with having a fantastic writer like Chad has really made this an artist's dream book to draw. We've crafted an incredibly fun and exciting modern day reimagining of these characters that I think both new and old fans are really going to enjoy."
The series will also feature variant covers by Rob Liefeld, David Finch, and Chris Daughtry—so, gear up, strap in, and get ready to rediscover comics most Extreme universe.
Youngblood #1 goes on sale in comic book stores on May 3.