Top 10 Worst (Best!) Rob Liefeld Covers Anything
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Top 10 Worst (Best!) Rob Liefeld Covers

Is this too easy? Probably. I know better people than I have made their own Liefeld Lists of Pouches and Swords (notably: Progressive Boink) but I think I have a few he missed... plus, it's never a bad thing to collect this much awesome into one place. Imagine if Rob had taken a few anatomy classes? Or maybe even a drawing class or two? Where would we be? We wouldn't have the Honorable Mention on this list, that's for sure. And that's not a world I want to live in.

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    Honorable Mention

    I'm sorry. This is not a cover, but it is possibly my favorite thing on the internets. I'm sure you have seen the version some completely AWESOME person drew to "expose" what Caps anatomy would really look like without his clothes on. (If not: LOOK HERE.) (Thanks to a commenter for finding that full-frontal version)This drawing makes me happy on so many levels. The chest. My god... I mean, how do you get past the pencils phase of this drawing without thinking "maybe if he could actually eat a plate of food off his chest without using his hands, it might be too much?" How? I don't know how, but I'm so glad it happened.

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    Wasp Women

    You may feel a little bit freaked out by this one. Perhaps you haven't seen much of how Rob sees the world. Welcome. Once the shiny glamour of Image Comics in the 90s clears from your eyes, you might feel like something.... you don't know just what.... is off. The young lady in the foreground.... does she actually have internal organs? Why won't someone get her a wheelchair? Clearly her back has snapped in half. What do you think those pouches contain? As for the giant woman in the back.... note that she is a rare sighting... a Liefeld creation that doesn't have any pouches. That must be why she's wearing a tutu. Note how the sword she is carrying appears to be bolted to her hand -- not actually being gripped, as that would require him to draw a hand "doing something".

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    Oh Cable. So many muscles. So much screaming. See, he has an enormous gun to hide his hands, but ALSO has some swords as backup in case he runs out of ammo... which he won't because I assume that's what he keeps in those pouches.

     Bonus: He appears to be RIDING Deadpool! Maybe he's tired from carrying around that gun.

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    I Sense A Stroke Coming On...

    Captain America

    I feel like maybe Liefeld drew these hands here just to spite all the people who say he can't draw hands. Well, he sure showed us! Look at the natural, not-at-all posed hands he's put here.... totally not copied from a figure drawing book. BUT... that's not the mystery of this cover. Take a look.

    Why is there a face growing out of his thigh? Whose hand and forearm is that down there? How did he get his shirt to rip like that? Oh! My! God! Cap doesn't have ... he seems to be missing.... you know. His package. Ow. This is truly a classic cover for Rob... we have the straining, the anenurism waiting to happen... the misshapen arms... oh, and look at that hilarious little foot back there. Is Cap wearing dress shoes?!

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    Yep, hands clenched around swords... no feet. Pouches and straps, plenty of both. This is a classic. Oh, and the stroke seems imminent, as it should with all those blood vessels popping out.... Leifeld's creations are always one step away from a level of intensity that should technically damage the brain in some way. But I digress.... look at the size of those thighs! I mean, think how many pouches you can strap around those bad boys!

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    Armpit of Despair

    Oh dear. First ... no hands, no feet. Check. Second... what? What am I looking at? I didn't read this series so I don't know ... is that a robot? With one leg? Or maybe... are those metal panties? Why is there a black hole coming out of the red-haired woman's armpit? Oh my god, her legs have been cut off at the knees! No wonder she's so upset.

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    Look Ma, No Hands

    This one is like a fun game. Look at all the different ways to hide hands! Even Juggernauts fist seems to be enclosed in brass knuckles or something. Also, so many teeny little feets. So cute!

    Hey, look at Spidey's ass! It's on backwards!

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    This was a variant cover, so maybe I shouldn't count it... but he drew it with the intent of it being a cover, sooo... fair game. I really am only including it because 1) new way to hide hands and 2) are those codpieces? On women? Or maybe they are built in maxi-pad holders?

    PS. Those boobs are seriously freaking me out.

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    Ha hah haha! You thought this one was going to have pouches! And, hey wait... what ARE those purple things? Are those supposed to be breasts? She looks like she has two massive tumors growing from her chest.

    And the eye-patch woman? Are her boobs coming directly out of her neck?

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    Put it in Perspective

    Ok, wow. So the guy in the front is smaller than the guy in back, see? Because that's how you know that things are farther... no wait. That's how you know when things are in the foregr.... no wait. Ok, maybe the guy in back is just super super huge, right? I mean, I never read this comic, so who knows? He's, like, Sentinel sized, ok? So proportion aside, let's talk about the little hunchy one in front.

    Barring the fact that he looks like he's about to have his diaper changed... his outfit is really pretty amazing. He has what appears to be metal suspenders, which is a nice touch. And some red... let's just guess pouches, around each of his tubular thighs. Hey, headband! Moon boots! Also, the clenched teeth and the imminent aneurism are both present here... but mostly I would like to admire all the extra muscles this dude has in his arms. I don't know if you know this, but more arm muscles -- as in like 12 extra ones that humans don't have, not bigger ones that humans DO have -- means you are extra badass. 

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