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The Worst (Best!) Rob Liefeld Covers

Updated October 29, 2018 8.1k votes 3.3k voters 1.0m views16 items

List RulesVote up the Rob Liefeld covers that make you shocked the man got as much work as he did.

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.
  • 5

    No One Has Ever Once Sat That Way

    Photo: Rob Liefeld / Awesome

    Wow. There's just so much to unpack here. First of all, this woman should never have kids. Ever. Her pelvis is clearly designed to show maximum butt and codpiece, and not much else. Second, what's going on with that impaled head in the background? I get that it's supposed to be intimidating, but how is it staying up? The mouth isn't pierced at all. Is it taped on to the pointy stick?

    At least the lack of a seat back is excusable, as this woman clearly lacks a spine, as do all Liefeldian females. 

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  • 6


    Photo: Rob Liefeld / Marvel Comics

    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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  • 7

    Armpit of Despair

    Photo: Rob Liefeld / Marvel Comics
    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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  • 8

    Put It In Perspective

    Photo: Rob Liefeld / Image

    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 aneurysm 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. 

    Is this the worst?