I had gotten a lot of acclaim for giving a previously dead franchise, 'Hawk & Dove,' a facelift.

Ryan is Deadpool. Look, Ryan Reynolds, he's gone through that same career arc; the guy is ridiculously talented. He has a huge, huge passion for 'Deadpool.'

I love 'Captain America.' I love those fight sequences, but I've seen them multiple times.

Anything that is good influences the next thing. It's inevitable. I believe that Hollywood influences the comics, and the comics influence Hollywood - it's a cycle.

A fixer-upper is good for your business if you are the guy who fixes it up.

Carter Hall is a cross between Indiana Jones and Robert Langdon from 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons.'

Just because one tribe piles on you, take shelter and continue to work towards your next goal, your next project. Don't be discouraged and remember that there are many fans of your work rooting for you to succeed.

In the late '90s, the magazine formerly known as 'The Wizard' came after me strong and hard. I was the brunt of jokes for an entire staff of angry fanboys; as much as can be poured on was poured on. But I kept focus, as anyone in that situation should.

My role as an artist helps me tremendously in breaking down each story. Pacing, layout, movement - having drawn a few thousand pages, I understand the language of comic books very well.

Mercenaries, to me, were always able to switch sides because they're motivated by cash. Deadpool has always been a shifty bastard.

Marvel comics took a chance on me in my youth, allowing me to create so many toys in their sandbox.

I ended up making my name at Marvel, but I've always desired greater access to the DCU characters. Bottom line: I'm a huge fan.

I grew up on R-rated action films, and you didn't blink.

Gene Hackman's portrayal of Lex Luthor did not exist in comic books. This is not my Lex Luthor, but I really like it.

I'm just a guy drawing comics. Guys knocking other guys through buildings. Guys flipping tanks over on each other. I'm just trying to be true to what I liked as a kid.

Now, in the Liefeld household, I don't tend to share the fact that I created Deadpool with my kids, so when all the video games started coming out where Wade was at the center of them, I couldn't help but smile.

When I took over 'New Mutants,' writing and drawing, and I figure this is a big deal, I'm 23, 22 at that time, and I am nervous because I've had nothing but success. And now they're giving me the entire platform to create. And I figure, if I fall flat on my face here, it's going to hurt. It's going to set me back.

'Deadpool' was 'Alien.' It's brilliant. It completely works. It's a masterpiece. 'Deadpool 2' is 'Aliens.'

Here's the deal: 25 years' worth of Deadpool. This movie comes out 25 years to the day we published him at Marvel, and you couldn't get a better gift if you're a 'Deadpool' fan.

My entire tenth grade year, my dad was in a coma. That changes a person. It changes a kid. It makes you ridiculously independent.

We've had a steady diet of that PG-13 entertainment. It's the best vanilla you can buy. It's delicious, but it's getting kind of samey.

'X-Force' #1 sold 5 million copies. By default, the second issue dipped and did 1.3 million copies. But the cover of 'X-Force' #2 is Deadpool. It's not X-Force, It's Deadpool.

As a kid, my favorite book, up until 'X-Men,' was 'Avengers.' What does Captain America have? He has a shield. What does Thor have? He has a hammer. What does Hawkeye have? He has a bow and arrow. That's why Cable came with weapons. That's why Deadpool had swords and machine guns and pistols. It's like, let's weaponize these dudes.

Everyone at ComiXology has been very supportive and enthusiastic about getting 'Youngblood' as well as the rest of the Awesome/Extreme catalogue online. Hopes are high that this relationship leads to more online comics.

Deadpool exploded for the youth around 2010 with 'Marvel vs. Capcom.' He was the most popular character. He does kicks, then mocks you as he hits you and dances around you when you hit the ground.

I wasted so many years in my youth.

'Deadpool' took seven years to get to the motion picture screen, and I use that as my measurement. That tested me and my patience more than anything I could've imagined because the screenplay was so good.

I love my craft.

Late '90s, early 2000s, Rob was in a definite fog.

I always had a great history of comics. I've been buying them since I was six years old. I was a student of the craft.

We can't be beholden to the past.

'Brigade' is about one man leading his team to save the fabric of reality even as it comes undone.

If you only see 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Sicario,' you've seen two great, totally separate Josh Brolin performances.

When you hold something you created, drew, and conceived, and now here it is in 3D plastic - it is a rush.

My kids love going to the comics store with me, but they have insatiable appetites for new apps, and I truly believe we have to be online in order to reach their generation.

Deadpool does not exist in any way, shape, or form without me.

Watching people like Brandon Graham, Erik Larsen, and Joe Keatinge produce stories for my characters was a revelation... Like, 'Why are you doing work for hire when others are working on characters you own?' 'Bloodstrike' and 'Brigade' is me re-focusing my focus!

People have debated both sides of the Liefeld influence, good and bad, and I maintain the sales and the results of that time bear out that people love that stuff.

I love getting older.

Even if it flops, when you're sitting at the drawing table, you dream about seeing your work on the big screen, no matter what.

We've gotten into this 'family friend' space, and 'Deadpool' trashes it.

If you were to Google 'SWAT' right now, or Google 'Military,' you would see guys covered in pouches. That's a sign of gear! We've got stuff in here. We carry stuff. And it's an aesthetic.

I've seen every Ryan Reynolds movie. I'm a fan.

I never thought we'd live in an age where we'd get to 2008's 'Iron Man,' which I think is a perfect movie.

I've been as much a DC guy as anything else my entire fan life.

The mutants I like - Wolverine. The action heroes I like, they have weapons; they are more visceral. So I filled the comic with characters like that, and we got big results.

Everyone has embraced the family-friendly Disney approach, which is great. I see all of those movies, and I take my kids. But I grew up on 'Predator,' 'Alien,' and 'Terminator.' People forget, but those were R-rated movies. So 'Deadpool' put its money where its mouth is, and it changed the game.

Deadpool was introduced as a mercenary and a bounty hunter... because I was so crazy for Boba Fett when I was a kid.

I'm not a fan of the Michael Keaton 'Batman,' which came out in 1989.