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Youngblood (Image Comics)
Youngblood (Image Comics)

The Home Team:

Shaft (Team Leader)
Badrock
Link
Vogue
Chapel
Diehard

Away Team:

Sentinel (Team Leader)
Cougar
Riptide
Psi-Fire
Brahma
Photon
Combat

Youngblood is an early Image Comics comic book written by Rob Liefeld, based on a team he had created at the start of his career and planned to do as part of Gary Carlson’s anthology series Megaton in the late 1980s, but put on hold when he got job offers from both Marvel and DC at the same convention. When he revived the concept in the early 1990s, he mixed in some ideas he had for the Teen Titans but never got to use, about a superhero team funded by the government to kill indiscriminately and have no obvious sense of morals.

Interestingly it was the first book published under the Image banner, but its first issue was completed in 1991 before Image was officially formed. It was later rebooted by Alan Moore in Youngblood: Judgment Day, which is generally regarded as an improvement.