The character Prophet, created by Rob Liefeld, was intended to appear in his X-Force series in 1991, but he decided to pull the character for his then-planned creator-owned comics at Malibu Comics. We probably got Sauron instead. The supersoldier from World War II played on ice (yes another one) with religious zealotry first appeared in Youngblood #2 in 1992, and subsequently span off into his own series, which Stephen Platt most notably drew.
In 1995, TriStar Pictures acquired the film rights to Prophet with Rob Liefeld as a producer, but did not proceed beyond pre-production. In 2018, Studio 8 acquired the film rights to Prophet. Yesterday we got the word that Marc Guggenheim, creator of the Arrowverse, was working on the screenplay. Rob Liefeld posted to social media, saying ' Super excited that Mighty Marc Guggenheim has jumped on board PROPHET!! He's so ridiculously talented and you guys are going to dig what he has in store!! Studio spends big $$$ to option property, secure big writer!! VICTORY all around!!" I am glad to see that even in this time of lockdown, that there are still plenty of exclamation marks to go around.
These kind of announcements are getting very common recently, and is another sign of what Bleeding Cool has been noting – TV and movie studio executives stopping having endless lunches, going to parties and snorting coke off a stripper's back, and in lockdown just getting on with the job and signing deals. Anyway, this news seemed to light a new fire under the collectors and speculators. Despite selling half a million copies and more, Youngblood #2, his first appearance jumped on eBay. A comic that was selling for a buck fifty last month, started getting successful sales of up to $16. While a CGC 9.8 slabbed edition saw a seller sell four copies for $100 each, all yesterday, and one person bought two copies at that price. It helps that Prophet actually appears on the cover as well.