liefeld was not original with his creations, they were cardboard stock archetypes
rob thinking...ok, i need 1 muscle big guy, i girl, 1 gun guy in this new group youngbllod, i have another group, brigade, and need those same types, hmmm...i want to do a terminator, come from future back to past to save the future like i used with cable for berzerkers...how do i make them diff?
my guesses to his inspirations on character names
gw bride = george washington bridge
cable = cable tv
deadpool = clint eastwood movie iirc
vogue = model so vogue magazine
diehard = car battery or the bruce willis movies
and the list goes on...
diehard was a rip on capt america super soldier, but i like the twist he put on it
and i do like his art and some of his characters despite all the criticism
check out the current uncanny x-men and i forgot the other x-title that is cross-over for warpath - marvel is making him centerstage.