Official Press Release
Thursday, December 11, from 5:00 to 7:00PM
Midtown Comics Times Square location
200 W. 40th Street, Corner 7th Avenue, NYC
NYC Store Locations:
Times Square: 200 W. 40th Street, corner 7th Avenue.
Grand Central: 459 Lexington Avenue, corner 45th Street.
Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to present legendary comic book artist and publisher Rob Liefeld, and writer Phil Hotsenpiller, signing their collaborative work Armageddon Now: World War III.
Rob Liefeld’s first major break came from DC Comics, illustrating Hawk & Dove. He then skyrocketed to fame in the early 1990’s as an artist for Marvel Comics, working on X-Men related titles The New Mutants and X-Force, and co-creating characters Cable and Deadpool. In 1992 Mr. Liefeld, along with six other top name creators that included Jim Lee and Todd MacFarlane, left Marvel to form Image Comics, the first major company to cater to creator-owned comic books. Liefeld’s Youngblood #1 was the first comic book published by Image, becoming the highest selling independent ever at the time. He also managed to convince writer Alan Moore to put a fresh spin on his own Supreme book and write a critically acclaimed run on the series, telling his own version of the Superman mythos.
In the years since, Rob Liefeld has come full circle, leaving Image in 1996, starting new publishing venture Awesome Comics in 1997 (reviving Joe Simon’s and Jack Kirby’s classic Fighting American character with Jeph Loeb), going back to Marvel to work on the fan favorite Heroes Reborn/Onslaught stories, working on Teen Titans for DC, and has more recently returned to Image with an all new Youngblood series.
Phil Hotsenpiller is the teaching pastor of Yorba Linda Friends, a Mega Church in Southern California. He is the founder and President of New York Executive Coaching Group, and co-author of a seven part business series entitled Passionate Lives and Leaders. Phil is one of the founding partners of 12 GATES Productions and is the writer of Armageddon Now!
Midtown Comics opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels and Manga, with its online store as well as two landmark NYC locations in Times Square and Grand Central.
More information available online at: http://www.midtowncomics.com