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About the Author
Rob Liefeld’s legendary career began at the age of 18 years old. Fresh out of high school he was hired by both Marvel and DC Comics where he began laying the foundation for a resume that would define a generation. Among the most popular of Liefeld’s creations are Deadpool, Cable, Domino, X-Force, Youngblood, Supreme, Prophet and Glory.

Heroes Reborn! Part 1

In 1996 Marvel turned to their two best-selling creators, Rob Liefeld & Jim Lee, making them an offer they could not refuse! These two creators were given a chance at history, charged with turning around the fortunes and sagging sales of Marvel’s former Icons, Captain America, Avengers & Fantastic Four. The publisher outsourced all creative control to Liefeld & Lee. Rob examines the behind the scenes drama and details surrounding this historic decision and the subsequent excitement it generated.

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X-Men, X-Tends & X-Pands!!

The X-Men franchise becomes an absolute cash cow for Marvel, spin-offs and bi-weekly schedules shift power in the industry enriching publisher, retailers and creators alike. Rob details the bold moves by Marvel that paved the way for everything that would follow!

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1988! Learning to Fly

A surge of new talent ascends on the comics industry. Young, hungry voices looking to find the platforms to boost their artistic signals scramble to get regular assignments. A comic no one wants to draw, Hawk & Dove, becomes the vehicle for one young creator to blast off into the stars. Rob charts his own path creating the New Dove, contributing to DC Comics cannon, the behind the scenes conflicts that defined his first work and the long term impact it gave his career.

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The “L” Boys!

The winds of change were shifting in the comics industry, the old guard was fading and a new class was ready to take the industry by storm. Rob details a chance encounter with Todd McFarlane in 1988 during San Diego Comic-Con that was the beginning of a formidable alliance, one that would challenge, change and alter the comic book landscape forever.

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Untold Tales of Comics!

The Original JLA/Avengers with George Pérez! Neal Adams X-Men Graphic Novel! Kirkman & Liefeld’s Killraven! This week Rob examines the deep cuts behind comic books most infamous unpublished projects! The feuds, ego’s & agenda’s that kept us from instant classics in any age are discussed at length. The 2nd X-Men/Titans crossover that was lost in the process! The Untold Tales of Untold Tales of Comic Books will enlighten and entertain!

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NU Marvel and the End of an Era!

BLACK COSTUME SPIDER GIRL! U.S. AGENT! GREY HULK! As the Bronze Era of comics begins to fade, and the talent flees to DC Comics, Marvel throws a Hail Mary with new costumes and identities for their familiar icons to stoke sales and renew interest. Rob is joined by Jimmy Jay as they discuss the decisions and…

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Jack Kirby! The King of Comics!

The single most dominant force in the history of comic books! No one has had greater impact than JACK “THE KING” KIRBY, the architect of the Marvel Universe, his influence continues to shape pop culture to this day. Wether introducing the world to CAPTAIN AMERICA in World War 2 or imagining the birth of the Marvel Universe, Jack never stopped amazing comic readers young and old! He roared back to prominence at Marvel in the late 1970’s with titles such as The Eternals, Devil Dinosaur & Machine Man. Rob takes you through his resurgence and shares his personal memories, experiences and adventures with the most important figure in the history of comic books!

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POWER RECORDS! The Birth of Comic Book Merchandising!

“THE ACTION COMES ALIVE AS YOU READ” a slogan on each and every POWER RECORD, featuring the biggest super hero & sci-fi franchises of an era! Spider Man! Fantastic Four! Hulk! Captain America! Star Trek! Planet Of The Apes! Rob Liefeld takes you back to the birth of comic book merchandising where Power Records and their read along action took off alongside Marvel Slurpee Cups, Marvel Mego Dolls and Marvel Trading Cards stormed the shelves for comic hungry kids of the 70’s!

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The Wolverine! From Page to Screen!

The breakout star of the best selling X-Men franchise is awarded his own showcase, with Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, two of comic books biggest super stars, at the helm. Rob Liefeld examines the origins of this innovative mash up of East meets West that defined the groundbreaking Wolverine mini-series which owes a debt to the influence and impact of James Clavell’s epic SHOGUN, setting the stage for an eventual blockbuster film adaptation by Hugh Jackman and James Mangold.

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The Man Of Steel! 1986 & The Superman Reboot

In 1986, DC Comics, seeking a total reinvention of Superman, recruited John Byrne, Marvel’s brightest star, to relaunch their storied franchise and make him accessible to a younger generation. Byrne accepted, making drastic alterations to Superman’s origins as well as relations with key characters like Lex Luthor and Batman. Rob walks you through Byrne’s long standing affection for the character and revisits the biggest comic book reboot ever attempted!

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