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Deadpool Creator, Comic Book Legend Rob Liefeld to Release Memoir "Robservations" in Early 2025!

Comic book legend Rob Liefeld, known for his groundbreaking contributions to Marvel and the revolutionary formation of Image Comics, is set to unveil his highly anticipated memoir, "Robservations," in early 2025 through BenBella Publishing. Offering a rare peek into his remarkable career, Liefeld's memoir promises to provide readers with an intimate look at his journey from a pastor's son in Orange County, CA, to becoming one of the most celebrated figures in the comic book industry.


From his beginnings as a teen sensation at DC Comics to becoming one of the industry's most celebrated figures, Liefeld's journey has been nothing short of legendary. In the early 90’s at Marvel Comics, he introduced the world to iconic characters such as Deadpool, Cable, and X-Force, catapulting sales to unprecedented heights with record-shattering single book sales of 5 million copies of X-Force #1


Following his groundbreaking work at Marvel, Liefeld embarked on a new chapter by co-founding Image Comics, disrupting the whole comics industry, and launching the third-largest comic publisher in history. This new comic publisher allowed creators to publish material of their own creation without giving up copyrights to those characters, something that other publishers had never offered. Liefeld found success with his creation of Youngblood, Bloodstrike, and Prophet, each selling over one million copies on their debuts, an unheard-of achievement for independent comics at the time. 


In 1996, Liefeld triumphantly returned to Marvel, where he revitalized iconic titles such as The Avengers and Captain America, leading to the top-selling Avengers comic in the title's history. He has remained at the top of his game since. Through his fearless approach and willingness to push boundaries, he reshaped the industry's landscape, leaving an indelible legacy that continues to influence creators today. 


"Robservations"  will feature 10 original illustrations and promises to take readers on a captivating journey through his personal life and over his 35-year+ career in the entertainment industry. It will lift the veil on the inner workings of comic book publishers, the suits behind Hollywood studios, and pivotal moments that have shaped modern pop culture. From behind-the-scenes anecdotes to reflections on his career-defining decisions, as well as facts little known in the comic book industry, Liefeld offers a candid and compelling account of his life and legacy.


"BenBella is thrilled to partner with legendary comic artist Rob Liefield on the release of his memoir. Rob offers a glimpse into the hurdles and triumphs of his 38-year career, the origin stories of many beloved characters, and what's next for the creator of Deadpool and Cable. We're excited to help Rob share his story with fans who love comic books as much as he does." said BenBella CEO Glenn Yeffeth.


“I have had a lifelong love affair with comic books. They have been my passion since I was seven years old. Having been fortunate to break into the business as a teenager in the 80s, I’ve seen five decades of tremendous change, quite a bit of upheaval, and a fair amount of rebellion and betrayal. Some of which I started. It’s been quite a ride, and I’m eager to share this incredible ride with everyone.” added Rob Liefeld “Watching my creations become roles portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Minka Kelly with many more on the way, is a crazy culmination of my comic book dreams as a kid. Over the course of my career, comic books have become a rich minefield that drives pop culture.” 


"Robservations" is poised to become a must-read for comic book enthusiasts, pop culture aficionados, and anyone seeking inspiration from one of the industry's most influential figures. With its blend of humor, insight, and unbridled passion, Liefeld's memoir promises to captivate readers and leave a lasting impression.


Rob Liefeld is represented by Liz Parker and David Boxerbaum from Verve Talent



About Rob Liefeld:

Rob Liefeld is a legend name in the comic book and entertainment business world. Scouted by the late Stan Lee and Marvel at age 16, Liefeld worked on several top Marvel titles helping the company’s stratospheric rise not just within the comics space but within the film and television business. His sales figures for X-Force #1 topped 5 million sales and still stands at the #2 selling comic book of all time. It was Liefeld’s own original titles and characters which garnered him the most acclaim with comic book fans, with his deconstructive audacious tone evident in such original titles as “Deadpool”, “Cable,” “X-Force,” “Youngblood,” and “Prophet” among his most revered work. 20th Century Fox film division greenlit his DEADPOOL film franchise in 2010 to great fanfare, releasing two movies starring Ryan Reynolds,  as the title character that has grossed over $1.5B globally in Box Office Revenue. A third movie, Deadpool and Wolverine, launches on July 26th, 2024, from Walt Disney Studios. 


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