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.
While in his early 20’s, Rob took over the ailing New Mutants comic book franchise and transformed it into the industry powerhouse X-Force! Liefeld introduced dozens of new characters that caught favor with fans who made them instant favorites! Along with Deadpool and Cable, Stryfe, Shatterstar, Zero, Reaper, Feral, Wildside, Gideon, Kane, Warpath, Grizzly, Bridge and many more!
X-Force #1 went on to sell an unprecedented Five Million copies in the United States alone making it the #2 selling comic book of all time. The X-Force franchise has produced numerous spin-off’s over the years, creating an entire line of popular books for industry leader Marvel comics.
Following the success of X-Force, Liefeld teamed with his peers to launch Image Comics, the most successful independent comic book label in comics history. Along with Rob, The Image Founders included Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Whilce Portacio.
Youngblood, created and illustrated by Rob Liefeld went on to sell 1 million copies, shattering the sales record for an independent comic book. Liefeld created a comic production label, Extreme Studios which went on to publish Liefeld creations, BRIGADE, BLOODSTRIKE, SUPREME, GLORY, PROPHET and AVENGELYNE, many continue their publication at Image today.
In 1996, Marvel cornerstones Captain America and Avengers had dropped to historically low sales levels, resulting in the industry leader hiring Liefeld to reboot their icons alongside Jim Lee. The event, “Heroes Reborn” created the top selling Avengers and Captain America launches in their respective publication history. Captain America and Avengers were restored as top flight Marvel franchises setting the way for their enormous success in film and television.
Rob Liefeld has covered many of the industries top-tier franchises and produced memorable runs on diverse titles such as Cable, Wolverine, Deathstroke, Hawk and Dove, X-Men, X-Factor, Fighting American, Spider Man, Hawkman and Teen Titans.
Collaborations with many of the industries top writers have created a diverse portfolio of work by Liefeld. Notable authors such as Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Mark Millar, Joe Casey, Jeph Loeb and Robert Kirkman have created best selling works alongside Liefeld.
In 2006, Liefeld was asked to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Heroes Reborn by producing the 5 issue maxi-series, Onslaught Reborn, which revisited the story lines and character designs that brought renewed energy and success to the Avengers family.
Liefeld added to the Deadpool lore in 2009 by introducing Lady Deadpool and later expanded the Deadpool family by launching the best selling Deadpool Corps. in 2010.
In 2011 Liefeld and The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman launched a mini-series featuring their collaboration, The Infinite. A sequel to The Infinite is forthcoming.
24 years after introducing the world to his brilliant creations, Liefeld continues to enjoy the fruits of his imagination as Deadpool, Cable and others expand into multi-media platforms including cartoons, video games and motion pictures