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
Convention Guest Appearances
- New York Comic Con 2023 - October 12-15, 2023 in New York, NY, USA 2022
- New York Comic Con 2022 - October 6-9, 2022 in New York, NY, USA
- Middle East Film and Comic Con 2022 - March 4-6, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2021
- Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2021 - December 10-12, 2021 in Chicago, IL, USA
- L.A. Comic Con 2021 - December 3-5, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
- New York Comic Con 2021 - October 7-10, 2021 in New York, NY, USA
Big Apple Comic Con Special Event Expo 2021 - July 17, 2021 in New York, NY, USACancelled Appearance 2019
- Wizard World Bay Area 2019 - November 22-24, 2019 in Oakland, CA, USA
- L.A. Comic Con 2019 - October 11-13, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
- New York Comic Con 2019 - October 3-6, 2019 in New York, NY, USA
- London Film & Comic Con 2019 - July 26-28, 2019 in London, UK
Montreal Comiccon 2019 - July 5-7, 2019 in Montreal, QCCancelled Appearance
- Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention 2019 - June 14-16, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2019 - March 22-24, 2019 in Chicago, IL, USA
- Emerald City Comic Con 2019 - March 14-17, 2019 in Seattle, WA, USA 2018
- Rhode Island Comic Con 2018 - November 2-4, 2018 in Providence, RI, USA
- L.A. Comic Con 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
- New York Comic Con 2018 - October 4-7, 2018 in New York, NY, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Austin 2018 - September 21-23, 2018 in Austin, TX, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2018 - August 23-26, 2018 in Rosemont, IL, USA
- Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention 2018 - June 29 - July 1, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Fairfax, VA Comicon 2018 - June 9-10, 2018 in Fairfax, VA, USA
- MegaCon Orlando 2018 - May 24-27, 2018 in Orlando, FL, USA
- Calgary Expo 2018 - April 26-29, 2018 in Calgary, AB
- Fan Expo Dallas 2018 - April 6-8, 2018 in Dallas, TX, USA 2017
- NC Comicon: Bull City 2017 - November 10-12, 2017 in Durham, NC, USA
- Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2017 - October 27-29, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rose City Comic Con 2017 - September 8-10, 2017 in Portland, OR, USACancelled Appearance Colorado Springs Comic Con 2017 - August 25-27, 2017 in Colorado Springs, CO, USACancelled Appearance
- Comic Con Palm Springs 2017 - August 25-27, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA, USA
- Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention 2017 - June 23-25, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia 2017 - June 1-4, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2017 - April 21-23, 2017 in Chicago, IL, USA
- Emerald City Comicon 2017 - March 2-5, 2017 in Seattle, WA, USA
Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2017 - February 17-19, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ, USAConvention Cancelled
- Albuquerque Comic Con 2017 - January 13-15, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM, USA 2016
- Rhode Island Comic Con 2016 - November 11-13, 2016 in Providence, RI, USA
- MegaCon Tampa Bay 2016 - October 28-30, 2016 in Tampa, FL, USA
- Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con 2016 - October 28-30, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
- New York Comic Con 2016 - October 6-9, 2016 in New York, NY, USA
- Cincinnati Comic Expo 2016 - September 23-26, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH, USA
- Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention 2016 - June 17-19, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Toronto Comicon 2016 - March 18-20, 2016 in Toronto, ON
Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2016 - March 18-20, 2016 in Chicago, IL, USACancelled Appearance Wizard World Comic Con & Gaming Portland 2016 - February 19-20, 2016 in Portland, OR, USACancelled Appearance
- Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016 - February 12-14, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ, USA 2015
- Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2015 - October 30 - November 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
- New York Comic Con 2015 - October 8-11, 2015 in New York, NY, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Ft. Lauderdale 2015 - October 2-4, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
- Amazing Hawaii Comic Con 2015 - September 18-20, 2015 in Honolulu, HI, USA
- Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh 2015 - September 11-13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- Amazing Houston Comic Con 2015 - September 4-6, 2015 in Houston, TX, USA
- Amazing Las Vegas Comic Convention 2015 - June 19-21, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, USA
Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines 2015 - June 12-14, 2015 in Des Moines, IA, USACancelled Appearance
- Gem City Comic Con 2015 - March 28-29, 2015 in Dayton, OH, USA 2014
- Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2014 - January 24-26, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ, USA 2012
- Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 - July 12-15, 2012 in San Diego, CA, USA 2005
- Wizard World Texas 2005 - November 4-6, 2005 in Dallas, TX, USA 1992
- Chicago Comicon 1992 - July 4-6, 1992 in Elk Grove Village, IL, USA 1990
- Wonder-Con 1990 - May 11-13, 1990 in Oakland, CA, USA
52 confirmed guest appearances