Official Press Release
Bethlehem, PA – Markosia Enterprises, Ltd. is pleased to announce another original graphic novel to its 2006 slate, GOLDEN BOY. Created by writer/artist Max Riffner, GOLDEN BOY is about Cole “Golden Boy” Parker, a retired boxer who has lost his way into a lonely life. After a violent encounter with a local hood, Cole repairs his ailing neighborhood’s spirit and his past relationships as he prepares to step back in the ring.
“I originally published GOLDEN BOY online,” says creator Max Riffner, “but when I received a phone call from Chuck Satterlee about bringing it to Markosia, I jumped at the chance to work with them. It is easy to get lost online, so I think Markosia’s marketing plan and distribution channels will get GOLDEN BOY out into people’s hands that are eager for alternative work.”
Fellow Shocktrauma Studio-mate Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Deep Sleeper, The Coffin) said “GOLDEN BOY will elicit many emotions from a reader, but chief among them will be bewilderment that such an accomplished book is a first effort, and secondly, delight that you can count yourself among the first to enjoy an exciting new voice in comics. Get in on the ground floor of Max Riffner’s career now, chump!”
Harry Markos, Markosia’s Managing Partner, stated, “I loved GOLDEN BOY the minute Chuck [Satterlee] showed it to me. I knew it was something that Markosia would be proud to stand behind.”
“Max Riffner’s characters in GOLDEN BOY come to life before your eyes. The riveting story of the ultimate underdog pulls the reader in. You will find yourself cheering out loud for GOLDEN BOY,” said Dean Phillips, owner of Krypton Comics (Omaha, NE ) and 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Finalist.
“From the moment I met Max Riffner at Krypton Comics in Omaha, NE, I knew that I liked him”, said Chuck Satterlee, Markosia’s North American Director of Operations. “Then I read Golden Boy and …that’s when I knew I wanted to continue to like him so I could ride on his coat-tails in this industry. He is going to go places.”
GOLDEN BOY will be released in July 2006 in comic shops everywhere. For more information about the book, including a 25 page preview, please visit the GOLDEN BOY website – http://www.maxriffner.com/goldenboy/ The preview will also soon be able to be downloaded from www.markosia.com
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