Rob Liefeld Launches New Comic At Prophecy Weekend Today

photo2-8Armageddon Now: The Beast, written by Phil Hotsenpillar, drawn by Rob Liefeld and painted by Mike Caprotti will debut, not in a comic store, not even at a comic convention, but at Prophecy Weekend 09.

Armageddon Now is a series of painted comics depicting events based on the New Testament book of Revelation, but with even more guns and explosions. The Beast is its latest chapter.

And with a ten thousand strong audience looking for answers about the end times,  The Beast could quite easily sell out of the 1500 conference editions. Printed on heavier stock, with an exclusive cover, will any attendees think to put copies of eBay for the heathen collector? But what if the attendees need a little extra push to purchase?

The conference takes place at Yorba Linda Friends Church in California, where writerof the comic Phil Hotsenpillar is both pastor and lead speaker for the weekend, talking specifically about, well, let's look at their flier.

beastNow that's what I call product placement. They've even used Liefeld artwork event on their website. Darn, I really should have tried selling Flying Friar there…

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Liefeld is also making a special folder for the comic available at ProphecyCon with an Armageddon Now timeline.

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The regular edition of the comic will ship to comic book stores later this month.

An on Sunday, it's my turn to be the heathen, I won't be going church with my kids, instead we will be attending a family media preview of Pixar's Up in London. Yes a preview. It only comes out in the UK in October. I know, I know. Look, at least we got Shaun Of The Dead a year early.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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