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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Spotlight and Giveaway: Michael Midas Champion: Book One {graphic novel}

I'm super excited to be spotlighting the graphic novel, Michael Midas Champion: Book One, today! Learn more about this comic and enter to win a copy below...

Michael Midas Champion
(book one)
by Jordan B. Gorfinkel
illustrated by Scott Benefiel
August 4, 2015
InkLit/Penguin-Random House

As Champion, the crimson guardian of his hometown Urbana Falls, Michael Midas battles vengeful samurai, wicked sorcerers and evil creatures, earning the gratitude of the people he saves—and the heart of Dani, the woman he loves.

But being a superhero doesn’t pay the bills. All of Michael’s super-strength and stamina is defenseless against the daily trials and tribulations of making ends meet. Beneath his colorful costume, he’s another struggling blue collar worker, full of lingering self-doubt about his role as Champion. 

Then Michael’s super and civilian identities collide when he’s confronted by Truck, his grade school bully and romantic rival. His long-time nemesis has evolved into an endlessly adaptable, monstrous supervillain, determined to destroy the world—and he’s got the power to do it.

Torn between fulfilling conflicting responsibilities to his family and to mankind, can Michael Midas Champion find the power to fix the problems of his past and save the world? 


Michael Midas Champion delivers a dynamic narrative and spectacular illustration. I truly enjoyed reading this story.”—Chris Renaud, Director, Despicable Me 

“Absolutely charming. Just a dash of The Princess Bride mixed with super-heroics. And I mean it.”—Paul Levitz, Former President and Publisher of DC Comics

As a DC Comics editor for nearly a decade, Jordan B. Gorfinkel managed the Batman franchise, including an explosion of licensed products and the successful development of Warner Bros’ Batman animal television series and film franchise. He masterminded “No Man’s Land,” a comic book series that spanned all of DC’s Batman comics for one entire calendar year. It was collected into a multiple volume graphic novel series and was published as a prose novel by Greg Rucka. Additionally, “No Man’s Land” was the inspiration for the acclaimed film “Batman Begins.” He also created Birds of Prey, the longest running superhero comic starring women since Wonder Woman. He currently is a writer, creator, newspaper cartoonist, animation and multimedia entertainment producer. Visit him online at

Scott Benefiel has been an illustrator for several years working as a storyboard, comic book, and conceptual artist for most of his professional life. Recently he has designed VFX storyboards for the new COSMOS television series due in 2014, and a cinematic storyboard artist on the immensely popular video game, Halo 4. Scott has been a professional comic book artist for over 20 years, working for numerous publishers such as Marvel, DC, Top Cow, Image, Wildstorm, Dark Horse, Disney, and a slew of others. Visit him online at

Win a copy of 
Michael Midas Champion: Book One!
Thanks to PRH, I have one brand new copy for one winner.
-US only 
-ends 8/10/15
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RadaliciouScents said...

Woohooo!!! My best friends son will eat this up!
Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

I like that Superhero Michael has real world problems. My son would love to draw Michael and read how he saves the world. Thanks for the spotlight and giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This graphic novel looks great!