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May 12 to 14, 2017

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Bob Layton  |  Iron Man

Bob Layton
Iron Man
Writer of original X-Factor series
Co-creator of X-O Manowar

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Comic book creator, writer, artist, designer, and entrepreneur, one of the comics industry’s true visionaries, Bob Layton has successfully migrated to other media, including television, animation and feature films.

Bob, along with his creative partner David Michelinie, reinvented the Iron Man comic in the late 70s, taking it from near-cancellation to one of Marvel’s all-time bestselling series. Their classic Iron Man story “Demon in a Bottle” was recently voted “one of the top 20 comic stories of all time”.

In 1982 he launches one of Marvel’s first mini-series, writing, penciling and inking the four-issue Hercules: Prince of Power, which spawned several successful sequels and a graphic novel. In 1986 he reunited the original X-Men, reviving Jean Grey, and launched X-Factor, which he wrote and co-inked the first 5 issues. Between these projects, he found some time to design the Marvel Secret Wars toy line for Mattel, the incentive behind the comic industry’s first mega-crossover. In 1992, Bob was instrumental to Valiant Comics’ success, first as co-architect of the Valiant Universe and then, as its Editor-In-Chief/Senior VP. He was involved in the launch of titles like X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong and Magnus: Robot Fighter, and created major story concepts and art designs for the highly-successful Turok: Dinosaur Hunter video game.

Bob recently made a career change and moved to Hollywood to turn his attentions to developing new properties for motion pictures and television, including The Helix and Mettle sci-fi/thriller screenplays for Edward James Olmos Productions and television scripts for Nickelodeon’s Iron Man Armored Adventures and Cinemax’s Femme Fatales.

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