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CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #2: THE FREEDOM PHALANX (May 2006) CDS Books/Perseus Books

cover:  George Perez
CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #2: THE FREEDOM PHALANX
Date:Oct 2005
Cover Price:  $6.99
Publisher: CDS Books/Perseus Books

Description
Paperback Book (384 pages)

writer: Robert Weinberg
editor: James Lowder

New cover by George Pérez

Information from James Lowder and Ilke

Despair stalks the streets of Paragon City. Five decades after Statesman and his allies first formed the Freedom Phalanx, that legendary group of heroes is no more and power-mad villains stand poised on the brink of ultimate victory.

The fledgling hero Positron has a plan to stop them: rebuild the Freedom Phalanx. But the world's mightiest champions no longer see the point of battling alongside others, not when they have their own private wars to wage and personal demons to conquer.

For Positron to forge a new Freedom Phalanx and save Paragon City from the schemes of the dreaded Tyranny Legion, he must first save Statesman, Manticore, and the other crime-busting legends from their greatest enemies -- themselves.



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    News: Robin Laws Interview at Warcry.com

    April 11, 2006 06:57 pm
     From www.warcry.com
    Interviews: City of Heroes Novel #2
    Interview: Robin Laws
    Filed 04/11/2006 by Shannon "Vandemar" Drake

    When the series editor for the City of Heroes novels contacted us and asked if we'd like to do interviews with the authors, well, how could we refuse? The first installment is here. Today, we present the second installment with Robin Laws, author of City of Heroes #2: The Freedom Phalanx.

    WarCry: Is there anything you’d like to say to the fans of City of Heroes that are waiting for your book?
    I'm anxiously anticipating your reactions to it. The book is for the fans, and I hope you dig it. It's also written for the general fan of super fiction, so if your friends like capes and costumes but aren't into the MMORPG scene, this is something you can turn them onto. Judging by George Perez's fabulous cover roughs, this is a product you'll want to buy and bag just for that image alone.

    News: City of Heroes Novel #2 Cover

    January 31, 2006 02:21 pm
     From www.amazon.com, thanks to Ilke 
    City of Heroes: The Freedom Phalanx (City of Heroes)
    by Robin Laws

    List Price: $6.99

    Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
    Publisher: CDS Books (May 30, 2006)
    Language: English
    ISBN: 1593152213

    Book Description
    Despair stalks the streets of Paragon City. Five decades after Statesman and his allies first formed the Freedom Phalanx, that legendary group of heroes is no more and power-mad villains stand poised on the brink of ultimate victory. The fledgling hero Positron has a plan to stop them: rebuild the Freedom Phalanx. But the world's mightiest champions--Statesman, Sister Psyche, Synapse, and Manticore--no longer see the point of battling alongside others, not when they have their own private wars to wage and personal demons to conquer. For Positron to forge a new Freedom Phalanx and save Paragon City from the schemes of the dreaded Tyranny Legion, he must first save the heroes from their greatest enemies--themselves.

    News: City of Heroes Novels Updates

    July 23, 2005 10:59 am
     From James Lowder

    CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #1: WEB OF ARACHNOS (Oct 2005)
    CDS Books/Perseus Books

    CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #2: THE FREEDOM PHALANX (May 2006)
    CDS Books/Perseus Books

    CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #3: THE RIKTI WAR (Unpublished) (2007)
    CDS Books/Perseus Books

    The info on the Web of Arachnos cover you have is incorrect. It's not the cover for a comic book from Blue King. It's the cover for the first City of Heroes novel, The Web of Arachnos, written by Robert Weinberg and published by CDS Books/Perseus Books Group. The book is due out in October 2005.

    Amazon link

    Mr. Perez will be doing the cover for the second novel--The Freedom Phalanx, to be written by Robin Laws--and the third, though the title and the author of the third have not yet been announced.

    News: From George Pérez (Feb 2005)

    February 20, 2005 12:00 am
     From George Pérez

    CITY OF HEROES NOVEL #2: THE FREEDOM PHALANX (May 2006)
    CDS Books/Perseus Books
    I am currently inking the incredible Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez on a project written by Phil Jimenez, who is also the cover penciler, with me inking Phil. Unfortunately, beyond that, I'm not at liberty to reveal what the project is so I've been calling it "The EZ Company Project" since all three creators share the same last two letters in our family names. DC Comics should be making an announcement relatively soon and it will be a relief to finally be able to talk about it openly.

    Contrary to solicitations I have indeed drawn the cover for FALLEN ANGELS #20. Due to a mix-up in the scheduling it initially appeared that I couldn't do the cover, so the regular team was told to go ahead and draw the cover. When Peter David found out about that he reminded the editor that the deadlines had been pushed back and even though the book had been solicited with another cover, Peter figured few would be bummed out to find that there was a Pérez cover after all.

    I have also drawn a cover for a Marvel Visionaries book spotlighting my 1970's run on FANTASTIC FOUR. Tom Smith colored that piece and, as usual, did a wonderful job.

    I am currently drawing a variant cover for Top Cow's CITY OF HEROES #1 and will be drawing the cover for a CITY OF HEROES novel called "Web of Arachnos". This should be the first of three covers for a series of CoH novels. And since I just mentioned Top Cow, I should also announce that I will be participating in a special 10th Anniversary edition of WITCHBLADE. I will be drawing three pages written by Ron Marz. And as I draw those pages I will be filmed by a video crew for TwoMorrows' DVD companion to its MODERN MASTERS book series.

    There have been other offers, including some covers for Dynamic Forces' RED SONYA and ARMY OF DARKNESS. I also will be providing a cover for DF's STORYTELLER, yet another retrospective on my career. (I am definitely being over-exposed). A cover for ForceWerks' B.A.B.E. FORCE is also on my schedule. There have been other one-shots I've been offered that I'm not yet free to discuss, or yet to accept, but after "The EZ Company Project" I will be primarily focusing my attention on completing GAMES: THE TITANS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Inker Mike Perkins has already started on some pages and Tom Smith has 30 pages ready to start so it's up to me to get busy so that Marv Wolfman can start dialoguing the first half of the book.

    As for conventions this year, here's my schedule for 2005 so far.
    February 25-27: Mega Con in Orlando, FL.
    March 18-20: Wizard World Los Angeles in Long Beach, CA
    April 22-24: Pittsburgh Comicon in Monroeville, PA (I even provided the T-Shirt art)
    July 14-17: Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA
    September 13-17: Comic Book Festival in Avilés, Spain

    Those are the confirmed shows. There is a possibility of more, but I'm trying to limit my time away from the drawing board this year.

     June 28, 2004 07:32 pm | Perez Influences
    From Vu (email)
    Subject: Perez Influences (3 links)
    Date: Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:55 pm

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    CITY OF HEROES (Game) Interview
    Tuesday, March 09, 2004 12:26:08 PM

    (excerpt)

    There are a wealth of comic books around which must have been a major source of ideas for the game. Are these also where some of the ideas for the CoH story arcs will draw inspiration from? Are there any writers, stories or comic books in particular which you would cite as favourites?
    Jack Emmert (lead designer): My personal inspirations have been George Perez and Marv Wolfman's New Teen Titans, and John Byrne and Chris Clairemont's Uncanny X-Men. I think that these comics were the first to take into consideration the adult reader. Instead of being perfect, heroes were portrayed as regular, normal people with abnormal powers.


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