Long-time Batman editor Jordan B. Gorfinkel and DC and Marvel superhero artist Scott Benefiel team up to tell the tale of a new kind of hero…

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?


Jordan B. Gorfinkel

Jordan B. Gorfinkel

Jordan B. Gorfinkel (“Gorf”) is a writer, editor, cartoonist, musician, producer and director.

As Editor at DC Comics, Gorf anchored a team that for a decade managed the Batman franchise, leveraging the Dark Knight brand across multiple print and digital media, platforms and products. His creations, including Batman: No Man’s Land and Birds Of Prey,served as, and continue to be, inspiration for critically acclaimed and commercially successful film and television properties, as well as books, games, merchandise and more.

Gorf is President and Chief Creative Officer of Avalanche Comics Entertainment (“ACE”), a creative studio specializing in producing custom content for branding and communications, and establishing or refreshing mass media entertainment content. ACE clients include Microsoft, Alibaba, Clorox, Warner Bros., TOMS Shoes and the Steinhardt Foundation. ACE also possesses a rich original content library of entertainment properties for film, television, print and digital platforms.

Gorf writes and draws Everything's Relative, his “reverentially irreverent” comic strip that appears online and in newspapers around the US and the world. A specially commissioned series is featured in the permanent exhibition of the Munich Jewish Museum in Germany.

As a musician, Gorf is a producer and director of a cappella groups and music videos. He has twice performed at the White House and his acts have been seen on NBC’s The Today Show and The Daily Show’s “Moment Of Zen” on Comedy Central.

Scott Benefiel

Scott Benefiel

Scott Benefiel is a comic book illustrator, storyboard artist artist and writer.

He has illustrated for major publishers DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, Top Cow, Image, Disney and a slew of others, on such titles as Superman, Ghost/Hellboy, Justice League of America, Witchblade, Tomb Raider, JSA, Metal Hurlant, Hardcase, and Silver Surfer, to name a few.

As a storyboard artist for film, television, and video games, Scott has worked with Will Smith's Overbrook Productions, Fox TV's Cosmos, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, and on the games Halo 4, Transformers: War for Cybertron and Silent Hill: Homecoming. Scott’s original screenplay for the romantic comedy “The Month of August” has garnered numerous awards from several US film festivals including "Best Feature"and "Best Screenplay" honors. He’s currently at work on his first novel.

You can see more of his art online at www.ScottBenefiel.com.