"Golden Boy will elicit many emotions from a reader, but chief among them will be bewilderment that such an accomplished book is a first effort, and secondly, delight that you can count yourself among the first to enjoy an exciting new voice in comics. Get in on the ground floor of Max Riffner's career now, chump!"
Phil Hester Green Arrow, Deep Sleeper, The Coffin
"Filled with motion and emotion, Golden Boy is a satisfying exploration of both the struggle for redemption, and also the title character's realization of the differences between what it takes to be a boxer in the ring, and a fighter in life. Riffner's art flows from scene to scene, round to round, creating as solid an impact as any boxer's glove."
Paul Tobin Banana Sunday
"Max Riffner's characters in Golden Boy come to life before your eyes. The riviting story of the ultimate underdog pulls the reader in. You will find yourself cheering out loud for Golden Boy!"
Dean Phillips Owner, Krypton Comics (Omaha, NE) 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Retailling Finalist