Hero Initiative at San Diego Comic Con
With Overstreet exclusive and CGC Signings plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-con and LA Times Hero Complex!
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 16, 2013) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego July 23-27 at the San Diego Convention center. We have exclusives, parties and special guests throughout the weekend at booth #5003 that you will not want to miss!
It’s an anniversary for the Hero Initiative and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. This year marks the fifth consecutive year Gemstone Publishing and Hero have teamed up to raise money for comic creators in need. Harkening back to the character’s earliest appearances, Wolverine is featured with the Hulk and Wendigo on the cover for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 Hero Initiative Edition. Returning even further to Wolverine’s roots, the Hero-exclusive cover is illustrated by Herb Trimpe, who teamed with a pair of superstars, inker Tom Palmer and colorist Laura Martin, for the piece. Gemstone Publishing’s Creative Director Mark Huesman designed the logo and trade dress.
This exclusive, 500-copy, limited hardcover edition will go on sale at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Wednesday, July 23, at our booth. An extremely limited number of copies will be available from Hero’s website and through a select group of participating retailers. There will be no softcover edition of this version, and it will retail for $35.
We hope to see you to kick things off Wednesday night—if you already have your ticket for Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival! The great event put on by Stone Brewing Co. is sold out, and features an amazing exclusive w00tstout beer with label drawn by the legendary Dave Gibbons! Make sure and get your tickets early for NEXT year!
Fans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 17 top creators! Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Amanda Conner, Chuck Dixon, Kevin Eastman, Dave Gibbons, Sina Grace, Brian Haberlin, Dan Jurgens, Andy Lanning, Ken Lashley, David Lloyd, Ron Marz, Danny Miki, Denny O’Neil, Jimmy Palmiotti, Louis Simonson, Walt Simonson and Chip Zdarsky!
Bring your books to the CGC booth, #901, NO later than Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!
And some great friends of Hero will be appearing at our booth, #5003, as well. Check out Ken Lashley on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., and Dan Jurgens on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and Denny O’Neil Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Kevin Grevioux, co-creator of the Underworld franchise, Danny Miki, Inkstrator for Marvel Comics, Christopher E. Long, creator of Hiding in Time, Jackson Lanzing and David Server, co-creators of Freakshow, and Shannon E. Denton, former writer, illustrator, and editor at Wildstorm Productions appear at the Tustin Library on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. A question and answer period will follow the discussion as well as limited signing if time allows. Sign up at the Information Desk. Seating is limited. Details at the link…
345 E. Main Street, Tustin, CA 92780
Sam Humphries and Danny Miki sign at both Collector’s Paradise stores on Wednesday, January 23, 2013!
Collector’s Paradise invites you to the official Los Angeles DOUBLE RELAUNCH PARTY for two of the hottest comic books of 2013: UNCANNY X-FORCE and SACRIFICE! Come celebrate with rising sensation Sam Humphries (writer, ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) and superstar Danny Miki (inker, AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN) as two of Los Angeles’ top talents break open the world of MUTANT NINJA NOIR!
January 23rd is the date for UNCANNY X-FORCE, by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney, and Danny Miki — the new mutant ninja noir X-Men comic book, part of the blockbuster MARVEL NOW! initiative. It’s also the date for SACRIFICE issue 4 by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, the return of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit indie comic about Aztecs, time travel, and Joy Division. To celebrate, will be hosting events at BOTH Collector’s Paradise stores!
In the Valley location, Sam Humphries will be signing from noon till 3:00 pm at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306.
At the Pasadena store, hang out with Sam Humphries and Danny Miki at the launch party from 7p-9p! Join us for snacks and adult beverages (IDs permitting) from 7p-9p 319 South Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105.
Come join us as Collector’s Paradise brings you the first big launch of 2013! MUTANT NINJA NOIR IS HERE!
Gail Simone, Mike Mayhew, Mark Andreyko, Adam Beechen & more sign at 4 Color Fantasies on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Gail Simone - DC exclusive writer. Works include Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Wonder Woman and Welcome to Tranquility. Gail will be on hand to sign for fans.
JT Krul - DC writer currently working on Green Arrow, Teen Titans and, for Aspen Studios, Fathom and Soulfire. JT will be on hand to sign for fans.
Mike Mayhew - Artist who works with both DC and Marvel. Works include Spawn, X-Men Origins: Jean Grey (first fully painted issue) and Fear Itself Homefront. Mike will be on hand to sign for fans.
Adam Beechen - Writer on DC and other animated shows, including The Batman, X-Men: Evolutions, and Static Shock. His comic credits include Batman Beyond, Batgirl and Teen Titans Go! Adam will be on hand to sign for fans.
Mark Andreyko - Writer on Let Me In and Manhunter Co-Features and will soon be working on an upcoming Birds of Prey and the new Captain and Bucky series. Mark will be on hand to sign for fans.
Norm Rapmund - DC exclusive inker best know for his work on Supergirl. Currently working on Booster Gold and Justice League of America. Norm will be on hand to sign for fans.
Danny Miki - Inker whose current works include Incredible Hulk, Hulk, Silver Surfer (covers) and Fear Itself (covers). The exclusive inker for all of Joe Quesada’s art work and the creator of Eduskaters. Danny will be on hand to sign for fans.
Allen Martinez - Artist/inker whose works include Secret Invasion: Requiem, Uncanny X-Men and most recently New Mutants and Iron Man Legacy. Allen will be on hand to sign for fans.
Amy Wolfram - TV and comic writer whose works include 15 episodes of Teen Titans, and some episodes of Legion of Superheros and Ben 10. Her comics foray includes Teen Titans: Year One and several issues of Cartoon Network’s Ben 10. Amy will be on hand to sign for fans.
John C. Narkomey, Jr. - Head of Draw Hard Studios. Currently providing art for Semantink Publishing’s summer release of Dust, a 6-part mini-series written and created by James Ninness. He is also working on creator owned projects Die Demon Die and Cholo Libre: Rise of the Luchador. John will be on hand to sign for fans.
AJ Herrera - Founder of Forbidden Panel website. Creator of ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad) published under Forbidden Panel. AJ will be on hand to sign for fans.
Justin White - Artist on ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad). Co-creator and artist on an upcoming comic called The Graves. Justin will be on hand to sign for fans.
Dani Dixon - Comic book creator/writer and publisher Dani Dixon speaks at events throughout the year on a number of topics related to writing, publishing and art. Her newest book 13 has been published by Tumblecreek Press. Dani will be on hand to sign for fans.
Julian Aguilera - Julian has worked on Zenoscope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and, with Joe Quesada and Danny Miki, on Wolverine and with Jim Lee for DC Comics. Julian will be on hand to sign for fans.
And more to be announced!
4 Color Fantasies
7172 Archibald Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
Hero Initiative gets ready to Haunt Long Beach Comic Con
Booze and Banter party, Official LBCC Costume party
New BPAL Perfume Release and much more!
For Immediate Release: (October 25, 2010) Hero Initiative, the first federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, is planning to spend its Halloween weekend partying it up with special guests and artists at Long Beach Comic Con, October 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com for additional information or go to www.heroinitiative.org for tickets.
Friday evening, October 29 from 5 -7 p.m., we have few limited spaces left to join funny man, writer, and creator Jimmy Palmiotti along with Amanda Connor, Tom Jane, Tim Bradstreet, and the Reverend Dave Johnson for Booze and Banter at Long Beach’s Gladstone’s Restaurant. Click here to reserve your spot. All proceeds will benefit Hero.
Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m., the Hero Initiative is hosting a The LBCC Official Costume Party at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 Pine Avenue, Long Beach. Prizes will be awarded in different categories: best superhero, best villain, best IDW character, best BOOM! Character, most creative, best Zombie and more! It’s going to be incredible fun, and your $10 admission benefits the Hero Initiative. Admission ticket also gets you one free beer and helps out our great cause. Tickets will be sold at the Hero Initiative booth, #300 and at Rock Bottom Saturday evening.
In addition, premiering this weekend is Heroine, a scent created specifically for The Hero Initiative by Black Phoenix Alchemy Laboratory with label art is by the fabulous Adam Hughes! Proceeds from every bottle sold go to The Hero Initiative. We will be selling Heroine, as well as the Dawn, Witchblade, Sachs and Violens, and Unknown scents at the booth as Wicked Goddess herself from BPAL will be at the Hero booth Saturday and Sunday to help you with your scent needs. Heroine will be available for $25 at the booth and will be $26 when it goes live on the Black site in late November.
Also available is a limited edition exclusive print for Long Beach Comic Con by legendary artist Arthur Suydam. Prints will be available at our booth for $15 and you can get it signed by the artist himself all weekend in Artist Alley! (see attached)
And you can save on a great Hero product: The Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project! It’s half off when you bring a coupon from our website at www. Heroinitiatve.org. Print it and bring it to our booth, #300. Limit two per person while supplies last!
At our booth, J. Scott Campbell will be sketching Saturday from 2-3 p.m. But be advised! He’ll only be doing three sketches! In order to get one of his coveted creations, raffle tickets will be sold all day Friday and Saturday until 1 p.m. at $1 each. Three winners will then be selected who will then be able to purchase a Campbell sketch for $250. There is no limit on how many tickets you can purchase, but purchasers must be present at the Hero booth Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to redeem sketch. All proceeds will go to The Hero Initiative. Booth Schedule is as follows:
Friday Oct. 28 (Show hours 1-8pm)
3-4pm Joe Benitez
530-630 Whilce Portacio
Saturday Oct. 29 (Show hours: 10am-7pm)
10-11:30 Tim Sale
12-2 Danny Miki
2-3 J. Scott Campbell
Sunday Oct. 31 (Show Hours 10-4)
1030-1130 Howard Chaykin
1130-1230 Trent Kanigua
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Whilce Portacio, Mark Waid, Philip Tan, Dwayne McDuffie and many more sign on Free Comic Book Day (May 1st):
- MARK WAID – BOOM! Studios Editor. Creator of Irredeemable, Incorruptible. Writer of Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright, The Flash, Spider-Man and Many others. Courtesy of BOOM! Studios (1pm-4pm)
- WHILCE PORTACIO – Co-Founder of Image Comics. Artist on Punisher, X-Factor, Hulk, Image United, X-Men (11am-3pm)
- PHILIP TAN – Artist on DC’s Outsiders, Green Lantern, Batman & Robin. Cover artist for Spawn, Uncanny X-Men (11am-2pm)
- THOMAS ZAHLER – Creator & Artist of LOVE & CAPES
- DWAYNE MCDUFFIE – Writer for TV & Comics including Static Shock, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League; Crisis on Two Worlds
- ADAM BEECHEN – Writer for TV & Comics including The Batman, Teen Titans Go!. Current project Batman Beyond 6 part mini series
- NORM RAPMUND – Artist for Booster Gold and various DC Comics
- DANNY MIKI – Comic inker extraordinaire!! Projects include Ultimate Comics Avengers, Incredible Hulk
- ALLEN MARTINEZ – New Avengers, Iron Man Legacies
- AMY WOLFRAM – Teen Titans Year One, Cartoon Network’s Ben-10
- TC CARSON – Voice of Kratos from God of War and Mace Windu in Star Wars Clone Wars
- JOHN NARCOMEY – High Tower Comics and Draw Hard Studios
- AJ HERRERA – Forbidden Panel and Zombie Kill Squad
- JUSTIN WHITE – Forbidden Panel and Zombie Kill Squad
- JULIAN AGUILERA – Marvel and Zenoscope Comics
- DANI DIXON – Tumble Creek Press “13″ the Comic
- BRANDI AUSET – Author
501st Legion with Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, Droids, Boba Fett, Batman, Superman, Robin, Flash, Raven, KICK ASS, Scorpion and many others. Free EMAIL PICTURES.
Coloring Contest open for ages 3 and up!!!
Charity Raffle for Hero Initiative
Free FOOD for all
AND OF COURSE FREE COMICS!!!
Hero Initiative’s Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project hits stores December 2nd!
Celebrate with Multi-creator Signing events all over the continent!
(Los Angeles, CA): If you can’t cough up tens of thousands for the Hero Initiative’s Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project original covers, don’t fret! You can own the whole collection! On December 2nd, the massive 152-page collected book will be released, including artwork from legends such as Neal Adams, J. Scott Campbell, David Finch, Arthur Adams and Tim Sale. The Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project is available in Limited edition hardcover for $25 and soft cover for $12.99.
And to kick things off, we’re celebrating with multi-creator signing events in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Phoenix! Check out a store and date near you, and visit the wonderful talent we have lined up! As a special bonus, limited edition hardcover copies of The Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project will be available ONLY at the following stores or online at http://www.atomiccomicsstore.com/wolv100hcpp.html .
December 5, 7:00pm-10:00pm
*Special guest Wolverine Creator Len Wein
Collectors Paradise Comics and Gallery, 7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306