Hero Initiative Hosts Greg Land at Planet Comicon 2017

April 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Missouri

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon, April 28th-30th at the Bartle Hall Convention Center.

Artist Greg Land, best known his work on The Uncanny X-Men, Birds of Prey, and Ultimate Fantastic Four will be at the Hero booth #1030 all weekend! Make sure you stop by and get a sketch or your books signed!

Plus Hero Initiative Ambassadors across the con floor will be collecting for our cause when you get your books signed, so make sure ay them a visit. Howard Chaykin, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Shannon Denton, Colleen Doran, Phil Hester, Jai Nitz, and Frank Tieri are all on the job so do right thing!

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 $950,000 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.

SC – FCBD: Adam Kubert Signing

Press Release:

Join Borderlands Comics on Saturday May 6th for Free Comic Book Day! This family-friendly event is perfect for long-time fans or newcomers to comics. Due to the overwhelming crowds in previous years, we are going to open at 10 AM!!!

Thanks to the Hero Initiative we will have the spectacular Adam Kubert signing at the shop! Adam is the artist of the new Peter Parker: the Spectacular Spider-Man comic from Marvel. Don’t miss this rare chance to get books signed by a true icon! Details to be announced soon.

Artists will be on hand for free sketches:
Chris Hamer
Jason Gwinn
Josh Boroughs
Brandon Hendricks
Mitch Rogers
Travis Tutterow

The Upstate Droid Group and the Carolina Garrison 501st Legion will also be here!

The Blood Connection will be here starting at 8:00 am. Give blood and get a free SC Comicon Bloodshot T-Shirt and you’ll also be able to cut to the front of the line to get your free comics!

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Borderlands Comics & Games
1434 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 235-3488

Hero Initiative Hosts Signings at East Coast Comic Con 2017

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, hits the East Coast Comic Con at The Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, N.J. April 29-30.

Our own Board Member and veteran comic writer and editor Dennis O’Neil will be at the Hero booth all weekend! Make sure you stop on by to chat with Denny and get your books signed. Dennis O’Neil will appear exclusively at the Hero booth, #233

And that’s not all! Freshmen artist Will Torres and Spider-Man Noir writer Fabrice Sapolsky will also be at the Hero booth all weekend!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors across the con floor will be collecting for our cause when you get your books signed, so make sure to pay them a visit. Bob Budiansky, Gerhard, Mike Grell, Joe Jusko, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Kevin Maguire are all on the job, so do the right thing!

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 $950,000 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.

Hero Initiative Blows Into C2E2 2017

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Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, breezes into Chicago for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place April 21-23.

And we have an amazing crew anchoring our booth, #1459! Writer/artist Bill Willingham, the man behind Fables and a NEW First Comics series to be announced at C2E2, will be EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth all weekend! He’ll be joined by Punisher and Batman artist Bill Reinhold, and Incredible Hulk writer Sean McKeever. Check them all out at booth #1459!

While at the booth, make sure you get in on our raffle for an amazing helicopter trip for two over downtown Chicago from Chicago Helicopter Experience, a $456 value! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Hero booth all weekend, just $2 each!

And you can now DRINK your comics! Hero is hosting the WORLD PREMIERE of Ten Pin Creep, a Revival mystery story told across six beer labels! The party is Friday, April 21 from 7-10 pm at the Motor Row Gallery and Lofts 2345 S. Michigan Ave. (mere STEPS from the convention center!). Price is $4 per beer or $20 for the whole 6-pack! Non-alcoholic drinks will also be served, and creators Mike Norton and Tim Seeley WILL be in attendance autographing bottles! Many of your other fave creators such as Franco Aureliani, Amy Chu, Jenny Frison, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Sean McKeever, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Mike Perkins, Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, and James Tynion IV will also be there, so don’t miss out on the party!

And as always Hero Initiative’s creative ambassadors are on the floor collecting for Hero at their own tables. Please swing by and say “hi” to Jason Aaron, Chris Burnham, Stephan Franck, Eric Gapstur, Patrick Gleason, Jonathan Hickman, Phil Hester, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Mike Norton, Steve Orlando, Ande Parks, Tim Seeley, Liam Sharp, Ryan Stegman, Jill Thompson, James Tynion IV, and Chip Zdarsky.

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 $950,000 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.

CA – Cup o’ Joe with Stan Lee

Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada will have a special chat to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need! This event will take place at the Paley Center on Friday, April 14th at 11:00 AM. Tickets are on sale NOW at EventBrite.

A mere 125 tickets for this limited and prestigious event are available at $125 each. All ticket holders will ALSO get a commemorative print created specifically for the event TRIPLE-signed by Stan, Joe, and artist Mike Mayhew! And there’s even MORE:

One winner of a special eBay auction will get to be Stan’s “Sidekick” for the event! Meet Stan before the show, get a picture, walk over to the venue, AND get front-and-center seating for the event!

And you’ve worked up an appetite, right? The winner of a second auction will be Joe’s lunch date after the event! You’ll get guaranteed front-and-center seating for Cup o’ Joe, and a private lunch with Joe Quesada after!

Tickets are extremely limited, so hop on this NOW! You’ll hear fascinating tales of Stan’s life and times and the current Marvel Universe in a small, intimate gathering at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”!

Just Added: Film writer/director Kevin Smith will be a Special Guest at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan Lee” and will introduce the event live from the stage!

The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hero Initiative Jets to NYCC 2016 with Special Guest Steve Dillon

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to the New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34thSt. in New York, NY from October 6-9.

From across the pond, artist Steve Dillon will make the Hero booth his home all weekend! Steve is best known for his work on Preacher, Hellblazer, The Punisher and more. He’ll be at our booth, #N104, all weekend sketching and signing. Make sure you come by and don’t miss out. All proceeds benefit Hero!

In addition, Mike Perkins (Captain America), Chris Ivy (X-Men) and Ron Marz (Green Lantern) will also be stopping by the booth to sign and sketch. Make sure you join the party at the Hero booth!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the floor will be collecting for Hero as well, so stop and by and do the right thing! Please visit Mahmud Asrar, Marguerite Bennett, Jim Calafiore, Matthew Clark, Amanda Conner, Alex de Campi, Al Ewing, Gary Frank, Sanford Greene, Larry Hama, Gabriel Hardman, JG Jones, Tom Lyle, Doug Mahnke, Carla Speed McNeil, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Jimmy Palmiotti, Sara Richard, Paolo Rivera, Greg Rucka, Matteo Scalera, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, Louise and Walter Simonson, Alex Sinclair, Nick Spencer, Joe Staton, Frank Tieri, James Tynion IV, Fred van Lente, and Jim Zub!

CA – Darwyn Cooke Tribute Art Show

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Londyn Jackson, host of Meltdown Comics’ podcast History of the Batman with Londyn!, is curating a show paying tribute to comic book writer and illustrator Darwyn Cooke, who passed away May 14, 2016 from lung cancer.

Artists in this intimate show include:

Kris Wimberly
Terry Alec
Marco D’Alfonso
Iris Lopez
Mark Klein
Mauricio Abril
Jemely & Jeremy Jayme
Lauren Moran
Bernardo Gonzalez
Albert Morales
Michael Troy
Mike Bre
Nathan Jeffers
Yosuf Gurung

A portion of the art sales made in this month long show will go to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hero Initiative.

Join us opening night on Saturday, July 30th to celebrate the brilliant work of Darwyn Cooke!

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

NC – Millarworld Annual 2016 Release Signing

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Chapel Hill Comics welcomes Talent Search Winners Steve Beach and Cliff Bumgardner to the store for a signing of the new Millarworld Annual 2016 on Wednesday, July 13 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM! Get it on the day it comes out! All Proceeds for the comic benefit the Hero Initiative.

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Chapel Hill Comics
316 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919-967-4439

Hero Initiative in Louisville For Derby Comic Con 2016

June 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Kentucky

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Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to the Derby City Comic Con in Louisville KY, June 25-26 at the Louisville Convention Center.

Artist Matthew Clark, currently working on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman will be signing and sketching all weekend at our booth, #90 on the con floor. Make SURE you stop on by and say “hi” and grab a sketch or signature!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors at Derby City include Colleen Doran, Bob Layton, Jae Lee, and Ulises Farinas. Each will have donation jars on their own tables to help raise money for our cause. Do the right thing and help out!

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 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 $950,000 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.

CA – TMNT 100 Gallery Show

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Press Release:

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming out of their shells in a special art gallery opening hosted by Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and IDW Publishing! All 100 original covers from Hero Initiative’s The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project will make their public debut in a gala event at:  San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

IDW Publishing provided special, limited-edition blank covered copies of the landmark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50, and Hero Initiative commissioned 100 well known artists including Dale Keown, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson and more to create original drawings right on the covers. All the amazing art will be on display, for one night ONLY, Friday June 3rd (the same night as the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie)!

And there’s MORE: Kevin Eastman did an additional 15 original covers which will be available for purchase the night of the event, and he’ll be live-sketching two additional covers. Other participating artists will be in attendance, too, with more live sketching from the artists.

All art on display and produced the night of June 3rd will be available this fall in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project, a book available in both hardcover and softcover from IDW. All the covers will go up for auction on eBay starting on Tuesday June 14, 2016.

“I can not think of a better way to honor and celebrate the ART of the medium we all work in,” said Kevin Eastman “A special event, in a gallery setting created for our ART, while raising money to help the ARTISTS in need who originally inspired us!”

Admission is FREE (entrance donations to the Hero Initiative will be appreciated) and light refreshements will be available.

A splendid time will be had by all in an awesome event to raise funds for Hero Initiative, a charity near and dear to us all!

About The San Diego Comic Art Gallery:

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery is a unique and dynamic space, designed to educate, engage, and celebrate sequential comic book and graphic arts through an ongoing series of special events, author and artist appearances, and original art installations. Spelled

Owned and operated by IDW Publishing, a renowned International Publisher based in San Diego, the SDCAG has already become a destination to worldwide fans of the medium, cementing San Diego’s status as a Capital of the comic arts, while becoming an integral part of the immediate community.

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

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