The Hero Initiative, a charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need, most proudly announces their new partnership in the Justice League of America #50 project with DC Comics. This is the first collaboration with DC Comics ever and Hero is chomping at the bit to pull the collection together. The call has gone out and dozens of artists are putting pen to paper. DC has generously donated 100 blank-covered cardstock copies of Justice League of America #50 to Hero, and work is being created by well-known stars such as Jim Lee, Alex Ross, George Perez, Jason Bone, Jim Valentino, and many, many more.
“It’s an honor to participate, not only because this is the first time DC Comics is collaborating with Hero Initiative, but because Hero Initiative is such an important organization to our community,” said Jim Lee, artist and Co-Publisher of DC Comics.
“We’re thrilled to be working in new ways with DC Comics, and showcasing some of the greatest artists and greatest characters in the world,” said Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin. “And of course, sales of the covers and the collected book will go toward helping many other comic creators in need.”
All 100 original Justice League of America covers will be published in a book slated for release in 2011, and a public viewing of all covers will be scheduled as well.
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Hero Initiative tags along with George Pérez to the Wizard Chicago Comic-Con!
Speed Dating event, Hero Comics, Hero Initiative panel and an amazing lineup at the booth!
Los Angeles, CA (August 3, 2009) – Hero Initiative travels with one of America’s most influential and popular comic book artists, George Pérez, to the Chicago Comic-Con August 6th-9th at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Known for his amazing work on The Avengers, New Teen Titans and more, George will be the anchor at the Hero Initiative booth, #1340-#1342.
George will also be the congenial host at the best (or possibily first!) speed dating event in comics history! Who’da thunk it? There’s now (J.J.) Sachs and (Ernie “Violens”) Schulz perfume oil for ladies and men, based on the great Sachs and Violens comic by Peter David and George Pérez! To kick off this sweet-smellin’ product, we’re having a speed dating event limited to only 40 lucky fans! Really! You could meet the geek of your dreams!
The event is strictly limited to 20 men and 20 women only! Admission is $35.00 and gets you:
â€¢ Access to the speed dating party
â€¢ Corresponding ladies or men’s Sachs and Violens perfume oil or cologne oil (a $25 value all by itself!)
â€¢ A velveteen bag for the scent with foil-stamped logo
â€¢ This great, exclusive postcard featuring NEW George Pérez art
â€¢ One drink ticket to lubricate the gears of conversation (ID required for alcohol; non-alcoholic drinks also available; further drinks cash bar)
Think about it: You’ll get to meet 20 like-minded, comic-lovin’ members of the opposite sex in a relaxed, cool environment—and smell great, too! This could be the night that changes your life! Get your tickets NOW at http://qurls.com?i=47988 and http://qurls.com?i=47989.
Hero Initiative’s exclusive Hero Comics is now available and not in stores until August 12th! You can purchase the gem at the Hero Initiative Booth ( #1340-#1342) and have it signed by both cover artists Matt Wagner and J. Scott Campbell starting at 5pm, Friday, August 7th!
Don’t forget to attend the Hero Initiative panel with special guests Chris Klamer, Jim McLauchlin, George Pérez, Brian Pulido and Jim Valentino , Saturday, August 8th at 2pm in Room C, the Jack Kirby Room.
And Hero’s booth signing schedule is as follows:
THUR., 06 AUG (HOURS 400-800 PM)
430-630: George Pérez
630-800: Skottie Young
[830-1000: Sachs and Violens Speed Dating with George Perez]
FRI., 07 AUG (HOURS 1000 AM-700 PM)
1030-1230: Gordon Purcell
1230-230: George Pérez
230-430: Chris Samnee
500-600: J. Scott Campbell + Matt Wagner in a special Hero Comics signing
SAT., 08 AUG (HOURS 1000 AM-700 PM)
1030-1230: George Pérez
1230-230: Bill Reinhold
[200-300: Hero panel in Room E, the Mike Wieringo Room]
230-430: Gene Ha
330-430: George Pérez
430-630: Tim Seeley
SUN., 09 AUG (HOURS 1000 AM-500 PM)
1030-1230: George Pérez
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.