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  • Hero Initiative at Toronto Comic Con

    March 26, 2010 by  
    Filed under Canada, Comic Books, Convention News

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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative at Canada’s best comic con Wizard World Toronto!

    Get your Grove on at Wizard World’s Official Party at The Social

    Sponsored by Hero Initiative

    (For Immediate Release), Los Angeles, CA: Join Hero Initiative and thousands of fellow fans as they converge in Canada at Toronto Comic Con, March 26, 27 & 28 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. Hero Initiative, the non profit organization helping comic creators in hard times, will be celebrating the best in pop culture by bringing special guests for signatures and sketches.

    In addition, we are proud to sponsor the Official Wizard World party! Saturday evening from 9pm to 2am at the Social, 1100 Queen Street West in Toronto. Come get your grove on with the folks from Wizard, your favorite comic creators and actor guests. Fifteen dollars at the door will get you to this most exclusive party of the weekend. The first lucky100 party-goers will receive a bag of exclusive goodies, and you can bid on art donated by many of the guests! You won’t want to miss out on this bash!

    Our Wonderful guest line up is as follows:

    Red Robin art by Marcus To

    FRI., 26 MAR, con hours 1200-800:

    300-400: Marcus To

    600-700: Gail Simone

    SAT., 27 MAR, con hours 1000-700:

    1030-1230: Ken Lashley

    1230-230: Leonard Kirk

    230-430: Richard Isanove

    300-400: Marcus To

    430-630: Phil Jiminez

    SUN., 28 MAR, con hours 1000-500:

    1230-230: Leonard Kirk

    300-400: Marcus To

    230-430: Richard Isanove

    About The Hero Initiative:

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict 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.

    ON – Wolverine 100 Project Signing

    November 16, 2009 by  
    Filed under Canada, Comic Books, Other, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, and Ken Lashley sign on Dec 2nd

    Wednesday December 2nd – 3-7 pm

    Paradise Comics hosts a special charity event to benefit the Hero Initiative. We are happy to announce that Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, and Ken Lashley (art pictured above) will be signing copies of the Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project Collection.

    *JUST ADDED* Agnes Garbowska, Francis Manapul, Marcus To

    In the tradition of the über-successful Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project, the Hero Initiative pops its claws! All of Hero’s 100+ original covers to Marvel Comics’ Wolverine: Weapon X #1 are on display in this great book, with art by J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Ken Lashley,  Ron Garney, Dale Keown, John Romita Sr. and more!

    Through special arrangement with Marvel Comics, there will be only one printing of this book; get it now so you don’t blow your chance!

    Paradise Comics, 3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

    (416) 487-9807

    www.paradisecomics.com

    Marvel Announces SDCC Signing Schedule

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    Marvel has announced their booth signings schedule for Comic-Con and have included a nice, printable version as well which you can find below:

    Find out when your favorite creators are signing at San Diego Comic-Con (Booth #2429).

    For all the latest news, announcements and interviews, plus live panel blogging, video features and much more, visit Marvel.com’s San Diego Comic-Con 2009 Hub Page!

    WEDNESDAY

    7:00 – 8:00 PM
    7:30 – 8:30 PM
    MATT FRACTION

    “IRON MAN 2″ VIDEO GAME SIGNING

    C.B. CEBULSKI
    CHRISTINA STRAIN
    MARK BROOKS

    SPECIAL PREVIEW NIGHT SIGNING

    THURSDAY

    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    1:00 – 2:00 PM
    JIM MCCANN
    KIERON GILLEN
    PATRICK SCHERBERGER
    REILLY BROWN
    JOE QUESADA BRIAN REBER
    DANIEL WAY
    JEROMY COX
    MARJORIE LIU
    PETER DAVID
    2:00 – 3:00 PM 3:00 – 4:00 PM 4:00 – 5:00 PM
    DENNIS CALERO
    LAURA MARTIN
    LEINIL FRANCIS YU
    MARK TEXEIRA
    CHRIS GAGE
    EDGAR DELGADO
    MATT FRACTION
    PHIL JIMENEZ
    FRANK TIERI
    HOWARD CHAYKIN
    HUMBERTO RAMOS
    MIKE BENSON
    5:00 – 6:00 PM 5:00 – 6:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    C.B. CEBULSKI
    J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
    OLIVIER COIPEL
    SANA KEDA
    ART ADAMS
    JEPH LOEB
    JEPH LOEB

    FRIDAY

    9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:00 – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    PATRICK SCHERBERGER
    REILLY BROWN
    TODD NAUCK
    VICTOR OLAZABA
    ADAM GLASS
    DANIEL WAY
    MIKE BENSON
    VICTOR GISCHLER

    SPECIAL DEADPOOL
    SIGNING

    JOE QUESADA
    12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 2:00 PM 1:30 – 2:00 PM
    CHRIS BACHALO
    MARK BROOKS
    PAUL JENKINS
    TIM TOWNSEND
    JASON AARON
    JOE CASEY
    MARIO ALBERTI
    NATHAN FOX
    *STAN LEE*
    2:00 – 3:00 PM 3:00 – 4:00 PM 4:00 – 5:00 PM
    BOB LAYTON
    GREGG HUWIT Z
    MATT BANING
    SEAN MCKEEVER
    CHRIS YOST
    CRAIG KYLE
    GREG JOHNSON
    JAMIE SIMONE
    STEVE BLUM
    STEVE GORDON
    FRED TATASCIORE
    NOLAN NORTH

    SPECIAL MARVEL ANIMATION/
    NICKTOONS SIGNING

    DENYS COWAN
    JOHN ROMITA JR.
    KEN LASHLEY
    REGGIE HUDLIN
    5:00 – 6:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    JEPH LOEB
    MATT FRACTION
    SIMONE BIANCHI
    TERRY DODSON
    JEPH LOEB MASAO MARUYAMA
    WARREN ELLIS

    SATURDAY

    9:00 – 10:00 AM 10:00 – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    CHRISTINA STRAIN
    EMILY WARREN
    RON LIM
    TODD NAUCK
    JOE KELLY
    MARC GUGGENHEIM
    PHIL JIMENEZ
    STEPHANIE BUSCEMA
    *SPECIAL IRON MAN 2
    SIGNING*
    12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 2:00 PM 1:00 – 2:00 PM
    AUDREY LOEB
    DEXTER VINES
    JEPH LOEB
    JOE QUESADA
    JEROME OPEÑA
    RICK REMENDER
    JEPH LOEB
    1:30 – 2:30 PM 2:30 – 3:30 PM 4:00 – 5:00 PM
    MATT FRACTION
    “IRON MAN 2″ VIDEO
    GAME SIGNING
    TOM KENNY
    DAVE BOAT
    TRAVIS WILLINGHAM
    MIKEY KELLEY
    CHARLIE ADLER
    STEVE BLUM
    TED BIASELLI
    ALIMI BALLARD

    SPECIAL SUPER HERO
    SQUAD SIGNING

    FRANK TIERI
    LEINIL FRANCIS YU
    PETER DAVID
    SEAN CHEN
    5:00 – 6:00 PM 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    ED BRUBAKER
    JOHN ROMITA JR.
    PAUL JENKINS
    STEVE EPTING
    CHRIS YOST
    CRAIG KYLE
    MIKE CHOI
    SONIA OBACK

    SUNDAY

    10:00 – 11:00 AM 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 12:00 – 1:00 PM
    ALEXANDER IRVINE
    DENNIS CALERO
    JOHN ROMITA JR.
    MIKE MCKONE
    OLIVIER COIPEL
    PAUL TOBIN
    RAYMOND FEIST
    RON LIM
    DAVID YARDIN
    STEVE EPTING
    STUART MOORE
    TRAVIS CHAREST
    1:00 – 2:00 PM 2:00 – 3:00 PM 3:00 – 4:00 PM
    CHRISTINA STRAIN
    COLLEEN COOVER
    LAURA MARTIN
    MARJORIE LIU
    BILL REINHOLD
    JASON AARON
    JIM MCCAN
    MATT FRACTION
    C.B. CEBULSKI
    DAVID FINCH
    GURIHIRU

    *Ticketed Event

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    Hero Initiative at SDCC with Stan Lee, Jim Lee, & More

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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative heads to San Diego to Celebrate Comic-Con’s 40th year!

    Highlights include parties with Stan Lee, Jim Lee, Darwyn Cooke, and the premiere release of Hero Comics
    Los Angeles, CA (July 14, 2009) – Hero Initiative travels to the 40th annual San Diego Comic-Con July 22-26 at the San Diego Convention center! Come celebrate with us and help us raise money for our cause. Hero will be at booth #907 all weekend with a great variety of guests, and the weekend is highlighted by three great parties featuring the top names in comics, and the premiere release of Hero Comics!

    World-famous storyteller Jim Lee (All-Star Batman and Robin) has graciously agreed to host a cocktail party for five lucky fans benefiting Hero Initiative on Thursday July 23 at 4:15 pm at a four-star hotel located near the convention center.

    In addition, the wildly talented Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier) has also agreed to

    The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke

    The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke

    have a few cocktails with five adoring fans on Thursday at 5:45 pm. And each winner gets a brand-new copy of Cooke’s latest work, Parker: The Hunter from IDW Publishing!

    And last but most certainly not least, the godfather of comics and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Man, The Fantastic Four and so many more returns! That’s right-Stan Lee will board the ComicBookResources.com yacht on Friday July 24 at 5pm. Five lucky fans will be personally escorted to the yacht to enjoy drinks and chat with the legend himself. In addition, each guest will have the opportunity to participate in a video interview on the yacht broadcast on ComicBookResources.com

    To check out and bid on ALL the auctions for admittance to these parties, please visit Hero’s eBay store at: http://qurls.com?i=47916

    Hero Comics

    Hero Comics

    And in collaboration with IDW Publishing, Hero Initiative also proudly premieres the highly anticipated Hero Comics at San Diego! This 32-page, no ads extravaganza features a bevy of great comic talent, and will be supported by a mega-signing with seven of its creators on Thursday, July 23rd from 3:30-5:30. Hero Comics will be on sale all weekend at the Hero booth, while supplies last.

    As always, our amazing line up of guests will be on hand at Hero’s booth, #907:

    WED., 22 JUL (CON HOURS 600-900 PM)
    630-900 PM: Scott “Kaiser” Koblish

    THUR., 23 JUL (CON HOURS 930 AM-700 PM)
    1000-1130: Tim Seeley
    1130-130: Dan Jurgens
    130-330: Daniel Way
    330-530: Hero Comics mega-signing w/Gene Colan, JG Roshell/Richard Starkings, David Lloyd, Bill Willingham, Art Adams, Laura Martin
    530-700: Phil Hester

    FRI., 24 JUL (CON HOURS 930 AM-700 PM)
    1000-1130: Tony Parker
    1100-1200: Chris Bachalo
    130-330: Ron Marz + Stjepan Sejic
    230-330: Mark Waid

    SAT., 25 JUL (CON HOURS 930 AM-700 PM)
    1130-130: Josh Middleton
    130-330: Kaare Andrews (of Hero Comics)
    330-530: Jim Valentino
    530-700: Ken Lashley

    SUN., 26 JUL (CON HOURS 930 AM-500 PM)
    1000-1130: Kaare Andrews (of Hero Comics)
    1130-130: Josh Middleton
    130-230: Jimmy Palmiotti

    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.

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