Hero Initiative at NYCC 2014

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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 New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th St. on October 9-12.

Legendary writer and editor Denny O’Neil will be at the con on FRIDAY only and will be doing his ONLY signing appearance at the Hero booth from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This the ONLY place you can get Denny’s signature, so don’t miss out. Get to booth number N104-106 EARLY!

Hero is honored to be part of the Image Comics/Multiversity Comics NYCC party as well! Fans 21 and older are invited to show up at Stitch at 247 W. 37th St (at 8th Ave.) and hang out and have a cocktail with Scott Snyder, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Tim Seeley and MANY more top creators! The $10 cover at the door benefits Hero. BE THERE with your photo ID, please!

And Hero’s Uncanny X-Men Project 100 is at the con! Pick up your copy at the Hero Initiative booth and get it signed by artists at the con including Rafael Albuquerque, David Bullock, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Mike Choi, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Derek Fridolfs, Agnes Garbowska, Chris Giarrusso, Gabriel Hardman, Phil Jimenez, Bob Larkin, Pamela Lovas, David Mack, Mike McKone, Al Milgrom, Todd Nauck, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, and Bill Sienkiewicz! Copies are available in hardcover at $25 and softcover at $13 while supplies last.

Check out our Hero Initiative ambassadors all over the con floor who will be collection donations for our worthy cause! Jay Anacleto, Reilly Brown, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Scott Kolins, Mike McKone, Bob McLeod,Carlo Pagulayan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Valerio Schiti, Steven Segovia, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Joe Staton, Arthur Suydam, Phillip Tan, Fred van Lente, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will be flying the Hero flag. Stop by their booths and do the right thing!

Art attached: Multiversity Comics party flier

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 $700,000 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.

Hero Initiative Heads to San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest in May 2014

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest on May 17-18 at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street.

Make sure you grab the amazing Walking Dead 100 book at out booth, #915-#917 and be sure to get it signed by the many contributors in attendance! Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard will be at the con, as will eight other artists who participated in the project. Proceeds of your purchase will help someone in need!

And you can put your Walking Dead book in your NEW Hero tote bag! Hero’s new totes make their debut at BIG WOW! and are available at a mere $5!

In addition, check out the ambassadors for Hero who will be raising money for our charity at their own booths: Arthur Adams, Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Joyce Chin, Mick Gray, Drew Johnson, Rich Koslowski, Michael Lark, John Livesay, Laura Martin, Terry Moore, Norm Rapmund, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, and David Williams will all have donation jars for Hero!

Hero Initiative at Long Beach Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in need, will attend Long Beach Comic and Horror Con November 23rd and 24th at the Long Beach Convention Center in an entirely new way—with foosball!

That’s right! Hero will have a foosball table at its booth, #406, all weekend. The table comes courtesy of Foosball Master Tour, and you can test your skills in special challenge matches against well-known artists Jon Bogdanove, Jimmy Palmiotti, Darick Robertson, and Alex Sinclair to raise money for Hero Initiative. Get practicing now!

The convention continues its dual traditions of Helping Hero and producing AMAZING limited edition prints with its They Live, Halloween, The Birds and The Hunger prints! Each print is limited to only 100 copies each, and available at $30 each at the Long Beach Con store in the main lobby. In addition, 30 copies each of They Live and Halloween will be available autographed by legendary director John Carpenter for $50 each at the Storm King Productions booth, #913 on the floor. All proceeds from They Live and Halloween benefit Hero, along with partial proceeds from The Birds and The Hunger!

And Hero is having a special $1 sale all weekend! You can pick up great product such as the Salimba graphic novel, Vision Machine graphic novel, and even Hero T-shirts at a mere $1 each! There’s a limit of one per item per customer, and supplies are limited, so get to booth #406 FAST!

And make sure to visit the outstanding Long Beach Artists Alley, where creators are collecting money for Hero Initiative. Please visit Jon Bogdanove (booth #1009), Amanda Conner (#1300), Gene Ha (#1412), Jimmy Palmiotti (#1301), Whilce Portacio (#1200), Brian Pulido (#508), Norm Rapmund (#1901), Darick Robertson (#1709) and Alex Sinclair (#1410). Check them out, and kick in a buck when you ask them to sign your books. It’s a win/win for everyone!

CA – Death of the Family Signing

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Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins, Scott Lobdell, Norm Rapmund, and Adam Glass sign at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4:00 till 8:00 pm.

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Death of the Family Signing

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Writer Scott Lobdell and inker Norm Rapmund sign Teen Titans #15 at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Stick around for an exclusive Q&A with Mr. Lobdell and Mr. Rapmund, where we dig deep and leave no secrets uncovered!

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The Comic Bug 
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

LBCHC 2012 Con Report!

On November 3-4, 2012, the 4th annual Long Beach Comic and Horror Con took place at the Long Beach Convention Center. In the 3 shows prior to this one, fans usually had a star studded line up or Halloween to coincide with the show. However, with the show taking place the weekend after Halloween, and with the guest list nearly identical to last year sans two of its biggest stars in David Finch and Brandon Peterson, this year’s show lacked the flair of the previous 3. In spite of this, the attendees of the show did have a good time, with a lot of families showing up to partake in the festivities, as well a lot of cosplayers recycling their Halloween costumes. While it may not have been as strong as in years past, I’m confident the show will rebound next year, and will finish the comic convention season strong. But for now, here was my view of this year’s show.

An awesome TMNT battle van outside the convention (complete with a Michaelangelo!).

Darth Vader and the Evil Empire bids you to join the Dark Side.

The view inside the show floor.

He gives FREE HEAD sketches.

Essential Sequential had some great art for sale in Artist Alley.

Mike Mignola raises proceeds for Hurricane Sandy victims at the show.

Todd Nauck drawing one of his many commissions at the show.

Inker Norm Rapmund showing off some amazing Teen Titan covers at his artist alley booth.

Artist Ebas interacts with fans as he draws a commission.

Members of The Guild had a booth to greet fans.

Jon Bogdanove starts on a Supergirl commission in Artist Alley.

Amanda Conner talks to one of her many fans at the show.

The best booth prop of the show.

And now, onto the cosplayers:

Wookies getting some love from LBTV.

Chewbacca roaming the show floor.

A Bane I could actually understand.

New Spidey also has shoes.

Silent Bob ditched Jay.

Stewie getting his drink on.

Awesome young Hope and Kid Deadpool costumes.

Popeye and family wants you to eat your spinach!

For some reason, Joel Schulmacher comes to mind.

A fantastic Link and Shiek.

Team Rocket!

May the Schwartz be with you.

Freddy Kreuger claims his latest victim.

Cutest kid costume award. I dare you not to smile when you look at Robin.

The best couple of cosplaying award: Casey and April O’Neil!

Best cosplaying ensemble (and a Bane photobomb): The Avengers with Agent Coulson!

Same place, same time. Join me at LBCC next year!

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DC Provides Some Details About Their WonderCon 2012 Plans

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DC Entertainment will be attending WonderCon this weekend, at Booth #501, and has provided a short list of attending guests:

Sergio Aragones, Brian Buccellato, Mike Choi, Shane Davis, Alex Garner, Mick Gray, Viktor Kalvachev, Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Norm Rapmund, Scott Snyder, Ryan Snook (Friday and Saturday only), J. Michael Straczynski, Len Wein, Scott Williams, Marv Wolfman and many more.

They also promise details on BEFORE WATCHMEN, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, the DC Nation animation block and Vertigo.

 

 

CA – ?Teen Titans? Signing

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Scott Lobdell, Brian Buccellato, and Norm Rapmund sign at the Comic Bug on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm!

The Comic Bug brings you the superstars of DC’s New 52 with a special signing appearances by writer Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood & the Outlaws), inker Norm Rapmund (Teen Titans), and writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash).

Swing by the Comic Bug on Wednesday, September 28th to have your brand spankin’ new DC universe comics signed by the men who made them!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

CA – New 52 Signing

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Brian Buccellato, Norm Rapmund, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Mike Costa appear at Emerald Knights Comics on Sunday October 2nd with a Q&A at noon and a signing at 1PM.

Brian Buccellato -  Writer (The Flash)
Norm Rapmund – Artist (Teen Titans, Aquaman, Superman, Wolverine, Uncanny X-Men )
Joshua Hale Fialkov – Writer (I, Vampire, upcoming Cast of the Greats)
Mike Costa – Writer (Blackhawks, Cobra, Transformers ongoing)

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

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