• George Pérez leads Hero Initiative MegaWalk at 2015 MegaCon

    Hero Initiative, the non-profit that aids comic book veterans in medical and financial need, is kicking off the 2015 Orlando MegaCon in an all-new and exciting way! Hero Board of Directors member George Pérez will be the grand marshal and lead the way for the first-ever MegaWalk, a simple and fun one-mile walk that leads participants right into the 2015 MegaCon.Click HERE for Details!


    IDW Publishing's Hero Comics 2014 benefit book hits stores Nov. 19! The $3.99 book contains the last ever Maxx story from Sam Kieth, a Jon Sable story by Mike Grell, "The Hero Heist" by Gerry Conway and Phil Hester; and "Pod People" by Kurt Busiek, Danny Busiek, and Gene Ha! Also included are amazing "Hero In Action" stories telling firsthand how Hero helps people and changes lives, such as this one from Connie Carlton, Troy Hickman, and Chris Ivy!

  • Phil Hester draws 97 Kirbys!

    Phil Hester did 97 Kirby drawings on Jack Kirby's 97th birthday! Check out the whole gallery!

  • Tom Ziuko talks about how Hero helps him

    The longtime colorist of Superman, Hellblazer and more talks about how Hero helps him, and what YOU can do!

  • The Uncanny X-Men 100 Project Gallery

    All 104 custom covers are now up on display! Polish your pennies, ’cause eBay auctions start May 27!

  • Mike Grell says some very nice words about Hero Initiative

    The classic artist is BACK after a bout with cellulitis and some help from Hero!

  • Trimpe. Wolverine. Hero Exclusive Overstreet #44. Co-creator Herb Trimpe returns to Wolverine for the Guide!

    The year 2014 is a big one for anniversaries and few of them would compare with the 40th anniversary of Marvel Comics’ Wolverine, who first appeared at the tail end of Incredible Hulk #180 and then had his first full appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 alongside the jade giant and murderous Wendigo.

  • Russ Heath Speaks About Hero Initiative!

    I’m a pretty lucky guy. At 86 years old and with a bum knee (or two!), things are just a little more difficult. But Hero Initiative has been able to help me with finances, smooth over some medical expenses, and find me some very nice-paying art jobs. And now, one of their associates has just helped me in a new and immense way.

Hero News

Hero Heads to Emerald City!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

With special Guest Mike Grell

About Hero

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 50 creators and their families with over $500,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

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