News & Press Releases

Hero Initiative partners with YMCA for Adventure Time kids’ Art Day!

April 16, 2014

Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA hosts event with artists, lessons, pizza, and FUN!


Hero Initiative breezes into the Windy city of Chicago for C2E2

April 11, 2014

With special Guest Brian Azzarello


Hero Initiative Stampedes to Calgary Comic Expo!

April 9, 2014


SharpComics Debuts Variant Comics at C2E2 with Bob Layton signing for Hero

April 4, 2014


Hero Initiative makes its first ever appearance at Wizard World St. Louis!

March 24, 2014


Hero Initiative Parties with Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse At Seattle Emerald City Comic Con

March 17, 2014


Hero Initiative hits Orlando MegaCon with original Wolverine artist Herb Trimpe!

March 10, 2014


Hero Initiative travels to Planet Comicon in Kansas City

March 7, 2014


Hero Initiative makes first-ever trip to Wizard World Sacramento!

February 27, 2014


Golden Apple and KaBOOM! Host Hero Initiative Membership party!

February 4, 2014

Get a Free Sketch from artist of choice in attendance on a KaBOOM! Get-a-Sketch Cover!


Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!

January 22, 2014


AW YEAH comic book store Hosts Hero Initiative Membership party!

January 13, 2014

Free copy of BOOM Studios’ new comic book CURSE signed by co-writer Michael Moreci when attendees sign up to become a Hero Initiative member


Hero Initiative is playing games at Long Beach Comic and Horror Con!

November 18, 2013


Hero Initiative makes first-ever trip to Wizard World Austin!

November 12, 2013

With legendary writer and editor Dennis O’Neil!


The Walking Dead 100 Project invades Toronto!

November 8, 2013


Hero Initiative hits New York Comic Con!

September 30, 2013

The Legendary Al Plastino attends, plus Multiversity and Molly Danger parties and much more!


Hero Initiative Hits Wizard World’s Ohio Comic Con

September 13, 2013

Special guests to support our cause!


Mike Grell says some very nice words about Hero Initiative

September 7, 2013

The classic artist is BACK after a bout with cellulitis


Los Angeles Comic Stores Help Hero Initiative with Ralphs Sign-up Events!

September 5, 2013

Three events with GREAT giveaways let YOU raise money for Hero every time you buy groceries!


Hero Initiative hits Baltimore Comic Con with EXCLUSIVE Appearances by Comic Legends!

August 26, 2013


‘IMAGE DUPLICATOR’ TAKES ART BACK AND RAISES MONEY FOR CHARITY

August 19, 2013

Hero Initiative benefits from Orbital Comics events


HERO INITIATIVE CELEBRATES JACK KIRBY’S 96th BIRTHDAY ON AUGUST 28 WITH THE KIRBY FAMILY

August 15, 2013

“Wake Up and Draw” and Kirby4Heroes events planned


Hero Initiative Hits Wizard Chicago August 8-11

August 2, 2013

Exclusive creators, Overstreet and Ballistic are part of the excitement!


Stan Lee Lends a Helping “Voice”

July 19, 2013

And donates his “God Woke” poem to benefit Hero Initiative as an iTunes download!


Hero Initiative Hits San Diego Comic Con

July 10, 2013

With Overstreet, Lady Death and Ballistic exclusives, plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-con and comiXology Meet Your Makers!


Fans… MEET YOUR MAKERS ComiXology Partners with The Hero Initiative for “The Blank Page Project” Charity Event at Comic-Con International 2013

July 1, 2013

A two-hour charity event celebrating creators that all fans are invited to join!


Hero Initiative hits the ground with 30 creators at Phoenix Comicon on Memorial Day weekend!

May 14, 2013


Strangers in Paradise on Hero Exclusive Overstreet #43

May 9, 2013

Terry Moore illustrates cover for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide


HERO INITIATIVE & SKYBOUND ANNOUNCE WALKING DEAD #100 GALLERY SHOW ON MAY 31st

April 23, 2013

See All 106 THE WALKING DEAD #100 Original Sketch Covers on Display Together for First Time Ever! Bid on Four Covers Online or In Person Benefitting Hero Initiative, Meet Cover Artists Sina Grace, Todd Nauck and Jason Reeves


Hero Initiative at Chicago’s C2E2

April 9, 2013

With special guests John McCrea, Gene Ha and longtime Chicago Bear Israel Idonije


Dynamic Forces-exclusive Ten Grand covers benefit Hero!

March 19, 2013

New Joe's Comics launch from acclaimed writer J. Michael Straczynski helps out Hero!


Hero Initiative at MegaCon With special Guest Whilce Portacio

March 7, 2013

Dollar days and Uno’s Chicago Grill Helps Out!


Roger Slifer Update, March 4, 2013

March 4, 2013


Peter David Post-stroke Update February 28, 2013

February 28, 2013


Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comic Con

February 26, 2013

Dollar Days all weekend! All to raise money for Hero Initiative!


Writer Peter David continues his recovery from a stroke suffered Dec. 30.

January 22, 2013


BRIAN PULIDO ON CARS4CAUSES AND HERO INITIATIVE

December 21, 2012


Hero Initiative's 2013 memberships are NOW available!

December 13, 2012

To show your support and get GREAT benefits, register NOW!


Russ Heath Speaks Out on behalf of Hero Initiaitive!

December 12, 2012

I’m a pretty lucky guy.


Hero Initiative Auctions 100+ Original Fantastic Four #600 covers!

November 6, 2012

Buyers can also get free CGC Signature Series service!


HERO INITIATIVE Attends Long Beach Comic and Horror con!

November 1, 2012


Monkeybrain “Giving Back” through the Hero Initiative

October 30, 2012

An open letter from Chris Roberson, co-founder of Monkeybrain Comics


The Fantastic Four 100 Project

October 30, 2012

Marvel Comics printed a precious few blank covers on the landmark Fantastic Four #600, and the Hero Initiative commissioned 100 top artists to do an original drawing on each cover. The results are here for you to see, with covers unveiled October 31st through November 2nd!


HERO INITIATIVE Travels to New York City Comic Con with

October 5, 2012

Al Plastino, The BIG Party and exclusive CGC signings


Ralphs!

September 25, 2012

On September 1, Ralphs grocery stores wipes the slate clean on their “Community Contribution” program, and we need to build back from Square One!


Hero Initiative Partners with The Walking Dead for First-Ever Image Comics “100 Project”

September 14, 2012

Including original covers drawn by Charlie Adlard and (yes) The Walking Dead creator/writer Robert Kirkman


Hero Initiative Auctions ‘Wake Up And Draw’ Art On ComicArtFans.com starting September 18

September 13, 2012

Great works of art were produced to celebrate Jack Kirby’s birthday!


KEVIN BROGAN’S SPEECH AT 2012 HARVEY AWARDS ON JOE KUBERT

September 13, 2012

Many at the 2012 Harvey Awards ceremony at Baltimore Comic-Con were touched by the speech Hero Initiative volunteer Kevin Brogan gave to introduce the Dick Giordano Humanitarian of the Year Award on September 8, 2012. Some were moved to tears. We’ve been asked by many to share the speech, and with Kevin’s kind permission, it’s presented here:


JOHN ROMITA JR. AND JOE KUBERT ARE WINNERS OF 2012 HERO INITIATIVE AWARDS

September 9, 2012

Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Awards given out at 2012 Harvey Awards ceremony


HAPPY! COMIC RELEASE PARTY & HERO CHARITY DRIVE

September 7, 2012


Wizard World St. Louis

April 4-6, 2014

Awesome Con Washington DC

April 18-20, 2014

Calgary Comic Expo

April 24-27, 2014

Reed Chicago C2E2

April 25-27, 2014




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