Exclusive Overstreet, Hero Comics 2011 and "Fantasy Camp" Auctions are Highlights
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 13, 2011) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable
organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial
need, is rolling into Comic-Con International: San Diego in a BIG way.
Hero will be at booth #5003 at the San Diego Con, July 20-24 at the San Diego
Convention Center with a variety of great activities for attendees.
Hero’s exclusive hardcover edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
#41 will make its world premiere at San Diego! The limited edition of only 500
copies, with great and exclusive new art by comics legend John Romita, Sr., will
be available at $35 a copy. Last year’s exclusive Guides FLEW out the door, so
get to booth #5003 QUICKLY!
• San Diego is also the world premiere for
Hero Comics 2011 from IDW Publishing and comics’ most beloved editor, Scott
Dunbier. The new fundraising book features 32 pages of all-new material,
including an exclusive “Elephantmen” story by Richard Starkings and Dougie
Braithwaite, and a NEW “Chew” story from John Layman and Rob Guillory. But MOST
importantly, Hero Comics reunites the original “Sandman” creative team of Neil
Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg and Sam Kieth for “My Last Landlady,” their first
collaboration in more than 20 years! Hero Comics 2011 is available with
covers by J. Scott Campbell or Adam Hughes at a mere $4. A small amount of
Campbell sketch variants will be available for $8 each.
• Hero is your
EXCLUSIVE conduit to get your books submitted under CGC’s prestigious Signature
Series when signed by Dave Gibbons or Joe Quesada!
See CGC’s Website or drop off at the CGC booth at San Diego NO later than
Friday, July 22 to take advantage of this special, limited offer!
Hero’s famous “fantasy camp” eBay auctions can get you private time with Joe
Quesada, a sketch from Dave Gibbons, or secrets from the Fables team of Bill
Willingham and Mark Buckingham, all aboard Hero’s luxury yacht with some great
food and drink, besides!
out Hero’s eBay auctions to bid NOW!
• And of course, no convention
is complete without a bountiful bevy of talented writers and artists parked at
the Hero booth to sign autographs and do sketches. Check out your faves at these
WED., JUL 20 (con hours 530-900)
600-900: Scott "Kaiser" Koblish
THUR., JUL 21 (con
hours 900-700) 930-1030: Bill Morrison 1030-1130: Jamal Igle
1130-130: Mark Buckingham 130-330: Albert Morales and Victor Olazaba
330-530: Tim Seeley 530-630: Roy Thomas
22 (con hours 900-700) 930-1130: Dan Jurgens 1130-1230: Jimmy
Palmiotti 1230-130: Sage Michael 130-330: Tony Parker 330-430: Andy
Smith 430-530: Frank Tieri 530-700: Kevin Eastman
SAT., JUL 23 (con hours 900-700) 1000-1100:
Albert Morales and Victor Olazaba 1130-100: Kevin Eastman 200-330: Greg
Pak 330-430: Andy Smith 430-530: Marv Wolfman 530-700: Ken Lashley
SUN., JUL 24 (con hours 900-500) 1000-1130:
Alan Davis 1130-130: Albert Morales and Victor Olazaba 130-230: Sage
Michael 330-430: Walt and Louise Simonson
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.