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Kevin Eastman studio auction: Video and list-out!

Perhaps the craziest, coolest auction of all time! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman has moved his entire studio into Meltdown Comics. AND he’s gonna auction the ENTIRE thing off in one giant lot! The KEVIN EASTMAN ART STUDIO auction will run for 10 days beginning Dec. 25th, Christmas Day, at 9:00 PM (PST). […]

Hero Initiative 2012 Memberships: EVERYONE gets a tote bag!

They’re up! Hero Initiative 2012 memberships are now available. For as little as $29 a year, you can show your support for Hero and get some very cool swag. AND you can show the world you care by using your Hero tote bag to carry your sketchbook, hand sanitizer, and Doritos to your next convention. […]

Hero Initiative’s Deep Discount Quickee Christmas Items!

Ugga. So. Hero Initiative has a self-storage locker where we store our convention setup, more paperwork than you can imagine, extra inventory on our books, etc. The storage facility has lost its lease, and I get to move 13,000 pounds of books on January 2. Brother, can you spare a back brace? As it’s easier, […]

Josh Medors and Stan Lee prints…almost gone!

The best of all possible Christmas gifts? Well, that would be the stellar Spider-Man print autographed by Josh Medors, Josh’s recreation of Steve Ditko’s classic Amazing Spider-Man #33 cover that ran on Roy Thomas. Alter Ego #105. Still available for tree-underin’! But those of you looking for a more rare bird best act NOW! Of […]

Darwyn Cooke’s 12 Days of Christmas!

It begins! Darwyn Cooke, raconteur, man-about-town, and occasional writer and draw-er of comics, has opened up the vaults once again for a STELLAR almost-fortnight of great auctions benefiting Hero Initiative. Last year, among other things, Dar helped pay for Russ Heath’s new knee. This year? Who knows? Maybe we’ll get someone a pancreas! Things get […]

Kevin Eastman auctions off…his entire freakin’ studio!

Okay, you gotta admit: This is pretty cool! Kevin Eastman has moved his entire studio into Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, including every item you see above. And because Kevin is a delightful kind of crazy, he’ll be auctioning off the ENTIRE thing as one lot starting December 25. Talk about a Christmas present of […]

JLA cover auctions—one down, two to go!

The first round of our JLA cover auctions has been completed! And you can see the pics at Hero’s page at PopCons.com! Next up, Tate’s Comics, Jan. 21, 2012; And Orlando MegaCon, Feb. 17-19, 2012. We hope to see you there. Now check out the pics, including Mike Kunkel and daughter (below)! Jim McLauchlin

Some quick words from Jerry Robinson

Legendary comic artist and humanitarian Jerry Robinson has passed away, aged 89 years. There are many eulogies and obits already, I’m sure, trumpeting his works both in art and in service to his fellow man. And they are all well deserved. He was a great guy. The only thing I’d like to add are just […]

This party just got REAL!

Parties are great. The only thing better? Parties with free food and drink! And so it comes to pass that the Hero Initiative/Golden Apple bash this Friday night, Dec. 9, will have free food and drink from the mighty Seyj Catering! All you have to do to participate and partake of our bounty is bring […]

Acme Comics Takes the Initiative

Big thanks—like 3,095 times over—go out to Acme Comics of Greensboro, NC. The forward-thinkers at Acme came up with an idea that turned out to be great for everyone—Hero Initiative included. Acme asked its customers to bring in old, unwanted comics for Acme to accumulate. The staff there matched every book brought in with one […]