Hero Initiative Dominates Long Beach Comic Con! With multiple special guests and Golden Apple partnership

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 9, 2016) Hero Initiative, the non-profit that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, will have a massive presence at the Long Beach Comic Con September 17-18 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Hero’s booth, #813/#914, will be the ONLY place to find artists Mike Perkins (Captain America) and Mike Choi (X-Force) all weekend! In addition, Christian Gossett (Star Wars), Gabriel Hardman (Planet of the Apes) and Aaron Sowd (Batman) will be by on Saturday only, and Danny Miki (Batman) will attend Sunday only! Make sure you stop on by for signatures and sketches!

And Hero is teaming up with Los Angeles’ most famous comic store, Golden Apple Comics! You can play the Hero Mystery Pack game only at the Golden Apple-Hero Initiative Island! Mystery packs are only $10 each with $5 going to Hero Initiative. Inside each pack are 10 random comics, and a special prize with a guaranteed value of at least $10. Plus, hidden Golden Tickets can get you one of 20 Grand Prizes valued at up to $250!


And Hero Initiative ambassadors all over the con floor will be collecting for Hero! Please swing by on Brett Booth, Coleen Doran, Scott Koblish, Greg Land, Jae Lee, Mike Mayhew, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Whilce Portacio, Norm Rapmund, and Frank Tieri!


Hero Initiative booth schedule (Booth #813/#914):

Saturday, Sep. 17 (con hours 930-700)

All day: Mike Choi

All day: Mike Perkins

1100-1200: Christian Gossett

1230-200: Gabriel Hardman

200-300: Aaron Sowd

300-400: Christian Gossett


Sunday, Sep. 18 (con hours 100-500)

All day: Mike Choi

All day: Mike Perkins

100-215: Danny Miki



Art attached: Golden Apple Mystery Packs, Hero artist graphic

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 $950,000 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.

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