Hero Initiative Has Massive San Diego Comic-Con Plans

Two parties, top artists, exclusive Overstreet guide, and CGC Signature Series signings!

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 12, 2016) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 20 thru 24 at the San Diego Convention center. We have exclusives, parties, and special guests throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss! Booth #5003 is the place to be!

The parties start on Wednesday with Stone Brewing’s annual Hop-Con! Stone’s famous w00tstout beer will flow at Stone World Bistro, and artist Amanda Conner has the honor to create this year’s label and print for the famed beer. Prints will be available for sale at the venue and at Hero’s booth at the convention! Don’t miss out on this epic event! Proceeds benefit Hero, so get your tickets NOW!

If that was not enough, the good times continue to roll at Gabe Eltaeb’s Third Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza at 410 10th Ave. in downtown San Diego from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.! Win great raffle prizes, meet amazing artists and have a couple drinks all to support Hero initiative! Artists in attendance include Todd Nauck, Jim Calafiore, and Carlos D’Anda.

Comic book power couple Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti will anchor the Hero booth all weekend, and Hero Initiative has a first-ever Harley Quinn print officially licensed by DC Comics! The limited edition of 200 prints are available for $20 each, and Conner and Palmiotti will be signing at the Hero booth all weekend!

Hero is proud to have our yearly limited edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #46. This catch-all tome of crucial comics info features an exclusive Superman cover by Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, and Tanya Horie. This Hero-exclusive edition is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35, and Dan Jurgens will be at our booth throughout the weekend so make sure you grab one and get it signed!

Hero is also your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series signings for top creators Jason Aaron, Charlie Adlard, Amanda Conner, Dan Jurgens, Marjorie Liu, Jimmy Palmiotti, Darick Robertson, and Nicola Scott. Drop your books off at CGC, booth #901, and get your Signatures Series without the hassle of lines!

And where’s Nei Ruffino? The superstar comics cover artist and colorist will be roaming the convention floor, and if you can find her, you can win awesome prizes. Check out Nei’s crazy-cool GoFundMe scavenger hunt page to get clues and benefit Hero Initiative!

Hero Initiative’s booth schedule for the week:

Thur., July 21 (con hours 930-700)

1100-1200: Marv Wolfman

100-200: Dan Jurgens

200-330: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti

Fri., July 22 (con hours 930-700)

100-200: Ken Lashley

430-600: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti

Sat., July 23 (con hours 930-700)

1200-130: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti

200-300: Dan Jurgens

300-400: Ken Lashley


Sun., July 24 (con hours 930-500)

300-430: Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti

Art attached: w00tstout print, Harley Quinn print, Kickoff party flier, Overstreet cover, Signature Series listing, Nei Ruffino photo

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 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.