Barry Kitson Wizard World Chicago

Hero Initiative Hits the Windy City For Wizard World Chicago

With Special Guest Barry Kitson and more!

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 10, 2016) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is breezing into the windy city of Chicago for the four-day Wizard World Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention center Thursday through Sunday, August 18-21.

Hero will have top talent appearing exclusively at out booth all weekend! From across the pond, Barry Kitson, the artist of Azrael, Empire, and Legion of Super-Heroes, will be at the Hero booth ALL four days, while Dick Tracy comic strip artist Jim Brozman will be in attendance Friday through Sunday. Fables and Afterlife With Archie artist Andrew Pepoy will be at the Hero booth on Friday and Saturday, while Hack/Slash creator and Blade and Grayson writer Tim Seeley appears on Saturday. All of these great creators appear ONLY at the Hero Initiative booth, #1024!

In honor of Barry Kitson’s appearance, Hero will also have RARE Wizard World Comic Con Box Batman #1 variants with an exclusive cover by Barry at out booth, so don’t miss out! And Hero Initiative ambassadors on the floor include Gene Ha, Jai Nitz, Bill Reinhold, and Arthur Suydam collecting for Hero! Make sure you stop by and do the right thing!

See you in Chicago!

Art attached: Barry Kitson poster, Hero Initiative booth schedule

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.

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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 or call 626-676-6354.



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