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Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

The Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration will run from July 12 – July 26 at 11 a.m. Pacific time

 LOS ANGELES, CA (July 11, 2017)~ This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is honoring the lives and careers of Jack Kirby and Will Eisner – legendary comics creators who were both born in 1917. We’re joining the celebration with this bundle! You’ll find classic comics, epic collections, and fascinating history from Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, TwoMorrows Publishing, and Fantagraphics. Cheers to the memory of these two comics greats!

Customers can pay just $1 or more for:

  • Jack Kirby Collector Issue #16
  • Jack Kirby Collector Issue #62
  • Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby’s Romance Comics
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Corpse Makers Issues #1-3
  • Alter Ego Issue #48
  • Jack Kirby Checklist Gold Edition
  • Kirby Unleashed
  • Jack Kirby Collector Issue #63
  • A Celebration of Will

Customers who pay $8 or more will also get:

  • Young Romance Vol. 2: The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics
  • Last Day in Vietnam: A Memory, 2nd Edition
  • Comic Book Artist Vol. 2 Issue #6
  • Lee & Kirby: The Wonder Years
  • Silver Star: Graphite Edition
  • Captain Victory & The Galactic Rangers Issues #1-6
  • Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941

Those who pay $15 or more will receive all of that plus:

  • Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Deluxe Edition
  • Fagin The Jew 10th Anniversary Edition
  • Will Eisner’s The Spirit Issues #1-12
  • Kirby Genesis Issues #0-8
  • Silver Star
  • Kirby Five-Oh!
  • The Secret History of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman’s Empire
  • Kirby: Genesis – Silver Star Issues #1-6
  • Kirby: Genesis – Dragonsbane Issues #1-4
  • Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory Issues #1-6

 

As with all Humble Bundles, customers choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publishers, charities, and Humble Bundle. The Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Hero Initiative.

 

About Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Monthly curated subscription service. When buying a bundle, customers not only choose how much to pay, but also how their payment is divided between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Purchases from the Humble Store and subscriptions to Humble Monthly also help support charity. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games “Presented by Humble Bundle.” Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $98 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.

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 $1 million 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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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 11, 2017) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is traveling into Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 19 thru 23 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 Walter Simonson 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!
The good times continue to roll at Gabe Eltaeb’s Fourth 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, Eddie Nunez and Carlos D’Anda.

Hero is thrilled to have Rob Liefeld draw Deadpool for Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 cover! This yearly must-have of comics knowledge and pricing info is limited to 500 copies in hardcover only at $35, so make sure you grab one at out booth!

Hero is also your exclusive go-to for CGC Signature Series signings for top creators Dave Gibbons, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Jurgens, Steve Orlando, Mike Grell, Nicola Scott, Brian Haberlin, Walt and Louise Simonson, John Layman, Ron Marz, Bill Morrison, Jai Nitz, Joe Staton, Mark Waid, and Bill Willingham. Drop your books off at CGC, booth #4315 no later than Friday July 21 by 5:00 p.m., and get your Signatures Series without the hassle of lines!

And Hero has an outstanding talent lineup all weekend at our booth! Swing by booth #5003 to meet your favorite creators, including:

Wed., July 19 (con hours 600-900)
700-800: Scott Koblish

Thur., July 20 (con hours 930-700)
1100-1200: Peter Krause
100-200: Dan Jurgens
200-330: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Fri., July 21 (con hours 930-700)
100-200: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson
400-500: Peter Krause

Sat., July 22 (con hours 930-700)
1200-100: Dan Jurgens
100-200: Andrew Pepoy
530-630: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Sun., July 23 (con hours 930-500)
200-330: Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson

Art attached: Walter Simonson w00tstout label, Comic Kickoff party flyer, Overstreet #47 cover, CGC Signature Series list

 

Rob Liefeld Brings Deadpool to Overstreet, Hero Initiative

Creator, Creation Team Up for the Guide and Charity!

[Los Angeles, California and Timonium, Maryland] – Many of the top creators in the comics industry have taken a turn or more with Marvel’s Deadpool, but none have the association with him that Rob Liefeld does.

Now, Gemstone Publishing and the Hero Initiative, the first 501 (c)(3) charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, have teamed up with Liefeld, colorist Ivan Nunes, and Marvel Comics for a spectacular Deadpool cover that also features Cable and Domino for a limited edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47. All funds raised from the sales of this volume go to Hero.

As with past collaborations between Gemstone and Hero, this version of the Guide will be available only in the special hardcover edition limited to 500 copies. It will go on sale at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Hero Initiative booth, #5003. There will be no soft cover edition of this version, and it will retail for $35.

“There are few characters more popular at the moment than Deadpool and there is no artist more associated with Deadpool than his creator, Rob Liefeld. He’s been a force in the industry since almost his earliest days in the business, and all it takes is a trip to any convention he attends to see that his impact continues today,” said Steve Geppi, President and CEO of Gemstone Publishing and Diamond Comic Distributors. “We’re very happy to have Deadpool and Rob on the cover of The Hero Initiative edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47. Purchasing a copy is a great way for fans to raise much-needed funds for this wonderful charity.”

Following work on DC’s Hawk & Dove and Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23 among other efforts, Liefeld landed a regular assignment on Marvel’s New Mutants, where his artwork quickly made him a superstar. When the title morphed in X-Force, he parleyed its million-selling success to become one of the co-founders of Image Comics. His Youngblood #1 was the first comic Image released. Along with a host of his own creations, he handled Captain America and The Avengers for Marvel’s “Heroes Reborn” initiative. Most recently returned to Image for multiple new projects, including the recent relaunch of Youngblood, and produced a highly successful Deadpool original graphic novel for Marvel.

The Hero Initiative edition will be available exclusively from Hero. An extremely limited number of copies will be available from Hero’s webstore on the Graham Crackers site, and through a select group of participating Hero Initiative retailers.

“There’s almost no way to overstate this: Rob Liefeld’s Deadpool cover just rocks,” said Hero President Jim McLauchlin. “As always, our thanks to Steve Geppi, Bob Overstreet, and their team at Gemstone Publishing, who continue to deliver the Guide year in and year out, but who also keep supporting Hero with their exclusive, limited editions,”

Liefeld and Nunes join a roster of celebrated artists who have contributed covers for the special Hero Initiative limited editions including John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson and Dean White (#40), John Romita, Sr., Tom Palmer and Dean White (#41), Matt Wagner and Ryan Brown (#42), Terry Moore and Brian Miller (#43), Herb Trimpe, Tom Palmer and Laura Martin (#44), Dave Johnson (#45), and Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund and Tanya Horie (#46).

The standard editions of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 feature Batman by Jim Steranko and ROM by Gabriel Rodriguez. Additionally, there is a limited edition Hall of Fame cover which features Walter Simonson’s Star Slammers. All are available in soft cover and hard cover. The Hall of Fame/Star Slammers editions are limited to 1,000 copies each.

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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. Hero is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity. The Hero Initiative Limited Edition Hardcover version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #47 is scheduled to go on sale at The Hero Initiative booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Preview Night, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 and afterward through a limited number of Hero affiliates. This version will be available in hardcover only and is limited to 500 copies. The retail price is $35. Information on special signings during the show will be released soon.

About Gemstone Publishing

Best known as the home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Gemstone Publishing was formed by Diamond Comic Distributors President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen A. Geppi as a conduit for his efforts in preserving and promoting the history of the comics medium. Gemstone’s product line includes publications such as The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Arts, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Movie Posters, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Video Games, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Concert Posters, The Overstreet Guide To Grading Comics, The Overstreet Guide To Cosplay, The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Horror, The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Hake’s Price Guide To Character Toys and Comic Book Marketplace. Gemstone also publishes Scoop, a free weekly e-newsletter which looks inside the world of pop culture with a focus on auctions, toys, comics, posters, art and anything and everything pop culture.

Contact:

J.C. Vaughn

Vice-President of Publishing

Gemstone Publishing, Inc.

[email protected]

Hero Initiative Hits Charlotte’s HEROESCON

With Special Guest Artist Ty Templeton

Los Angeles (June 8, 2017) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, will be heading to Charlotte, N.C. for Heroescon, June 16-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Hero’s special guest at booth #1022 will be artist Ty Templeton, well-known for his work on Batman Adventures, Spider-Man and more! Ty will be signing and sketching all weekend for our great cause, so don’t miss out!

In addition, artists across the floor will be raising money for Hero all weekend. Donate a buck or three when you get your books signed and it’s a win-win all weekend. Please stop by on Hero Ambassadors Richard Case, Adelso Corona, Alan Davis, Ulises Farinas, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Gerhard, Sanford Greene, James Harren, Jonathan Hickman, Casey Jones, Tom Lyle, Ron Marz, Jerry Ordway, Andrew Pepoy, Brandon Peterson, Ron Randall, Tom Raney, Craig Rousseau, Andy Smith, Joe Staton, Roy Thomas, Thomas Yeates, and Chip Zdarsky.

Art attached: Ty Templeton artwork

 

Hero Initiative breezes into the Windy City of Chicago for C2E2 With special guest Bill Willingham, beery party and more!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Los Angeles (April 10, 2017) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, breezes into Chicago for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place April 21-23.

And we have an amazing crew anchoring our booth, #1459! Writer/artist Bill Willingham, the man behind Fables and a NEW First Comics series to be announced at C2E2, will be EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth all weekend! He’ll be joined by Punisher and Batman artist Bill Reinhold, and Incredible Hulk writer Sean McKeever. Check them all out at booth #1459!

While at the booth, make sure you get in on our raffle for an amazing helicopter trip for two over downtown Chicago from Chicago Helicopter Experience, a $456 value! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Hero booth all weekend, just $2 each!

And you can now DRINK your comics! Hero is hosting the WORLD PREMIERE of Ten Pin Creep, a Revival mystery story told across six beer labels! The party is Friday, April 21 from 7-10 pm at the Motor Row Gallery and Lofts 2345 S. Michigan Ave. (mere STEPS from the convention center!). Price is $4 per beer or $20 for the whole 6-pack! Non-alcoholic drinks will also be served, and creators Mike Norton and Tim Seeley WILL be in attendance autographing bottles! Many of your other fave creators such as Franco Aureliani, Amy Chu, Jenny Frison, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Sean McKeever, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Mike Perkins, Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp and James Tynion IV will also be there, so don’t miss out on the party!

And as always Hero Initiative’s creative ambassadors are on the floor collecting for Hero at their own tables. Please swing by and say “hi” to Jason Aaron, Chris Burnham, Stephan Franck, Eric Gapstur, Patrick Gleason, Jonathan Hickman, Phil Hester, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Mike Norton, Steve Orlando, Ande Parks, Tim Seeley, Liam Sharp, Ryan Stegman, Jill Thompson, James Tynion IV, and Chip Zdarsky.

Art attached: Ten Pin Creep postcard, Hero booth schedule, Chicago Helicopter Experience info

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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Stan Lee and Joe Quesada meet for a “Cup o’ Joe” for the Hero Initiative in Beverly Hills!

Added Monday April 10: Film writer/director Kevin Smith will be a Special Guest at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan Lee” and will introduce the event live from the stage!

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 28, 2017) – Two of the mainstays of the mighty Marvel Universe are meeting for a “Cup o’ Joe”—and you can tag along!

Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, will have a special chat to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need! Tickets are on sale NOW at EventBrite.

WHO: Stan Lee and Joe Quesada!

WHAT: Cup o’ Joe, Joe Quesada’s freewheeling Marvel chat, WITH Marvel Universe

Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, Stan Lee!

WHY: Because it’s a GREAT event that benefits a GREAT charity!

WHERE: The Paley Center, 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA. MASSIVE ramp parking right across the street!

WHEN: Friday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Have a great time, and hit lunch after!

A mere 125 tickets for this limited and prestigious event are available at $125 each. All ticket holders will ALSO get a commemorative print created specifically for the event TRIPLE-signed by Stan, Joe, and artist Mike Mayhew! And there’s even MORE:

One winner of a special eBay auction will get to be Stan’s “Sidekick” for the event! Meet Stan before the show, get a picture, walk over to the venue, AND get front-and-center seating for the event!

And you’ve worked up an appetite, right? The winner of a second auction will be Joe’s lunch date after the event! You’ll get guaranteed front-and-center seating for Cup o’ Joe, and a private lunch with Joe Quesada after!

Tickets are extremely limited, so hop on this NOW! You’ll hear fascinating tales of Stan’s life and times and the current Marvel Universe in a small, intimate gathering at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”!

Art attached: Mike Mayhew art for “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”

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 $950,000 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.

 

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

 

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com.

© 2017 MARVEL

DC Entertainment and Hero Initiative Present The Wonder Woman 100 Project!

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 20, 2017) — Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman in a HUGE way!

DC Entertainment created a precious few blank-covered editions of a Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special and the Hero Initiative got 100 top artists to do original drawings right on the cover. The result is The Wonder Woman 100 Project!

The originals will be auctioned off starting in May, and a Wonder Woman 100 Project softcover book collecting all the covers will be available from DC in June (Diamond Order Code APR170441). A limited edition hardcover will be available direct from Hero Initiative at the same time.

“We’re thrilled to partner again with Hero Initiative to celebrate Wonder Woman and support such a worthwhile cause,” stated DC Entertainment Publisher Jim Lee. “The original covers are impressive and sure to be a hit with Wonder Woman fans and collectors.”

Art attached: Wonder Woman 100 Project cover, John Cassaday art, Ryan Sook art

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 $950,000 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.

 

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

 

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 

 

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