Official Press Release
UK talent Steve Dillon, penciller for Marvel’s new Punisher series and Supreme Power: Nighthawk and Wolverine: Origins, will be at The Hero Initiative booth all weekend!
Friday, May 30(con hours 12:00-6:00)
1:00-2:00: Steve Dillon
2:00-3:00: Greg Pak, Fred van Lente and Khoi Pham
3:00-4:00: Mark Brooks
4;30-6:00: Steve Dillon
Saturday, May 31 (con hours 10:00-6:00)
11:00-12:00: Dan Slott
12:30-2:30: Steve Dillon
2:30-3:15: Ron Marz + Lee Moder
3:30-4:30: Joe Jusko
5:00-6:00: Steve Dillon
Sunday, June 1 (con hours 11:00-5:00)
11:30-12:30: Ron Marz + Lee Moder
12:30-1:30: Tom Raney
1:30-2:30: Angel Medina
1:30-2:30: Steve Dillon and Garth Ennis at Dynamite booth
2:30-3:30: Steve Dillon at Marvel booth
2:30-3:30: Joseph Michael Linsner
18K GOLD IRON MAN PHONE TO BE RAFFLED OFF!
The star of the summer blockbuster “Iron Man” has detailed action figures, thrilling comics, and now, thanks to LG, a limited edition cell phone that makes all other phones look like scrap! LG developed a gold-plated and solid 18K gold back, limited edition Iron Man phone with the multimedia functions, aesthetic appeal and superhero durability to excite movie-goers and Iron Man fans everywhere.
There are only 20 of these limited edition Iron Man phones (valued at $2,000 each) available and all you have to do is purchase a raffle ticket in the panel area, at the Hero Initiative booth or at the Wizard booth and attend the Marvel Cup O’ Joe panel on Saturday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. The lucky winner will be drawn at the end of the Cup O’ Joe panel. All money raised from the raffle will go to Hero. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to own a piece of Iron Man history while helping a good cause! Buy your tickets for Wizard World Philadelphia today! Visit http://www.wizardworld.com/ph-ironmanherophone.html for more information.
GENE COLAN PRINT LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
The Hero Initiative in conjunction with Marvel Comics is launching a series of Gene Colan-themed products, starting with a limited edition print of Gene’s cover art to Invincible Iron Man #1, available at Wizard World Philadelphia, May 30-June 1. Only 200 prints will be on sale exclusively at the Hero booth at a cost of $25 each. Net proceeds from sales of these prints by The Hero Initiative will benefit Gene Colan. Another 50 prints will be available at a later date, with plans to have them autographed by both Gene Colan and Stan Lee.
Also at Wizard World Philadelphia, guest writers and artists at the Marvel Comics booth will be signing and sketching two large poster-sized boards, which Hero will auction benefiting Gene at a later date.
Visit www.heroinitiative.org for more information on upcoming Marvel/Hero Gene Colan fundraising activities.
For more information on Wizard World Philadelphia, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html.
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 yesterdays’ 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. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org .