Comics Podcast Network Hosts Hero Fund Drive

Official Press Release

LOS ANGELES - The Comics Podcast Network, a collection of 28 Websites devoted to great comic content, is hosting a Hero Initiative fund drive for the holiday season. From today through December 25, all participating Comics Podcast Network sites will be broadcasting a Hero Initiative message, and all sites will also host a PayPal button where fans can donate direct to Hero. A full list of participating sites can be found at ComicsPodcastNetwork.com.

The Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered 501 (c) (3) charity that helps older comic creators in medical or financial need, is pleased at the initiative shown by this network. "As media involves and podcasts become more of our daily lives, we're very happy that the Comics Podcast Network has chosen to partner up with The Hero Initiative," said Hero Board member and owner/operator of Atomic Comics Mike Malve.

Many sites are also planning Hero-themed content, such as AroundComics.com, which plans a "Month of Heroes," with podcast interviews including Hero Initiative Board members Dennis O'Neil and Brian Pulido. "Comics Podcasts have shown they can build interest in comics and really make a difference for today's creators," said Chris Neseman of AroundComics.com. "Now we can do even more by actually helping to improve the lives of veteran creators that need our help. Every dollar helps, and there's no better way to show your support as a comics fan than by giving to Hero."

"The Comics Podcast Network is proud to be partnering with the Hero Initiative and helping support the comic book writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists and letterers that have given us such wonderful and imaginative work," said Scott Cederlund of ComicsPodcasts.com. "During this holiday season, we encourage all of our listeners to remember the Hero Initiative, the great work they do and the support they need."

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, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 310-909-7809.

The Comics Podcast Network (CPN) is a collection of the best comic book podcasts on the internet. Since May, 2005, the CPN has brought together over 20 podcasts that cover Marvel, DC, Independent comics, golden age, silver age comics, bronze age comics and modern age comics under one banner. For more information on the network and its members, visit us at www.comicspodcasts.com

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