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Hero Intiative auctions lunch with Mark Waid

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Hero Intiative auctions lunch with Mark Waid

Official Press Release

LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2008) – The Hero Initiative is proud to announce its slate of booth activities for this year’s Phoenix Cactus Comic Con.

Lunch with Mark Waid!

What could be cooler than that? Think about it: Mark’s the writer of The Flash! Kingdom Come! Captain America! And the newly minted editor-in-chief of BOOM! Studios! If you’ve ever dreamed of getting into the comics biz as a writer or artist, you can have an entire lunch’s worth of advice, mentoring and tutoring from a guy who’s been in comics for 20 years and somehow lived through it! He’s seen and done it all.

The lunch will take place on Saturday, 26 JAN at 1 PM and the winner MUST be on-site at con to claim their auction winnings!

Go to NOW to win this tremendous opportunity!

Booth Schedule

FRI, 25 JAN (con hours 6-9)

600-900: Joe Benitez

SAT, 26 JAN (con hours 10-7)

1000-700: Joe Benitez

1030-1200: Howard Chaykin

400-530: Howard Chaykin

SUN, 27 JAN (con hours 10-5)

1000-500: Joe Benitez

1030-1200: Howard Chaykin

230-400: Howard Chaykin

Hulk #1 Special Edition

The Hero/ Hulk #1 features an exclusive cover by Ed McGuinness and is limited to only 5000 copies worldwide. Ed’s rendition of the new Red Hulk has been seen in solicits, but this is the only chance fans will have to get this great piece as a cover! This special edition of Hulk #1 will be available for $8 at the Phoenix Cactus Comicon Jan. 26-27, and at a special pre-con party at Atomic Comics.

Both Hulk writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness will be signing at Atomic Comics Mesa Superstore on January 25th from 5PM-7PM for the world premiere of this special edition! Jeph and Ed will be there to autograph copies. If you can’t make the scene, you can preorder your copy now at:

Hero Booster Bucks

Plus don’t forget that fans going to the Phoenix Cactus Comicon on January 26-27, 2008 can support The Hero Initiative when they buy their tickets online with Hero Booster Bucks!

All four levels of Phoenix Comicon tickets are available for purchase with a $2 opt-in that goes directly to The Hero Initiative and the assistance of comic creators. Phoenix Comicon is making it easy to show your praise for all comic creators and how they have inspired you. Go to to purchase the following tickets:

$25 Full event ticket with $2 Hero Initiative Booster Bucks

$20 Saturday only ticket with $2 Hero Initiative Booster Bucks

$15 Sunday only ticket with $2 Hero Initiative Booster Bucks

$8 Gaming area only ticket with $2 Hero Initiative Booster Bucks

For more information on The Phoenix Cactus Comic-Con, visit

The Hero Initiative 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
or call 310-909-7809.

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For further information, contact:

Janine Bielski


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