NYCC: Marvel artists create superhero helmets for FDNY auction

As part of the 150th-anniversary celebration of the Fire Department, City of New York, the FDNY Foundation has teamed with Marvel to display and auction off specially designed helmets at New York Comic Con.

According to the New York Daily News, 10 helmets featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, The Hulk and Black Widow and others were designed by such artists as Joe Quesada, Kaare Andrews, Walt Simonson and Damion Scott. The full lineup will be unveiled today during the "This Week in Marvel" podcast at Discovery Times Square.

The helmets will go on display Thursday in Artists Alley before most of them go up for auction on Saturday. The rest will be offered on eBay through ReedPOP Supply Co. All proceeds benefit the FDNY Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes public-safety initiatives.

“Helmets are essential tools for the brave work our firefighters, paramedics and EMTs have performed for 150 years," Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said in a statement. "They are not only used for the safety of our members, they are also enduring symbols of the FDNY,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. Now, thanks to our partners at Marvel and New York Comic Con, these helmets have been reimagined with artwork of iconic superheroes, raising funds for the FDNY Foundation to help the department protect all New Yorkers.”

Update (12:13 p.m.): Marvel has unveiled additional helmets designed by Damion Scott, Walt Simonson, Phil Noto, Paolo Rivera and Joe Rivera, and Phil Jimenez.

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