The Hero Initiative Travels to San Diego For CCI 2012

Official Press Release

The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is rolling into Comic-Con International: San Diego in a BIG way.

Hero will be at booth #5003 at the San Diego Con, July 11-15 at the San Diego Convention Center with a variety of great activities for attendees.

• Hero's exclusive hardcover edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #42 will make its world premiere at San Diego! The limited edition of only 500 copies, with great and exclusive new art by comics legend Matt Wagner, will be available at $35 a copy. Matt will also be at the Hero booth on three occasions over the weekend to sign your copy, so swing by an say "hi!"

• Hero's famous "fantasy camp" eBay auctions can get you private time and a sketch from Dave Gibbons, or secrets and original art from the Fables team of Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham, all aboard Hero's luxury yacht with some great food and drink, besides! Check out Hero's eBay auctions to bid NOW!

• Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will be on hand with two exclusive books and a con-exclusive print! Lady Death: The Reckoning #1 Sacred Heart Edition is enhanced with actual Swarovski crystals and is limited to 77 serially numbered copies at $40 each. Lady Death: Dragon Wars #1 Gargoyle Edition is limited to only 99 serially numbered copies at $15 each. And the Lady Death "Phoenix Rising" print is limited to only 200 copies at $15 each. Brain will be making two appearances at the Hero booth, so make sure and swing by when he's there!

• And of course, no convention is complete without a bountiful bevy of talented writers and artists parked at the Hero booth to sign autographs and do sketches. Check out your faves at these times:

WED., JUL 11 (con hours 5:30-9:00)

6:00-9:00: Scott "Kaiser" Koblish

6:30-7:30: Matt Wagner

THUR., JUL 12 (con hours 9:00-7:00)

9:30-10:30: Mark Buckingham

10:30-11:30: Matt Wagner

11:30-1:30: Ken Lashley

1:30-3:30: Tony Parker

3:30-5:00: Dan Jurgens

FRI., JUL 13 (con hours 9:00-7:00)

11:30-1:00: Dan Jurgens

3:00-4:30: Brian Pulido

4:30-6:30: Albert Morales

SAT., JUL 14 (con hours 9:00-7:00)

11:30-1:30: Albert Morales

1:30-2:30: Matt Wagner

3:00-4:30: Brian Pulido

4:30-5:30: Andy Smith

SUN., JUL 15 (con hours 9:00-5:00)

11:30-1:30: Ken Lashley

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 $500,000 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.

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