Media Release — The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is rolling in to the Windy City in a huge way.
Hero will be at booth #1340 at Wizard World Chicago at the Rosemont Convention Center from August 8-11. Hero is the ONLY place fans can find artists Gene Ha (Top 10, Batman) and Andrew Pepoy (Fables, Spider-Man). In addition, artist Jim Brozman (Dick Tracy) will be appearing at both the Hero booth and the Graham Crackers Comics booth.
Hero will be on the ground with exclusive merchandise as well. Hero’s Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43 features an exclusive cover by artist Terry Moore depicting his Strangers in Paradise characters, Francine and Katchoo, as Wonder Woman and Zatanna. The hardcover exclusive is limited to only 500 copies, and carries a price of $35.
And Hero has scored a major hit with its Ballistic #1 variant. The new reality-bending series from writer Adam Egypt Mortimer and artist Darick Robertson is already sold out from distributors, but Hero has a 500-copy exclusive with a new cover by Robertson available at only $10.
Hero’s talent schedule for booth #1340 is as follows:
THUR, 08 AUG (con hours 300-800 PM)
600-700: Jim Brozman
FRI, 09 AUG (con hours 1200-700 PM)
1230-230: Gene Ha
230-430: Jim Brozman
430-630: Gene Ha
SAT, 10 AUG (con hours 1000 AM-700 PM)
1030-1230: Gene Ha
1200-200: Andrew Pepoy
230-430: Gene Ha
430-630: Jim Brozman
SUN, 11 AUG (con hours 1000 AM-500 PM)
1230-230: Jim Brozman
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.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.