(Dallas, TX): Heroes4Heroes (H4H), a 501 c3 non-profit organization dedicated to sending comic books, DVDs, and other forms of entertainment media to America’s armed forces overseas, will hold a major auction this Saturday, November 8, 2008, during the largest comic book convention in the Southwest, WizardWorld Texas.
“This is the third year in a row that we’ve held an auction like this,” said Scott Hinze, a volunteer and co-founder of H4H, “and we’re looking forward to his one being the biggest and the best one yet. Last year, we raised over $12,000 at our event held at the Diamond Club in the Ballpark at Arlington, and this year, we hope to exceed that goal. Looking over the quality of material that’s already been donated, I think we’ve got a pretty good shot.”
“Some of the top artists in comics have donated material for our auction,” said Hinze, “including Mitch Breitweiser, artist on Captain America; James O’Barr, the creator of the Crow; Phil Hester, artist on the critically and commercially acclaimed series Green Arrow and The Irredeemable Ant Man; Brian Denham, a native Texan whose recent work on Iron Man received rave reviews; Bill Tucci, the creator of Shi; Lee Bermejo, whose Joker graphic novel is currently taking the comic world by storm; Ben Templesmith, renowned artist on 30 Days of Night, the basis for the recent hit movie; and popular X-Men artist Marko Djurdjevic. Best of all, many of these artists will be creating these pieces at the show, so bidders can watch the pieces they’re interested in come to life before their very eyes. There’s going to be plenty of great material for collectors to fight over, and we’re looking forward to some heated bidding wars.”
“We really only do one big event a year” says Hinze. “Everyone who works with this organization has a full-time job, a family and other demands on their time. The one thing we all have in common is the fact that we love comics and fan-culture. We know the power of escapism and many of us have close friends serving abroad that tell us how boring and stressful the work of a solider can be. Comics are typically quick, fun reads, perfect for the young solider protecting our interests and freedoms the globe over. I honestly don’t know of any other comic book-related charity that’s doing what we do.”
Hinze added, “Since our inception, we’ve shipped over 3,000 care packets, 40,000 comics, 800 DVD’s and 500 books to American Soldiers all over the world and we’ve received praise from personnel of all ranks in the US Military, including Gen. David Petraeus. His letter, along with more information about Heroes4Heroes, can be found at www.heroes4heroes.org.”
HEROES 4HEROES CHARITY AUCTION
WHERE: The Sheraton Hotel next to the Arlington Convention Center – 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington, Tx 76011
WHEN: Saturday Night, November 8th @ 7:00 – 11:00pm CST
COST: Totally free… but bring your cash or credit cards to be a part of the art auction!