Media Release — Los Angeles, CA (August 17, 2009) – Todd McDevitt and New Dimension Comics are proving that they’re a Hero.
When Pittsburgh-area comic retailer Todd McDevitt recently purchased a major Marvel Silver Age collection, he decided to sell the books and make a difference at the same time. McDevitt donated 50 of the books to the Hero Initiative. Stan Lee and CGC compounded the good deed, with Stan autographing all 50 books, which CGC graded in their prestigious Signature Series for free. Now, the 50 Stan-signed Silver Age Marvels are being auctioned via eBay, 10 per week for the next five weeks. Auctions start August 17, and can be viewed at http://qurls.com?i=48020
“My hat’s off to Titanic Todd McDevitt for the great generosity he has shown towards comicdom’s time-honored Hero Initiative!,” said Stan Lee. “The comics he has donated are worth a bundle—and so is big-hearted Todd!”
“CGC is thrilled to help collectors and creators come together to support the fantastic Hero Initiative cause,” said CGC Vice-President Paul Litch. “Any way we can help raise money to give back to those that have given us so much is an honor indeed. Bid early and bid often!”
Visit our website at www.heroinitiative.com or find us on eBay at http://qurls.com?i=48020 to follow the auctions.
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 $400,000 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.
About New Dimension Comics
New Dimension Comics has five stores in the Pittsburgh region making it the largest chain in Pennsylvania. Locations include Butler, Cranberry Township, Ellwood City, McMurray, and West Mifflin. In business since 1986, owner Todd McDevitt also serves as an advisor for the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and is always buying any size, and any era, comic collection.