Friday, October 31, 2008

HP Employees can be heroes too!

Be a hero for The Hero Initiative and sign up beginning Nov. 3rd, 2008 for the HP Charitable Giving Campaign and have HP match your cash donations to the Hero Initiative up to $1,000 annually.

The details look like this:

1) Cash matching is available to U.S. employees on a first-come, first-served basis AND only during the annual Charitable Giving Campaign (Nov1) until HP has met it’s $1,000,000 campaign commitment
2) Pledges are matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per employee per fiscal year
3) Cash pledging is ONLY available online at www.GivingStation.com/hp
4) Employee and match funds are distributed quarterly
5) Tax receipts are not available on the GivingStation because neither the GivingStation nor HP are charities. However, both organizations combined do provide sufficient information for gifts made via payroll. Use your GivingStation Pledge Confirmation and your HP Earnings Statement. HP instructs charities to receipt employees directly upon every distribution.

The process for donating cash looks like this:

1) Log in to www.GivingStation.com/hp
2) Click “Donate” in the lower left corner of the page
3) Click the “Charity Search” URL
4) Enter “Hero Initiative” in the “Charity Name” field
5) Once presented with the results, select “Hero Initiative” and look for your charity to appear in the right hand “Selected Charities” basket
6) Click “Next Step”
7) Enter pledge details
a. Pay types include: Credit Card, One-time payroll, On-going payroll, and Direct to Charity
b. ALL payroll gifts pledged during Campaign will begin deduction in January and distributed with Q1
c. Campaign Credit Card gifts will be charged within 24 hours and distributed in December
d. Anonymous gifts CANNOT be receipted
e. GivingStation calculates your available match amount
8) Review and submit your pledge
9) Print and retain your pledge confirmation for your records

The Hero Initiative thanks you for your support!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hulk Smash Bigger Book!

Good news, Green-o-philes! The Hulk 100 Project, originally advertised and solicited at 128 pages, was full to burstin', so we upped it a tad to 136 pages! And it's still the same ol' $10.

A few extra pages have allowed us to add a couple things as well, including…
• An intro from veteran—and that's putting it mildly!—Incredible Hulk writerPeter David; and
• A real-science explanation of how Bruce Banner's pants stay on when he Hulks out from Dr. James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes

If you don't truck to your favorite comic store immediately and reserve a copy, well…then you're just a fuddy-duddy.

Jim McLauchlin

Friday, October 24, 2008

Final Hulks…on/about Nov. 3


We have only three original Hulk covers left, and will be looking to auction ’em off (along with what I believe will be an unexpected surprise!) on or about November 3. Meantime, whet your appitites on two of the three remaining, from Erudite Ed McGuinness, and Captivating Cully Hamner!

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Three things!

Phil Hester will be Hero's special guest at the upcoming Wizard World Texas con, and you can get a super-cool Hester-drawn Darkness #7 WWTX exclusive at the con. More info here.

The guys at Mid-Ohio con are about he nicest folks you'll find. There's an auction of post-con stuff now benefiting both The Hero Initiative and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Eat it up like candy. For it is sweet.

Our pals at MySpace have a preview of our soon-to-be-famous Stan's Soapbox: The Collection book, featuring Paul Dini's comments on Stan The Man. The book is in-stores 19 NOV, and if you haven't reserved your copy yet, you may be shut out. Fairly warned be thee…

Jim McLauchlin

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stan's Soapbox, now in hardcover flavor



Stan's Soapbox: The Collection, our 144-page tome collecting ALL Stan Lee's kickass "Soapboxes" from 1967-1980, will be in stores on November 19. It's available in softcover at $14.99.

Or, if you're more of a hardcover nature, please be advised: A special limited edition hardcover will be available at $35 as well. The hardcover is limited to ONLY 250 copies, so we suggest you preorder NOW at Atomic Comics. Or if ya like your books signed, a mere 100 of the 250 hardcovers will be available autographed by Stan the Man himself at $99 per. Eat ’em up like candy.

Jim McLauchlin

Art Parade


Collector Ron Sonenthal walked away with this super-cool Cameron Stewart-Darwyn Cooke-David Bullock Wonder Woman-Bats-and-Supes piece as part of one of our auctions at San Diego Comic Con this year. Moral to the story: You oughtta bid in our auctions.

Jim McLauchlin