Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Matt Wagner Grendel cover; Hero Comics!

Folks,
The full details on Hero Comics are here, and here's a piece of the puzzle that just rolled in yesterday—Matt Wagner's 100% kickass Grendel cover, as colored by maestro Dave Stewart!

Remember, Hero Comics, 32 pages of great and all-new material. Debuts San Diego con, 22 JUL, and in stores 29 JUL. August-ship Diamond Previews, 090950. If I was you, I'd get a copy. Seriously, I would!

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2009 Free Comic Book Day recap!



Well, it’s in the books, and a splendid time was had by all!

Our pals at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA had a bountiful bevy of great creators (including Mark Waid and Marc Guggenheim, above, in a David Dearmore photo), and their beat goes on, as Hero-benefit auctions are still running via eBay.

Up Sacramento way, ace Hero vol Jason Waters beat the Hero drum to raise some bucks, and A-1 Comics of Sacramento even matched funds!

South Bay Hero vol Susan Weyl took care o’ business at the Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, where there was face-painting (below) and all kinds of gimcracky!
Meltdown Comics on the Sunset Strip played host to Tim Sale, who raised many hundreds of bucks for Hero with great drawings.

4-Color Fantasies in Rancho Cucamonga kicked out the jams with raffles, rides, and all kinds of events.

On Los Angeles’ all-charity Big Sunday, Countdown and Robin writer Adam Beechen even got into the spirit of things with “Heroic” photos, this one with girlfriend Mindy.

Thanks to all, kids!

Jim McLauchlin

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bring card, get book!


Folks,
On that most joyous of all days, Free Comic Book Day, you should bring your Ralphs Rewards card to:
Collector's Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306
www.ComicsAndCards.net

or

The Comic Bug
1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
www.TheComicBug.com

If you do so and sign up your Ralphs card for the Hero Initiative, you'll get a FREE Mike Wieringo What If? book. You MUST bring your card, or you can sign up for a new one if ya don't have one! You CAN'T do it with phone number like you can do at a Ralphs store!

Long story short, Hero is part of the Ralphs Community Contribution program. Sign up your card with us, and Hero gets a nickel or two every time you shop at Ralphs with your card. It costs you, the consumer, NOTHING! It's all Ralphs taking dough outta bologna profit margins and putting it into comics, so DO IT!

Or if you wanna do in the comfort of your own home:

1) Sign in to Ralphs.com with your email and password
1a) If you have not created an account, create one now! Takes about 60 seconds!

2) Go to:
https://customer.ralphs.com/ManageCommunityRewardsStep1.aspx

3) Complete the three-step process; When signing up, our NPO # (non-profit organization #) is: 80680, and we're under our corporate name, "A Commitment To Our Roots." Don't let it throw ya!

And that's that.

In the immortal word of Elvis, thankyewverramuch.

Jim McLauchlin