Monday, September 28, 2009

All your Wolvies, one convenient place!


It's been a labor of love and shipping, but we have at long last assembled our 100 original Wolverine: Weapon X #1 covers and invite you to…The Danger Room at the Long Beach Comic Con!

The fest kicks off Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 PM at the con, room 204. Admission is a mere $5, $3 if you come in an X-Men costume, FREE if you show up dressed as the ol' Canuckelhead himself. Admission gets you one free raffle ticket to win a KICKASS (but empty!) wine bottle crafted by the amazing Karlton Hahn at Xena Etched Graphics. You can increase your chances by buying more raffle tickets on site.

And our friends from The Comic Bug will be on hand as well to spoil you with coupons and stuff.

This will be your ONLY chance to see all 100+ covers in living color and all their glory. ’Til the book comes out in November, that is.

And when will the covers be up for auction? Check eBay.com, late October!

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meet Stan Lee in the LBC!


Long Beach Comic Con. And slide a nickel or two to Hero while you're at it, huh?

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

J. Scott Campbell print at Long Beach!



Eat it up like candy, kids. Limited edition, only 100 made, and available at Long Beach Comic Con. Price is $20. And J. Scott Campbell and Christina Strain will be at the Hero Initiative booth to sign ’em Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 AM to 12 noon.

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome to Week 5 Stan books!



Eat ’em up like candy, kids!

Hero's eBay page.
Jim McLauchlin

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mid-Ohio Tix = Hero dough!


And the hits just keep on comin'! The fine folks at the Mid-Ohio Con are also letting you slide a few nickels Hero's way when you buy tickets!

Just buy your tickets via Hero's Website. Start there, click on the Mid-Ohio logo top center, and buy your tickets. Remember: your path to purchase MUST start at Hero for us to get a cut of that ticket sale. So do it! And enjoy a fine, fine con experience.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Long Beach tix = Hero dough!


The good folks at the Long Beach Comic Con are making it bone-simple for you to slide a few nickels Hero's way in a couple of different ways!

For starters, we HIGHLY recommend that if you're gonna buy tickets to the fest, you do so via Hero's Website. Start there, click on the LBCC logo top center, and buy your tickets. If your path to purchase STARTS at Hero, we get a cut of that ticket sale. So do it!

And regardless of where you start, there's an opportunity for you to make a $1 or $3 donation to Hero when you check out with your Long Beach Comic Con tickets purchase. So feel free to slide us some moolah there as well!

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Buy bologna, help Hero!


It’s that time o’ year again. On September 1, they wiped ’em clean, we need to build back from Ground Zero!

The Ralphs Rewards card is your standard grocery store “club card” that gets you discounts and whatnot. But you can ALSO register it with a Ralphs-approved charity, and EVERY time you shop and use the card, Ralphs will kick in a small percentage to the charity of your choice. It costs you, the consumer, NOTHING. It’s just Ralphs kicking in a couple bucks to good causes.

And yes, The Hero Initiative is one of those Ralphs-approved charities, and yes, we need YOU to re-register your card for Hero, which is easy as pie (tho’ not quite as tasty):


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!

4) Now go get a pie.

Seriously, folks, if you do this once, we get a few nickels every time you shop, and multiplied by a San Diego Comic-Con full of people, it’s the best, easiest way we’ve found to raise funds. Totally painless. And hot dammit, you need bologna and Q-Tips anyway!

This applies to Ralphs, Foods Co. and Food 4 Less stores in Southern California, Nevada, Illinois, and Indiana. So if you’re in those necks of those woods, hop to it. I thank you kindly.

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stan Lee, Round three



Get thee to Hero's page on eBay, and the next 10 Stan Lee-signed books generously donated by New Dimension Comics! Hop to it, Clyde!

Jim McLauchlin

DragonCon Peanut Butter and Sketch Jam!

Well you will have to bring your own peanut butter if you want it with your sketch but at least show up for the sketch jam session to help raise money for the Hero Initiative thanks to the folks at the DragonCon show who have helped organize this.

The location will be in the Hyatt Regency V from 8:30-10:00 P.M. on Friday the 4th.

Now on to the good stuff.

Please drop by and if you like grab your favorite artist a drink and donate a set amount in his jar and get yourself a nice sketch for your troubles plus spend a little time talking and having some fun. Down below here is a list of artists that have said they could make it and of course things can change so keep that in mind.

MARK BROOKS
HUMBERTO RAMOS
JIMMY PALMIOTTI
AMANDA CONNERS
JEREMY BASTIAN
STEVE SCOTT
SANFORD GREENE
JOE BENITEZ
PETER STEIGERWALD
NATHAN MASSENGILL
and a late arrival Star Wars artist David Reddick

So drop by and have some fun with us and walk away with a few sketches to boot.
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Also we will be located in artist alley in the Hyatt so drop by Booth# BT13 because we will have george Perez and Paul Jenkins signing and sketching with us all weekend. plus we will have Cully Hamner dropping by to do a few sketches with us on Saturday and Sunday.