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Monday, January 16, 2012

Hero Initiative 2012 Memberships: Now with Walt Simonson sketches!

Yup. You can—and should!—still sign up for Hero Initiative 2012 memberships! At our highest Excelsior! level, membership even comes with a sketch of a character of your choice on a special Hero Initiative board by George Pérez or Walt Simonson.

George showed off some of his earlier. Now Walt's deadlines have allowed him to join in.

Speaking of "join in," you should, too!

Jim McLauchlin

Hero Initiative at MegaCon, 2012!

Yep, it's the proverbial three-ring circus and all.

The Orlando MegaCon is one of comics' biggest and craziest conventions, and we at Hero Initiative would feel badly if we weren't doing our part to add to the crazy.

So. Go get your tickets. And when you do, feel free to make a small donation to Hero at the same time. Down at the bottom of the page where it says "Please support the Hero Initiative," you can add in $1, $10 or whatever you feel to Hero as you buy your tickets. And we thank you for it!

Then, Feb. 17-19, hustle buns to booth #531. This will be where you'll find Hero's booth, the official roost of artist George Pérez all weekend!

You can also get your picture taken with the Hero Initiative costumers just inside the D1 lobby doors. These peeps know their stuff, and they're some of the top costumers in the nation, as these pics should testify to…

Art lovers will NOT want to miss the FINAL leg of Hero's original JLA cover auctions! The last 34 covers go up on the block Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM in Room 240c. Be there!

And when your feet are tired and you need a laugh on Saturday night, the Geeks of Comedy are there to tickle your funny bone. Check out their great comedy show Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 PM in Room 221B&E.

Yep. Full weekend!

Jim McLauchlin

Monday, January 2, 2012

Julius Schwartz Cover Proofs and JLA Auction at Tate's Comics!

The social event of the season will take place Jan. 21, 2012 at Tate's Comics in Lauderhill, FL, in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. Tate's famous Bear and Bird Gallery will have 297 vintage DC Comics cover proofs from 1964-1974 that once belonged to legendary DC Editor Julius Schwartz. These blank-backed cover sheets were the final printer's proofs Schwartz would review before a book would go to print. They've been gifted to Hero Initiative, and will be available starting Jan. 21 at $100 each.

And can you dig it? A whopping 87 of these proofs feature art by Neal Adams, and Neal has graciously autographed them all! Four more have been autographed by artist Joe Giella.

Each proof comes with a double-swell Certificate of Authenticity as well, corresponding to its particular issue.
And as if that wasn't enough, the second leg of our "Justice League of America 100 Project" auctions also happens on Jan. 21! A whoppin' 35 original covers go up on the auction block! For full details including proxy bidding information if you can't make it to Tate's, check out our JLA hub page.

Jim McLauchlin