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FCBD Events: Hero Initiative

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Seven comic book stores and many talented artists and writers throughout the U.S. have joined forces to collect donations for The Hero Initiative on Free Comic Book Day.  Please come out and support our cause as well as thank these amazing new and old friends for their support!

Arizona
ATOMIC COMICS
, www.atomiccomics.com

Hero will be at all four Atomic Comics locations to help with Atomic’s sketch donation program where the creator sketches drawn that day will have all proceeds split between both Hero and the CBLDF. Hero will have an actual booth at the Mesa Superstore with all kinds of Hero merchandise on display.  In addition, CGC has generously decided that 40% of the proceeds of all the Signature Series comic books submitted to them for certification will be donated to The Hero Initiative and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

CGC and Atomic Comics will also be auctioning off passes on Ebay under Steve Borock’s account (Certifyit) to a private party the night of FCBD, where the winners get to hang out with some of the FCBD guests including Jim Lee! Not just that, but ALL the proceeds from these auctions go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Hero Initiative! Atomic Comics and CGC are paying for all of this!  Go to http://qurls.com?i=33672 to bid now!  This is a one day auction starting today 10am PDT and ending tomorrow morning 10am.

SPAZDOG COMICS, http://www.spazdogcomics.com/

Talent includes Brian and Kristy Miller from Hi-Fi Design, Daniel Davis, Jason Cheeseman-Meyer, and Armand Villavert Jr.  Spazdog will be accepting donations at the jars at all talent tables.  Hi-Fi Design will have Dog Tags with the tagline "Everyone Deserves A Golden Age" as a bonus gift for donations over $5.  Don’t miss the Keep the Change Jar at the register.

California
COMIC BUG, www.thecomicbug.com

More than 20 artists and writers will appear to meet comic book fans old and new for the momentous occasion. In addition, Radical Comics will be premiering their line of bold, new titles including "Hercules" and "Caliber" at the event. "Caliber" writer Sam Sarker and cover artist Dave Wilkins will be on hand to sign copies of the book.  Other activities include live appearances by Superman and Wonder Woman impersonators from Hollywood Blvd., a Yo-Yo demonstration from the local Yo-Yo league and a Lego building seminar from a nearby Lego store.  In addition, The Comic Bug will host a special screening of "The Rocketeer" in its 'Latverian Lounge' with screenwriters Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo.  A portion of the days proceeds will go to the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation in memory of Rocketeer creator Dave Stevens.

Lovely Hero volunteer Susan Weyl is going to be collecting donations for Hero in her heroic Hero shirt.  Also, sign your Ralphs card up to benefit Hero and receive one of 10 different graphic novels and trade paperbacks.

COLLECTOR’S PARADISE, http://comicsandcards.net/fcbd.html

Bill Morrison will be at the store for the whole day doing sketches for Hero.

EARTH-2 COMICS, http://www.earth2comics.com

Red-hot artist Tim Sale will be making a rare in-store appearance from noon until 1:30 p.m., signing copies of his books and doing sketches, with all proceeds going to Hero.

Georgia
COMICS & MORE
, 137 E Montgomery Rd, Savannah, GA 31406, (912) 925-7700

During this year's FCBD, Comics & More will be taking donations for Hero to support all the creators that have given generations of comic fans something to dream about.

New York
GRASSHOPPER COMICS

Don’t miss appearances by GHOSTBUSTER and BATMAN from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  Talent includes Mark McKenna signing from 1:00 - 3:00 and promoting BANANA TAIL.

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 yesterdays' 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.  For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org.

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