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Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Hero Initiative Plans Massive Events

hero baltimoreThe Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is hitting the Baltimore Comic-Con in a massive way. Hero will be at booth #1601 Sept. 5-7 with exclusive creators, signings, and more!

Hero will be the only place to find legendary writer Dennis O’Neil and longtime fabled Marvel artist and editor Al Milgrom. Look for them all weekend long at booth #1601.

Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 will also be on sale at Baltimore, and ALL three artists who created the cover will be on hand for a special signing! Penciler Herb Trimpe, inker Tom Palmer, and colorist Laura Martin will be at the Hero booth Saturday from 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. It’s your PERFECT chance to get this great limited edition signed by three comic greats!

wendi goFans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 11 top creators. Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Cliff Chiang, Alan Davis, Dan Jurgens, Ron Marz, Bob McLeod, Al Milgrom, Mark Morales, Denny O’Neil, Tom Palmer, Brian Pulido, and Herb Trimpe! Bring your books to the CGC booth, #707, no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!

marvel boot campAnd Marvel Comics SVP-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort is dropping the knowledge for Hero! Tom’s Marvel Boot Camp panel at the con will be a special, ticketed-only seminar in which Tom gives the same training lecture he gives the Marvel editorial staff. Find out the real Marvel method of storytelling and important tricks of the trade! Tickets are available ONLY at the Hero booth, and the seminar lasts a whopping two hours, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

Finally, make sure your evening is covered with a trip to the Harvey Awards! Hero Initiative is awarding its Lifetime Achievement Award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award as part of the festivities. Be on hand to see who’s earned the hardware!

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Friday, September 5 through Sunday, September 7, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center, which is located immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex (which includes Oriole Park and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum). Tickets, a full guest roster, and additional information is available on the convention’s website.

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Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Help Patients Battling Blood Cancer

delete blood cancerSeth Kushner is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, NY, and a proud member of the Bay Ridge community, where he and his wife, Terra are raising their almost-five-year-old son. Seth grew up knowing he wanted to be an artist and began a career as a photographer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, L’Uomo Vogue, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker, and other publications. Published books include The Brooklynites, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics, and upcoming New York Comics. Seth is co-founder of TripCity.net, home to his CulturePOP photocomix and Schmuck comics. In 2013, Seth co-founded HANG DAI Editions, an independent publishing imprint.

Back in April, Seth was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and was told he needed a bone marrow transplant. Thankfully, Seth has found a bone marrow match and a transplant has been scheduled, but there are many other patients out there that need your help. Seth and his family and friends are encouraging everyone to become someone’s real-life hero.

Become a registered bone marrow donor at the Baltimore Comic-Con . All it takes is completing a registration form and swabbing the inside of your cheeks. In less than five minutes, you can potentially save a life!

Seth speaks with his son on FaceTime every morning and draws one superhero per day, which Terra brings home for their son. Seth stays positive and is confident he will beat his disease.

ART AUCTION
The art created for the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction at 5pm on Saturday, September 6th in our Main hall, with art displayed in the Exclusives Booth throughout the day. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to Seth Kushner and his fight against leukemia. Seth is a frequent guest of the Baltimore Comic-Con and we are looking forward to his return to the show in 2015! To learn more about Seth and to contribute to his cause, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/d8gc2o.

DELETE BLOOD CANCER FACTS
Delete Blood Cancer DKMS was founded in the U.S. in 2004 and is the U.S. arm of DKMS, the German bone marrow donor center. DKMS was started by a family whose search for a donor inspired 68,000 people to register in just one year. Today, Delete Blood Cancer and DKMS make up the world’s largest bone marrow donor center with branches around the globe that have registered more than 4 million donors and provided more than 40,000 patients with potentially life-saving transplants.

In the U.S., Delete Blood Cancer has registered more than 500,000 potential donors and facilitated over 1,500 life-saving transplants. We have registered more than 100,000 new donors per year in the past two years. But they’re not stopping there. They lead the fight against blood cancer by working with families, communities, and organizations to recruit more donors and provide more patients with second chances at life.

Delete Blood Cancer is dedicated to their mission of building a critical mass of bone marrow and blood stem cell donors for patients in need. By educating about the donation process, demonstrating the impact of donation, and providing support and counsel to their patients and donors, they serve to grow their donor center and, ultimately, help more people.

The donors they register are added to the Be The Match® Registry, the official registry of the United States operated by the National Marrow Donor Program®. This registry currently includes more than 11 million donors, of which more than 38 percent have been recruited by Delete Blood Cancer and DKMS combined.

Register online at deletebloodcancer.org, text DELETE to 20222 to donate $5, contribute at deletebloodcancer.org, or fund raise via firstgiving.com/dkms.

Delete Blood Cancer will be exhibiting at the Baltimore Comic-Con in booth #2503. Please stop by to learn how you can help!

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: The Annual Yearbook Returns in 2014 with Matt Wagner’s Grendel!

2014 grendel yearbook 1The Baltimore Comic-Con’s Yearbook returns in 2014, celebrating the creators appearing at the show taking place Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, 2014. This book of art features interpretations of characters from Matt Wagner’s Grendel, sometimes in conjunction with their own creations, in a celebration of creator-owned properties. Beautifully designed by returning guest and Love and Capes creator Thom Zahler, the book comes in a standard and, for VIP ticketholders, a limited VIP cover edition.

Once again, the popular scavenger hunt returns in 2014! When you buy the book, you’ll get a list of the 48 Yearbook contributors and their table numbers. If you succeed in your hunt, you can get your choice of bonus prints!

Grendel first appeared as Matt Wagner’s contribution to issue #2 of the 1982 comics anthology Comico Primer. Moving onto a solo black-and-white series with Comico in 1993, the initial run lasted 3 issues before cancellation due to the publisher’s financial problems. Wagner then relaunched the character in back-up stories in his Comico title, Mage, before a new standalone title launched by the same publisher in 1986, which transitioned publishers to Dark Horse Comics in 1990. Grendel as a character has existed in different times as different people — Hunter Rose, Christine Spar, Brian Li Sung, Eppy Thatcher, Orion Assante, and more. The character has gone on to cross over with DC Comics’ Batman and, most recently, with Dynamite Entertainment’s Grendel vs. The Shadow.

The art created for the 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook celebrating over 30 years of Matt Wagner’s Grendel will be auctioned off at the Baltimore Comic-Con Art Auction on Friday, September 5th at 5pm! A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to Seth Kushner and his fight against leukemia. Seth is a frequent guest of the Baltimore Comic-Con and everyone is looking forward to his return to the show in 2015! To learn more about Seth and to contribute to his cause, please go to http://www.gofundme.com/d8gc2o.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own original art featuring Matt’s characters as depicted by artists including Alan Davis, Allison Sohn, Andy Runton, Andy Smith with colors by Andrew Dalhouse, Bernard Chang, Billy Martin, Billy Tucci, Budd Root, Chris Kemple, Craig Rousseau with colors by Nate Lovett, Dan Parent, Daniel Govar, Dave Bullock, David Finch, David Mack, Dean Haspiel, Francesco Francavilla, Fred Hembeck, Jeff Shultz, Jeremy Dale, Joe Prado, Joe Staton with colors by Matt Webb, John Gallagher, John K. Snyder III, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Kelly Yates, Ken Hunt, Lora Innes, Mark Dos Santos And Autumn Fredrickson, Mark Mariano, Mark Wheatley, Marty Baumann, Matt Slay, Michael Golden, Mike Vosburg, Nate Lovett, Ray Fawkes, Rich Woodall with colors by Nate Lovett, Richard Case, Richard Clark, Rick Veitch, Ron Randall, Seth Kushner, Steve Conley, Thom Zahler, Tom Palmer, Tom Raney, and Tradd Moore!

The book will be sold, and the art auction will be held at 5pm on Friday, September 5th in the Main hall, in the Exclusives Booth in the lobby. The book will be available at the Baltimore Comic-Con for $20.

Save Our Schmuck: Benefit and Campaign to Help Seth Kushner Announced

kushner 2Comic book creator and acclaimed photographer Seth Kushner has been riding a pretty horrifying roller coaster over these last few months.

First there was the high of a successful Kickstarter campaign for his Schmuck graphic novel, that was followed, just four days later, by a Leukemia diagnosis that has put him into the hospital and away for his son for long periods of time.

I spoke to Kushner back in mid-June for Den of Geek US just after he had gotten home and he had a good head about this hell that he and his loved ones had been dragged through. He was thinking about work, thankful for the support of the comic book community, delighted to be home and looking forward to a bone marrow transplant. A couple of months later and Kushner is, unfortunately, still waiting and back in the hospital. According to a recent update on his Facebook page, though, Kushner said he feels like he’s “turning a corner” after a rough patch.

Despite that good bit of news, though, the realities are that being sick comes with a hefty financial burden, and so the comic book community is again rallying around Kushner with a benefit at Union Hall in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday August 26th.

Here are some pertinent details. For more, check out the event page on Facebook.

Save Our Schmuck: Bone Marrow Benefit for Seth Kushner

 

Featuring: Live comix reading, music and comedy featuring: Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddha, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld, Sticks and Stones and others.

If you’re unable to attend the event, please do hop over to the GoFundMe page that has been set up to collect donations to assist Seth and his family as they fight through this together. As the description on that page says, there are medical expenses that aren’t covered by insurance and in that Seth is a freelancer, his inability to take on jobs means that the family is missing his income right now. Give what you can and, almost as importantly, share this article/or that page so that others can rally and support this worthy effort.

 

Dynamite Goes DRM Free and Raises Money for the CBLDF

Dynamite10thAnnivImageDynamite Entertainment is going DRM-free with comics available in PDF file format. All of this is part of the publisher’s 10th anniversary celebration.

The program launches today with an available selection of over 80 individual comic books, which includes creator-owned and licensed titles from Dynamite’s massive library. The debut selection represents a wide variety of titles:.

  • Cryptozoic Man by Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson
  • Blood Queen by Troy Brownfield and Fritz Casas
  • The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robinson
  • Captain Action Cat by Art Baltazar, Franco, and Chris Smits
  • Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers by Joe Casey, Nathan Fox, and more
  • Chaos! by Tim Seely and Mirka Andolfo
  • Chastity by Marc Andreyko and Dave Acosta
  • American Flagg by Howard Chaykin
  • The Devilers by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt Triano
  • Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil by Jesse Snider and Jason Craig
  • Garth Ennis’ Red Team by Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak
  • Jennifer Blood: Born Again by Steven Grant and Kewber Baal
  • Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez
  • Jungle Girl by Frank Cho, Doug Murray, and Adriano Batista
  • Justice, Inc. by Michael Uslan and Giovanni Timpano
  • Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet by Kevin Smith and Jonathan Lau
  • Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure by Bill Willingham and Sergio Fernandez Davila
  • Miss Fury by Rob Williams and Jack Herbert
  • The Mocking Dead by Fred Van Lente and Max Dunbar
  • The Ninjettes by Al Ewing and Eman Casallos
  • Pathfinder: Dark Waters Rising by Jim Zub and Andrew Huerta
  • Project Superpowers by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, and Carlos Paul
  • Red Sonja by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
  • Red Sonja: Blue by Peter Brett and Walter Geovani
  • Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, and Chase Conley
  • The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow by Howard Chaykin
  • Terminal Hero by Peter Milligan and Piotr Kowalski
  • The Trial of Sherlock Holmes by Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Aaron Campbell
  • Vampirella by Nancy A. Collins and Patrick Berkenkotter
  • Vampirella Master Series by Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, and more
  • Vampirella vs. Fluffy by Mark Rahner and Cezar Razek

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Dynamite will offer ten of its comic books at 10 cents apiece, introducing new readers to Dynamite’s most accessible and successful titles at a great value. The introductory-priced comic books include:

  • Blood Queen #1
  • The Boys #1
  • Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil #1
  • Jungle Girl #0
  • Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1
  • Miss Fury #1
  • The Mocking Dead #1
  • Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #1
  • The Trial of Sherlock Holmes #1
  • Vampirella #1

cbldfDynamite will also offer ten (10) free wallpapers to consumers featuring The Boys, Cryptozoic Man, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper’s The Last Temptation, Red Sonja, and Vampirella. These wallpapers can be downloaded from Dynamite’s digital DRM-free page for a limited time.

Following today’s launch, Dynamite plans to release its DRM-free comics on a weekly basis, every Wednesday, with new offerings announced via the company’s Facebook, Twitter, and website as they are made available for download. There will be a slow, focused roll-out over time that will grow the available titles to reflect the vast majority of Dynamite’s library.

Throughout its first month of operation, Dynamite will donate ten percent of all sales to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and I’m doing my best to recover from Gen Con (especially after a massive failure by US Airways, do everything you can to avoid them). We’ve got a special guest on tonight Graphic Policy Radio, so listen in LIVE tonight!

Until the episode airs, here’s some news to keep you busy.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – Articulated Lego Batman Figure – So cool!

The Spire – Bill Watterson Auction Raises $62000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation – Great to see!

ICv2 – ‘Action Comics’ #1 Soars to $1.6 million – Oh I’m sure I’ve got a copy laying around somewhere….

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

ICv2 – Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards Vol. 1 HC

ICv2 – The Art of Princess Mononoke HC

Talking Comics – Batman #34

CBR – Batman Eternal #19

CBR – Hexed #1

Talking Comics – Original Sin #7

Real Life Hero Phoenix Jones Does the Ice Bucket Challenge

If you’ve been on social networks you’ve probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about, and money for ALS research.

It’s been about a week since the dump cold water on your head, or donate $100 to ALS research really kicked off, and the real life hero Phoenix Jones has decided to take part, except he has decided to up the game a bit.

BOOM! Studios Comes to Humble Bundle. Updated with More!

Update: There’s even more awesomeness added to this bundle. Here’s a list of what’s been added.

Fairy Quest: Outlaws (collects the complete miniseries)
Written by Paul Jenkins
Illustrated by Humberto Ramos
Polarity TP (collects the complete miniseries)
Written by Max Bemis
Illustrated by Jorge Coelho
Suicide Risk Vol. 1 TP (issues #1-4)
Suicide Risk Vol. 2 TP (issues #5-9)
Written by Mike Carey
Illustrated by Elena Casagrande
Protocol: Orphans #1-4 (complete miniseries)
Written by Peter Facinelli, Rob DeFranco, and Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Mariano Navarro

Humble BOOM! BundleBOOM! Studios today have launched the Humble BOOM! Bundle, a two-week initiative that will allow fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM! titles while supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics  art form.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated between the publisher, Humble Bundle, and the determined charity (CBLDF). You can give it all to one of them, or split it between two or three of them!

The Humble BOOM! Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

The BOOM! Studios offering stands out as it includes many recent releases. Customers can name their price and receive the following titles:

Curse #1-4

Written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
Illustrated by Colin Lorimer and Riley Rossmo
To pay for his son’s medical treatment, a man sets out to earn the bounty on a killer who has been terrorizing his small town, only to discover the murderer is a werewolf.

Day Men #1-3

Written by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
To protect their vampire employers during the daytime, a select group of humans are trained to serve as their fixers, problem solvers, and protectors.

Dead Letters #1-4

Written by Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by Chris Visions
A man wakes up with no memory how of he got where he is and will have to use every trickfrom his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hardboiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales, and big secrets.

Evil Empire #1-3

Written by Max Bemis
Illustrated by Ransom Getty and Andrea Mutti
Say Anything frontman Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watchmodern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.

Hit #1-4

Written by Bryce Carlson
Illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey
In 1955 Los Angeles, while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.”

Imagine Agents #1-4

Written by Brian Joines
Illustrated by Bachan
An agency responsible for keeping kids’ imaginary friends in line is confronted by a plot by an evil faction to become real.

RoboCop: Last Stand Part 1 TP (4 issues)

Written by Frank Miller and Steven Grant
Illustrated by Korkut Öztekin
Based on Frank Miller’s unused screenplay for the RoboCop 3 film, RoboCop takes a last stand against OCP to protect the citizens of Detroit.

RoboCop (2014) #1-2

Written by Joshua Williamson
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Picking up right after the end of the first film, a deadly and charismatic criminal is released from jail and instantly targets RoboCop for destruction.

Sons of Anarchy #1-11

Written by Christopher Golden and Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Damian Couceiro
Based on the hit FX Network TV show. The only people standing between the daughter of an old SAMCRO member and certain death are the Sons of Anarchy.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:

Hacktivist #1-4

Created by Alyssa Milano
Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing
Illustrated by Marcus To and Ian Herring

The owners of the largest social media company in the world moonlight as do-gooder hackers, but are compromised when the US government moves in.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1-6

Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen
This is the third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comic series about an elite group of warriors charged with protecting

Planet of the Apes Vols. 1-4 (16 issues)

Written by Daryl Gregory
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Find out what happens 1,300 years before the arrival of Colonel George Taylor from the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie! Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long.

Six-Gun Gorilla TP (6 issues)

Written by Simon Spurrier
Illustrated by Jeff Stokely
On another world in the 22nd century, a rogue gorilla gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future.

Translucid #1-3

Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Illustrated by Daniel Bayliss
From the mind of Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and his wife/writing partner Chondra Echert, this is the superhero story you’ve wanted but never thought you’d see, exploring the thin line between heroes and villains, and the space between childhood hope and loss.

The Woods #1-3

Written by James Tynion IV
Illustrated by Michael Dialynas
An entire high school is transported to a strange, primordial wilderness and confronted with

Readers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:

Bee and PuppyCat #1-2

Written by Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Illustrated by Natasha Allegri
Based on the popular web series, it’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret.

Bravest Warriors Vol. 1 (4 issues)

Written by Joey Comeau
Illustrated by Mike Holmes
>Based on the hit animated series! Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire, as they warp from galaxy to galaxy, saving alien races with the power of

Lumberjanes #1-4

Written by Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson
Illustrated by Brooke Allen
Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

The Midas Flesh #1-8

Written by Ryan North
Illustrated by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline
The space crew of Joey, Fatima, and Cooper have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body.

Ale Fit for A King to Benefit The Hero Initiative

Label_kirby_printShmaltz Brewery in Clifton Park, NY will host a fundraiser birthday party on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 to celebrate the late Jack “The King” Kirby’s birthday. Kirby is considered by many to be the co-creator (along with Stan Lee) of the Marvel Comics Universe. Kirby co-created many of the superheroes being adored by fans of Marvel’s recent blockbuster movies, including the Avengers, the Hulk, Captain America, Thor, the Fantastic Four and many more.

A group of local comic professionals approached Shmaltz about doing an event, with proceeds to be donated in Jack Kirby’s honor to Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need. Shmaltz stepped up in a big way, creating a limited-edition, Kirby-labeled ale exclusively for the party. King Kirby Ale will make its debut at the event, and a limited number of cases will be available for purchase. With a special edition label designed and drawn by Clifton Park artist Paul Harding, the ale will be available in both Pale and Dark varieties.

The Aug. 28 event will run from 4 to 8 p.m., and feature an impressive array of comic professionals, including Green Lantern and Silver Surfer writer Ron Marz, sculptor Paul Harding, X-Men artist Tom Raney, Conan and Spider-Man writer Fred Van Lente, writer Crystal Skillman and many others, who will be signing and sketching for donations to Hero Initiative. Van Lente and Skillman are the co-authors of the recent play “King Kirby,” about Jack Kirby’s life, which enjoyed a successful, well-reviewed run in New York City. Fans attending the party will be able to get autographs and sketches from the comic pros, and enjoy a beer tasting as well as a piece of special Jack Kirby birthday cake. Live music will be provided by Saratoga-based rock ensemble Sugar Pill, led by John Stack on guitar and vocals. Party tickets are $20, with proceeds donated to Hero Initiative. Door prizes have been donated by Comic Depot of Saratoga Springs, and Excellent Adventures Comics of Ballston Spa.

Tickets for the event are available online.

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One-of-a-Kind My Little Pony Variant and Original Artwork Raises $8,750 for Charity

mlp charity variantThe Heritage Auctions for the one-of-a-kind variant of IDW‘s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #12 and the original cover artwork by fan-favorite Sara Richard closed on August 9 raising a total of $8,750*, with the one-of-a-kind variant ending at $5,500 and the Richard original cover artwork ending at $3,250.

The proceeds of the auctions are earmarked to benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that provides children from around the world with life-threatening illnesses and their families a memorable and cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions.

IDW, Hasbro, and Heritage Auctions have extended a big “thank you” to everyone who participated in the auctions and helped to raise this impressive donation for Give Kids The World. A special “thanks” goes to Sara Richards for her generous donation of the original artwork, which greatly contributed to the success of this charitable effort.

*Totals does not include the Buyer’s Premium

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