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Hero Initiative Announces Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Line-Up

Hero InitiativeThe Hero Initiative, the charity that supports comic creators in medical and financial need, will hit the Baltimore Comic-Con September 25-27, 2015 at the Baltimore Convention Center, with fan favorite creators — VIP and General Admission tickets are now on sale! Come ready with your books, as the Hero Initiative booth will be a popular stop on the Baltimore Convention Center floor. This year, Hero Initiative is pleased to bring to Baltimore classic creators Bob Budiansky, Mike Grell, and Marv Wolfman.

Bob Budiansky spent years working for Marvel Comics as a writer, penciller, and editor. He is the writer responsible for the entire run of Marvel’s Sleepwalker in the 1990s. He is also renowned for his contributions to the Transformers comics, where he created much of the original comics content, created some of the more popular characters in their continuity, and provided the “tech specs” that were packaged along with the Hasbro toys in the ’80s. As an artist, Budiansky’s pencils graced the pages and covers of titles like Ghost Rider, Captain America, and Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner. Budiansky spent 13 Bob Budianskyyears working as an editor at Marvel Comics on titles like Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and The Thing, plus Spider-Man titles including those during the famed Clone Saga story line.

Mike Grell began his storied career in comics working in comic strips, as an assistant on Brenda Starr. After moving to New York City in the 1970s, Grell took over art duties on DC Comics’ Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. He later flexed his skills as a writer, creating The Warlord at DC. He launched Batman Family and worked on Green Lantern/Green Arrow as well. In the early 1980s, Grell returned to his comic strip roots, taking over writing and drawing roles on the syndicated Tarzan. Later, he went on to develop his creator-owned properties, Jon Sable Freelance at First Comics and Starslayer at Pacific Comics. In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Grell took over writing and illustration duties on Green Arrow after his much-lauded take on the character in the Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters limited series. As he entered the 2000s, he worked on Marvel Comics’ Iron Man and X-Men Forever, and returned to The Warlord at DC Comics. Mike GrellRecently, Grell serialized a Tarzan story for Dark Horse Presents, and contributed to DC’s Arrow, from the TV adaptation of the comic.

Marv Wolfman got his start on the fandom side of comics, writing for and editing fanzines in the 1960s. His professional career began at DC Comics, where he wrote a story for Blackhawk and would go on to contribute to titles like Teen Titans, Showcase, and Weird Mystery Tales. Moving to Marvel Comics, he eventually ascended to the role of Editor-in-Chief, before stepping aside so he could concentrate on his writing. There, he had an extensive run on Tomb of Dracula, where he created Blade, the character that proved the viability of Marvel properties on the big screen. He was also the mind behind such Marvel characters as Nova, Terrax, Bullseye, and Black Cat. He also wrote the syndicated Howard the Duck comic strip. He later returned to DC to relaunch the acclaimed New Teen Titans. and worked on titles including Action Comics, Dial H for Hero, Green Lantern, and Night Force before the game-changing Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. In the 1990s, Wolfman was an editor at and wrote for Disney Comics. In the 2000s, Wolfman returned to DC Comics, writing Nightwing, DC Special: Raven, and, more recently, Convergence: Adventures of Superman and Convergence: New Teen Titans.

Marv WolfmanIn addition to on-site CGC grading, this year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (All-New Captain America); Scott Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); John Beatty (Secret Wars); Gregory Benton (Smoke); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Bob Budiansky (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Transformers); Talent Caldwell (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents White Queen: Age of Darkness); Chris Campana (Kantara); Richard Case (Doom Patrol); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Sean Chen (Secret Origins); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl); Amy Chu (Strange Sports Stories); Steve Conley (Bloop); Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn); Katie Cook (Gronk); Darwyn Cooke (Richard Stark’s Parker); Vito Delsante (Stray); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Ramona Fradon (Spongebob Annual-Size Super-Giant Swimtacular); Francesco Francavilla (Secret Wars: Battleworld); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman ’66: The Lost Episode); Keron Grant (Father’s Day); Mike Grell (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Action Comics); Laura Guzzo (Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women); Cully Hamner (Convergence: The Question); Scott Hanna (The New 52: Futures End); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Russ Heath (G.I. Combat); Eric Henson (The Perhapanauts: Danger Down Under); h-eri (Ivory Dragon Studios); Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets); Ken Hunt (Talon); Jamal Igle (Molly Danger); Geof Isherwood (Suicide Squad); Klaus Janson (Superman); Dave Johnson (Inhumans: Attilan Rising); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Chris Kemple (Red Vengeance); Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book: When Marvel Went Underground); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Greg LaRocque (The Avengers); Dan Leister (Grimm Fairy Tales); Mike Lilly (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Robyn Hood); Nate Lovett (Midnight Tiger); Kevin Maguire (Justice League); Mike Manley (Darkhawk); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Laura Martin (Star Wars); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Bob McLeod (Secret Wars); Pop Mhan (He-Man: The Eternity War); Terry Moore (Rachel Rising); Mark Morales (Convergence); Nen (The Memory Collectors); John Ostrander (Suicide Squad); Greg Pak (Storm); Tom Palmer (The Avengers); Jimmy Palmiotti (The Con Job); Dan Parent (Archie); Brent Peeples (Legenderry: Green Hornet); Andrew Pepoy (Afterlife with Archie); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men); Khoi Pham (X-Men Legacy); Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Tom Raney (Avengers Vs.); Sara Richard (Jem and the Holograms); Rafer Roberts (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); David Rodriguez (Skylanders); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Don Rosa (Donald Duck); Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond); Andy Runton (Owly); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Matteo Scalera (Black Science); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Matt Slay (The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo); Andy Smith (Earth 2); Matthew Dow Smith (X-Files Season 10); Scott Snyder (Batman Eternal); Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans); Mark Sparacio (Sgt. Rock); Jim Starlin (Thanos: The Infinity Relativity); Brian Stelfreeze (Day Men); Paul Storrie (Sheena, Queen of the Jungle); Joe St. Pierre (New Zodiax); Marcio Takara (Armor Wars); Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Ben Templesmith (Gotham by Midnight); Mark Texeira (Ghost Racers); Frank Tieri (Suicide Squad); Peter Tomasi (Green Lantern Corps); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Jeremy Treece (King: Mandrake the Magician); Tim Truman (Hawkman); Billy Tucci (Shi); James Tynion (Constantine: The Hellblazer); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Charles Vess (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream); Mark Waid (Daredevil); John Watson (Red Sonja); Matt Wieringo (‘Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marv Wolfman (courtesy of Hero Initiative, Convergence: New Teen Titans); Rich Woodall (Kyrra); Brian Woodward (Baltimore Comic-Con 2015 Yearbook); Kelly Yates (Doctor Who); Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever); and Mike Zeck (Secret Wars).

Hero Initiative and Dark Horse Comics Unveil The Hellboy 100

The Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need, unveiled its latest project today, The Hellboy 100, in collaboration with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics. To create the Hellboy 100, Dark Horse Comics printed 100+ blank covers of the landmark first issue of Hellboy & The BPRD: 1952, written by Mignola and John Arcudi and featuring the art of Alex Maleev with colors by Dave Stewart. The Hero Initiative then commissioned internationally renowned comic book artists to do an original drawing on each cover, including Gabriel Bá, John Cassaday, Fábio Moon, Eric Powell, Bill Sienkiewicz and Mignola himself. The originals will be auctioned off via eBay.com at the rate of approximately 10 per week for 10 weeks. Both hardcover and softcover editions of a book collecting all the covers will published by Dark Horse Comics in September, 2015.

Full list of contributors to the HELLBOY 100: Rafael Albuquerque; Kristin Allen; Grace Allison; Gabriel Bá; Art Baltazar; John Beatty; Lucy Bellwood; Dan Brereton; Jim Brozman; Dave Bullock; Chris Burnham; Jim Calafiore; Daniel Campos; Giuseppe Camuncoli; Richard Case; John Cassaday; Victor Castro; Ron Chan; Matthew Clark; Wook-Jin Clark; Ryan Cody; Aaron Conley; Clayton Crain; Jason Dennis; Mark dos Santos; Ben Dewey; Rich Ellis; Cat Farris; Max Fiumara; Sebastian Fiumara; Walt Flanagan; Tony Fleecs; Autumn Fredrickson; Jenny Frison ; Agnes Garbowska; Chris Giarrusso; Ben Glendenning; Sina Grace; Jesse Hamm; Gabriel Hardman; James Harren; Fred Hembeck; Christopher Herndon; Phil Hester; Edwin Huang; Chris Ivy; Drew Johnson; Casey Jones; Tom Kelly; Scott Koblish; Scott Kolins; Rich Koslowski; Peter Krause; Andy Kuhn; Steve Kurth; Ken Lashley; Jeff Lemire; Emi Lenox; Francis Manpul; John McCrea; Ted McKeever; Mark McKenna; Shawn McManus; Yehudi Mercado; Rodolfo Migliari; Mike Mignola; Fábio Moon; Albert Morales; Chris Moreno; Marat Mychaels; Todd Nauck; Mike Norton; Mike Oeming; Michael Oppenheimer; Richard Pace; Jeff Parker; Tony Parker; Hanna Nance Partlow; Khoi Pham; Joe Phillips; Whilce Portacio; Eric Powell; Javier Pulido; Gordon Purcell; Tom Raney; Paolo Rivera; Darick Robertson; Tone Rodriguez; Riley Rossmo; Craig Rousseau; Chris Samnee; Hainanu Saulque; Alex Saviuk; Stuart Sayger; Tim Seeley; Bill Sienkiewicz; Andy Smith; Ryan Sook; Aaron Sowd; Ben Templesmith; Ty Templeton; Jim + Aaron Valentino; Nate van Dyke; Michael Walsh; Jonathan Wayshak; Doug Wheatley; Charles Paul Wilson III; Jim Zub; Chrissy Zullo.

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Support the Hero Initiative with the Hero Initiative Bundle at DriveThruComics

DriveThruComics has an awesome bundle of comics for us that benefits one of our favorite causes, The Hero Initiative!

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

The We Love Comics Bundle includes digital comics from Top Cow Productions, 2000 AD, Aspen Comics, Renegade Arts Entertainment, Valiant Comics, Devil’s Due Entertainment, and many, many more! Over $125 worth of digital comics for only $20 with the proceeds going to the Hero Initiative! This Bundle is only available this week, so don’t miss out!

Be sure to spread the word and let other comic fans know how they can help support this great cause!


Archie Comes to Humble Bundle

2015-01-21_1409Archie Comics makes its Humble Bundle debut with some of today’s most talked about titles featured in the latest comic book bundle. In addition to being the home to some of the world’s most recognizable characters, Archie has reinvented itself in recent years with a wide range of titles that appeal to readers of all ages, whether you grew up with Archie or are discovering his world for the first time.

This curated bundle features works by some of Archie’s biggest superstar talent, including Roberto Aguirre-SacasaFrancesco FrancavillaDean HaspielMark WaidDan ParentAlex SeguraFernando RuizIan Flynn and many more.

Customers can name their price for Afterlife With Archie Magazine #1The Fox: Freak MagnetSonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 1 and The Best of Archie Book One.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Death of ArchieArchie Meets KISSThe Best of Archie Book TwoChilling Adventures of Sabrina #1, and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 2.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Afterlife With Archie Vol. 1: Escape From RiverdaleArchie Comics Spectacular: Party TimeArchie: The Married Life Vol. 1, and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 3.

That’s just for starters with additional titles to be unveiled mid-promotion.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Archie Comics Bundle supports Hero Initiative, which creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics through legal action and education initiatives in support of the readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators of comics.

The Humble Archie Comics Bundle runs from now until Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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Image Comics re-teams with Humble Bundle for its first comics bundle of 2015

image humble bundle 2After leading the charge as Humble Bundle‘s very first comic book bundle, Image Comics is once again partnering with the digital distributor to start the new year off with an even bigger bundle bursting with some of today’s hottest titles in Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts.

In addition to being the home to some of comics’ most acclaimed series, Image has become a popular destination for today’s most sought after and award-winning talent. This latest bundle boasts works by some of the industry’s biggest superstars including Robert Kirkman, Jonathan Hickman, Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Fiona Staples, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Steve Epting, Sean Phillips, Chip Zdarsky, Jock, and many more.

Customers can name their price for the Image Expo 2015 Preview Book, Alex + Ada Vol. 1, Deadly Class Vol. 1, C.O.W.L Vol. 1, Elephantmen 2260 Vol. 1, Minimum Wage Vol. 1, God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1, Satellite Sam Vol. 1, and Genius #1-5.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Manhattan Projects Book One (#1-10), The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1, The Fuse Vol. 1, Velvet Vol. 1, Sex Criminals Vol. 1, Wytches #1, and The Walking Dead Vol. 22: A New Beginning.

Customers who pay $18 or more will receive all of the above plus The Walking Dead Compendium One (#1-48), Saga Book One (#1-18) and East of West: The World.

Beginning this Friday, every day at 2 p.m. Pacific time throughout the promotion, a digital comic book will be made available as a FREE download for fans to sample what kind of comics Image has to offer. This will kick off with a complimentary digital copy of ODY-C #1 by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward.

That’s just for starters with additional titles to be unveiled mid-promotion.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts supports the Hero Initiative, which creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.

Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts runs from now until Wednesday, January 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

NYCC 2014: Party with Image & Multiversity Comics & Support a Good Cause

image comicsImage Comics has announced that this year at New York Comic Con 2014, Multiversity and Image Comics will once again be teaming up to host their third annual NYCC Party to raise money for the Hero Initiative.

This year’s NYCC Party will be held Friday, October 10th at the Stitch Bar & Lounge located at 247 West 37th Street (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center straight up 37th street) from 8 PM to close, with a $10 donation to the Hero Initiative to get in. In exchange for your donation, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one (1) copy of all of Image’s exclusives for NYCC 2014! It’s a 21+ event with all night happy hour and drink specials, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle.

The Hero Initiative is a charity that raises money to help support creators in need and gives to those who have helped foster, develop and pioneer the medium we all love so much. At last year’s event, Image Comics and Multiversity raised over $5,000 for the charity thanks to the many fans who came out and attended.

The party will also feature quite a few special Image Comics creators as guests, such as Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen , Jamie McKelvie, Scott Snyder, Sean Gordon Murphy, Nick Dragotta, Joshua Williamson, Tim Seeley, Declan Shalvey, Frank Barbiere, Ed Brisson, Daniel Corey, Wes Craig, Otis Frampton, Joe Harris, Kyle Higgins, Antony Johnston, Justin Jordan, Ales Kot, Megan Levens, Adam McGovern, Brandon Montclare, Michael Moreci, Steve Orlando, Amy Reeder, Fabrice Sapolsky, Gus Storms, Roc Upchurch, Fred Van Lente and Jim Zub.

So if you’d like to have a drink, groove to some music, share a chat and donate money to a great cause, please join them on Friday, October 10th for the third annual NYCC Party from Image and Multiversity Comics. RSVP on Facebook!

Be sure to visit the Image Comics booth in the main exhibitor floor of NYCC at Booth #1544, and the Hero Initiative at Booth #N104.

Valiant Comes to Humble Bundle

VALIANT_HUMBLE BUNDLE_front pageHumble Bundle and Valiant Entertainment are proud to present the Humble Valiant Bundle – the ultimate digital comics collection featuring more than 120 issues of some of the most critically acclaimed titles anywhere in comics today!

A special one-time offering loaded with collections of Valiant’s best-selling series and online debuts, customers purchasing the Humble Valiant Bundle can choose to benefit three vitally important charities – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Hero Initiative, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).

The Humble Valiant Bundle features a longbox-busting digital library of 24 graphic novels and collections, and spans all of Valiant’s most popular superhero titles – including X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Harbinger, Bloodshot, Quantum and Woody, and more! With a total retail value of more than $420, the Humble Valiant Bundle is the single biggest comics offering ever presented by Humble Bundle.

Featuring work by an all-star cast of top talents – including writers Joshua Dysart, Matt Kindt, Bob Layton, Jim Shooter, Fred Van Lente, and Robert Venditti, alongside artists Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Cary Nord and more – the Valiant Humble Bundle is the perfect place to discover why Valiant continues to win over fans and critics around the world with high quality storytelling and outstanding artwork.

Fans can name their price to receive the first TWO volumes of X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Quantum and Woody, Harbinger and Unity. Plus: get the classic Shadowman video game as an extra-added bonus!

Contribute more than the average price to get even more of Valiant’s blockbuster publishing line with the first two volumes of Bloodshot, Shadowman and Eternal Warrior – plus the first volume of Rai and Harbinger Wars!

For $15 or more, Valiant will open the vaults and unleash the entire Valiant Masters digital series, showcasing the legendary origins of one of the greatest universes in comics. Re-presenting the original adventures of Ninjak, Rai, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and H.A.R.D. Corps – plus a Humble Bundle-exclusive Valiant Masters volume of classic X-O Manowar not available in print – the Valiant Masters series celebrates Valiant’s historic legacy, and include dozens of pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features.

The Humble Valiant Bundle runs for two weeks beginning Wednesday, September 17, 2014 and ends Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT.


IDW’s Star Trek Humble Bundle

2014-09-03_1458Beam us up for this one, Scotty. IDW Publishing and pay-what-you-want plus charity digital distributors Humble Bundle are teaming up once again to bring more than $270 worth of digital comic books from the Star Trek franchise to fans. Star Trek fans can pay what they want while choosing to support the comic creators and select charities.

For those that are unfamiliar with it, Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip.

The digital comics available for pay-what-you-want are Star Trek Classics Vol. 1, Star Trek Classics Vol. 2, Star Trek: Best of Klingons and Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Vol. 1. Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge and Star Trek: Mirror Images. Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus Star Trek: Countdown, Star Trek: Movie Adaptation, Star Trek Nero, Star Trek: Spock Reflections, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness and Star Trek Vol. 1, bringing the bundle to a galactic total of 66 digital comic book issues from the Star Trek franchise.

The Humble Star Trek Bundle supports The Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that provides a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life and an avenue back into paying work. Thanks to the generosity of the community, Humble Bundle purchasers have contributed more than $44 million toward charity to date.

The Humble Star Trek Bundle presented by IDW ends on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT.




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.

Baltimore Comic Con 2014: Join Denny O’Neil, Tom Brevoort, and Al Milgrom

ORIGINAL_SIN_ELEMENTSCome to Baltimore‘s Inner Harbor this September 5th, 6th, and 7th for the 14th annual Baltimore Comic-Con at the Baltimore Convention Center! Joining our already-overwhelming list of comic book superstars, we are proud to announce Tom Brevoort and, courtesy of Hero InitiativeAl Milgrom and Denny O’Neil!

While still an illustration student at the University of Delaware, Tom Brevoort began his career with Marvel Comics as an unpaid intern back in 1989. Since then, he has been a writer, an assistant editor, an editor, and Executive Editor. He is also the Senior Vice President of Publishing. His fingerprints can be found throughout the Marvel Universe, from individual titles to major events like Civil War, Original Sin, and AXIS.

gotg power of starhawkAppearing courtesy of the Hero Initiative, Al Migrom has served as a writer, artist, and editor throughout his career. Beginning as an assistant inker back in 1972, Milgrom worked for numerous publishers, including Charlton Comics, Star*Reach, Warren Publishing, Atlas/Seaboard, and Continuity Comics. He served as an editor at DC Comics, where he co-created Ronnie Raymond, the original Firestar. However, he is probably best known for his extensive work with Marvel Comics. There, he penciled Captain Marvel and the original Guardians of the Galaxy in Marvel Presents, and had extensive runs as penciller on The Avengers, West Coast AvengersKitty Pryde and WolverineSecret Wars II, and Memphisto vs… in addition to editing the entire 10-year run of Marvel Fanfare. As an inker, his runs include stints on X-FactorThor, and  Thunderstrike. As a combined artist and writer, Milgrom worked on The Spectacular Spider-ManThe Incredible Hulk, and Deadly Foes of Spider-Man.

batman legends of the dark knightA board member of Hero Initiative, retired writer and editor Denny O’Neil spent much of his career making an indelible mark at Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Initially brought on as a writer at Marvel, he had a hand in writing or scripting diverse titles including Strange Tales, X-Men, Millie the Model, and Rawhide Kid. After a year at Charlton Comics, he followed editor Dick Giordano to DC Comics, where he assumed writing duties for Beware the Creeper, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and, perhaps most notably, Batman. On that title, he embraced the dark roots of the character, creating numerous characters and defining the tone for the series’ characters. He returned to Marvel in the 1980s, assuming writing chores on Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Iron Man where he once again created numerous recurring characters in the respective titles’ mythos. He also served as an editor during his Marvel stint on numerous titles and runs before returning as Batman Group editor at DC, where he also wrote The Question, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Batman: Sword of Azrael.

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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