Comic Book Artist Gets Help

The Brattleboro Reformer brings us a story we covered earlier.  They highlight the struggle of comic book artist Ed Hannigan and the help the Hero Initiative is providing for him during his battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Hannigan was one of the artists that was behind the cover art for some of Marvel Comics’ and DC Comics’ most famous characters for over 20 years.  His was a “who’s who” of super hero’s including covers for Spectacular Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Hulk, Daredevil, Defenders, Flash, Avengers, Green Arrow and Thor.

The Hero Initiative is a charity that raises money for “oldtimers” of the comic book industry and those in need of health care, many of whom only received a paycheck and never received royalties for characters they created or drew.

Hannigan, who is suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, will receive all the profits from “Ed Hannigan: Covered,” to help pay for his medical needs. The collection of Hannigan’s sketches and cover art will be released on Jan. 13.

Due to the disease Hannigan is no longer able to draw, having to give up his childhood dream and form of income.  Hannigan’s conditions will progressively get worse, but he could live for another 10 to 20 years.  Here’s your chance to help support a great in the industry who enriched so many of our childhoods.