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Hero Initiative has Six Exclusive Guests at Baltimore Comic-Con

Hero Initiative

Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need, will host six amazing creators at its booth, #1501, at the 2022 Baltimore Comic-Con, October 28-30, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased online now.

Hero’s guests include:

  • Matthew Clark, artist of Justice League and Amazing Spider-Man
  • Scott Dunbier, editor of Dave Cockrum’s X-Men Artifact Edition and Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition 
  • Fabian Nicieza, writer of X-Men and Deadpool co-creator
  • Ann Nocenti, writer of Daredevil and Catwoman
  • Richard Pace, artist of Batman and Second Coming
  • Dexter Vines, artist of Civil War and Old Man Logan

Matthew Clark started his career in 1997 drawing backgrounds and inking other artists. His break came in 1999 when he was the monthly artist on DC’s Wonder Woman for a year, a character he’s returned to from time to time throughout the years, most notably on Wonder Woman Rebirth Special.

Scott Dunbier is a former comic book art dealer from New York. In 1995, he relocated to San Diego to work at Jim Lee’s WildStorm Productions. He soon became special projects editor and then Editor-in-Chief. He moved over to IDW Publishing in 2008 as Director of Special Projects and has been there ever since. Aside from working with many of the best creators in comics, he created the Absolute format, as well as originating Artist’s Editions.

Fabian Nicieza is a writer best known for his comic book work and as the co-creator of Marvel’s billion-dollar Deadpool franchise. He has written over a thousand comics for Marvel and DC and others, including AvengersX-MenSpider-ManJustice LeagueSuperman, and Batman, which have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Ann Nocenti is a storyteller who has worked in film, journalism and comics. She was an editor and writer at Marvel Comics (DaredevilSpider-ManX-Men, and more), and at DC (CatwomanKlarion). Her latest works are the graphic novels Ruby Falls (2020) with artist Flavia Biondi and The Seeds (2021) with artist David Aja, both for Berger Books/Dark Horse, and upcoming projects for Marvel.

Ann Nocenti will be appearing Friday and Saturday, October 28-29 only.

Richard Pace resides in Toronto, Canada, looking down upon the Americans to the south with moments of both humor and dread. From this perch, he has deployed his illustration skills on titles for Vertigo and Marvel, has also co-written Dale Keown’s Pitt and Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham, and is the co-creator, with Mark Russell, of the hit indie AHOY Comics series Second Coming.

Dexter Vines was born and raised in Atlanta GA and is one of comics most prolific and well-respected artist inkers in the business with over 25 years of experience. Dexter has worked for almost every major comic publisher over his long career. Having worked on some of the biggest projects from Superman/BatmanCivil War, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, Dexter is still going strong with no end in sight. Recent projects include Crime Syndicate and Task Force Z for DC Comics, and Eve Online for Dark Horse.


Confirmed guests for this year’s show include: Andrew Aydin (Run), Chris Barcomb (The Amazing Adventure of Superior Sam), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Marty Baumann (Pixar artist), John Beatty (Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars), Carolyn Belefski (Curls), Brian Michael Bendis (Action Comics), Brett Breeding (Superman), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Russ Braun (The Boys), Reilly Brown (Deadpool), Harold Buchholz (Sweetest Beasts), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Jeffrey Burandt (Killer Bad), Greg Burnham (Tuskegee Heirs), Jim Calafiore (NED, Lord of the Pit), Chris Campana (The Adventures of Parker Reef), Joe Carabeo (Black Magic Tales), Richard Case (Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Terror), John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men), Howard Chaykin (Time Squared), Jim Cheung (Miracleman), Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Matthew Clark (Adventures of Superman, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), Katie Cook (Nothing Special), Kevin Cuffe (Metalshark Bro), Shawn Daley (Better Place), Alan Davis (Thanos), Nick Davis (The Night Guardians – Awakenings), Kristina Deak-Linsner (Roses for the Dead), J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed), Vito Delsante (Stray), Todd Dezago (The Perhapanauts), Terry Dodson (Harley Quinn), Scott Dunbier (Jim Lee’s X-Men Artist’s Edition, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ryan Dunlavey (The Comic Book History of Animation), Garth Ennis (The Boys, Friday and Saturday only), Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs), Chris Flick (Capes and Babes), Scott Fogg (Phileas Reid Knows We’re Not Alone), Trish Forstner (Stray Dogs), LJ and Kayla Fowlkes (The Adventures of CHIBIWONGTONG), Franco (The Ghost, The Owl), Bob Frantz (Metalshark Bro), John Gallagher (Max Meow: Cat Crusader), Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (DC Nation), Ron Garney (BRZRKR), Mitch Gerads (Mister Miracle), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules!), Steven Grant (X), Mike Grell (Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred), Brian Haberlin (Spawn), Bob Hall (West Coast Avengers), Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Dean Haspiel (The Fox), Mike Hawthorne (Happiness Will Follow), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), Klaus Janson (Daredevil), Chris Kemple (Artist Alley Comics), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Alien), Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Tom King (Batman), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Greg LaRocque (The Three Stooges), Jim Lee (Action Comics, Friday only), Joseph Michael Linsner (Red Sonja), Howard Mackie (Ghost Rider), Kevin Maguire (Justice League), Francis Manapul (The Flash), Mariano Brothers (Claire Lost Her Bear at the World’s Fair), Laura Martin (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons), Ron Marz (Silver Surfer), Whitney Matheson (Pandemix: Quarantine Comics in the Age of ‘Rona), Jason May (LEGO Club Magazine), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Mike McKone (Genis-Vell: Captain Marvel), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Jarrett Melendez (Chef’s Kiss), Adriana Melo (Action Comics), Pop Mhan (Gears of War 3), Frank Miller (Sin City, Saturday only), Chris Miskiewicz (Elvis: The Graphic Novel), Mark Morales (Thor), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Ann Nocenti (The Seeds, Friday and Saturday only, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sedat Oezgen (Judge Dredd), Jerry Ordway (Superman), Rachel Ordway (Chainmail Bikini), Steve Orlando (Rainbow Bridge, Saturday and Sunday only), Richard Pace (Second Coming, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Dan Parent (Archie vs. Sharknado), David Pepose (Savage Avengers), Andrew Pepoy (Simone & Ajax), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men), Khoi Pham (Teen Titans), Ed Piskor (Red Room: Trigger Warnings), Eric Powell (The Goon), Andy Price (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Tom Raney (Green Lantern), Afua Richardson (Omni), Christopher Ring (Seamus (the Famous)), David A. Rodriguez (Skylanders), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts), Arsia Rozegar (Shahnameh For Kids), Jim Rugg (Hulk Grand Design), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man), Stuart Sayger (The Joker), Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales, courtesy of Flesk Publications), Pat Shand (Destiny, NY), Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), Louise Simonson (X-Men Legends), Walter Simonson (Ragnarok), Don Simpson (Megaton Man), Matt Slay (Equilibrium), Matt Smith (Hellboy), John K. Snyder III (Suicide Squad), Jim Starlin (Infinity Gauntlet), Joe Staton (Dick Tracy), Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther), Paul Storrie (Storm Kids: Stanley’s Ghost), Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother), Billy Tucci (Shi), Christopher Uminga (Batman’s Mystery Casebook), Fred Van Lente (The Comic Book History of Animation), Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens), Dexter Vines (Civil War, courtesy of Hero Initiative), Sean Von Gorman (Return of Toe Tag Riot), Mark Waid (Superman: Red and Blue), Adam Wallenta (Punk Taco), Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics), Lee Weeks (Batman/Catwoman Special), Emily S. Whitten (The Underfoot), Matt Wieringo (Stargate Atlantis: Gateways), Keith Williams (Thor the Worthy), Charles P. Wilson III (Wraith), Rich Woodall (Electric Black), Gene Luen Yang (Superman Smashes the Klan), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes), and Chrissie Zullo (She-Hulk).

Preview: Lower Your Sights

Lower Your Sights

(W) Various, Matt Kindt, Jim Zub, Rich Douek, Ennun Ana Iurov (A) Various, Richard Pace, Liana Kangas, Dave Chisolm, Sharlene Kindt (CA) Yev Haidamaka
In Shops: Sep 14, 2022
SRP: $17.99

Lower Your Sights is an anthology that focuses on the consequences of war, the peace/relief effort, and mental health. In addition to tales from today’s hottest creators, the collection includes art pieces and write-ups from numerous Ukrainian illustrators. All proceeds are being donated to the Ukrainian-based Voices of Children to provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by war.

Lower Your Sights

Preview: Second Coming: Only Begotten Son #6

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #6

(W) Mark Russell
(A) Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk
(C) Richard Pace
October 13, 2021
$3.99

SEASON FINALE of the book The Hollywood Reporter calls “a surprisingly subtle and sensitive exploration of faith, hero worship, and the way both exist in today’s popular culture.” Stung by a painful failure, Jesus contemplates quitting Earth and moving back to Heaven. Meanwhile, an old enemy attacks Sunstar as Sheila goes into labor.

All AHOY titles feature bonus prose stories and illustrations.

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #6

Preview: Second Coming: Begotten Son #3

Second Coming: Begotten Son #3

(W) Mark Russell
(A) Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk
Cover: Richard Pace
July 21, 2021
$3.99

The CEO of a religious-themed business tries to pull Jesus into his operation; an ancient church relic incites greed through the ages; Sunstar fears for his unborn son.

Also featuring illustrated bonus stories in the AHOY tradition.

Second Coming: Begotten Son #3

AHOY Comics Signs a Bookstore Distribution Deal with Simon & Schuster

AHOY Comics is the latest comic publisher to sign a deal with Simon & Schuster to deliver their releases to bookstores as of March 2021. The publisher also announced its fall publication schedule which will include trade paperback editions of several of its comics. Diamond will continue to distribute AHOY’s titles into comic shops.

AHOY also announced its fall publication schedule which will also include trade paperback versions of several of its popular series from earlier in the year: Happy Hour, The Wrong Earth: Night and Day, Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood, and Second Coming: Only Begotten Son.

Publication dates and summaries for AHOY’s fall titles are below:

HAPPY HOUR

(W) Peter Milligan, (A) Michael Montenat
August 25, 2021 (Bookstores: September 7, 2021)

In future America, being happy isn’t just a right—it’s the law. While the Joy Police brutally enforce the cheery code, two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues. A timely tale by superstar writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Prisoner) and artist Michael Montenat (Dominion, Hellraiser Annual).

THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY

(W) Tom Peyer, (A) Jamal Igle / Juan Castro
September 8, 2021 (Bookstores: September 21, 2021)

The vengeance-dealing Dragonfly sticks it to the man! The acrobatic sleuth Dragonflyman assists the police! These alternate-earth versions of the same masked crimefighter meet face-to-face for the first time in this new series by the original creators of the smash-hit The Wrong Earth! Will their impossible encounter result in a team-up…  or an all-out war?

THE WRONG EARTH: NIGHT AND DAY

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD

(W) Paul Cornell, Dean Motter, (A) Russ Braun
September 22, 2021 (Bookstores: October 5, 2021)

Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood continues to cheaply exploit the great Edgar Allan Poe’s reputation! The collection combines 6 issues worth of anthologies including a take on how the 1% would fare in “Masque of the Red Death” by Tom Peyer and Alan Robinson, Sherlock Holmes’s investigation of murders from two Poe stories by Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) and Greg Scott, a update on the “Tell-Tale Heart” and more. Oh, and did we mention the new Cereal Monsters story from Mark Russell and Peter Snejberg?

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF BLOOD

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON

(W) Mark Russell, (A) Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk
November 3, 2021 (Bookstores: November 16, 2021)

The long-awaited second volume of the book ComicsBeat called “the world’s most dangerous comic book and the most lovely.” As superhero Sunstar anticipates becoming a father, he agonizes over how—and if—he can use his powers to make a better world for his child. And as Jesus Christ loses his bedroom to a nursery, he struggles to find a new place in a society that distorts and exploits his message for profit.

The first volumes of THE WRONG EARTH and SECOND COMING are available now for reorder from Simon & Schuster, along with all other titles in the AHOY Comics backlist.

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON

Preview: Second Coming: Only Begotten Son #2

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #2

(W) Mark Russell
(A) Richard Pace, Leonard Kirk
(C): Richard Pace
February 17, 2021
$3.99

Chaos, weirdness, and corndogs reign when Jesus innocently stumbles into Bible Safari, a profit-squeezing amusement park that trades in his image. Meanwhile, Sunstar gets some disturbing news about his earthly foster-grandmother. Later, Jesus stands to recruit a new disciple—if he can inspire said disciple to keep on living! Also featuring illustrated bonus stories in the AHOY tradition.

SECOND COMING: ONLY BEGOTTEN SON #2
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