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HEROESCON 2023 :: Jeff Smith’s “Dawn of Man” National Tour 2023

February 09, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, HeroesCon Panels, Indie Island, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

Jeff Smith will be at the 2023 Heroes Convention!!

Jeff Smith’s “Dawn of Man” National Tour 2023

Key West, FL – February 9, 2023:  New York Times Bestselling Author Jeff Smith and his publishing house, Cartoon Books, embark on their first national tour in years in support of Smith’s new critically acclaimed series: TUKI.
The tour consists of several convention appearances as well as a unique component – Old Route 66 – where we’ll be giving presentations and signings at each stop. Beginning in March and lasting through October, we have 15 confirmed stops with more to be added throughout the year!

What folks are saying about Jeff Smith’s TUKI:
“2022 Best Graphic Novel for Adults”
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

“Best Original Graphic Novel of the Year”
COMIC BOOK COUPLES COUNSELING PODCAST

“Fight for Family is just what you would expect from the creator of Bone and RASL–an immersive, emotional, and delightful visual masterpiece.”
THE COMICS JOURNAL

“If Smith’s iconic BONE weren’t proof enough, TUKI resoundingly restates his status as a master cartoonist of our era…New readers will love it, and fans of BONE will delight in Smith’s return to fantasy adventure with an ensemble of idiosyncratic characters.”
BOOKLIST *STARRED* REVIEW

“Fans of classic adventure will not be disappointed… Smith (BONE) goes prehistoric in this fabulously drawn anthropological fantasy.… the characters and scenery remain consistently stunning to gaze at, page after page.” 
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

National Tour Dates:

March 2-5, 2023: Emerald City Comic-Con, Seattle, WA *Special Guest 

March 31-April 2, 2023: C2E2, Chicago, IL *Special Guest

April 21, 2023: Chicago Comics, Chicago, IL

April 22, 2023: Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO

April 23, 2023: Tulsa, OK – Location TBD

April 24, 2023: Barnes & Noble, Amarillo, TX

April 25, 2023: Albuquerque, NM – Location TBD

April 26, 2023: Sedona Public Library c/o Cab Comics, Sedona, AZ

April 27, 2023: Vroman’s, Pasadena, CA

April 28, 2023: Atlantis Fantasyworld, Santa Cruz, CA

April 29, 2023: Flying Colors, Concord, CA

June 16-18, 2023: Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC *Special Guest

July 19-23, 2023: Comic Con International, San Diego, CA *Special Guest

September 29-October 1, 2023: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), Columbus, OH

October 7-8, 2023: Bedrock City Con, Houston, TX

About TUKI: Set two million years ago, when multiple species of hominids existed at the same time, this hand-drawn story follows the misadventures of a small band of early humans who controlled fire in an epoch when gods and giants were real, and Fire was taboo.

About Jeff Smith: Jeff Smith is the writer & artist of comics and graphic novels like BONE, RASL, SHAZAM: The Monster Society of Evil, ROSE and Tall Tales. Both BONE and RASL were self-published and are New York Times Bestsellers. BONE launched the current YA Graphic Novel explosion via Scholastic Books’ Graphix imprint and has won 41 national and international awards including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. RASL won an Eisner for Best Graphic Novel. The webcomic version of TUKI won the National Cartoonists Award for Best Online Comic in 2014.

To request physical review copies or to schedule interviews, contact Kathleen Glosan
 e-mail:  kathleen@boneville.com

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MUSIC AND COMICS COLLIDE WITH A 7 INCH VINYL RECORD AND MINI-COMIC BY MATTHEW ALLISON AND AARON CONLEY AND MUSIC BY JACK THE RADIO

February 07, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Now Read This!, This Just In

MUSIC AND COMICS COLLIDE WITH A 7 INCH VINYL RECORD AND MINI-COMIC BY MATTHEW ALLISON AND AARON CONLEY AND MUSIC BY JACK THE RADIO

RALEIGH, NC (January 27, 2023)Jack the Radio releases the first song “Looking For More” from a special collaboration project with professional comic book artists Matt Allison (Cankor, Heavy Metal Magazine) and Aaron Conley (Sabertooth Swordsman, Rocket Raccoon, Bully Wars). 

In 2020 Jack the Radio’s George Hage worked with Allison and Conley to create short comic book stories based on the band’s Creatures album, which featured the Jack the Radio character and was part of a 56-page anthology comic published by A Wave Blue World. 

After years of planning the three have come together to team up on something unique. In addition to new songs from the band inspired by Allison’s Cankor comic and Conley’s Sabertooth Swordsman comic, which he co-created with Damon Gentry, you can expect to see the debut crossover of Allison and Conley’s characters in a short comic. 

The two collaborated on the story with Conley doing pencil layouts and Allison doing ink and color. On top of that, the mini-comic folds out into a poster with Cankor, Sabertooth Swordsman, and Jack the Radio meeting in a whole new way.

The first song “Looking For More” is available on streaming services now.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/M_St71fZjq8

The vinyl and mini-comic/poster, along with shirts, pins, stickers, and comics will be available for pre-order through the Crowdfundr platform starting Monday, January 30th, 2023.

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023 – FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS + TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

January 11, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, This Just In, Vintage Comics

The Charlotte Mini-Con Returns
Saturday, February 4, 2023

The Charlotte Mini-Con will return to the Grady Cole Center on February 4, 2023.

Featuring some of the ABSOLUTE BEST Vintage Comic-Book Dealers
in the country selling a wide variety of Gold, Silver, Bronze and
Modern Comic Books, as well as a small, but SPECTACULAR, Artist Alley
and Artist Annex!

Tickets are $5 in advance or FREE with the purchase of ANY HeroesCon 2023 3-Day Advance Pass!

Children 16 Years of age and under get in for FREE with a paying adult!

— THERE IS A $10 PARKING FEE AT THE GRADY COLE CENTER —
Parking fees are not included in ticket purchase

We recommend carpooling, or taking a Lyft or an Uber.
You might also consider taking advantage of the Light Rail CityLynx Gold Line.
There is a walkable stop located at CPCC: See More Info About the Gold Line Here

See a full list of Featured Guests, Artist Annex and Exhibitors on our website at:

https://www.heroesonline.com/CLT-Mini-Con/

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HEROESCON 2023 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

January 10, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, This Just In

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The Heroes Convention returns to Father’s Day Weekend this June 16-18!
3-Day Advance Tickets, as well as Artist Alley Tables are on sale NOW!

For our 2023 show, we are offering TWO OPTIONS of 3-Day Advance Tickets!

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Option 1: VIP* 3-Day Advance Pass – $100

This is a NEW ticket option for our 2023 Convention, and is limited to only 300 TICKETS!

The VIP* 3-Day Advance Pass includes:

  • 30-Minute Early Entry to the Heroes Convention All Three Days
  • HeroesCon 2023 T-Shirt in Choice of Size (S-4X)
  • HeroesCon 2023 Commemorative Badge w/Lanyard
  • HeroesCon 2023 Exclusive Print
  • FREE Entry to the Charlotte Mini-Con, February 4, 2023 at the Grady Cole Center

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Option 2: 3-Day Advance Pass – $65

3-Day Advance Pass includes:

  • Saves $35 over 3 Day-Of Ticket Purchases
  • 3-Day Pass Holders will be allowed into the Heroes Convention immediately after VIP* 3-Day Pass Holders, and BEFORE Day-Of Ticket Holders All Three Days
  • FREE Entry to the Charlotte Mini-Con, February 4, 2023 at the Grady Cole Center

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Single-day tickets are only available at the door.

  • FRIDAY ONLY – $35.00
  • SATURDAY ONLY – $35.00
  • SUNDAY ONLY – $30.00

Children 16 Years of Age and Under will get in FREE with a Paying Adult.
Paying adult MUST BE PRESENT for 16 & Under FREE TICKET to be distributed. Student or State ID may be requested for children 13-16 who appear older. FREE TICKET does NOT INCLUDE any incentives.

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HEROESCON 2023 :: ARTIST ALLEY TABLE – $325

ARTIST ALLEY TABLE INCLUDES:

  • ONE – 6′ Artist Alley Table
  • TWO chairs, and TWO Artist Alley Passes for the Convention

    You may add ONE Additional Chair + Pass per table for $75.00
    Artist Alley Tables are LIMITED to TWO TABLES per Reservation

Artist Alley Tables from our 2020/2021 show that were unable to attend our 2022 Heroes Convention have transferred to the 2023 Heroes Convention.

Table space is limited and will sell out quickly, reserve your table TODAY!

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HEROESCON 2023 EXHIBITORS:
Booth spaces at the 2023 Heroes Convention are over 3/4 sold out! If you are a vendor looking to reserve a 10’x10′ or larger booth space at the 2023 Heroes Convention, please email Karla@heroesonline.com to get an application along with a map of available booth spaces at our 2023 show.

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HeroesCon Featured Guest Announcements, Artist Alley Table Listings, and Exhibitor Booth Listings will all be published very soon! Stay up to date by signing up for our weekly NEWSLETTER, and follow us on social media @HeroesOnline!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT HEROES!

December 21, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

From Our Family To Yours,
We Wish You ALL
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

May your homes and your hearts be warm on this chilly Christmas Holiday!
We THANK YOU ALL for making our Holiday’s a little brighter!

We will CLOSE AT 5PM on
Saturday, December 24
to spend time with our Loved Ones.

We will be CLOSED on

Sunday, December 25
for the Christmas Holiday!


We will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, December 26 from 10AM-7PM.

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THE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON RETURNS! SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023

December 16, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Vintage Comics

THE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON RETURNS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023

Put the date on your calendar and get the most recent updates on our website here!
https://www.heroesonline.com/CLT-Mini-Con/

Featuring some of the best comics dealers in the country, as well as a small but spectacular Artist Alley, as well as an Artist Annex featuring lots of great local creators!
#CLTMINICON

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HEROES IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

December 07, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Second Harvest, This Just In

Heroes is collecting non-perishable food and pet food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank this Holiday Season!

Help us support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and our hungry neighbors by making a donation? The process is fast, easy, and secure. We truly appreciate any support you can provide. It will benefit a great cause!

Did you know there are over 553,000 people in our region living at or below the poverty line?  Over 182,000 are children at risk of going hungry every day.  But each of us can make a difference with a simple donation today.

Funds are Second Harvest’s greatest need and a wonderful way to multiply your giving.  In the big picture, they are able to provide 7 pounds of food into the community for every $1 donation!  Funds help keep refrigerated trucks on the road allowing them to pick-up and distribute fresh produce, dairy and meats to over 800 partner agencies. The Food Bank can also purchase products by the pallet – securing much-needed items at great pricing.  In short, funds result in critical and healthy foods reaching more people in need.  

If you cannot make a donation at this point, help us reach our goal by sharing this page on Facebook and Twitter! Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to our page!

Thanks so much for your generosity.  Together we can END Hunger!

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TASCHEN + MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1 1961–1963 – CREATED WITH PHOTOS FROM SHELTON’S PERSONAL COLLECTION!

November 29, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Vintage Comics

TASCHEN and Marvel Entertainment Announce ‘The Marvel Comics Library’;
Fantastic Four Vol. 1. 1961–1963

Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies

In 1961 Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created The Fantastic Four—a powerhouse super hero team revolutionary for their flaws and complexity—that kicked the comic industry into high gear. This XXL volume from the Eisner Award-winning series reproduces the Four’s first 20 stories and charts how it became in Lee’s words “the world’s greatest comic magazine.”


The First Family of the Marvel Age

The ultimate collection of the world’s greatest comic magazine

Hoping to break out of a sales slump at Marvel in the early 1960s, veteran comic creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby hit on the idea of doing a super team. Kirby, who thought superheroes were due for a revival after 15 years of being pushed aside by romance, horror, and war comics, saw it as smart business. Lee just once wanted to “do the type of story I myself would enjoy reading.” The Fantastic Four forever changed their careers, their lives, and the comic book industry.

Some of the most iconic moments in Marvel history are here, starting with Reed Richards, his girlfriend Sue Storm, his best friend Ben Grimm, and her little brother Johnny Storm crash landing their rocket after it has been hit cosmic rays and discovering they have been transformed into Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Thing, and the Human Torch in issue No. 1. They were emotionally complex characters, who weren’t always sure whether their powers were a benefit or burden. Stories were set in New York City, not some fictional stand-in, and Marvel heroes regularly crossed over into each other’s books. The art was dynamic and the writing conversational and engaging. Lee and Kirby were like the Lennon and McCartney of comic books. Where the talents of one ended and the other began was not always clear, but together one plus one equaled three.

Collected here in an XXL-size volume are the first 20 issues reproduced from the most pristine pedigreed original comics, which were cracked open and photographed in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company.

Featured alongside the comics is an in-depth essay by acclaimed Marvel writer Mark Waid, a foreword by former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, and original art, photographs, and other rarities. Welcome true believers to the Marvel Age of Comics.


The author

Mark Waid is a New York Times best-selling author who has written nearly two thousand comics and graphic novels over the course of his career. He has penned adventures for dozens of characters including Superman, Batman, the X-Men, Archie, and the Fantastic Four.

The contributing author

Mike Massimino, Ph.D, is a former NASA Astronaut who flew twice on the Space Shuttle to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a Columbia University professor, an advisor at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a television host and expert commentator, and a motivational speaker.

The artists

Stan Lee (1922–2018) is known to millions as the man whose super heroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and hundreds of others. While the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, he was also the Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, where he created numerous new characters and stories in areas including publishing, film, TV reality, stage, documentary, and multimedia.

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) was one of comics’ most legendary and prolific artists whose notable co-creations include Captain America, Avengers, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Thor.

Marvel Comics Library. Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963

Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies

Mark WaidMike MassiminoStan LeeJack Kirby


ABOUT THE SERIES:

TASCHEN’s extra-large format, close in size to the original artworks, reveal startling new details in the work of Marvel’s most acclaimed artists. For each title in the series, the most pristine pedigreed comics (from the collection of our own SHELTON DRUM!) have been cracked open for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Rather than recolor the original production artwork (as has been done in previous decades’ reprints of classic comics), TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. Beginning with high grade, top-quality comics sourced with the assistance of the CGC, super-high-resolution photographs of each page were made as printed more than half a century ago, using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing. This included improved and balanced ink densities and color matching, proper registration of the four-color printing and correction of thick/thin lines resulting from the flexible plates “smudging.” The end result is a finished product — as if hot off a world-class printing press produced without economic or time-pressure constraints – tailored for readers, fans, artists and collectors alike.

Each volume features an essay by a comic book historian alongside hundreds of photos and artifacts. The books use three different paper stocks, including an uncoated and wood-free paper exclusively developed for this series that simulates the feel of the original comics.

The first 5,000 copies of Fantastic Four Vol. 1 will be numbered and released as a ‘Famous First Edition’. The book is also available as a Collector’s Edition, limited to 1,000 copies featuring an aluminum print cover tipped into a leatherette-bound spine, foil embossing, and housed in a slipcase. Each book is individually numbered. The inaugural purchase of the Collector’s Edition entitles the collector to the selection of a personal favorite number between 1 and 1,000 on a first-come-first-serve basis. This will also secure a preemptive right to reserve a copy with the identical edition number for all forthcoming Collector’s Edition titles in ‘The Marvel Comic Library’.

The next title in ‘The Marvel Comics Library’ series will be Captain America, scheduled for release in 2023.


Shelton granted exclusive and unprecedented access to some of his most prized and beloved comics, and art, to assist in the creation of this comics tome.

“Working with TASCHEN and the CGC on these books has been an honor. The finished product FAR EXCEEDS any pre-conceived expectations I may have held! I just opened the box with the book, and I know the word might be overused, but it is FANTASTIC! The production quality is awesome. I love it!”


We have a few copies available for purchase in-store NOW, or you can order your copy to have it shipped today!

The Marvel Comics Library Fantastic Four Vol. 1. 1961–1963
Hardcover, 11 x 15.6 in., 10.48 lbs, 700 pages
US$ 200.00
Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copies

Shipping is an additional $25.00 if you are unable to pick up in store.

Pre-Order your copy for pick-up in our store HERE

Order your copy to be shipped HERE – Ships within the US ONLY

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ON THE ROAD :: ROCK HILL VINTAGE COMIC & TOY SHOW!

August 23, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

HAVE COMICS, WILL TRAVEL!

Shelton is heading to Rock Hill THIS WEEKEND! If you’re in the market for Vintage Comics, then don’t miss out on this weekend’s Rock Hill Show!

SATURDAY!

Saturday, September 3


ROCK HILL VINTAGE COMICS & TOY SHOW
Show Hours: 10AM-4PM
Admission: General Admission – $3.00
Kids 12 & Under FREE

HILTON GARDEN INN
650 Tinsley Way, Rock Hill, SC 29730


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HERO INITIATIVE LIMITED EDITION :: OVERSTREET PRICE GUIDE VOL. 52 – FEATURING ART BY MIKE GRELL

July 15, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, Vintage Comics

Overstreet HeroInitiative Vol 52 - Grell

Hero-Initiative Limited Edition

Overstreet Volume #52

Featuring Art by Mike Grell and Tom Ziuko

Hardcover Available at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Starting on Wednesday, July 20th

$44.95

Please send an email to: HeroesArentHardToFind@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a copy,
or if you would like to order this item and have it shipped.

 

The following features content pulled directly from HeroInitiative.org:

[Los Angeles, California and Hunt Valley, Maryland] – Mike Grell, the prolific writer-artist who has long been associated with Green Arrow, has teamed the character with Batman and brought both of them to the cover of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52’s exclusive Hero Initiative edition. The cover is colored by industry veteran Tom Ziuko.

Known for his early work on DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes, Grell created, wrote, and illustrated Warlord, and then his creator-owned series Starslayer and Jon Sable, Freelance. In 1987, he reinvigorated Green Arrow with the character-defining mini-series Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters and kicked off an 80-issue run on the ongoing series it spawned.

Gemstone Publishing and the Hero Initiative, the first 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, have teamed up every year since 2010 for the exclusive Hero Initiative limited edition of the GuideThe Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52 goes on sale July 20, 2022.

As with past collaborations between Gemstone and Hero, this version will be available only in a special hardcover edition, limited to 500 copies. There will be no soft cover edition of this version, and it will retail for $44.95.

The Hero Initiative Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52 will be available at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find starting on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

“Since we launched the Hero Initiative edition of the Guide with CBPG #40, we’ve been honored to support this great charity and their incredibly worthy cause, helping comic creators in need. We’ve also been pleased to publish some truly wonderful covers from an impressive array of artists, all of whom have turned out inspirational work on Hero’s behalf. Mike Grell is now very deservedly a member of the great roster of Guide artists, and I suspect fans will be as excited by this one as I am,” said Steve Geppi, Chairman of Geppi Family Enterprises and President and CEO of Gemstone Publishing.

“As Steve mentioned, since The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40 in 2010, Gemstone Publishing has produced the limited edition Hero Initiative exclusive version of the Guide, and each year it has played a tremendous role in our fundraising efforts. The commitment of Steve Geppi and company to Hero has been sustained for more than a decade and has included some of the best cover artists in the business illustrating some of the greatest characters. That has clearly continued this year with Mike Grell’s distinctive take on Green Arrow and Batman,” said Jim McLauchlin, Hero Initiative’s President.

Beginning with John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, and Dean White on CBPG #40, and continuing with John Romita, Sr., Tom Palmer, and Dean White (#41), Matt Wagner and Ryan Brown (#42), Terry Moore and Brian Miller (#43), Herb Trimpe, Tom Palmer, and Laura Martin (#44), Dave Johnson (#45), Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, and Tanya Horie (#46), Rob Liefeld and Ivan Nunes (#47), Joe Jusko (#48), Alan Davis (#49), Kevin Nowlan (#50), and Joseph Michael Linsner (#51), the industry’s top talent have provided covers for the Hero Initiative fundraiser edition.

The standard editions of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #51 feature Butch Guice and Brian Miller’s powerful take on Winter Soldier, Aaron Lopresti’s inspired version of the EC Horror Hosts (with its tribute to EC publisher William M. Gaines), and J.G. Jones’ beautiful flashback to the Golden Age with The Black Terror. These are available in soft cover ($34.95) and hardcover ($44.95).

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About The Hero Initiative

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 yesterday’s 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. Hero is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity. The Hero Initiative Limited Edition Hardcover version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #52 is scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, July 20 through the Hero Initiative web store and at a limited number of Hero affiliate retailer stores, including Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. This version will be available in hardcover only and is limited to 500 copies. The retail price is $44.95.

About Gemstone Publishing

Best known as the home of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, Gemstone Publishing was formed by Geppi Family Enterprises Chairman Stephen A. Geppi as a conduit for his efforts in preserving and promoting the history of the comics medium. Gemstone’s product line includes The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide To Lost UniversesThe Overstreet Guide To Grading ComicsThe Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics, and The Overstreet Price Guide To Star Wars Collectibles, among others, Gemstone also publishes Scoop, a free weekly e-newsletter which looks inside the world of pop culture with a focus on auctions, toys, comics, posters, art and anything and everything pop culture.

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