For Immediate Release
HERO INITIATIVE ORIGINAL JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #50 COVERS MAKE NATIONAL TOUR
All 100 covers displayed and auctioned over three tour stops
LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov. 2, 2011) – The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need, is taking its Justice League of America #50 show on the road.
All 100 original covers created by comics’ top artists are currently available for view on the Hero Initiative Website. And starting in December, you’ll be able to see them live and in person…and own them through on-site auctions according to the following schedule:
• Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, 2011: World premiere display of all 100 covers and auction of first one-third
Proxy bidding will also be available for bidders unable to attend the events.
The Justice League of America 100 Project represents Hero Initiative’s first major collaboration with DC Comics. DC generously donated 100 blank-covered cardstock copies of Justice League of America #50 to Hero, and 100 well-known stars such as Alan Davis, George Pérez, John Romita, Alex Ross and many more created original covers for Hero.
“I’m thrilled to be part of such a great project, and also showcased among so many of the greatest artists in the world,” said Hero Initiative Chairman George Pérez. “And of course, it’s wonderful that sales of the covers will go toward helping many comic creators in need.”
Both hardcover and softcover editions of The Justice League of America 100 Project, a book collecting all the covers, will be available for sale at all three auction venues as well.
“We are honored to support such a worthwhile cause and encourage DC Comics fans to participate in these Hero Initiative auctions that offer one-of-a-kind JUSTICE LEAGUE #50 covers,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment.
Art attached: Justice League of America 100 Project cover, Charlie Adlard cover, Walt Simonson cover, Alex Ross cover
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.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.
CAUTION! There is a very real possibility that YOUR BRAIN IS GOING TO MELT upon seeing this EXCLUSIVE TRAILER!
Of all the titles in the DCNu, TEEN TITANS is the series that is the most radical departure from the series we’ve seen! Yeah, we all wish it was three weeks later and we have a copy of the first issue in our hands… but for now will have to make due with the premiere of this pulse-pounding trailer!
Buy all your DC Comics New 52 and any of the other great comics coming out these days from our OWN EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL COMICS DOWNLOAD SITE:
We have a full night of entertainment coming up on Tuesday August 30th, so let’s dig right in!
First, at 8pm, we have Nerdy Secrets!
Ever wanted to know what your favorite creative types go geek-tastic over but were too timid to ask? Sure you did, which is why host Mo Fathelab will take that burden off of your shoulders and ask those awesome questions.
And since it’s the end of the holy month of Ramadan, come down to The Nerdist Theatre at Meltdown Comics to enjoy an authentic end of Ramadan feast as Mo and his cohost DC Pierson chat it up with:
-KUMAIL NANJIANI (The Indoor Kids; star of “Franklin & Bash”)!
-MATT SELMAN (Executive Producer/Writer of “The Simpsons”)!
-AZITA GHANIZADA (Star of the new SyFy hit “Alphas” & the 1st Afghani-American lead of a TV show)!
With Nerdy Kid, GIL T. DOMINGUEZ-LETELIER, who’ll give us a rundown of the best and worst films of 2011 (so far).
-Opening for Nerdy Secrets is the always funny DAN CURRY!
This show is $8 in advance, $10 at the door, so get your tickets now!
Then after the show, stick around for Meltdown Comics’ DC Reboot Party!
As you probably know (I mean, you are reading this blog), DC is relaunching all of its main titles, starting with Justice League #1, launching August 31st and starring Batman, Superman,Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Aquaman.
Starting around 10:30, we’ll have a night of costume contests, a eulogy for the old DC Universe, a live reading of the new comic, comedy, and more fun!
And best of all- it’s FREE!
Meltdown Comics is proud to announce our Midnight Release party for Flashpoint #5 and Justice League #1, the starting point for the NEW DC Universe.
In addition to getting your copies before anyone else, you’ll be treated to awesome comics-related comedy by Tom Franck of Comics and Comics, who will also interview two of the New DCU Architects: Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood & The Outsiders) and Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Deathstroke). All Attendees are invited to compete in our cosplay contest, with first prize being a complete set of all 52 #1 issues DC is releasing in September!
The fun starts at 11 PM on Tuesday, August 30 (*Flashpoint #5 & Justice
League #1 go on sale at 12:01 AM Wednesday August 31st) – don’t miss it!
MELTDOWN COMICS’ DC COMICS RELAUNCH MIDNIGHT PARTY!
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE
SCOTT LOBDELL (TEEN TITANS, SUPERBOY)
KYLE HIGGINS (DEATHSTROKE, NIGHTWING)
plus more to be added
ENTER OUR COSPLAY CONTEST
FIRST PRIZE IS ALL 52 NUMBER #1′S ON US!
WAYNE CASINO CHIPS WILL BE HANDED OUT WILL SUPPLIES LAST
ALL DC COMICS ACTION FIGURES, GRAPHIC NOVELS, & TSHIRTS
20% OFF ALL NIGHT LONG!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 starting 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Archaia Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company and Meltdown Comics Present:
Come get your FREE copies of Archaia and Henson’s MOUSE GUARD / THE DARK CRYSTAL FLIP BOOK autographed by:
• Brian Holguin, writer of THE DARK CRYSTAL story
• David Petersen, writer and artist of the MOUSE GUARD story
Plus, marvel at the life-sized statues of the SKEKSIS from THE DARK CRYSTAL movie!
The Jim Henson Company has graciously agreed to lend two, original Skeksis from the classic 1982 film to be put on display inside Meltdown for Free Comic Book Day! Come grab a look at these marvelous creations up close! (But not too close! Because the statues are so delicate, no touching will be allowed. Sorry!) Great for photo ops!
• Watch THE DARK CRYSTAL film as it plays on a video monitor in the store!
• Get free posters, awesome prizes and other cool giveaways!
• Dine on gourmet grilled cheese at The Grilled Cheese Truck!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 starts at 1 p.m.
Creators of the hit all-ages series Reed Gunther (now published by Image Comics) return to Meltdown for an all-new creating comics class just for kids!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 starting 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jeff Cahn of Red Spike and Owen Wiseman of Samurai’s Blood will be signing at Meltdown Comics from 2pm – 3;30pm
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2011 NSFW! 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Studio JFISH is back for Free Comic Book Day! Join Jason JFish Fischer for his third appearance at Meltdown Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Pick up a free issue of JFish In LA; a diary comic about one of Jason’s visits to his hometown since his move to Portland, OR. But that’s not all – Jason will have a few comics for sale:
Junqueland #1 – a brand new ADULTS ONLY monster porn comic! Two sexy monsters get into some tasty, pastry fun in a bakery… a food fight leads to a hot mess. 12 B/W pages, color cover, written by Robin Bogert and illustrated by Jason JFish Fischer. 30 copies will be available for the event; get yours with a sexy monster drawing, too!
Fine Literature #2 – art anthology comprised of 32 artists. Featuring content from Lamar Abrams, Evan Dahm, Rachel Dukes, KC Green, Inechi, Harvey James, Sloane Leong and more! 100 B/W pages, color cover featuring paper cut out Unicorn art by Jason JFish Fischer.
Jaephisch and the Dark Rainbow Chapters 1 & 2 – the printed collection of chapters 1 and 2 of fantasy/adventure webcomic Jaephisch and the Dark Rainbow. 48 full color pages, written by Greg Khmara and illustrated by Jason JFish Fischer.
FIALKOV/CHAMBERLAIN – MASTERS OF COMIC NOIR
MELTDOWN GALLERY – 4pm – Saturday May 7th, 2011
Writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor, Echoes, Elk’s Run) sits down with Writer/Artist Kody Chamberlain (Sweets, 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales, Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu) for a conversation about their most recent IMAGE COMICS noir miniseries, ECHOES and SWEETS. They will discuss their influences, creative process, and their collective decades of experience creating comics. They’ll also talk about their experience collaborating to make the cult hit comic PUNKS THE COMIC (soon to relaunch as a webcomic on MTV Geek). This free event at MELTDOWN COMICS will be followed by a brief signing.