Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman in a HUGE way!
DC Entertainment created a precious few blank-covered editions of a Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special and the Hero Initiative got 100 top artists to do original drawings right on the cover. The result is the Wonder Woman 100 Project!
The originals will be auctioned off starting in May, and a Wonder Woman 100 Project softcover book collecting all the covers will be available from DC in June. A limited edition hardcover will be available direct from Hero Initiative at the same time.
“We’re thrilled to partner again with Hero Initiative to celebrate Wonder Woman and support such a worthwhile cause,” stated DC Entertainment Publisher Jim Lee. “The original covers are impressive and sure to be a hit with Wonder Woman fans and collectors.”
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 $950,000 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.
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
Please join Bedrock City Comic Co. and the Hero Initiative at our Westheimer store on Saturday, June 10, 2017 to raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.
Hero Initiative will be here to auction these original covers directly to you! We'll have 1/3 of the covers on hand, and the bidding will be live and via proxy bidders. Hero Initiative will have proxy info on their website soon.
Please enjoy these examples of the many covers we will have on the big day!
John Cassaday is an American comic book artist, writer, and television director, best known for his work on Planetary, Astonishing X-Men, Captain America and Star Wars. He has received multiple Eagle and Eisner Awards and nominations for his work.
Brett Breeding is an American comic book artist who was active in the industry in the 1980s and 1990s, primarily as an inker. He is most well known for his work on the DC Comics character Superman.
Ryan Sook is an American comic book artist, known for his work on books such as Seven Soldiers: Zatanna, X-Factor and The Spectre. His style has been compared to that of Mike Mignola, Adam Hughes, and Kevin Nowlan.
Matt Wagner is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of the series Mage and Grendel.His other projects include Madame Xanadu for Vertigo, with artist Amy Reeder Hadley. He has produced numerous comics covers, including painted ones for Green Arrow and has written several Green Hornet limited series for Dynamite Entertainment.
Be sure to come check out all the rest on June 11, 2017!