Friday, November 18, 2011

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Walt Simonson

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The Magnificent Seven Six! Superman! Batman! Wonder Woman! Flash! Green Lantern! Aquaman! Martian Manhunter!

I'm used to an FU-5 JLA where they drop J'Onn or Arthur, so it's a really nice change to see Barry get the shaft for once. Further, the Alien Atlas takes up half the image space, and the Sea King gets a joke in. Kudos, Mr. Simonson!

Here's an extra by Gordon Purcell featuring a Flash/Superman race covered by Jimmy Olsen. Most of the super-spectators are teeny, but they include Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Red Tornado, Plastic Man, the Atom, Green Lantern, Batman, Black Canary, Aquaman, Booster Gold, Doctor Fate, Firestorm and the Manhunter from Mars.

In late 2000, a consortium of comic publishers came up with the idea to create a financial safety net for comic creators, much in the same fashion that exists in almost any other trade from plumbing to pottery. By March of 2001, the federal government approved The Hero Initiative as a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation under section 501 (c) (3).

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative (Formerly known as A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots) has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

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 yesterdays' 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.


Please enjoy this gallery of ALL 104 original Justice League of America #50 Hero Initiative covers!

Hardcover and softcover versions of a book collecting all the covers will be available in December, 2011. AND all the originals will be auctioned off according to the following schedule:

• December 3, 2011, Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA: Display of all 104 covers and auction of first one-third
• Jan. 20-22, 2012, Tate's Comics, Lauderhill, FL (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area): Display of remaining covers and auction of second one-third.
• Feb. 17-19, 2012: Orlando MegaCon, Orlando, FL: Display and auction of final one-third.

All covers will be sold via LIVE AUCTION on-site at the venues above. If you cannot attend but wish to bid, proxy bidding is available.
Contact Joe Davidson at:
Deadlines for each grouping are below, and each cover carries a minimum bid of $100.

Special thanks to Firestorm Fan for the notice!


James said...
There is a new DC animated movie coming out in 2012. That is a link to a 10 minute trailer about it. The reason I'm posting it is because it actually has Malefic in it.

Diabolu Frank said...

I always appreciate a heads-up, but...

Diabolu Frank said...

... although the comment did inspire me to check IMDb, which confirms Carl Lumbly in the dual role (how boring.) Anyway, appropriate that the comment was made on a Walt Simonson art post, since he's the only cover artist the character has ever had (discounting Tom Mandrake's Malefic as an evil J'Onn J'Onzz on #6...)

aota said...

There is going to be some great art in that JLA 100 book when it's published. Might actually get a couple of copies of it.

The Irredeemable Shag said...

That Simonson JLA cover is gorgeous! He's such a master! Makes me desperately wish he was drawing something I'm reading right now.

The Irredeemable Shag