Thursday, December 22, 2011

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Agnes Garbowska

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Happy Hanukkah everybody! Actually, I misread my calender, and thought it began at nightfall on the 21st instead of the 20th. It already got a really late start this year, close to that pagan holiday Yuletide everyone seems to go crazy over. Consider this an Advent-y post also, since you'll have to click on the picture to open the entire adorable scene!

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!


mathematicscore said...

Yeah, this rules.

LissBirds said...

Aww, that is so cute. It's too bad J'onn is wearing red gloves, though.

Speaking of cuteness, I heard Tiny Titans has been cancelled!

Diabolu Frank said...

I'll take the red gloves. J'Onn already has the design problem of blue cape on blue costume, so he needs the red to punch it up. I VASTLY prefer that color compliment to the gold others (weirdly) go with (especially bracelets while flying beside Wonder Woman.)

Shame about Tiny Titans. It wasn't to my taste, but it was the kind of book I'm glad existed for both more general and more niche audiences. I think the creative team is doing some of those Super-Pets books now to better reach out.

Bookgal said...

Very very cute!

Yeah I was bummed about Tiny Titans myself. Its one of he looks we order for the Juvinile Graphic Novel section at the library, and the kids love it. Its getting harder and harder to find really kid friendly superhero books.....

Diabolu Frank said...

Jillikers! It's been a long time since we got a Sarah The Anime Librarian comment...

Bookgal said...

Hi Frank! LOL I got off the blogger thing for a very very long time. Good to be back. Looking forward to reading regularly again! :)

Diabolu Frank said...

Great to have you back!