Friday, June 8, 2012

2010-2011 The Justice League of America 100 Project charity art by Alan Davis

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Alan Davis is one of those rare artists who draws everybody beautifully and on model. He's one of those guys who can pretty much do no wrong, and yet never exploded in popularity or landed on much merchandising. So strange. Anyhow, here's far too little of the Martian Manhunter joining Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl and Green Lantern ringing a seat for the Atom.

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...

The Nail is just beautiful.

will_in_chicago said...

I enjoyed this as well. Also, here is a link for you, Frank, to the CBR preview of Stormwatch 10. It looks like J'Onn has kept some secrets from Stormwatch, particularly about the secret identities of the Justice League --

Diabolu Frank said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Will. I don't visit CBR anymore, and my slow moving mail order service hasn't even gotten me my copy of #9 yet...

will_in_chicago said...

I have to pick my copy up at a local shop this week.

Well, I hope that there are plans to put J'Onn to good use in the DCnU. By September, he will have bested two premier teams by himself.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

SWEET, i love this!