Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Over 16 comic book stores and many talented artists and writers throughout the U.S. and Canada have joined forces to collect donations for The Hero Initiative on Free Comic Book Day. Please come out and support our cause as well as thank these amazing new and old friends for their support!
"Every year, Free Comic Book Day is one of the most exciting things we do. It's a chance to reach out to new customers, reward loyal ones, meet some of the industry's most exciting creators, and help out a charity that gives back to the creators who got us all into this in the first place," said Mike Malve of Atomic Comics and Hero Board Member.
Atomic Comics, at Atomic's four Phoenix-area stores
Talent on-hand at Atomic's massive event includes Skottie Young, Rick Remender, Ryan Cody, Jim Hanna, Chris Gage, Nat Jones, Joshua Ortega, Tony Parker, Mike Kunkel, Patrick Scherberger, James Owen, John Layman, and Josh Blaylock
Samurai Comics, 10720 W. Indian School Rd.; Phoenix, AZ 85037.
With ANY donation to Hero, get an EXTRA free comic at Samurai!
Spazdog Comics, 14929 W. Lisbon Ln.; Surprise, AZ 85379
Colorist Brian Miller of Hi-Fi Design will be on hand!
Brave New World, 22722 Lyons Avenue, #6, Newhall, CA 91321
Paradise Comics, 3278 Yonge St. Toronto Ontario M4N 2L6
Talent at Paradise includes Francis Manapul, Howard Wong, Nick Postic, Agnes Garbowska
Coliseum of Comics, Orlando: 4722 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32839; Fashion Square Mall: 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803; Kissimmee: 22 Broadway Ave., Kissimmee, FL. 34741; Winter Haven: 111 3rd St. SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880; Lakeland: 3139 Galloway Rd., Lakeland, FL 33810; Cloak & Dagger, 138 W Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174; Action Games & Comics, 782 West Montrose St., Clermont, FL. 34711
Excellent Adventures Comics, 110 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
Writer Ron Marz will be on-hand
Cosmic Monkey; 5335 NE Sandy Blvd.; Portland Oregon 97213.
Talent at Cosmic Monkey includes Jeff Parker, Matt Wagner, and Steve Lieber
Excalibur Comics and Books, 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
Writer Kurt Busiek will be on-hand at Excalibur
Atomic City Comics, 642 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Brave New Worlds, 212 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Fat Jacks Comicrypt, 2006 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-963-0788
New Dimension Comics, 3075 Clairton Rd., West Mifflin, PA 15123
Writer/artist D.J. Coffman will be at New Dimension
Lone Star Comics, 511 E. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010 and seven other Texas locations
Rogues Gallery, 1601 S IH-35 #360; Round Rock, TX 78664
Talent includes Scott Kolins, Billy Tan, Paul Benjamin
CAPE (Comics and Pop Culture Expo) at Zeus Comics, Turtle Creek Village, 3878 Oaklawn Ave, Suite 100E, Dallas, TX 75219.
Talent for CAPEincludes Gail Simone, Lea Hernandez, David Mack, Brian Denham, Jose Villarrubia, Dave Crossland, Jim Mahfood
Comic Stop, 3333 184th St. SW, Suite G, Lynnwood, WA 98037
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.