Hero Initiative to auction off one-of-a-kind Hulk wine bottle at Wiz World Chicago

Mon, June 16th, 2008 at 7:03am PDT | Updated: June 16th, 2008 at 7:06am

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

It's a labor of love months in the making! And if you don't go, we guarantee you'll be green with envy!

The Hero Initiative, the only charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical or financial need, has procured 100 exclusive, original Hulk covers on Marvel Comics' recent Hulk #1. All 100 will be on display for the ONLY time at a special gala "Green Room" event at Wizard World Chicago on Thursday, June 26. You can get tickets to this event only at Wizard World Chicago. And your ticket also gets you a chance at a one-of-a-kind Hulk collectible!

Sculptor Karlton Hahn has crafted a special Hulk #1 (empty!) wine bottle that's been autographed by Stan Lee, and has sketches from Hulk artists David Finch, Arthur Suydam, Chris Moreno, David Nakayama, Ernie Chan, Tone Rodriguez and MORE! Your admission to The Green Room also gets you a free raffle ticket to win this amazing item! Additional tickets will be available for sale at the party.

The Green Room will be a star-studded event, with talent on hand to include Mike Perkins, Arthur Suydam, Peter David, Angel Medina, Tim Seeley, David Finch, and more. A cash bar will be available. But don't sleep on it! A strict limit of 200 admission tickets ONLY will be sold!

WHAT: The Green Room, the debut for ALL 100 of The Hero Initiative's 100 exclusive Hulk covers!

WHERE: Rooms 4 and 5 at the Rosemount Convention Center, home of Wizard World Chicago

WHEN: Thursday, June 26 at 7 PM

TICKETS: Admission is a mere $5, OR $3 if you wear purple pants, FREE if you wear torn-up purple pants! Tickets will be on-sale starting at 6 PM at the door at rooms 4/5. And be advised: ONLY 200 tickets will be sold!

"Wizard is thrilled to be able to be the only venue to display this incredible array of Hulk #1 covers," said Wizard Senior VP/Operations Joe Yanarella. "We firmly believe in the Hero Initiative cause and pledge our continued support to this tremendous charity."

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. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org.

TAGS:  hero initiative, hulk, stan lee, benefit

 
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