Oz, Schmoz! Emerald City Makes Way for Ultimate 100 Tour

Wed, March 7th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

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Official Press Release

(Los Angeles, CA) Missed LA? Couldn?t make it to New York

or Florida? How about Seattle? Did some rock star drummer crush your proxy

bid last weekend?

Well, buck up, sparky. The Hero Initiative, the first ever federally

chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic

book creators in need, has teamed with Seattle's EMERALD CITY COMICON to

let fans view some of the incredible covers to Ultimate Spider-Man #100

one last time.

We?re down to 50 of the one-of-a-kind Ultimate Spider-Man covers created

by the finest artists in the industry, and they?ll be on display at the

EMERALD CITY COMICON, being held in Seattle, Washington March 31st and

April 1st.

On Sunday, April 1st, one of the mastermind's behind the Ultimate 100 and

HERO Board of Director Brian Pulido will ride herd over the silent auction

and then MC the final bidding live-auction style for the following ten

editions, sporting covers by:

1) Mark Bagley

2) Dan Brereton

3) Ryan Cody

4) Clayton Crain

5) Bob Hall

6) Tom Lyle

7) Tony Parker

8) Darick Robertson

9) Dave Ross

10) Cameron Stewart

?If you love collecting comics, you gotta see these one-of-a-kind covers,?

Pulido said. ?All the creators poured their hearts and souls into them.?

This will be on of the last time the covers are on public display.

"I'm thrilled to have some of the Ultimate 100 covers displayed at Emerald

City," said organizer Jim Demonakos. "The sheer talent that worked on

these books is astounding. As one of the only shows with the Ultimate

Spider-Man creative team of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley appearing

also, this is a unique opportunity for fans to get their Ultimate books

signed by everyone involved."

Proceeds from auctions will continue to support Hero?s effort of providing

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.

More information about Hero Initiative can be found at

http://www.heroinitiative.org

More information regarding the Emerald City ComiCon can be found at

http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

About The Hero Initiative

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

 
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