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Cosmic Theology: Jack Kirby’s Representations Of God [Art]

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Today marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby, creator of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-Men. It's a good day to honor the memory of one of comics' most legendary imaginations by checking out and supporting the Jack Kirby Museum, or spending some time rea

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‘Static’ Writer Robert Washington III Laid to Rest Thanks to Hero Initiative

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The comic book community was distressed to learn last week that the late Robert Washington III, best known as for co-writing the original appearances of the pioneering teen superhero Static for Milestone Media and DC Comics, faced the possibility of being buried in an unmarked grave site for indigent New Yorkers -- a consequence of the very dire financial circumstances he found himself in at the time of his death earlier in June. A successful Hero Initiative campaign was mounted to raise funds to give Washington a proper funeral, and he was laid to rest on Monday with his surviving family

Hero Initiative Donations Prompted By ‘The Avengers’ Movie Total Just $5000

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While The Avengers movie continues to succeed at the box office, the campaign to honor the characters' creators with donations to the Hero Initiative hasn't fared as well. According to the organization's Jim McLauchlin, donations have essentially stopped coming in after five weeks.Over at The Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon writes after checking in with McLaughin that "don

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RIP ‘Static’ Writer Robert L. Washington III

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Numerous sources have confirmed the sad news that comics writer Robert L. Washington III has passed away after suffering multiple heart attacks. Washington's resume includes numerous credits from DC Comics and other publishers, but he was best known for co-writing the original appearances of the pioneering teen superhero Static at Milestone Media, where he collaborated with the character's co-creator Dwayne McDuffie and series artist John Paul Leon. Washington was just 47-years-old

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Match Your ‘Avengers’ Ticket Price with a Donation to the Hero Initiative [Opinion]

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In response to ethical concerns raised about Marvel's much anticipated The Avengers film, which is based on characters co-created by Jack Kirby and other comic book professionals who (or whose estates) will not benefit financially from the hugely popular motion picture, cartoonist Jon Morris offered a thoughtful proposal for conflicted fans who are mindful of the situation but do not wish to boycott

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Help the Hero Initiative Just by Buying Groceries

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If you've ever wanted to contribute to The Hero Initiative -- the comic book industry's non-profit group supporting comics creators in dire need of medical or financial support -- but haven't been able to, it's about to get a lot easier. Los Angeles-based BOOM! Studios and the Hero Initiative have part

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Awesome Archie Covers Created for Charity

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When The Hero Initiative calls for big-name artists to draw covers for auctions, they tend to step up, and unlike the guy who sold "Archie" #1 to protest the Veronica marriage, 50 different artists from George Pérez and John Romita Sr. to Todd McFarlane and Cliff Chiang have chosen to celebrate the event and help raise money for creators in need. Like the "Ultima

Link Ink — Superhero Alphabet, Government Comics

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-- Comics creator Neill Cameron teaches us our ABCs all over again with an in-the-works collection of alphabet-themed superhero and comic book character art. (Robot 6)

-- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln library archives holds a digital

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Wieringo-Inspired Art Available Via eBay Starting Today

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Much-beloved comic artist Mike Wieringo passed away on August 12 of a heart attack. Many artists immediately did Wieringo tribute pieces, and many wished to donate them to charity. As Mike was a lover of both comics and animals, Mike's family elected to donate them to The Her

New York Remembrance For Mike Wieringo Scheduled For September 19

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To honor Mike Wieringo and celebrate his life, a special festive event has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm in Manhattan. This event, coupled with a Newsarama.com eBay Auction,

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