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Monkeybrain to Donate November Profits to Hero Initiative


For Monkeybrain Comics, Thanksgiving is more than just the fourth Thursday of November and an excuse to eat some turkey and watch the Macy's parade. The digital comics imprint - Home to such titles as Bandette, Edison Rex and The October Girl - is taking the entire month of November to give thanks to comics creators who have paved the way before them by donating its profits for the month to the Hero Initiative...

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Link Ink: Kirby4Heroes, Nesting Avengers And The Death Of Invincible


Fundraising: Jillian Kirby, the 16-year-old granddaughter of Jack Kirby, announces Kirby4Heroes, a fundraising effort for the Hero Initiative, in honor of The King of Comics' August 28 birthday at Hero Complex...

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


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...

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Hero Initiative Seeks Donations To Cover Funeral Costs of ‘Static’ Writer Robert L. Washington III


Last week saw the passing of Robert L. Washington III, the longtime comic book writer perhaps best known as the co-writer of the original appearances of the Milestone Media/DC Comics character Static, at the age of 47...

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Link Ink: Marvel Post-it Note Art, More Hero Initiative Donations and Nintendominos


Office Supplies: As part of its promotions for The Avengers movie, Marvel has released pixel art templates of each of the film's heroes that fans can assemble using Post-it notes.

Donations: The Hero Initiative has received $2,871 in Avengers movie related donations (up from around $1,000 last week)...

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Link Ink: Hot Toys Loki, ‘One Piece’ Stamps and a Gundam Happy Meal


Toys: It appears Loki will join the heroes of The Avengers movie in Hot Toys' 1/6 scale figure line.

Postage: Soon Japanese One Piece fans will be able to send mail via Tony Tony Chopper stamps.

Donations: The Hero Initiative has received about $1,100 in donations related to The Avengers movie so far, though more fans may be donating an amount to match the cost of their movie tickets this week...

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


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 the film: donating the price of a movie ticket to The Hero Initiative, the comics industry not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comics creators in need of financial aid...

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The Hero Initiative & Marvel Team-Up to Help Artist Josh Medors


The camaraderie and generosity of comic book professionals is generally evident in virtually all of the community's activities, but never more so than when a fellow creator finds himself in need. Artist Josh Medors has been the focus of such caring and activism for the last several years as he fights a rare form of spinal cancer that's left him unable to work regularly...

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‘Transmetropolitan’ Art Book to Support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund


Created by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, Transmetropolitan took a vivid look into a possible (maybe likely?) future where excess and depravity and technology and convenience converged with paradoxically beautiful and wretched results for humanity and politics, as seen through the eyes of outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem...

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Creators Raise Money for Charity by Ignoring Fred Phelps at Comic-Con


While Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church work hard to offend everyone outside of their inner circle, their supposed upcoming presence at this year's San Diego Comic-Con might be best served by sheer indifference...

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