The Hero Initiative Challenge 2015

Back in August, 2014, I was challenged by Peter Rios to donate to the Hero Initiate in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday. If you don’t know what the Hero Initiative is (or maybe you’ve forgotten), I’ll let the official website explain:

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.

So there you go. This is a way for us fans, those of us who have gotten so much out of reading comic books, to provide a little something for those creators who need some assistance. That’s not a whole lot to ask now is it? Spoilers! No, it isn’t, and so I will be donating again this year.

Now it’s your turn. If you’re reading this, I challenge you to donate at least $25 to the Hero Initiative and ask others to step up. In the comics, the hero would help you when you needed it; now it’s your turn to be the hero! Take the pledge today!

The Hero Initiative and Read Comics in Public Challenge

Back in August, I was challenged by Peter Rios to read comics in public in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday as a way to support the Hero Initiative. Wait, you don’t know what the Hero Initiative is (or maybe you’ve forgotten)? Here, I’ll let the official website explain:

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.

So there you go. This is a way for us fans, those of us who have gotten so much out of reading comic books, to provide a little something for those creators who need some assistance. That’s not a whole lot to ask now is it? While it took me some time to complete it, I accepted Peter’s challenge to read comics in public (as evidenced below) and to donate $25 to the Hero Initiative.

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Enjoying the Robin Archives, volume 1

Now it’s your turn. If you’re reading this, I challenge you to do the same thing (there is no deadline–just participate when you can). Take a quick pic of yourself enjoying a comic book in public, pledge to donate at least $25 to the Hero Initiative, and challenge others to step up. In the comics, the hero would help you when you needed it; now it’s your turn to be the hero! Take the pledge today!

PS: Don’t forget to also pick up IDW Publishing’s Hero Comics 2014 benefit book arriving in stores on November 19 (order code AUG140471).