We’re way behind in our Wondercon news, but we had to post some updates to the plans for The Hero Initiative. Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale have been addedto the list of those signing at the booth. SAT., 23 FEB from 1 PM-230 PM. The rest of their schedule can be seen:

In other exciting Hero Initiative news, they are bringing back the dunk tank for MegaCon! With Joe Q in the seat of danger. “Brand New Day” lovers, line up now!

Finally, and even more importantly, over on the late Steve Gerber’s blog, (which is being maintained by Mark Evanier), Paul Levitz suggested the best way to remember Gerber would be to make a donation to The Hero Initiative, which was founded to help comics creators — who typically are often without health insurance or retirement plans — in Gerber’s name. It’s a fantastic idea and you can do so here.


  1. It’s great to see so many great people backing the HI. I think a lot of us saw a need for it many years before anything was done about to make it happen, but there were also a lot of people that seemed afraid of the idea, too. Now it’s just growing and growing, and a lot of great artist are bing helped by it. I say thank you to all who have pitched in.

  2. I cannot say enough good things about HI. They were of tremendous help after the fire that destroyed my home.

    I am doing sketchcards that will be used in fundraisers. I presume others are, too. That’s something to pester Jim McLauchlin about!

    Here are my cards:


    I hope you will stop by the booth and make a donation, even if it’s “only” a dollar. Think if everyone attending WC gave “only” a dollar.