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Charity initiative creates 'Hero Comics'

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Charity initiative creates 'Hero Comics'
A charity dedicated to "comic book creators in need" has launched a special fundraising issue titled Hero Comics.

Produced by IDW publishing editor Scott Dunbier, the 32-page book contains no adverts and comes with two alternate covers. Top writers and artists including Howard Chaykin, Gene Ha, Bill Willingham, David Lloyd and Kaare Andrews have contributed work for the comic.

All proceeds will go to the Hero Initiative, the first federally chartered non-profit corporation dedicated to the comic book industry. The organisation provides a financial safety net for former creators, granting them emergency medical aid and financial support.

"I've been an active supporter of the Hero Initiative since I was first asked to help out," said Howard Chaykin. "It's particularly important in this volatile era that we remember the men and women who made our industry, and make certain that they have the happy endings they richly deserve."

Scott Dunbier added: "It's been a pleasure and a privilege to work on a book like Hero Comics. The job that the Hero Initiative does, helping comics creators in need, is a noble endeavour, one all of us should get behind."

Hero Comics was released today, priced $3.99 (£2.40).

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