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To benefit the Hero Initiative (, Marvel Comics presents the Marvel Boot Camp Seminar at the Baltimore Comic-Con on Sunday, September 9 from 12:00-2:00. Tickets for this special event are $10, with the entire cost of the ticket going directly to the Hero Initiative and seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the Hero Initiative Booth throughout the show prior to the seminar. If any tickets are still available, they will be sold at the door of the seminar.

What is the Marvel Boot Camp? Marvel SVP-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort gives a training lecture to the Marvel editorial staff explaining how Marvel editors think about the business of storytelling. For the FIRST TIME, Brevoort is sharing that lecture with the public. There will also be inside secrets, tricks-of-the-trade, and – time permitting – a Q & A with Brevoort.

“When Tom approached me with this idea, I thought it was fantastic,” says Roger Ash, who coordinates programming for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “If someone’s considering a career in comics, this seminar is an amazing opportunity and it’s also great for fans who want a peek behind the scenes at Marvel. Making this seminar even better is the fact that it benefits the   Initiative, which does outstanding work helping comic creators in need.”


Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit


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 yesterday’s 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. Hero is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.

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In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 13th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 7 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit

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