The Hero Initiative has teamed up with Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics to create the Hellboy 100 to raise money for comic creators in need.
For The Hellboy 100, Dark Horse Comics printed 100 blank covers for the upcoming Hellboy & The BPRD: 1952, which the Hero Initiative then commissioned comic book artists to do an original drawing on those covers. The original covers will then be auctioned off on eBay.com – roughly 10 covers per week for 10 weeks – to raise money for the organization.
“Many of the comic book creators working in the’50’s, 60’s and ‘70s had no ownership of their creations and receive limited or no royalties,” said Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin. “When creators have medical or financial problems they can’t handle themselves, we help them. We’ve been able to save people’s homes, prevent evictions, and get people the medical treatment they desperately need. The goal of the Hero Initiative is to improve creators’ quality of life and in some cases, save lives.”
Dark Horse Comics will sell bound versions of the covers, which is scheduled to arrive in September 2015.
The list of comic creators working on this project include: Rafael Albuquerque; Kristin Allen; Grace Allison; Gabriel Bá; Art Baltazar; John Beatty; Lucy Bellwood; Dan Brereton; Jim Brozman; Dave Bullock; Chris Burnham; Jim Calafiore; Daniel Campos; Giuseppe Camuncoli; Richard Case; John Cassaday; Victor Castro; Ron Chan; Matthew Clark; Wook-Jin Clark; Ryan Cody; Aaron Conley; Clayton Crain; Jason Dennis; Mark dos Santos; Ben Dewey; Rich Ellis; Cat Farris; Max Fiumara; Sebastian Fiumara; Walt Flanagan; Tony Fleecs; Autumn Fredrickson; Jenny Frison ; Agnes Garbowska; Chris Giarrusso; Ben Glendenning; Sina Grace; Jesse Hamm; Gabriel Hardman; James Harren; Fred Hembeck; Christopher Herndon; Phil Hester; Edwin Huang; Chris Ivy; Drew Johnson; Casey Jones; Tom Kelly; Scott Koblish; Scott Kolins; Rich Koslowski; Peter Krause; Andy Kuhn; Steve Kurth; Ken Lashley; Jeff Lemire; Emi Lenox; Francis Manpul; John McCrea; Ted McKeever; Mark McKenna; Shawn McManus; Yehudi Mercado; Rodolfo Migliari; Mike Mignola; Fábio Moon; Albert Morales; Chris Moreno; Marat Mychaels; Todd Nauck; Mike Norton; Mike Oeming; Michael Oppenheimer; Richard Pace; Jeff Parker; Tony Parker; Hanna Nance Partlow; Khoi Pham; Joe Phillips; Whilce Portacio; Eric Powell; Javier Pulido; Gordon Purcell; Tom Raney; Paolo Rivera; Darick Robertson; Tone Rodriguez; Riley Rossmo; Craig Rousseau; Chris Samnee; Hainanu Saulque; Alex Saviuk; Stuart Sayger; Tim Seeley; Bill Sienkiewicz; Andy Smith; Ryan Sook; Aaron Sowd; Ben Templesmith; Ty Templeton; Jim + Aaron Valentino; Nate van Dyke; Michael Walsh; Jonathan Wayshak; Doug Wheatley; Charles Paul Wilson III; Jim Zub; Chrissy Zullo
The auction is live now at http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=290887710191&_ssn=heroinitiative&_sop=10 and the art looks fantastic! If you can afford to grab one of these, then do it and support a good cause.