Hero InitiativeMedia Release -- The generous staff of the first annual Long Beach Comic Con has announced its initial step in its huge support of and partnership with Hero Initiative! Donations can be made directly to Hero when purchasing tickets to the con October 2nd -4th at the Long Beach Convention Center in California. So you can be a Hero as well! Just elect to contribute an additional $1 or $3 when you purchase your tickets at:


"Long Beach and its convention center are an ideal location for a comic con, and we're thrilled to have a first-class event right in our own back yard," said Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin. "We're looking forward to seeing Long Beach Comic Con grow, and adding first-class Hero Initiative events to it."

"We're thrilled to be working with the Hero Initiative here at Long Beach Comic Con. The Hero Initiative is an incredible organization with one goal - to help those who need it. We're doing our small part to help them raise awareness for their good work, and we're going to have a great time doing it!" said Martha Donato, Director of LBCC.

For ticket purchase and donations, go to the website at: http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/p-1-long-beach-comic-con-registration.aspx. Check back for updates and exciting events in the works!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly 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.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.