LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2008) – The Hero Initiative is proud to attend the first Windy City Comicon on Saturday, October 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Center on Halsted.

Not only is the convention special because it is premiering in Chicago for comic fans; the convention is run by Hero’s own Chicago area dedicated volunteer, Chris Neseman!

So swing by the Hero booth, buy incredible one of a kind products to benefit a good cause and meet such incredible talent as:

11-12: Tim Seeley

12-1: Mike Norton

2-3: Chris Burnham

3-4: Chris Moreno

"There is no charitable organization in the world of comics and comics culture that is more important than The Hero Initiative. Having their involvement at The Windy City Comicon was important to us from day one." commented show co-promoter Chris Neseman. "Comics fans should make a point of checking out Hero at this or any other convention. Between the variety of exclusive products and the face-to-face interaction you can get with the industry's top talent, their booth should be one of the first places on your list to find. Helping veteran creators in times of crisis is what makes them important, but the reason we love Hero is because they make giving to the cause a fun and fulfilling experience."

For more information on Windy City Comicon, visit www.windycitycomicon.com.

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 yesterdays' 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. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org.