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The Hero Initiative is a charity whose ongoing mission is, in their own words;

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 40 creators and their families with over $400,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by your contributions! It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Marvel recently donated 100 blank-covered copies of Wolverine: Weapon X #1 to the Initiative, and they got some of the best and brightest artists to donate their efforts to produce unique covers which could then be auctioned off.

Some of the covers are in their current auction here and a complete gallery of the covers can be seen here.

And for legality here are a few of the covers themselves.


Art Adams throwing Ghost Rider into the mix....



Fred Hembeck is ALWAYS fun! :)


This one, by legendary artist Ed Hannigan is my favourite, with a brilliant homage cover... Can you spot the special guest stars?



char: wolverin/logan/james howlett
char: ghost rider/johnny blaze
char: spider-man
char: captain america/steve rogers
char: hulk/bruce banner
creator: ed hannigan
creator: art adms
creator: fred hembeck

 



Date: 2010-01-14 11:39 pm (UTC)
yaseen101: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yaseen101
Last cover. Yes I can see the characters from Calvin and Hobbes at the back.

Date: 2010-01-14 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scottyquick
Man, I loved those Special Guest Stars so much. I read the books first when I was 7, and I found them hilarious, and I read them last week, and they're STILL hilarious.

Date: 2010-01-14 11:46 pm (UTC)
foxhack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] foxhack
You dare leave out COLLEEN COOVER'S cover? It's the bestest there is at what it does, and what it does is BE CUTE!

Date: 2010-01-15 12:57 am (UTC)
yaseen101: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yaseen101
Shame on you. Letting us lazy people scour through all the artwork for the awesome stuff when you could have posted some yourself.

Date: 2010-01-15 01:30 am (UTC)
bluefall: blue-tinted autumn leaves (Default)
From: [personal profile] bluefall
I do believe it has serious competition from Agnes Garbowska in that category. ZOMG who is she and why have I never heard of her?

Date: 2010-01-15 04:29 am (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
I could swear that I've seen her stuff on one of the paleo-S_Ds at least once. Here's her site, with much more cuteness--scroll down for the cutest lil' Red Lantern ever!

Date: 2010-01-15 02:15 am (UTC)
glimmung: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glimmung
No angst in that image whatsoever ;)

Date: 2010-01-14 11:47 pm (UTC)
absque_setentia: (Jubilee)
From: [personal profile] absque_setentia
Oh, that last one is fantastic! Especially the poor snowman in the foreground.

Date: 2010-01-15 12:05 am (UTC)
rhythmbandit: DJ (Bats * Tim and Ted are dorks)
From: [personal profile] rhythmbandit
I bet Calvin has a new favorite hero. Move over Spaceman Spiff, Captain Claw is here!

Date: 2010-01-14 11:49 pm (UTC)
busterella: (Default)
From: [personal profile] busterella
OH MY GOD THE LAST ONE.

My night, it is made.

Date: 2010-01-15 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] taggerung301
same here
XD

Date: 2010-01-14 11:53 pm (UTC)
ninjapeps: (Harry wink)
From: [personal profile] ninjapeps
that last one is brilliant.

Date: 2010-01-15 12:05 am (UTC)
ulf_boehnke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ulf_boehnke
Last cover:
Wolverine thinks: "Man, whoever made those snowmen has a sick sense of humor."

Date: 2010-01-15 12:35 am (UTC)
midnightvoyager: (Teehee)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
Wolverine: ...look, I was BORED, okay!?

Date: 2010-01-15 12:12 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
God, some of those are amazing.

I wish I had a couple hundred to spare (and an eBay account), so I could bid on some of them. ;_;

The Terry Moore and the first Darwyn Cooke (with Wolvie cutting his way out of the cover) are my favourites.

Date: 2010-01-15 06:51 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
What I love about Moore's cover is that beautiful serious front cover...

And the goofy 'grr!' Toonwolvie on the back cover.

(What I particularly love about Cooke's, FTR, is the way he draws the claws.)

Date: 2010-01-15 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alcimines.livejournal.com
Did you notice the Andy Smith back cover?

Date: 2010-01-15 01:27 am (UTC)
nezchan: Savage Ladybird and Electrocute from the BD Maliki (heart)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
OH MY GOD THE AGNES GARBOWSKA COVERS!!

i am ded. ded of teh cute.

Date: 2010-01-15 02:21 am (UTC)
autumn_lily: jason todd (Default)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
I imagine Calvin and Hobbes are gazing in slack jawed horror at the snowman carnage that unfolds before them. Also? Damn Wolverine's a dick...

Date: 2010-01-15 02:26 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Calvin: 'I wish I'd thought of that.'
Hobbes: 'My claws aren't big enough.'

Date: 2010-01-15 03:01 am (UTC)
autumn_lily: jason todd (Default)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
lol

Date: 2010-01-15 03:12 am (UTC)
pyynk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyynk
Some absolutely beautiful work in there, that's for sure. Really digging Darwyn's work, as well as Howard Chaykin's, and Gene Colan's "Patch" throwback. Kinda disappointed in Brereton's contribution, the picture seems kind of "stiff".

Date: 2010-01-15 04:30 am (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Yeah, some of them were basically phoned-in sketches, while others are kind of brilliant. I don't think I've ever seen Dave Gibbons draw any of the X-Men before.

Date: 2010-01-15 04:57 am (UTC)
pyynk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyynk
Ooh! I missed Gibbons! Back to the covers!

Date: 2010-01-15 03:17 am (UTC)
schmevil: (Default)
From: [personal profile] schmevil
and about the only reason I'd make a Wolverine post

Heh. Suddenly I feel like posting more old Wolverine. *g*

Date: 2010-01-15 05:14 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
The Calvin and Hobbes cover?

I. Could. Just. Die!

LOL!

Date: 2010-01-15 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
I like the Josh Medors cover. His style is reminiscent of David Finch with far more detail.

Date: 2010-01-15 05:54 am (UTC)
shanejayell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shanejayell
SUCH lovely covers.

Wonder if Heroes Initiative could get permision to print a book of JUST the covers?

Date: 2010-01-15 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alcimines.livejournal.com
The "Logan with his claws out and snarling at the reader"-bit got done a lot, but I still found this set of covers to be very enjoyable.

I had to think about Ron Garney's first cover. He's is a dirty, dirty man.

My personal favorite is Adam Kubert's minimalist contribution. Something about the eyes...

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