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  • Wieringo Book At HeroesCon!

    Which is now a mere two weeks away. Wow. I guess it’s actually summer, though we in Portland don’t know that because it’s cold and rainy here for some reason. But I’ll be there with a lot of terrific talent to sign this if you can make it. Anyway, here’s the Hero Initiative press release giving you the low down…
    When artist Mike Wieringo passed away, he was in the middle of his latest Marvel Comics book, a What If? story. Mike had completed seven pages of what became a massive 27-page story. With Mike’s passing, Marvel Comics generously provided access to the script and Mike’s art to The Hero Initiative, and Mike’s friends stepped up to finish the story, and pay tribute to Mike. Now, What If…This Was The Fantastic Four?: A Tribute to Mike Wieringo is a massive, 48-page tribute book that contains the full story, and additional written tributes to Mike.

    The tremendous list of talent participating in the book includes Jeff Parker, Arthur Adams, Paul Renaud, Stuart Immonen, Cully Hamner, Alan Davis, David Williams, Sanford Greene, Humberto Ramos, Skottie Young, Mike Allred, Barry Kitson, and Val Staples. Cover artwork is by Mike Wieringo and Paul Mounts, and The Hero Initiative is publishing the book with the full support of both Marvel Comics, and the family of Mike Wieringo.

    Stop by the Hero booth to obtain your very own copy before it is available everywhere on June 25th. The book retails for $4.99. In addition, the following ten talented men will be signing the book at HeroesCon: Richard Case, Todd Dezago, Cully Hamner, Stuart Immonen, Barry Kitson, Nathan Massengill, Jeff Parker, Val Staples, Mark Waid, Karl Kesel and Matt Wieringo so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

    “Thanks to Marvel and The Hero Initiative, Mike’s friends got to work with him one more time and I get to experience seeing one of my brother’s comics on the stands again. That’s a thrill I never again hoped or expected to have. And it’s for a great cause that Mike would have been proud to be a part of,” said Matt Wieringo.


    Comment from gettis
    Time: June 6, 2008, 4:33 pm

    Just awesome.
    Wish I could be there.

    Comment from chukw
    Time: June 9, 2008, 7:20 am

    Me, too!

    Comment from Sandy Jarrell
    Time: June 9, 2008, 10:09 am

    I’ll be there with my $5. Parker, it’s 97 here, headed for at least 101 this afternoon. We have summer here, and it’s robust.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: June 9, 2008, 10:18 am

    I feel like I’m trapped in a vortex. As I rode my bike in today, I wore a raincoat with a warm lining. Yesterday was actually warm and sunny. I’m so confused…

    Comment from Parker
    Time: June 9, 2008, 10:19 am

    Chuck, I thought I saw you in a group email related to the show, and then thought you WERE going to be there!

    Comment from chukw
    Time: June 10, 2008, 7:27 am

    Sadly- no. My East coast budget gets pretty much sucked up by family stuff. :(