Click and Help The Hero Initiative

You’ve heard about The Hero Initiative, right? The charity to help comic creators in need, be it with medical needs or financial support. Maybe you’ve wanted to help out but couldn’t afford it or didn’t have the time?

Well now you can help with just the click of your mouse. Head over to, and scroll down to the Hero Initiative Banner (its in the middle of the page, and click! For every click, the Comic Buyers Guide will donate 10 cents to the Hero Initiative. One click per person, per day.

So let’s represent the iFanboy faithful and help out with our clicks!

If you have a hard time finding the banners, just look for the ones with a dime that say:
“Click to be someone’s Hero for free”
“Click to give 10 cents worth for free”
“Click to donate OUR dime for free””

Now go get clickin’ and help some comic creators in need!

Here is the official press release:


One click, one dime, and…ka-ching!

LOS ANGELES (November 6, 2007) –, the Internet companion to celebrated Comics Buyer’s Guide magazine, is making donating to The Hero Initiative as easy as pie. For everyone who goes to and clicks on the Hero Initiative banner, CBG will donate 10 cents to Hero-simple as that. This promotion costs you, the consumer, absolutely nothing.

The Hero Initiative is the only federally chartered 501 (c) (3) charity that helps older comic creators in medical or financial need. “This is a great promotion that’s as easy as falling out of bed,” said Hero Board member Steve Borock. “Finally, someone’s come up with something so simple, even I can do it.”

“As the longest-running magazine about comics, it’s our pleasure and obligation to give back to the industry that’s produced so much entertainment all these years,” said Comics Buyer’s Guide Editor Brent Frankenhoff.

This promotion is limited to one click per person per day-so no need to injure your index finger! Once a day will do!

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, visit or call 310-909-7809.

Collectors, fans and professionals turn to Comic Buyers Guide for the latest news about comics and comics-related items, a popular letters section, plus the hobby’s largest advertising marketplace for new and back-issue comics and memorabilia. Regular features also include writer/artist profiles, a nationwide show calendar, and articles from respected industry leaders.
Comics Buyer’s Guide is published by F+W Publications. Founded in the early 1900s, F+W is a publisher of special interest magazines and books in a broad variety of consumer enthusiast categories. The Company also operates book clubs, conferences, trade shows, web sites and education programs, all focused on the same consumer hobbies and enthusiast subject areas where the magazines and book publishing programs specialize.

For further information, contact:
Jim McLauchlin


  1. Aww man, I thought this was about Hero Clix. Kidding. The Hero Initiative is good peoples, and CBG is too for helping them out. I hope a lot of people stop by the site. It’s a one hand washes the other kinda thing. Easy money for a good cause, traffic to the CBG site will increase, and after you click you can register to win a trip to next years ComicCon. There’s always loop holes to these once a day things, don’t forget any other IPs you use throughout your days.

  2. Is there any reason you haven’t clicked on this? Honestly?

  3. Thanks for pointing this out! I’ll bookmark it and click as much as possible.

  4. Wally clicked 10 cents today for deserving heroes, I’ll be at two IP addresses tomorrow…great cause. Many thanks to iFanboy for helping to the word out, to muster those 10 cent clicks!

  5. Well, I know I am not well liked because I don’t kiss a bunch of butt and I have many things going on that prevent me from always considering the iFanboys in my decision making process, but having said that I always donate to the Hero Inititave when I go to Wizard World Texas each year. I am going again this year, and I fully intend to hit their booth and make my yearly donation once again. Last year, George Perez was doing a raffle for them. Basically, everyone that made a donation of $50.00 got a raffle ticket that was good for a face sketch if their number was picked. He did 10 sketches in all, and I met a family who had won one. They had a 6 year-old girl who had recently been introduced to the Teen Titans by her father and she was hooked. So when they won, they let her tell Mr. Perez who she wanted a sketch of. Of course, Mr. perez ate this up. She picked Starfire, and he did his classic 80’s Starfire face for her. I got to ask her what she thought about it, and she was so excited. I really loved that, and the proceeds went to a great cause. It always tickles me pink when the next generation gets into comics in a genuine way. You could tell that she didn’t just like it because her father did, she genuinely loved it for herself.

    Is anyone else going to the Wizard World Texas convention on the 16th-18th? I usually can’t take off work when the San Diego Comic Con is happening and I live much closer to Texas than California, Illinois, or New York.

    Just wondering.