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HEROES #1 (Oct 2001)

cover:  Alex Ross
HEROES #1
Oct 2001 
$3.50
Marvel Comics (marvel.com


Cover date: Dec 2001
Comic book released on 17 October 2001. Retailers who ordered this comic book a week after it was announced for orders will get their copies on 24 October 2001. There is a Dynamic Forces Signed edition, a second printing, and a third (and final) printing. The book is an over-sized poster book, measuring 11x8 inches.
See also: HEROES #1 (Signed) (Dynamic Forces) (Nov 2001) and HEROES #1 (2nd Signed) (Dynamic Forces) (Dec 2001)

Comic (64 pages)
writer: Brian Michael Bendis/Kurt Busiek/Joe Casey/Garth Ennis/Neil Gaiman/Geoff Johns/Stan Lee/Gail Simone/Kevin Smith/Alan Moore/various
pencilers: Neal Adams/Kaare Andrews/Chuck Austen/Mark Bagley/Tim Bradstreet/J. Scott Campbell/John Cassaday/Sean Chen/Richard Corben/Alan Davis/Tom Derenick/Mike Deodato, Jr./Steve Dillon/Evan Dorkin/Lee Ferguson/Dave Gibbons/Michael Golden/Mike Grell/Phil Hester/Greg & Tim Hildebrandt/Kyle Hotz/Stuart Immonen/Georges Jeanty/Dan Jurgens/Sam Keith/Igor Kordey/Jim Krueger/Adam Kubert/Joe Kubert/Jae Lee/David Mack/Mike McKone/Frank Miller/Scott Morse/Nelson/George Pérez (1 page)/Paul Pope/Alberto Porticelli/Joe Quesada/Humberto Ramos/John Romita, Sr./Alex Ross/Steve Rude/Ethan Van Sciver/Bill Sienkiewicz/Brian Stelfreeze/Bruce Timm/Sal Velluto/Doug Wheatley/J.H. Williams III/Phil Winslade/various
inkers: Pierre Andre/Todd McFarlane/Peter Pachoumis/Robin Riggs/George Pérez (1 page)/Mike Allred/various
colors: Tom Smith/Patt Prentice/Hi-Fi/Laura Allred/various

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    Marvel Remembers 9/11

    posted Sep 15, 2011 1:30 AM by vu sleeper

    From Ilke


    HEROES #1 (Oct 2001)
    George's 9/11 pin-up is reprinted in a number of Marvel titles this week, including Amazing Spider-Man #669.
     
    From www.previewsworld.com:

    Marvel Remembers 9/11 and Its Heroes This Month with Special Back-Up Stories

    In honor of the heroes of 9/11, Marvel Comics will be publishing 9/11 back-up stories in nearly 70 comics on sale this month. Below you’ll find the page that precedes those stories, which are reprinted from 2001’s “A Moment of Silence” and “Heroes,” along with a list of comics that feature them.

    ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE
    JUL110576 ALPHA FLIGHT 4  $2.99
    JUL110617 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 669  $3.99
    JUL110620 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 670  $3.99
    JUL110681 ASTONISHING X-MEN 42  $3.99
    JUL110581 AVENGERS ACADEMY 19  $2.99
    JUN110634 AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE 7  $3.99
    JUL110642 ALL WINNERS SQUAD BAND OF HEROES 4  $2.99
    JUL110590 BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR 523  $2.99
    JUL110663 BLACK PANTHER: THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN ALIVE 523.1  $2.99
    JUL110643 CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY 622  $2.99
    JUL110637 CAPTAIN AMERICA 3  $3.99
    JUL110640 CAPTAIN AMERICA CORPS 4  $2.99
    JUL110694 DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE 14  $2.99
    JUL110651 DAREDEVIL 3  $2.99
    JUL110701 DEADPOOL 43  $2.99
    JUL110702 DEADPOOL MAX 12  $3.99
    JUL110575 FEAR ITSELF: THE DEEP 4  $2.99
    JUL110597 FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR 4  $2.99
    JUL110604 FEAR ITSELF: WOLVERINE 3  $2.99
    JUL110591 FEAR ITSELF: YOUTH IN REVOLT 5  $2.99
    JUL110664 FF 9  $2.99
    JUL110595 FEAR ITSELF: HULK VS. DRACULA 1  $2.99
    JUL110596 FEAR ITSELF: HULK VS. DRACULA 2  $2.99
    JUL110680 GENERATION HOPE 11  $2.99
    JUL110589 GHOST RIDER 3  $2.99
    JUL110621 HERC 7  $2.99
    JUL110622 HERC 8  $2.99
    JUL110599 HEROES FOR HIRE 11  $2.99
    JUL110666 HEROES FOR HIRE 12  $2.99
    JUL110649 HULK 40  $2.99
    JUL110593 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY 627  $2.99
    JUL110594 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY 628  $2.99
    JUL110673 KAZAR 4  $2.99
    JUL110646 THE MIGHTY THOR 6  $3.99
    JUL110654 MOON KNIGHT 5  $3.99
    JUL110675 MARVEL UNIVERSE VS. WOLVERINE 4  $3.99
    JUL110668 MYSTERY MEN 5  $2.99
    JUL110676 MYSTIC 2  $2.99
    JUL110630 NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL  $4.99
    JUL110583 NEW AVENGERS 16  $3.99
    JUL110633 NEW AVENGERS 16.1  $2.99
    JUL110582 NEW MUTANTS 31  $2.99
    JUL110655 PUNISHER 3  $2.99
    JUL110703 PUNISHERMAX 17  $3.99
    JUL110634 SECRET AVENGERS 17  $3.99
    JUL110628 SPIDER-ISLAND: I LOVE NYC 1  $3.99
    JUL110625 SPIDER-ISLAND: AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL 2  $2.99
    JUL110671 THUNDERBOLTS 163  $2.99
    JUL110672 THUNDERBOLTS 163.1  $2.99
    JUL110644 THOR: HEAVEN & EARTH 4  $2.99
    JUL110611 ULTIMATE HAWKEYE 2  $3.99
    JUL110610 ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES 2  $3.99
    JUL110605 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 1  $3.99
    JUL110607 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN 2  $3.99
    JUL110600 UNCANNY X-MEN 543  $3.99
    JUL110687 UNCANNY X-FORCE 15  $3.99
    JUL110629 VENOM 7  $2.99
    JUL110691 WOLVERINE 15  $3.99
    JUL110692 WOLVERINE 16  $3.99
    JUL110696 WOLVERINE: THE BEST THERE IS 10  $3.99
    JUL110697 X-FACTOR 224.1  $2.99
    JUL110698 X-FACTOR 225  $2.99
    JUL110699 X-MEN LEGACY 255  $2.99
    JUL110700 X-MEN LEGACY 256  $2.99
    JUL110682 X-MEN 17  $3.99
    JUL110684 X-MEN 18  $3.99

     

     


    Remembering 9/11
    posted Sep 11, 2011 9:08 AM by vu sleeper [ updated Sep 11, 2011 9:44 AM ]

    From George Pérez Fan Page


    HEROES #1 (Oct 2001)
    I changed my profile pick just for Sunday, 9/11/11. I drew it 10 years ago as part of a tribute/charity anthology published in 2001. It means just as much now. Thanks to colorist Tom Smith for providing the file. May we never forget.


    10 YEARS AGO:

     October 17, 2001
    From Marvel's Spotlight on HEROES
      Proceeds from the sale of HEROES will go to the Twin Towers Fund, which is providing much needed financial aid to families of firefighters, police officers, and other uniformed personnel who died during the attack on the WTC.

      Additional donations can be made to: The Twin Towers Fund, General Post Office, P.O. Box 26999, New York, NY 10087-6999.)

     September 28, 2001
    From Ilke Hincer
      If you haven't already seen it, here's Tom Smith's post and pic from the Avengers Message Board regarding the Heroes tribute book that Marvel is publishing -

      >>>
      Posted by Tom Smith on Wednesday, September 26 2001 at 20:10:00 GMT

      Hi All..

      Here is George's and my contribution to this great project. Thanks Joe Q for giving us a chance to help out in this great cause.

      God Bless America and all our allies around the world. Tom Smith "ACAL!"

     September 22, 2001
    From George Pérez

      I am drawing the Marvel tribute piece this weekend so that Tom Smith can color it and get it done in time for the Sept. 28th deadline (a very tight schedule on this job). Using an American flag motif, my piece will not feature any Marvel characters, but instead focus on the real heroes of this tragic event-- firefighters, police, EMT workers, doctors, nurses, engineers, etc. The two smoldering towers will each be placed in the center vertical stripes of the on-end flag. That's as close a description as I can give. As is usual with my work, there may be some changes made as I actually draw it.


     September 22, 2001 | Update from George Pérez
    From George Pérez
    I am doing a pin-up for Marvel's tribute book to benefit the NY relief effort with CrossGen Comics' permission and blessing. It was important for me to contribute this way since, as a diabetic, I don't even have the option of donating blood. I did have to get some more pages of CROSSGEN CHRONICLES #5 finished first since I didn't want inker Pablo Marcos to be without work during any of this. Due to various circumstances, including having our 20th wedding anniversary European vacation cancelled due to the terrorist attacks, (my wife and I were supposed to fly out on Sept. 11th) I've fallen behind schedule, although not severely enough to jeopardize CHRONICLES #5's shipping on time.

    I am drawing the Marvel tribute piece this weekend so that Tom Smith can color it and get it done in time for the Sept. 28th deadline (a very tight schedule on this job). Using an American flag motif, my piece will not feature any Marvel characters, but instead focus on the real heroes of this tragic event-- firefighters, police, EMT workers, doctors, nurses, engineers, etc. The two smoldering towers will each be placed in the center vertical stripes of the on-end flag. That's as close a description as I can give. As is usual with my work, there may be some changes made as I actually draw it.

    As for AVENGERS/JLA, (as it is called at Marvel, which is publishing the first issue) I have now tied the page count I reached with the 1983 version. 21 pages have been pencilled-- although, unlike the original edition, seven pages have also been fully inked, thus putting me ahead of the game this time around. I wanted to finish my CrossGen commitments before I pencilled the historic 22nd page, just so that it actually marks the start of non-stop progress on the series.

    One page of the new art holds the current record for the most characters on a page in either versions of this project. There are 36 individual characters drawn-- with 21 appearing in one panel alone. That number does not include the fact that a few characters make multiple appearances on the page. Tom Brevoort assures me that that record will be broken soon enough. I'm going to get to draw a LOT of characters in this limited series-- including the Keystone Cops.

    I am also drawing a pair of covers for WIZARD's 2002 preview issue spotlighting the JLA/AVENGERS (as DC calls it) project. One version will feature Thor and Wonder Woman; the other will spotlight Captain America and Superman. All in all, my plate is quite full.

     

     March 11, 2003 | Alessi Interview at Hero Realm
    From Hero Realm

    Hero Realm Presents
    Mark Alessi: MegaCon Aftermath
    posted March 09, 2003 10:34 PM
    by Alex Hamby

    (excerpt)

    Alex: Let’s go to Call to Duty.
    Mark: OK.


    HEROES #1
    (Oct 2001)
    Alex: You called that one – I believe the word was “disgusting”.
    Mark: I believe it is disgusting. I thought Heroes was a tremendously positive effort on their part, I wish they would have invited some CrossGen artists to participate but they never did, which was disappointing. Other than George Perez, who considers himself a CrossGen artist – not a Marvel or DC artist – I think Heroes was tremendous. I bought copies myself. I advised my people to. I am very supportive of any project, whether it be Heroes to help folks who were impacted by that terrible tragedy or ACTOR to promote gathering monies for Silver and Golden Age creators. I’m behind that.

    If you say that our objective is to promote real world heroes and you do that before 9-11, I applaud you. If you wait until all of the positive publicity about Heroes, which you did as a gesture of public support and courtesy, and then come out with multiple lines of comics, promoting every day heroes who traditionally don’t get comic books, publicize the heck out of it in light of the September 11th tragedy and then offer, for all intents and purposes a no-overprint policy putting retailers in a position of not being able to gauge the ethics of the product. I think you do the retailer a disservice and I think you insult the people involved in the tragedy.

    ...

    Alex: You’re never going to move an artist based on the fact that they might be better suited to something else?
    Mark: If you think that was the reason he was moved, good for you. Anyone who has moved here has moved by their own desire. Well, it didn’t sound to me like that was his desire. It sounded to me like he was basically told, “This is your job. Do what you’re told or you’re gone.” It sounded to me like he didn’t want to leave the X-Book. And from looking at his art style I don’t see how he’s a Manga artist at all but maybe I’m confused. After looking at thousands of Manga books I probably don’t have a very good grasp of what it is.

    Let me ask you this: They fire people at Marvel who don’t meet deadlines. Do they fire big names who don’t meet deadlines? I don’t think so.

    I generate equal punishment and reward systems, if that’s how you want to look at it at CrossGen. I do this evenhandedly. Doesn’t matter whether you’re George Perez or Carl Moline, everybody works under the same parameters.

    These things come into question because the biggest and the best in the industry should set the standard, if that’s what they are, should set the standard for the type of industry we are. If you set standards that, in my opinion, are inappropriate for the leadership position I will call you on it. I would do it if I were in technology. I will do it in comics.

     March 9, 2003 | CrossGen Vs Marvel
    From Silver Bullet Comics

    ALL THE RAGE
    Immune To Criticism

    By Alan Donald

    (excerpt)

    CrossGen Vs. Marvel

    I got a bit of a surprise this week reading Mark Alessi's comments regarding Marvel Comics at MegaCon. I wasn't so much surprised by the comments, so much as the fact Mr. Alessi was making them publicly. Many people have known Mr. Alessi's feelings on the House of Ideas but they've been asked to keep quiet on the subject.

    ...

    The next section has caused a bit of controversy:

    If you have the interest as a publisher to make a comic book about real heroes - firemen, paramedics, police officers - God bless you. They do things that protect us everyday all over this country. If you come out with that series after 9-11, you're using one of the greatest tragedies in American history as a marketing ploy. I'm sorry. I salute you if you do it before 9-11, you disgust me if you do it after 9-11. Thousands of people died, and we (Marvel) promoted comic books. Not only did we promote comic books, we hyped the heck out of it so retailers bought them by the droves, and now they're sitting back there with a ton of Valiant comics. And pretty soon, they'll be in the penny box and we'll shred these things so we can send stuffed toys from China with them.

    CrossGen sent an email to HeroRealm.com requesting clarification on this point. Bill Rosemann had this to say on the subject:

    He was talking about CALL TO DUTY. He knows HEROES was a tribute done to raise money for the Twin Towers Fund, and totally respects that. In fact, George Perez was allowed to contribute to it even though he was exclusive to CrossGen at the time. So Mark has no problem at all with HEROES... during his panel he mentioned CALL TO DUTY by name, but perhaps that wasn't reported in the panel highlights.


    Topic: CrossGen Clears Something Up...
    posted March 03, 2003 03:33 PM
    written by HeroRealmAlex

    CrossGen sent an email to HeroRealm.com requesting clarification on one point that might not have been made clear in the Bill Jemas responses. During the panel Mark Alessi was not speaking about Heroes but rather was talking about Call to Duty. Bill Rosemann had this to say on the subject:

    "He was talking about CALL TO DUTY. He knows HEROES was a tribute done to raise money for the Twin Towers Fund, and totally respects that. In fact, George Perez was allowed to contribute to it even though he was exclusive to CrossGen at the time. So Mark has no problem at all with HEROES... during his panel he mentioned CALL TO DUTY by name, but perhaps that wasn't reported in the panel highlights."

    Note: Pulse will be running an interview with Mark at some point either today or tomorrow. Go by and check it out. I will be doing a follow-up interview with Mark on Wednesday that should be posted either Thursday or Friday evening. Check back for that as it promises to be of interest.

     January 17, 2002
    From Marvel Comics
    Excerpt from back cover:
    Comic book universes are populated by colorful characters that possess fantastic powers.

    But on September 11th, 2001, an untold number of real men and women amazed the world with their phenomenal acts of bravery.

    When others ran away, they charged forward. When others reached out for safety, they offered a helping hand. When others cried out, they responded with a soothing voice.

    And, tragically, many of them died...but in doing so taught us all how to live.

    They can't stick to walls.
    They can't summon thunder.
    They can't fly.

    They're just HEROES.

     January 11, 2002 | Heroes on the Block
    From Wizard (as previously mentioned, see related)
    HEROES ON THE BLOCK
    January 10, 2002

    Marvel Comics is helping take Heroes one step further.

    Marvel has already sold over 300,000 copies of Heroes, the tribute book benefiting the Twin Towers Fund in the wake of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks. Now, Marvel is putting much of the original art from that book up for auction.

    Club 101, located at 101 Park Ave. in New York City, will play host to an auction on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 PM. Live attendees of the auction will be charged a $250 donation to the Twin Towers Fund, and the auction will be run simultaneously by All-Star Auctions at www.allstarauc.com. Kevin Smith will serve as live auctioneer.

    Art from Neal Adams, J. Scott Campbell, Richard Corben, Mike Deodato Jr., Gene Ha, Sam Kieth, Adam Kubert, Joe Kubert, Jae Lee, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, Tom Palmer Sr., George Pérez, Joe Quesada and Todd McFarlane, John Romita Jr. and Sr., Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Bill Sienkiewicz, Brian Stelfreeze and more will be available.

     January 9, 2002 | Heroes 3rd Printing
    From Diamond
    HEROES THIRD PRINTING
    Consumer News - Week of 1/7/02

    Four months after the September 11 terrorist attacks on America, Marvel Comics and comics' top creators continue to help readers contribute to the ongoing relief efforts via the third -- and final -- printing of its sold-out Heroes (NOV015021, SRP: $3.50) and the debut of the anthology A Moment of Silence (NOV011799, SRP: $3.50), both of which ship this week.

    Heroes' tributes to the brave police officers, firefighters, and rescue workers who gave their lives during the attack on the World Trade Center -- and to those who survived to aid in the long recovery -- recently earned higher praise from the people it honors, relayed via Jeff Koob, a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer working in New York, providing support services for the recovery workers at Ground Zero.

    "[Heroes] was well-received by the recovery workers who looked through it," Koob wrote. "As the days pass and the facts sink in, and the sometimes grueling -- sometimes harrowing -- work becomes more routine, the men and women of the NYPD and FDNY need all the support they can get; and in that regard, perhaps the timing and delivery of Heroes was fortuitous. Thanks for putting out Heroes -- great job!"

     December 19, 2001 | Heroes Auction
    From New York City Comic Book Museum
    HEROES AUCTION

    Marvel Comics extends an invitation on behalf of our artists to bid on select pieces of original art from the acclaimed HEROES book.

    All proceeds from this charity aution will go to the victims of the World Trade Center. Please join us as we auction off these original pieces by:

    Neal Adams
    J Scott Campbell
    Richard Corben
    Mike Deodato
    Gene Ha
    Sam Kieth
    Jae Lee/Neil Gaiman
    Jim Lee
    Frank Miller
    Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons
    Tom Palmer
    George Pérez
    Joe Quesada/Todd McFarlane
    John Romita Jr
    John Romita Sr
    Alex Ross
    Steve Rude
    Bill Sienkiewicz
    Brian Stelfreeze
    Additional pieces to be auctioned online
    Thursday, January 17, 2002
    6:00 pm
    Hosted by Kevin Smith
    $250.00 per plate at
    Club 101
    101 Park Avenue
    New York City

    For details, contact Marc Kaye at 646-227-8400
    or Andrew Lis at 917-472-2100

     December 19, 2001 | Heroes Mentioned on NBC
    From Vu

    For about 30 seconds, "Heroes" was mentioned on the national televsion station, NBC, on a segment on September 11th. George Pérez was not mentioned, but it is still kind of nice to see comic books being mentioned on TV.
     December 15, 2001 | Heroes - Third Printing
    From Newsarama
    MARVEL's MOMENT OF SILENCE
    posted 12-14-2001 04:31 PM

    (excerpt)

    In addition to a final, third printing of Heroes on Jan. 9th, a fundraising auction of Heroes artwork on Jan. 17th, Alternative Comics 9-11 Emergency Relief on Jan. 16th, and the two September 11th Volumes by DC, Dark Horse, Image, Chaos! (with assistance from Oni and Top Shelf) scheduled for Jan. 23rd, Marvel’s other fundraising effort, A Moment of Silence, has been given a Jan. 9th release date.

     November 28, 2001 | Heroes Third Printing?
    From Joe Quesada (his website is unavailable at the moment), via Newsarama
    OP/ED: QUESADA'S HOLIDAY EDITORIAL

    (excerpt)

    Okay, now that that's all said and done, here's the latest report on HEROES. As of yesterday it seems that we completely sold out of our second print run. We're looking into back orders to see if the number is significant enough to make a third printing worth doing. Fox News ran a wonderful piece today (Thanksgiving Day) on HEROES and it had some great segments with John Cassaday, Neal Adams and myself. I want to thank everyone who supported this project by purchasing it at their local shop. Keep your eyes open for Moment of Silence, it's really going to be another special book. Speaking of special books, I've been checking out some of the stuff from all the other tribute books on tap and it's truly inspiring stuff. Please make it a point to support these magnificent books as well, there are a lot of wonderful writers, artist, editors and publishers putting their heart and soul into these projects!

    I've been getting tons of e-mail's concerning the art of HEROES and although the news is still vague it looks like the artwork is going to be auctioned off sometime in January. The live auction which is scheduled to take place at a very exclusive and prestigious club in NYC will have 20 or so choice pieces, the rest of the book will most likely be auctioned off simultaneously on Ebay, or so is the plan. More details as we learn 'em!”

     November 5, 2001 | Second Print of HEROES
    From Diamond
    Second Printing copies of Heroes (AUG015059, MSRP: $3.50) are available from retailers, but are selling out rapidly. However, Marvel plans to keep the book in print.
     October 21, 2001
    From Comic Book Resources
      'HEROES' SELLS OUT, GOES TO SECOND PRINTING
      by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
      Posted: October 19, 2001

      Official Press Release

      Hey, True Believer!

      Thanks to an avalanche of media coverage, the first printing of HEROES, the comic book community's salute to the world's real heroes, has completely sold out! But never fear, because a second printing is now underway!

      Best of all, not only will the second printing of HEROES soon be available, but Marvel will once again donate the proceeds from the sale of each issue to the Twin Towers Fund. Retailers are encouraged to check in with their Diamond Representative for information regarding the second printing.

      [ Read more from CBR ]

     October 20, 2001
    From Vu
      Some of these are a few days old, but I thought I'd mention them anyway. Also, I think this is kind of nice, but I think we beat most of the other news site by mentioning MegaCon 2002 on October 11th. I've noticed two other site just now talking about MegaCon.

      From Comics Continnuum

        Marvel's Bill Rosemann said that the first printing of Heroes, Marvel's poster book benefiting the Twin Towers Fund, has sold out.

        "Thanks to everyone's efforts, Diamond is now entirely sold out of the first printing of Heroes - of which more than 20,000 were ordered between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. today," Rosemann said.

        "A few hours ago I received a call from a woman living in Florida who saw Joe Quesada and Adam Kubert on the Today Show this morning, and wanted to buy copies for her nieces and nephews," Rosemann said. "Believe it or not, not only did the person working at her local comics shop not have copies of Heroes, but had never even heard of the project! The good news is that they are now being buried in phone calls asking about Heroes."

        For a transcript of the appearance of Quesada and Kubert on The Today Show on Wednesday, CLICK HERE.

      From Comic Book Resources

        It's no secret that Marvel loves generating headlines - to get readers excited not only about our comics but also about the entire comics industry - but this time it's special. This time we're selling books for the best reason of all: to help others. As you know, the proceeds from the sale of the 64-page poster magazine will go to the Twin Towers Fund, which will in turn give the money to the people who are truly in need.

      From Cinescape

        NBC has announced it will be airing a segment on Marvel's HEROES book on Wednesday on THE TODAY SHOW.

        The segment on HEROES will happen between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., according to the network. The show is based in New York City.

     October 17, 2001
    From Marvel's Spotlight on HEROES
      Proceeds from the sale of HEROES will go to the Twin Towers Fund, which is providing much needed financial aid to families of firefighters, police officers, and other uniformed personnel who died during the attack on the WTC.

      Additional donations can be made to: The Twin Towers Fund, General Post Office, P.O. Box 26999, New York, NY 10087-6999.)

     September 28, 2001
    From Ilke Hincer
      If you haven't already seen it, here's Tom Smith's post and pic from the Avengers Message Board regarding the Heroes tribute book that Marvel is publishing -

      >>>
      Posted by Tom Smith on Wednesday, September 26 2001 at 20:10:00 GMT

      Hi All..

      Here is George's and my contribution to this great project. Thanks Joe Q for giving us a chance to help out in this great cause.

      God Bless America and all our allies around the world. Tom Smith "ACAL!"

     September 26, 2001
    From Diamond
      MARVEL, CREATORS AID REAL HEROES WITH BENEFIT BOOK
      Consumer News - Week of 9/24/01

      The world's greatest super-hero creators will honor the world's greatest real-life heroes from the September 11 terrorist attack against America in Marvel Comics' 64-page benefit book, Heroes (OCT011843, $3.00), which is solicited in this week's Previews Update, and on page 61 of the October Previews Order Form.

      Scheduled to ship on October 17, this perfect bound magazine -- similar in format to the Marvel Poster Book -- will carry an SRP of $3.50. All profits from the project will go to the New York City Fire and Police Departments and the American Red Cross.

      At press time, the creators who have signed on to take part in this worthwhile venture include Neal Adams, Kurt Busiek, Garth Ennis, J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Alan Davis, Mike Deodato, Jr., Steve Dillon, Evan Dorkin, Neil Gaiman, Jae Lee, Stan Lee, Frank Miller, Todd McFarlane, George Perez, Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Kevin Smith, among others.

      [ Read more Heroes ]

     September 22, 2001
    From Comic Book Resources
      MARVEL TRIBUTE BOOK "HEROES" UPDATE
      by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
      Posted: September 21, 2001

      Many tribute books have been announced in the days following the Attack on America September 11th. One book that has fans really excited is the Marvel Comics tribute book called "Heroes." Bill Rosemann, the Marketing Communications Manager for Marvel Comics, mentioned it in an interview on September 14th and gave CBR News an update today with a list of the latest contributors.

      The book will be a full-color pin-up book, 64 pages, perfect bound and will retail for $3.50. Contributors to the piece are "responding and reflecting on the tragedy in various forms, focusing on all sorts of subjects," said Rosemann.

      [ Read more Marvel Tribute "Heroes" ]

     September 22, 2001
    From George Pérez

      I am drawing the Marvel tribute piece this weekend so that Tom Smith can color it and get it done in time for the Sept. 28th deadline (a very tight schedule on this job). Using an American flag motif, my piece will not feature any Marvel characters, but instead focus on the real heroes of this tragic event-- firefighters, police, EMT workers, doctors, nurses, engineers, etc. The two smoldering towers will each be placed in the center vertical stripes of the on-end flag. That's as close a description as I can give. As is usual with my work, there may be some changes made as I actually draw it.

     September 21, 2001
    From CSN
      A Tribute to the World's Greatest Heroes
      9/21 1:15 AM
      ©2001 Comic Shop News, Inc. ARR.

      Joe Quesada has always had a deep admiration and respect for firefighters -- his character, Ash, was a fireman, and Quesada has worked with various conventions to organize fundraisers for firefighters. Now, as Marvel editor-in-chief, Quesada is organizing a major tribute for the firefighters and law enforcement personnel who risked -- and in many cases sacrificed -- their lives to save others during the World Trade Center disaster.

      "The concept is very simple," Quesada told CSNsider. "The world's greatest super-hero creators honoring the world's greatest Heroes!

      "The book is a sixty-four page poster style magazine. Artists are asked to contribute an image that portrays our American heroes. I've discouraged use of Marvel heroes for the obvious reasons but some artists are choosing to use them anyway. Writers are being asked to contribute a sentence a paragraph or what have you that is suitable for the moment -- inspirational hopefully.

      [ Read more Marvel's Tribute Book ]