CURSE #1AW YEAH Comic Book Store Hosts Hero Initiative Membership party!

Saturday, January 25 at 6 p.m.
Free copy of BOOM Studios’ new comic book CURSE signed by co-writer Michael Moreci when attendees sign up to become a Heros Initiative member

LOS ANGELES, CA (January, 9, 2014) In conjunction with the release of the new comic book CURSE by BOOM! Studios, Aw Yeah comic book store in Skokie, Illinois will be hosting a Hero Initiative membership party, Saturday, January 25 at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the membership drive will benefit Hero’s Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in need.

Aw Yeah, located at 4933 Oakton Street, will host a party with food, drink, and much more! When attendees sign up to become a Hero Initiative member, they will receive a free copy of CURSE #1 signed by co-writer Michael Moreci (HOAX HUNTERS), who will be in attendance, as well as entry into the party (21 and over only, please). CURSE is written by MoreciTim Daniel (ENORMOUS), and illustrated by Colin Lorimer (UXB) and Riley Rossmo (DRUMHELLAR). Fans are in store for a smart, realistic, and haunting read.

CURSE is a story about Laney Griffin, a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock—because the wolf will return, and Laney’s son’s condition continues to worsen. CURSE is a story of a family’s survival at all costs.

In addition, BOOM! Studios has donated free comics to be given away at the event on a first come, first served basis! Titles include HIT, 2 GUNS, FREELANCERS, CLIVE BARKER’S HELLRAISER, HIGHER EARTH, and DEATHMATCH.
Don’t miss out!

About The Hero Initiative
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 yesterday’s 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.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit or call 626-676-6354.

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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment ( Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.