Bid On A Copy Of Thor Artist’s Edition: The Return Of Beta Ray Bill To Help The Hero Initiative

by Hannah Means Shannon

The podcast Thor: The Lightning and the Storm, which is a podcast dedicated to a re-read of Walter Simonson’s work on Thor, is running a contest through which fans can help support the Hero Initiative.
You can enter to win a copy of Thor Artist’s Edition: The Return of Beta Ray Bill, courtesy of publisher IDW,  by making a donation of at least 5 dollars to the Hero Initiative.

Here’s what Thor: The Lightning and the Storm have to say:
Citizens of the United States in Midgard*! We have an amazing contest to announce: thanks to the worthy folks at IDW Publishing, we have a Walter Simonson’s Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition hardcover, and we’re giving it away as part of a contest to benefit the Hero Initiative!
From IDW: The Walter Simonson’s Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition features seven complete issues of The Mighty Thor (#349-354 and 380—the classic all splash page story). As with all Artist’s Editions, each page of art is scanned from the original, in this case from Simonson’s personal archives.
Check out a preview here!
It measures a mighty 12″ x 17″ and retails for $125, so we decided to use this contest to benefit the Hero Initiative, which helps comic book creators in need. 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 its inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit more than 50 creators and their families with over $950,000 worth of much-needed aid! It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Enter by 7/29/17:
-Make a donation to the Hero Initiative via PayPal at ($5 minimum suggested, but even $1 helps). You can also donate by debit or credit card by clicking the yellow Donate button on the Hero Initiative’s site. Make a note that you’re entering a Thor drawing when you make your payment!
-Forward your donation confirmation via email to by 11:59 pm PST 7/29/17.
-Extra credit! Follow us on Twitter and retweet our contest tweet to help spread the word–and to get one extra contest entry (maximum of one extra entry per person, regardless of the number of retweets)! If you take this step, please remember to include your Twitter handle when you forward your donation confirmation. Also, consider following IDW, they’re awesome people!
-We’ll be selecting one winner at random 7/30/17 and notifying said winner via email.
Visit Thor: The Lightning and the Storm for more information about this contest.

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