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50 Alternate Archie Covers for Charity

The Hero Initiative is a non-for-profit organization that works to help out established comic book creators who are down on their luck, as many in the industry have been at some time, due to the mercurial nature of in industry where royalties, character rights, and steady work-for-hire are in no way guaranteed.

Their latest fundraiser involves printing 50 blank-covered copies of Archie #600, the issue where he proposes to Veronica, asking 50 of the biggest artists in comics today to draw their own cover, and selling those issues on eBay.  The originals, that is.  The 50 new covers will also be collected in a published book, which will probably be a bit more affordable to the average comic reader.

The list of artists on the project include Neal Adams, Darwyn Cooke, John Romita, Tim Sale, and Cliff Chiang (above).  We’ve put a few of the sample covers below the jump for you.

Boy, I can’t wait to see Tim Sale‘s.

  • Bill Morrison

  • George Pérez

  • Chris Moreno

  • Andrew Pepoy

  • Michael Metcalf

  • Tony Fleece (my favorite, so far)

(via Comics Alliance.)

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