Alan Davis has illustrated Marvel's Avengers for a special variant edition this year's Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 to benefit the Hero Initiative. Gemstone Publishing has produced a Hero Initiative variant for the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide since 2010, and this year's variant is limited to 500 hardcover copies.
"The power, creativity and mass appeal of comic book stories was on full display this past weekend as Avengers: Endgame took in more than $1.2 billion around the world. The purity of Alan Davis’ beautiful line work captures what we have long loved about the characters and what ‘civilians’ have been discovering through the movies," said Steve Geppi, Gemstone Publishing's President/CEO. "It’s wonderful to have his fantastic cover on the cover of the Hero Initiative edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49, everyone at Gemstone hopes it will help raise a lot of money for this great charity."
Hero Iniative is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in need. Described as "a financial safety net for yesterday's creators," Hero Initiative provides financial support for emergency medical aid and life essentials, as well as resources for new work in the comic book industry.
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #49 is scheduled to debut July 17, and the Davis' variant will be on-sale at Hero Initiative's Comic-Con International: San Diego booth, #5003. Some copes are scheduled to be available at Hero Initiative's webstore and unspecified "participating Hero Initiative retailers."