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Celebrate the lives of Mike Wieringo, Mark Gruenwald by donating to the Hero Initiative

Artist Mike Wieringo and Marvel editor Mark Gruenwald passed away more than a decade apart, but both of them died on Aug. 12–now known as “M Day.” To celebrate the lives of both men, Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort has set up a fundraiser on for the Hero Initiative.

“This year, we’d like the celebrate the spirit of generosity and camaraderie amongst the comic book community that both of these creators embodied by encouraging their friends and fans to make a donation to the Hero Initiative,” Brevoort wrote. “The Hero Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping out those members of the comic book creative community who have fallen on hard times financially. Assistance from the Hero Initiative has made a difference in the lives and situations of many great practitioners of our art. This is something that we believe both Mark and Mike would be behind.”

Head on over to to support the fundraiser.

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Two greats who are sorely missed. Big buckets of win!

Unfortunately, today we also lost another cornerstone of the comics industry, Joe Kubert. Not reading anything into it, just a coincidence. Still, very sad.

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