If you haven’t been following DC’s We Can Be Heroes initiative, it’s pretty straightforward. Go to the crowdfunding page, contribute, and get both DC stuff and a warm, fuzzy feeling for putting some of your comic book money towards a positive charity. DC has been doing themed weeks built around the Justice League, and this week, it’s time for the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg to show what they can do. DC gave us an exclusive first look at the perks fans can get for donating to charity.
The money for this year’s initiative goes to Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps., three charities actively working in Africa to deliver food, medicine, and other necessities to areas severely affected by hunger and medical need. It’s fairly simple: DC sets up a crowdfunding page, arranges for some perks, and you donate. Think of it as a Kickstarter, except the money won’t go to some hipster who will conveniently forget he promised you an iPhone wallet.
But what of the perks? Here’s what you can get, according to DC:
5 Digital Downloads
This week we’ve got three featured heroes coming your way. Read about them all with The Flash #20 and 21, Aquaman #18 and 19, Justice League #18 featuring Cyborg.
Aquaman #12: Robot Chicken Variant
Aquaman gets the “Robot Chicken” treatment in this Variant Cover of Aquaman #12. And just to sweeten the deal Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have signed this copy.
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Perk Copy: When Flash wakes up to find that the world he knew has changed and his powers are gone he teams up with other members of the Justice League. Will they get their powers back? Find out with this Blu-ray signed by screenwriter Jim Krieg.
Robot Chicken: DC Comics
Animation worlds collide when the entire Justice League team joins the cast of Robot Chicken in this very special Robot Chicken: DC Comics special Blu-ray. The multi-talented Robot Chicken creators and voice actors for theFlash, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow and more (Seth Green and Matthew Senreich!) sign this Blu-ray special.
Justice League Vol. 3: Throne of Atlantis
When Atlantis is struck by a rogue US missile, the Ocean Master leads an attack on the east coast of the United States. Paul Pelletier and Ivan Reis sign and number this epic hardcover compilation of Justice League issues #13-17 and Aquaman #14-16.
Aquaman Vol. 1: the Trench
The superstar creators from Blackest Night and Brightest Day have reunited in this first collection of the new Aquaman series. Aquaman may have renounced the throne of Atlantis, but now from the forgotten corners of the ocean emerges … THE TRENCH. Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis sign and number this epic story.
The Flash Vol. 1: Move Forward
From the creative minds of Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato we bring you The Flash Vol. 1 Move Forward. The Flash must act to save his city, but it will come with a price. This hardcover is signed and numbered by Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato themselves.
Signed Flashpoint Hardcover
Barry Allen wakes up to discover his world has been turned upside down. The sold-out five-issue miniseries is back in a hardcover, and this one’s signed by Andy Kubert.
Numbered Flash Lithograph
Francis Manapul lends his creativity this exclusive 24” x 18” lithograph featuring the one and only Flash.
Numbered Aquaman Lithograph
Make your home a little more like Atlantis with this stunning 24”x18” Aquaman lithograph drawn and numbered by Paul Pelletier.
Numbered Cyborg Lithograph
Cyborg takes center stage in Justice League #18, and now he can take center stage on your wall with this 24” x 18” Lithograph drawn and numbered by Ivan Reis.
Geoff Johns/Jim Lee Nook HD+9”
Perk Copy: Never be without the latest Super Hero adventure. This Nook HD+ 9” tablet (16GB) is signed by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee. And just to make sure you don’t miss anything, we’re including 52 #1 issues from the launch of The New 52, The Flash #20 and 21, Aquaman #18 and 19, Justice League #18 featuring Cyborg. SHIPS IN US ONLY. (Tax-deductible amount: $71.54)
Get drawn into The Flash
Back by popular demand! Do more than just read about Flash, join him. One of our top DC artists will draw you into a Flash comic book and send you the original artwork signed by the artist.
The site will be live as of this reading, so go check it out.