Stan Lee joins Japan benefit graphic anthology

A group of comic book veterans are collaborating on a graphic novel anthology to raise money for Japan. Comic book legend Stan Lee has agreed to write the forward. The anthology is entitled “Japan Needs Heroes” and will include the work of writers Peter David (X-Factor and Hulk), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe and Wolverine) and fan favorite artist Mike Deodato (New Avengers, Thor and Spider-Man). Representing the webcomic community are Tarol Hunt (Goblins), Gisele Lagace & Dave Zero1 (Eerie Cuties), Chris Crosby and Owen Gieni (Sore Thumbs), T Campbell (Penny and Aggie) and several others.

All profits from Japan Needs Heroes will be donated to the Japan Society, a non-profit organization that has created a special disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Tohoku earthquake in Japan. Over the years, Japan Society has partnered with several Japanese and American non-profits working on the frontlines of disaster relief and recovery.

The anthology is slated to be released in early summer. Funds for the project are being raised through Kickstarter and their website.