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Scott Lobdell on WE CAN BE HEROES -- A Crowdsourcing event!

The SUPERMAN and TEEN TITANS writer wants to remind you how you can be a hero.

ComicVine readers know I'm a big fan of crowdsourcing -- for comics and graphic novels on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. So far I've only watched from a distance, calling attention to special projects and generally being a cheerleader for the ambitious creatives involved in these passion projects.

That was until DC Comics asked me to participate in their crowdsourced We Can Be Heroes fund-raiser -- part of their ongoing initiative to raise money for and awareness of the plight of the hungry in the Horn of Africa.

My "bosses" gathered a veritable Who's Who of some of DC and Warner Bros. most talented creators and said I could hang out with them and help a worthy cause in the process. We're signing super exclusive and limited run graphic novels, animated movies, caps, T-shirts, prints and other assorted products (Did I mention you can have yourself written into a DC Comic? Or that none other than Jim Lee will come to your town and paint a mural on your wall?) with all the money going to fight something far more destructive than anything Lex Luthor has ever come up with on his worst day.

The best part about this campaign? It really does give the fans the opportunity be the hero here: every dollar you commit goes directly to International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps and Save the Children to help fund their efforts on the ground in the Horn of Africa. Every donation, no matter how small, helps.

In this particular case the goal is to raise $100,000... and we're halfway there!

So please, take a moment - -watch the video -- find one of the multitude of special incentives from the likes of Scott Snyder, David Goyer, Greg Pak, Kenneth Rocafort, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, James Tucker, Mike Carlin... and some guy named Scott Lobdell!

Is it a donation? Is it a special purchase?

Call it what you will... it is an opportunity to help a worthy cause!

It's a chance to show that, really, We Can Be Heroes.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/dc-entertainment-we-can-be-heroes-superman-edition

Scott Lobdell is the writer of SUPERMAN and TEEN TITANS and sometimes contributor here at Comic Vine. You can also find him on Twitter and sometimes your local grocery store.

37 Comments
Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642

It's funny because people say he's a dick when he really isn't he's a really nice guy and not a terrible writer i'm really liking his run on Superman not the greatest writer but he doesn't deserve all that hate that people give him. :)

Edited by mark15

I bought the signed H'El on Earth trade, cant wait to get it

Posted by noj

I bought the signed Batman/Superman #1 just yesterday. Im tempted by the H'el on Earth hardcover though and if I didnt already own a copy of Absolute All Star Superman I would have bought the signed copy in a heartbeat.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

I donated when CV reported on this the first time round, it's a shame I can't get anything not being from Americaland but oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted by _Marc_74

No uk love again

Posted by AustinHasten

Scott mentioned a signed copy of Superman: Unchained #1, but I don't see it.

Posted by Outside_85
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Edited by nightwingnerd

Want the signed Lobdell trade but I don't have 50 bucks hanging around

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Posted by thetonester89

This is a great idea. Good on them.

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Edited by Dabee

Why is it that Jim Lee will draw on people's walls and he gets $25,000 donated to charity, but when I draw on my way I get my orange juice taken away?

EDIT: Forgot to say I support the cause! I will possibly donate some money if I can find it and pick up the H'el on Earth+Sm&Legion trades as well! It's so much easier to buy expensive comics when you know you're also helping somebody!

EDIT 2: @outside_85 Insulting his work on here like you did is pathetic, by the way. Even if you do hate his writing (I personally love what I've read of his), this is about a charity fundraiser. Maybe you don't like his writing or whatever, but we can all agree that helping the less fortunate people is a good thing.

Posted by Eternal19

I knew people were going to troll this thread.

Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus

Pretty nice deals from what I see!

Posted by jorelliot

The We Can Be Heroes foundation is great

It's funny because people say he's a dick when he really isn't he's a really nice guy and not a terrible writer i'm really liking his run on Superman not the greatest writer but he doesn't deserve all that hate that people give him. :)

It's funny because people probably say he's a dick because he said out of line and rude things to fans who were critical of his work:

http://www.comicvine.com/profile/scott_lobdell/forums/

Posted by Trodorne

Sucks. cause id really like to donate to get that lunch with Richard Donner and pick his brain the entire time about Superman and Goonies. but since im a canadian I don't get that. so ill just stick to my $10 donation.

Posted by Scott_Lobdell

Wow! That's almost 4K in one day!

I knew Comicviners are the absolute best fans ever!

Thanks for everything!

S!

Posted by Z3RO180
Posted by Blue_Lantern_Franko

I have enjoyed Scott's work... his work with Red Hood was fantastic for me!!!

Posted by sethysquare

Wow! That's almost 4K in one day!

I knew Comicviners are the absolute best fans ever!

Thanks for everything!

S!

you're awesome thats why :)

Posted by WilliamHenry

Isn't this considered crowdfunding not crowdsourcing?

Posted by michaelthemighty17

holy crap!!!!

Posted by GreenLanternJHH

do you get anything outta this?? like a band or a badge

Posted by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642
Posted by ImagineMan16

The only crowd sourcing for Scott Lobdell that I am interested in is one that involves him NOT writing anymore Superman books. Seriously, does he have video of Didio with a transvestite hooker? Blackmail is the only explanation for why is he allowed to keep stinking up the Superman books

@trickmonkey said:

The only crowd sourcing for Scott Lobdell that I am interested in is one that involves him NOT writing anymore Superman books. Seriously, does he have video of Didio with a transvestite hooker? Blackmail is the only explanation for why is he allowed to keep stinking up the Superman books

I'd pay money to get a new writer on Superman. Post reboot has been awful.

Come on... this has nothing to do with the man's work, he's a good guy whether you like his writing or not (personally I find his work hit or miss, some I enjoy, some falls flat) and frankly you just look like jerks posting that here. Feel free to bash him somewhere more appropriate, such as a thread where his writing is actually being discussed.

Posted by bigboi100000

Yeah, because with their wonderous stock price what they need is ass to mouth in their training center.