The 8 Percent Anthology started out a joint idea between Allen Cordrey and Ron Marz (writer Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, Witchblade) as a way to raise funds and awareness for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The cause was near to both men since they had each lost their Fathers to devastating pancreatic cancer.
Soon other top talent in the comic industry joined the project. Comic book legends like Rick Leonardi (Uncanny X-Men, Dare Devil, The Amazing Spider-Man), Andy Lanning (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers), Dan Green (Iron Man, The Avengers), Alan Kupperberg (The Might Thor, Captain America, Star Wars) and Darryl Green (Green Lantern, Doc Savage) were joined by rising talents such as Julian Lopez (Titans, Superman), Evan "Doc" Shaner (Flash Gordon, DeadPool), Sean Izaakse (Stray) and Todd Beistel (Horror Show). The project also includes accomplished industry veterans like Cory Hamscher (X-Men Forever, Avenger Academy), Ross Hughes (Hawk & Dove, YoungBlood) and Vito Delsante (Superman, World War Mob, Stray)
8 Percent includes three stories that deal with the triumph, tragedy, hope and loss from dealing with cancer.
All proceeds from the project will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Netowrk. We are proud that 8 Percent has been selected to be part of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Community Ambassador program.
Look for Issue #1 May 2014!
Want a sneak peek at the 8 Percent Universe? Pick up the FREE 8 Percent Primer mini-issue. The Primer introduces you to the characters, stories and talent that make up 8 Percent.
You can pick up a copy at the Indianapolis Comic Con. Can't make the Con? Download a lo-res copy HERE!
Attending Dallas Comic Con or Indy Pop Con? Get a con-sclusive variant cover of 8 Percent #1.
At the Dallas Comic Con you can get an exclusive cover by Zenescope artist, Chris Ehnot. Chris is known for his vivid work on such titles as Fallen and Grimm's Fairy Tales. There will be two versions of this cover; a color version limited to 200 copies and a black and white version hand numbered to 25! Chris will be on hand to sign these limited editions.
At Indy Pop Con (Indianapolis) you can get an exclusive cover by Cory Hamscher. Cory Hamscher has done art work for books such as Marvel's X-Men Forever and Avengers Academy and Image Comics' Supreme. There will be two versions of this cover; a color version limited to 150 copies and a black and white version hand numbered to 20! Cory will be on hand to sign these limited editions.
These variant covers will cost a bit more than the spiffy Evan "Doc" Shaner standard cover but, hey, all the money is going to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.