The Justice League Fights Hunger Crisis in Africa

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In comic books, superheroes exist to fight injustices that occur in the world. The Justice League is a collection of DC Comics' greatest heroes who have united to protect the world from all forms of villainy, whether it comes in the form of a vengeful arch-enemy with a death ray or an extraterrestrial menace bent on conquering the Earth. But these are all imaginary threats in an imaginary world. Today, it was announced that the Justice League would be fighting a real-world threat, the threat being hunger in Africa.

During the DC Direct Collectibles Panel at C2E2, Writer Geoff Johns(Justice League, Green Lantern) and DC Direct Creative Services Director Jim Fletcher announced the release of a special set of Justice League action figures, the sale of which would benefit the We Can Be Heroes campaign.

Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg.

DC Collectibles will release the figures individually starting with Batman in May 2012, however as an added bonus for collectors who purchase the set, they will get the Superman figure before its individual release date in 2013.  A percentage of proceeds from the action figure set will benefit We Can Be Heroes.

The figures will be sold excusively through DC Collectibles and available to order online or through your local comic shop. The complete set will retail for $100. If bought individually, all 7 figures will cost $140 total. DC Entertainment will donate 10% from the sale of a set to We Can Be Heroes.

Superheroes have always existed to try and inspire us to make the world a better place, so it's nice to see the Justice League fighting hunger, even if they are just action figures!

Learn more about We Can Be Heroes by checking out the website!

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