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An interactive book for hospitalized children, providing mental health help for fear, depression, anxiety, anger, and physical pain.
300 backers pledged $9,076 to help bring this project to life.

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We are proud to have a renowned team to make this project powerful -- and our SuperKids deserve nothing less! And in all of this, we honor the life of Len Wein,  creator of X-Men's Wolverine and Storm -- who overcame life-threatening illness when he was a child.
We are proud to have a renowned team to make this project powerful -- and our SuperKids deserve nothing less! And in all of this, we honor the life of Len Wein, creator of X-Men's Wolverine and Storm -- who overcame life-threatening illness when he was a child.
#2 of 22 images! In this interactive coloring book, the children personalize each element, to help make the characters' story of healing into their own.
#2 of 22 images! In this interactive coloring book, the children personalize each element, to help make the characters' story of healing into their own.
#3 of 22 images! The psychologist helps the kids open up about their origin stories, in the path to overcoming their struggles.
#3 of 22 images! The psychologist helps the kids open up about their origin stories, in the path to overcoming their struggles.
#5 of 22 Images! The psychologist helps the kids to discover their own superpowers, to help form healthy identity and empowerment.
#5 of 22 Images! The psychologist helps the kids to discover their own superpowers, to help form healthy identity and empowerment.
#7 of 22 images! The psychologist helps the kids identify who their support systems are. Every superhero has them!
#7 of 22 images! The psychologist helps the kids identify who their support systems are. Every superhero has them!
#9 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids identify their villains, in order to prepare to defeat them.
#9 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids identify their villains, in order to prepare to defeat them.
#11 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids see their treatments in the hospital as superhero serum, to help make them stronger.
#11 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids see their treatments in the hospital as superhero serum, to help make them stronger.
#16 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids identify superheroes and powers -- such as resilience, perseverance, positivity, tenacity, empathy -- that they want to emulate for their own lives.
#16 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids identify superheroes and powers -- such as resilience, perseverance, positivity, tenacity, empathy -- that they want to emulate for their own lives.
#17 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids develop self-compassion, self-respect, and compassion for others,  which neuroscience shows helps fight depression.
#17 of 22 images! The psychologist helps our kids develop self-compassion, self-respect, and compassion for others, which neuroscience shows helps fight depression.
#21 of 22 images! Our kids realize they are SuperKids, with abilities to make their own lives better, as well making a difference for others. This empowerment helps our kids fight physical illness as well as fighting depression and other villains that hospitalized children face. See our $500 REWARD to get your name -- or the name of your real-life superhero -- shown here in a special thanks! A powerful gift!!
#21 of 22 images! Our kids realize they are SuperKids, with abilities to make their own lives better, as well making a difference for others. This empowerment helps our kids fight physical illness as well as fighting depression and other villains that hospitalized children face. See our $500 REWARD to get your name -- or the name of your real-life superhero -- shown here in a special thanks! A powerful gift!!

• Non-profit Pop Culture Hero Coalition is raising funds to distribute the interactive SuperKids coloring book -- which provides mental health support to children who are hospitalized with severe, physical illness -- helping them with fear, anxiety, depression, anger, chronic pain, and feelings of powerlessness and marginalization. 

• Facing a LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS is hard enough -- but most of us can only imagine the emotional challenges these children face. We hope you'll join us as we give these kids the PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT they need!

• Pop Culture Hero Coalition's all-volunteer staff has teamed up with Superhero Therapy author Dr. Janina Scarlet, as well as IDW Wynona Earp comic book artist Lora Innes and Ultimate Spiderman writer / My Little Pony artist Thom Zahler to create this one-of-a-kind, interactive book. 

• NOW we need help covering the printing and distribution costs. Our goal is to provide this resource -- as a gift during the holidays -- to as many hospitalized children as possible!!

• This book is dedicated to the memory of comics icon Len Wein, who created WOLVERINE, STORM, and SWAMP THING, and made an indelible mark on the world of pop culture. Len started reading comics when he was hospitalized as a 7 year-old child -- and this book will be distributed to children's hospitals throughout the U.S. and Europe. 

• Thank you for your support!! We need you for this crucial last step.

PS: If we achieve stretch goals of $10,000 or more, all funds will be used to create more mental health comic books as resources to help children who are struggling with:

  • • Bullying
  • • Depression 
  • • Anxiety 
  • • Loneliness 
  • • Self-harm
  • • Suicidal ideation
  • • Recovering from human trafficking 

Thank you for joining us in this crucial work!!

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We have no risks! The SuperKids interactive comic book is complete, on Pop Culture Hero Coalition's own dime — and now we need funds to distribute the book to all the kids who need it!

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    Link to digital copy of SuperKids!

    Link to digital copy of the SuperKids interactive coloring book.

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    Thank you/Name added to Contributors!!

    Get a personal THANK YOU message from creators! Also have your name -- or a name of a family, friend, or real-life hero -- added to our SuperKids contributors recognition page. Makes a great holiday gift!

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    Hard Copy of SuperKids!!

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    Chase Masterson Signed DS9 'Leeta' pic!

    Receive a personalized signed picture of Pop Culture Hero Coalition Founder Chase Masterson as Leeta from Star Trek Deep Space 9!

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    With Color Cover, signed by creators!

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    Signed Superhero Therapy Book!

    Get a signed and personalized copy of Superhero Therapy by Dr. Janina Scarlet, author of Superkids. Critically acclaimed for the powerful content - a great choice!

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    Signed Wynona Earp comic bundle!

    A bundle of Signed Copies of Wynona Earp comic books.

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    Collection of Signed Dr. Scarlet books!

    Receive signed copies of Superhero Therapy, Therapy Quest, and Harry Potter Therapy. See why Dr. Janina Scarlet's work is making a powerful difference worldwide!

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    Signed Copies of The Dreamer Vol 1-3!

    Receive signed copies of The Dreamer Volume 1-3. Lora Innes is a fantastic artist -- and your support means the world to us!

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    Original prints, inked by Thom Zahler!

    Receive all tier rewards plus 1 original SuperKids art print signed by creators! GORGEOUS ARTWORK -- and a HUGE SUPPORT FOR THESE KIDS, navigating depression, anxiety, fear, and hospitalization.

    Thank you for your support as -- together -- we get this mental health support book out to as many hospitalized children as possible!

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    SPECIAL THANKS TO YOU in the book!

    Get your name -- or the name of your real-life superhero -- with SPECIAL THANKS in the comic, with a gift-wrapped copy of the comic and a framable print of this page!

    A beautiful memoriam or gift...

    Thank you for your support as we empower these kids in unimaginable circumstances!

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    Page w/ Your Name Presented to Hospital!

    In addition to a color SuperKids book signed by the creators, get a signed print — framed and with a “Special Thanks” plate bearing your name — donated to a Children’s Hospital of your choice.

    A beautiful memorial or gift. And the framed print will serve as a constant reminder of inspiration for these kids!

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