Superhero, Inc was founded by Maurice R. Mander, Jr. in 2001. Its mission is to use art and creative writing to help improve the quality of life of children. In 2010, Mr. Mander co-authored The Graphic Arts and Comic Book Design Course, which was approved as a credit-bearing course in the Arts and Humanities by the School District of Philadelphia. One year later, using tenants from the course and the talents of Philadelphia-based artist Shawn Alleyne, Mander released The Surian Seed Universe Guide at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con in Philadelphia, PA. The success of Surian Seed secured an array of publicity for Mander, including a television interview with Fantastic Forum Television, a movie deal with Out of Time Films, and helped establish The Surian Seed Community Youth Event called, The Launch, which has donated over $11,000 in gifts to children and families since 2011. Later this year, Surian Seed the action comic will be released on November 30th.