Sheldon Allen and Scout Comics to Donate June’s Crucified Profits to the NAACP
Comic creator Sheldon Allen and Scout Comics have announced that for the month of June, all profits from the sale of individual issues and the trade paperback of Allen’s Crucified will be donated to the NAACP.
In the announcement, Allen said:
I wrote Crucified ten years ago as a response to racial injustice and inequality. And ten years later, nothing has changed. While the jaded realist residing in me doesn’t see much improving in another ten years, the scorned idealist buried even deeper in my soul screams otherwise. And so, I commend Scout Comics for stepping up and putting their money where their mouth is. It’s one thing to give lip service saying you’re committed to change; it’s another to actually partake in the change you claim you wish to see. History is watching.
In Crucified, the world’s deadliest contract killer just received his next target: A man some believe to be the modern Jesus Christ. Lucas Blank, a gun for hire, finds himself contracted by a powerful NGO to execute a figure known only as the Messiah, who recently stopped a Los Angeles race riot with a single word. Lucas is a professional and it’s just another job until he has his finger on the trigger and is about to complete the job, that is, until the Messiah sees him and he suffers a crisis of conscience. The NGO becomes more desperate than ever to see the Messiah dead at any costs, including sacrificing those that Lucas holds most dear. One bullet. One kill. A billion consequences.