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Scout Comics Releases an Assassin And Son #1 Tribute Variant To Benefit Gaspard Family

Scout Comics acquired the rights to former WWE stars Marc Copani and Shad Gaspard‘s debut comic book a year or so ago. Tragically, Shad died in May of this year while saving his son from drowning. To honor shad and raise money for his family, Scout presents two special tribute covers of Marc & Shad’s comic, with all profits going to the Gaspard family.

There’s only 1,000 copies of each variant edition and it can be purchased now for $20.00 each. There’s also a digital copy available for $5.00.

The Assassin and Son comic book series is set to debut this November in comic stores worldwide. It’s written by former WWE Superstars Shad Gaspard and Marc Copani with art by Eder Messiah. The tribute Cover is done by Bryan Silverbax.

A Humble Bundle of Games, Comics, Books, and RPGs with 100% Going Towards the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project

Humble Bundle is running a special one week bundle with 100% of all proceeds going to charities combating racism. This bundle benefits the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Race Forward, and The Bail Project.

The “Humble Fight for Racial Justice Bundle” features $1200 worth of games, books, and comics for just $30. All money raised would go to support the above organizations which all fight for racial justice.

Comics included in the bundle include the Attack on Titan Anthology, Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network, Shaft: A Complicated Man, Black History in Its Own Words, Prince of Cats, Bitter Root Vol. 1, Yo, Miss: A Graphic Look at High School, and Six Days in Cincinnati.

On top of that are books, roleplaying game books, and video games.

The bundle so far has raised over $800,000 with six days to go.

Get yours now!

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix Mini-Comics in September

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ice Cream Man creators W. Maxwell Prince and Martín Morazzo launched an online-only series of mini-comics set in the ICM universe. The collection of these stories, Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1, will be available in print for the first time from Image Comics this September.  

These strange little ditties were originally meant to tide folks over while the industry was on pause—and also raise money for struggling comic shops; 50 percent of all digital proceeds were donated to Comicbook United Fund/BINC Foundation.

Now, collected into print format, this is an extra-length collection of all six issues of these Quarantine Comix, featuring brand-new cover art and bonus stories by guest creators. And, as before, 50 percent of creator profits will go to Comicbook United Fund/BINC Foundation to help stores get back on their feet—because comic shops are sweet.

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 9. 

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1 remains available to purchase in digital format on the Quarantine Comix website.

Ice Cream Man Presents: Quarantine Comix #1

Gerry Conway Wants to Take Back the Punisher Logo and is Raising Money for Black Lives Matter

The Punisher skull logo has been adopted by the police and their supporters despite the character being a vigilante working outside of the law. The extrajudicial handling of crime seems to be the draw with the symbol blended with the “Blue Lives Matter” coloring and displayed in support. The symbol has been seen sported by police recently and has a long history within the police. Disney and Marvel have done nothing to curtail the use of the symbol as it’s been coopted and proliferated online and in the real world.

The Punisher debuted in 1974 and was created by Gerry Conway, John Romita, Sr., and Ross Andru. The character debuted as a villain targeting Spider-Man and over the years has generally evolved into an anti-hero though his exact depiction has varied. Conway has been vocal against the use of the symbol by the police and others and is currently attempting to take the symbol back.

The comic creator has launched a charity fundraising effort through CustomInk where the sales will benefit Black Lives Matter.

For too long, symbols associated with a character I co-created have been co-opted by forces of oppression and to intimidate black Americans. This character and symbol was never intended as a symbol of oppression. This is a symbol of a systematic failure of equal justice. It’s time to claim this symbol for the cause of equal justice and Black Lives Matter.
–Gerry Conway

Currently, over $24,000 has been raised for the organiztion through four designs and over 1,800 shirts sold.

You can get an awesome shirt now for a good cause and help “take back” the Punisher from those who clearly don’t understand the character.

Giant Robot Hellboy Comes to Hellboy: The Board Game for Charity and More New Expansions

Mantic Games has announced it is working with Dark Horse Comics and visionary comic creator Mike Mignola to help raise money for charity with the release of Giant Robot Hellboy–a new playable character for Hellboy: The Board Game. What’s more, players of Hellboy: The Board Game will soon be able to create their own missions with the release of the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Mike Mignola has been entertaining fans with new illustrations nearly each day. These range from characters from the Mignolaverse to icons in popular culture. However, one of the most eye-catching was Giant Robot Hellboy–a massive mechanical version of Hellboy. 

Each limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy will be handmade in resin by the team at Mantic Games. It will be a new playable character that can be used to play Hellboy: The Board Game in solo mode. After all, a huge robot isn’t likely to need a great deal of help dispatching the forces of evil
For each Giant Robot Hellboy sold, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen–the same charity Mike Mignola has been raising money for with his charity auctions during the COVID-19 outbreak. World Central Kitchen has served more than 10 million meals to students, families in need, seniors, and frontline healthcare heroes in North America and Spain during the pandemic.

  • Giant Robot Hellboy

The limited-edition Giant Robot Hellboy is available to pre-order now for $44.99. The miniature will be available to order throughout June and is expected to start shipping in late July, depending upon demand.

B.P.R.D. Archives expansion

But that’s not the only Hellboy: The Board Game news. Later this month Mantic Games will be releasing the B.P.R.D. Archives expansion. This allows players to create their own missions for Hellboy: The Board Game by selecting their own Case File cards, adding new minions, and choosing what terrifying boss the team will face in the dramatic final confrontation. The B.P.R.D. Archives, along with Baba Yaga and Hecate boss expansions, will be launching in stores this June.

The B.P.R.D. Archives expansion comes with

  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic werewolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic wolves
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic witches
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic killer birds
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic harpies
  • 2 x pre-assembled plastic bat swarms
  • CASE FILE CONSTRUCTOR CARDS
  • 1 Rules card
  • 6 Environment cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Investigation cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Threat cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Objective cards + 1 title card
  • 6 Twist cards + 1 title card
  • 3 Showdown cards + 1 title card
  • 1 Confrontation card + 1 title cards
  • 5 Enemy Cards
  • 10 Deck of Doom cards
  • 3 Unexpected Threat cards
Hellboy Hecate

The Hecate monster booster is an expansion that brings the evil  Hecate to your adventures. The expansion includes:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Hecate
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Hellboy enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 1 x Case File Confrontation Card
Hellboy Baba Yaga

Hecate is joined by Baba Yaga, another monster booster also available for the game that adds the cunning Baba Yaga to your adventures. Baba Yaga comes with:

  • 1 x pre-assembled plastic Baba Yaga
  • 1 x Unexpected Threat card
  • 1 x Baba Yaga enemy card
  • 2 x Boss Behaviour cards
  • 2 x Confrontation Case File card

Birdcage Bottom Books is Raising Money for the ACLU

Birdcage Bottom Books

Despite economic hardship, Birdcage Bottom Books will be donating proceeds from their publications to the ACLU over the next week. The artists will still receive royalties on their comics.

From the announcement:

This year has been really rough for all of us. I try to stay positive and optimistic, but I’m not going to lie, it has been difficult to maintain in 2020. Although BBB is struggling financially as comic shops close and people’s disposable income dries up, we do want to help those who have struggled not just in 2020 but since they were forced into slavery and have always had the deck stacked against them.

Birdcage Bottom Books is also a distributor, so this only applies to BBB products and not items for other artists and publishers.

You can shop now and see your money go to a good cause.

Canadian Artists Come Together to Help Fundraise and Bring PPE to Ontario’s Northern, Remote, and Indigenous Communities

VIO Voluneteers

VIO Volunteers, the same non-profit organization that located 22.9 million masks for Ontario hospitals, will host an online art auction featuring works from more than 25 prominent Canadian cartoonists, illustrators, and comic book artists. Funds raised will go towards purchasing life-saving PPE for the province’s northern, remote and Indigenous communities.

The pieces up for auction contain characters from the world of Marvel, DC, LEGO, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, the beloved Canadian comic strip For Better or For Worse, and many more. Among the contributing artists are:

Lynn Johnston
The creator and cartoonist behind For Better or For Worse. Lynn was the first woman and first Canadian to win a Reuben Award in 1985 for Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society. Her comic strip has appeared in over 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries. She’s been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has received the Order of Canada and has her own star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Joe Ollmann
Joe began his career contributing cartoons to The Hamilton Spectator and penning a strip for Exclaim! He began self-publishing short comic stories in a series called Wag! For his third collection of short stories, This Will All End in Tears, Joe was awarded the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2007. His first graphic novel, Mid-Life (published by Drawn and Quarterly in 2011), was nominated for the same award.

Dean Motter
Dean is a designer, illustrator, writer, and art director and the creator of the 1980s comic book sensation Mister X, which was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of “The 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels” in 2015. He wrote the award-winning noir Elseworlds graphic novel Batman: Nine Lives for DC Comics and later went to work as creative services art director for Time Warner/DC Comics.

David Ross
An accomplished comic book artist, writer, and illustrator, David has worked with Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics on characters and character development for some of the best-known superhero franchises including Captain America, Spider-man, Batgirl, Daredevil, and more.

The bidding will take place on the VIO Volunteers website. All works will be posted on Monday, June 8 with the auction beginning at 9 a.m. EST and running through Sunday, June 14 at 11:59 p.m. Visitors to the site will be able to browse and place offers on items.

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.

You can get your copy here.

Russ Burlingame is Auctioning a Commission of Adam Tsekham to Benefit Black Lives Matter

Russ Burlingame has stepped up to Gail Simone’s call and is auctioning off a commission of actor Adam Tsekham who plays Gary Green on Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.

The auction runs on Twitter and ends June 4 at 5pm EST. Respond to the Tweet below to add your bid.

Marc Guggenheim is Running an Auction to Raise Funds for Black Lives Matter

Marc Guggenheim has joined Gail Simone in raising funds for Black Lives Matter. The creator is running an auction on Twitter that includes a page from Arrow #1 by Mike Grell and a piece by Arrow concept artist Andy Poon. He’s also included a copy of any script he’s written/been associated with.

The auction expires June 4 at 5pm PST. Bids should be made in response to the Tweet below.

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