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Vault Expands “Pay-What-You-Want” Holiday Sale, adds Four New Comic Samplers, 50% of Each Sale Goes to Non-Profits.

Vault Comics

Vault Comics has announced that, due to overwhelming response, they are expanding the selection of titles available in their “Pay-What-You-Want” holiday non-profit fundraiser sale. Vault has added four themed samplers to the selection of the list of available titles. Each sampler contains between twelve and thirteen first and second issues of various series in Vault’s catalog. 

During this special holiday “pay-what-you-want sale,” readers can choose how much they want to pay for any of the included titles. Further, 50% of all digital comics sales during this window will be donated to the buyer’s choice of one of three non-profits: National Alliance on Mental Ilness, Family Promise, or Room to Read.   

Below is a list of the four samplers, and what digital single issues they include: 


  • Alien Bouny Hunter #1 & #2
  • Colossi #1 & #2
  • Friendo #1 & #2
  • Queen of Bad Dreams #1 & #2
  • Test #1 & #2
  • Vagrant Queen #1
  • Wasted Space #1 & #2


  • Heathen #1 & #2
  • Maxwells Demons #1 & #2
  • Relics of Youth #1 & #2
  • Sera and the Royal Stars #1 & #2
  • She Said Destroy #1 & #2
  • Songs for the Dead #1 & #2


  • Cult Classic: Return to Whisper #1 & #2
  • Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 & #2
  • Deep Roots #1 & #2
  • Fissure #1 & #2
  • The Plot #1
  • Resonant #1 & #2
  • These Savage Shores #1 & #2


  • Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1
  • Mall #1
  • The Plot #1
  • Queen of Bad Dreams #1 & #2
  • Resonant #1 & #2
  • Sera and the Royal Stars #1 & #2
  • She Said Destroy #1 & #2
  • Test #1 & #2

Vault strongly encourages readers who enjoy these samplers to go to their local comic shop and pick up the remaining single issues or collected editions. You can find your closest local comic shop by using Comic Shop Locator.

The pay-what-you-want sale is live now, and will run until 11:59 PM on January 1st.   

The full list of offered titles can be found at https://store.vaultcomics.com/.

Buyers can choose for 50% of their purchase to go to one of the following three non-profits:

  • ROOM TO READ: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. Learn more at: https://roomtoread.org
  • FAMILY PROMISE: Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Poverty is a complex problem. It won’t yield to a simple solution. It requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs. Family Promise initiates coordinated local efforts that bring communities together to help homeless families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. Learn more at: https://familypromise.org
  • NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Learn more at: https://nami.org/

Vault is encouraging everyone–whether or not they make a purchase–to consider giving directly to these organizations or other non-profit organizations dedicated to doing real good for people and communities.

Support the CBLDF and the Hero Initiative this #GivingTuesday


The holiday season us upon us and the end of the year is coming soon, and that means it’s #GivingTuesday, a day which highlights charities and the need to support them through donations (which often are tax-deductible).

Graphic Policy is asking you to support two worthy causes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and the Hero Initiative.

The CBLDF receives more than a quarter of its annual budget in the year-end gifts from supporters like you. If you are still finalizing your charitable giving plans, we ask you to please consider their worthy efforts. Donations to CBLDF are fully tax-deductible in the year they are given. Please help CBLDF continue their important work by making a donation today, either by giving a holiday gift of a signed graphic novel, becoming a member, or making a tax-deductible cash contribution. You can read their 2019 annual report now and see why they’re important.

All year-round, the CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Their efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers.

You can donate now and get some cool items like the above patch to show off your support.

Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative helps comic creators in need. Formed in 2000, the organization is a safety net for comic creators in need. The organization became a not-for-profit in 2001 and has since granted over $700,000 to over 50 comic book veterans who helped build the industry into what it is today. Their own website sums it up the best.

Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

You can help them out and contribute today, and if you can’t give money, there’s affiliate links on their website which they will receive a portion.

Please donate so these two worthy organizations can continue their good works. If you have more suggestions of comic-related non-profits that people can donate to, sound off in the comments below.

Dynamite’s 15th Anniversary Celebrated With Humble Bundle!

Dynamite Entertainment is celebrating its 15th year of publishing in 2019. To celebrate this benchmark and give back to the loyal fans both new and old, the publisher is teaming up with Humble Bundle and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to offer an unparalleled digital comics bundle! The biggest Dynamite bundle to date!

The bundle will only run for a limited time, so fans should jump on it! – Dynamite 15th Anniversary Bundle

The bundle pulls together classics, overlooked gems and today’s hottest hits from throughout Dynamite’s storied history. Including the very first comic published by Dynamite, Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes #1 by Andy Hartnell (Danger Girl) and a breakout performance by artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & the X-Men). Other touchstones included are the earliest Red Sonja issues under the Dynamite banner, Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Golden Age-turned anew superhero epic Project Superpowers, the mega event Chaos! by hardcore fan turned celebrated creator Tim Seeley (Nightwing), and the most ambitious Dynamite crossover to this day, Gail Simone’s (Birds of PreySwords of Sorrow. Plus of course 2019’s big mainstream rediscovery of The Boys is represented. And the biggest hits of today like the new Vampirella by Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and the critically acclaimed Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt by Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, The Wicked + The Divine).

A portion of all proceeds will be contributed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This important organization plays a pivotal role in the comic book industry and art form by researching, educating about and fighting against censorship and other injustices enacted against cartoonists and their work.

There’s a special little story that fans can only get here too! Bestselling writer Scott Duvall (They Called Us Enemy, Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep) and artists Edu Menna (KISS: The End) and Jordan Michael Johnson (Bettie Page) have got quite the unique Army of Darkness story to celebrate the anniversary. When Ash Williams makes his way to a book signing to promote his new autobiography, a fan shows up with a different book for him to sign…the kind that is constantly out to get Ash and turn him into a deadite! Ash’s plan to promote literacy becomes a life or death romp through (and under) New York you won’t want to miss!

Humble Bundle’s innovative “Pay What You Want” structure for digital goods allows fans to contribute exactly what they want to the bundle and associated charity, while unlocking tiers with more content at different levels. Across four tiers all under $20, readers can snag over 340 comics, amounting to 11,600 pages and 98% off a regular retail price of over $850. Dynamite’s biggest bundle ever!

Check out the available tiers below:

$1 Tier
Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #1
Crackdown #1
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1George R.R. Martins’ A Game of Thrones #1 – 3
The Librarians #1
The Lone Ranger (2018) #1
Nancy Drew #1
Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World #1 – 6
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #1
Obey Me #1
Turok (2019) #1
Vampirella vs. Reanimator #1
Barbarella / Dejah Thoris #1
Xena: Warrior Princess (2019) #1
22 issues for a buck! How could you pass on that? Over 670 pages of taste testing of fantastic series. And it goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway!, that’s over 98% off! 

$8 Tier
 Bettie Page (2017) #1 – 4
Bob’s Burgers (2014) #1 – 5
Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand Volume 1
Charmed #1 – 5
Chaos! #1 – 6
Evil Ernie: Godeater #1 – 5
Jeepers Creepers #1 – 5
KISS: Blood and Stardust #1 – 5
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares #1 – 6
Project Superpowers: Chapter Three #0 – 6
Uncanny #1 – 6
Charlie’s Angels vs. The Bionic Woman #1
The Death-Defying ‘Devil (2019) #1
KISS / Army of Darkness #1

Still pocket change and one can upgrade to over 2,700 whopping pages that would normally be valued at over $200! Just shy of 100 issues total, so why not go to the next tier..?

$15 Tier Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #1 – 6
Army of Darkness (1992) #1 – 3
Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes #1 – 4
Army of Darkness: Shop Till You Drop Dead #1 – 4
Army of Darkness vs. Reanimator #1 – 4
Tales of the Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness (2006) #5 – 7
Battlestar Galactica (2006) #1 – 5
Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1 – 4
Galactica 1980 #1 – 4
Bionic Man (2011) #1 – 26
The Black Bat #1 – 12
The Blood Queen #1 – 6
The Blood Queen Annual 2014
Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1 – 4
Jungle Girl #0 – 5
Jungle Girl: Season 2 #1 – 5
Project Superpowers #0 – 7, 1/2
Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #0 – 12
Red Sonja / Tarzan #1 – 6
The Boys #1 – 14
Vampirella (2010) #1 – 20
Vampirella (2010) Annual #1 – 2
Warlord of Mars #1 – 18
Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #1
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1
Vampirella (2019) #1

BOOM! More than doubled the number of issues and pages – coming out to 7,559 pages across 276 issues. 

$18 Tier
Army of Darkness: Ash the Author EXCLUSIVE
Art of Army of Darkness
Art of Atari
Art of Sean Phillips
Art of The Boys
Dynamite Art of Alex Ross
John Wick #1 – 5
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle #1 – 4
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Storm Front (2008) #1 – 4
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Storm Front (2009) #1 – 4
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Fool Moon #1 – 8
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Free Comic Book Day
Jose Gonzalez’s Vampirella Art Edition
Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art
Neil Gaiman’s The Last Temptation
Red Sonja (2005) #0-6, 8-18
Red Sonja: Petitioning the Queen
Swords of Sorrow #1 – 6
Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro Special
Swords of Sorrow: Chaos! Prequel
Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1 – 3
Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade & Kato
Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury & Lady Rawhide
Swords of Sorrow: Pantha & Jane Porter Special
Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1 – 3
Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1 – 4
Ten Frames Per Second: An Articulated Adventure
Vampirella: Make Up To Break Up

Here is the huge haul! Those few extra dollar went a long way, bringing the total to 11,600 pages, nearly 350 issues, and a ridiculous 98% off the usual total of $863!

Don’t miss these limited deals! Dynamite 15th Anniversary Bundle

Fantoons Announces Charity Partners for Tío Simón ABC

Musician Simón Díaz, known throughout Venezuela as “Tío Simón” remains a vital part of the country’s cultural legacy, and forever in the memory of all who knew his musical work. On October 15, Fantoons will celebrate his immense cultural impact with the release of a bilingual children’s book of Spanish and English words with a Venezuelan twist, Tío Simón ABC

For every copy sold of the $12.99 book, the publisher will donate $1 to two different organizations providing help to Venezuelan children; Aid For Life/Healing Venezuela and Hogar Bambi

Fantoons creative director, David Calcano will be joined by Simón’s daughter Bettsimar Díaz on Saturday, October 19 for a special launch event at Imago Art in Action, located at 165 Majorca Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida at 11:30am.

In this beautiful book, Tío Simón—beloved Venezuelan folk musician and children’s TV personality—will teach you words of every letter in both English and Spanish! Children will be able to learn with Tío Simón about his home, Venezuela, as well as traditional food like Arepa! with a beautiful full-color illustration on every page that will spark joy in families of every kind. 

Tío Simón ABC features a foreword about Tío Simón’s (Simón Díaz) life and legacy written by his daughter Bettsimar Díaz, and will be released in finer bookstores everywhere on October 15. This beautiful and charming book is available for preorder now through AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Indigo and will Indigo and will carry a cover price of $12.99.

Simón Díaz, a.k.a. Tío Simón, has been a cultural fixture for Venezuelan and Latin culture worldwide since the 1960s. His children’s TV show, Contesta por Tío Simón, aired for a decade, and its messages and popularity earned him the unofficial title of “the Mr. Rogers of Venezuela.” His music has been covered more than 200 times in a dozen languages, and Díaz is a known influence on artists such as Julio Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, the famous Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and The Gipsy Kings. He was awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy from the Latin Grammys in 2008.

David Calcano is the creative director of Fantoons, an animation studio based in Los Angeles. David was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been watching cartoons ever since he was inside his mom’s belly. As an adult, he moved to the UK where he worked as a systems engineer until he dropped his career many years ago, to pursue his true dream: to build an animation studio, create cartoons and publish books that combine music and creative art. Calcano has worked with some of the best companies and artists around the world, including Disney, Rush, Frank Zappa, Steve Martin, Poison, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Mr. Big, Universal Music, and Anthem, among many others! 

AID FOR LIFE (AFL) is a non-profit organization (AID FOR AIDS sister organization), founded in 2018, committed to generating social impact that enhances the lives of people at risk of social vulnerability in developing countries, implementing programs that increase their skills and abilities while providing access to essential survival products that allows them to strength their health and surroundings in their communities.

For the past two years, AID FOR LIFE has focused on the health crisis in Venezuela and has provided access to medicines to people in need as well as support to local civic organizations.

For more information and to purchase a Healing Venezuela t-shirt to support the cause, visit www.healingvenezuela.com .

Hogar Bambi Venezuela was born in April 1992, at the initiative of a group of people sensitized by the situation of children in the country, led by Ms. Erika Spillmann de Pardo, who with the support of her father Dr. Rupert Spillmann, decide take action to help solve this problem.

Since then, we have managed to open four home homes in Caracas, created national and international alliances, and most importantly, cared for more than 150 children every year. For more information, visit http://hogarbambi.org/

Fantoons is an animation studio & book publisher, comprised with artists who are passionate about music in every possible way. The studio creates books, animation, comics, pop-culture merch and alternative media inspired by the world’s greatest artists. Clients include Rush, Frank Zappa, Brian Wilson, Mr. Big, Motorhead, Steve Martin, Tom Keifer, Disney, TSN, Random House, Universal Music and many more.

Get Tons of Red Sonja Comics and Exclusive Story on Humble Bundle to Benefit the CBLDF and National Coalition Against Censorship!

Dynamite and Humble Bundle have launched a Hyrkanian-sized bundle deal with over 120 digital issues of Red Sonja and supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! AND ongoing Red Sonja writer Mark Russell has written a new standalone tale exclusive to Humble Bundle!

Humble Bundle’spricing scale allows fans to pay what they want to fit their budget exactly. Their purchase will fall into one of four tiers, unlocking more and more comics with each tier and including those from the previous ones. At the top tier, one can get the equivalent of 131 issues for only $18, which is 95% off what would normally be approximately a whopping $350! In terms of page count, that all adds up to an insane 3,797 pages of comic books.

Stories from top writers and artists are included in this bundle, including but not limited to Gail Simone, Peter David, Frank Cho, Mike Carey, Amy Chu, Lucio Parrillo, Luke Lieberman, Michael Avon Oeming, Marguerite Bennett, Walter Geovani, Carlos Gomez, Mel Rubi and countless more!

The exclusive story, titled “Petitioning the Queen,” is a fun special story of Red Sonja struggling to prepare for a massive war while juggling her other new duties as Queen of Hyrkania. A pair of “magical” dwarves cause havoc in the streets and force Sonja to confront powers far beyond her understanding. It’s not to be missed, as story elements here will reverberate in the flagship and something else coming up…

Ongoing Red Sonja writer and multiple Eisner nominee Mark Russell is joined by co-writer Bryce Ingman for this story. The gentleman drawing it is Craig Rousseau. Dearbhla Kelly and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou are also migrating over from the main series to serve up colors and letters, maintaining visual consistency through this acclaimed run. While it’s all wrapped up in the beautiful bow of a cover by regular artist Mirko Colak (Conan).

To sweeten the deal even more, a portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship. The former is a cherished institution within the comic book industry that provides legal support for artistic professionals around the globe whose work is challenged by censors. From elementary school libraries to imprisoned political cartoonists, they tackle cases of all sizes and notoriety. Other functions of the CBLDF include research and education on the history of censorship of this art form. The National Coalition Against Censorship is an umbrella alliance of 50 American based organizations with a shared mission of combating censorship across art and expression, including the CBLDF.

Check out the available tiers below:

$1 Tier
Savage Red Sonja: Queen of the Frozen Wastes #1-4
Red Sonja: Unchained #1-4
Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #1-5
Red Sonja vs. Thulsa Doom #1

How could you turn down 14 issues for just a buck? That’s 97% off! 

$8 Tier

Red Sonja (2005) #0-6Red Sonja (2013) #0-6
Red Sonja (2016) #1-6
Red Sonja: Worlds Away #0
Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1-5Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle #1-5
Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1-4
Adventures of Red Sonja TP Vol 1-3

14 issues sounded great, how about 71? Up to over 2,000 pages total and still 95% off!

$15 Tier
Red Sonja (2005) #8-18
Queen Sonja #1-5
Red Sonja: Worlds Away #1-11
Red Sonja (2019) #1-5
Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #1-2
Red Sonja & the Ballad of the Red Goddess OGN
Red Sonja: Long Walk to Oblivion
Red Sonja Holiday Special 2018
Red Sonja/Tarzan #1-6

Math, math, math! 126 total issues. Over 3,500 pages of comics. 97% off a retail price of $276.68! These kinds of deals cannot be beaten!

$18 Tier
Red Sonja by Frank Thorne Art Edition Volume 1

A real cherry on top to reward fans for supporting the bundle and charity sponsors – the book collecting high quality scans directly from definitive Sonja artist Frank Thorne’s original art. See all his lines and even imperfections exactly as they would look in person.

Fantoons’ Tío Simón ABC Raises Money for Venezuelan Children’s Charities

Musician Simón Díaz, known throughout Venezuela as “Tío Simón” remains a vital part of the country’s cultural legacy, and forever in the memory of all who knew his musical work. To celebrate his immense cultural impact, Fantoons will release a bilingual children’s book of Spanish and English words with a Venezuelan twist, to encourage children to both learn the words themselves, as well as the culture behind them.

In this beautiful book, Tío Simón—beloved Venezuelan folk musician and children’s TV personality—will teach you words of every letter in both English and Spanish! Children will be able to learn with Tío Simón about his home, Venezuela, as well as traditional food like Arepa! with a beautiful full-color illustration on every page that will spark joy in families of every kind. 

Assembled by Fantoons’ David Calcano, the Venezuelan-born creative director, recognized for his work with Disney Channel, alongside projects in publishing and animation with Rush, Frank Zappa and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Calcano, and his Fantoons team of illustrators and designers, assembled 60 beautifully illustrated pages inspired by images of Venezuela.

$1 for every book sold will be donated to charities dedicated to help Venezuelan children in starvation. It’s a small gesture to help a country, and its children, in need.

Simón Díaz, a.k.a. Tío Simón, has been a cultural fixture for Venezuelan and Latin culture worldwide since the 1960s. His children’s TV show, Contesta por Tío Simón, aired for a decade, and its messages and popularity earned him the unofficial title of “the Mr. Rogers of Venezuela.” His music has been covered more than 200 times in a dozen languages, and Diaz is a known influence on artists such as Julio Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, the famous Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and The Gipsy Kings. He was awarded a lifetime achievement Grammy from the Latin Grammys in 2008.

Features a foreword about his life and legacy by Tío Simón’s (Simón Díaz) daughter Bettsimar Díaz

Tío Símon ABC will be released in finer bookstores everywhere on October 15, and is available for preorder now through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and will carry a cover price of $12.99.

Tío Símon ABC

Horror and Fantasy Creator James A. Moore Needs Help

James A. Moore

A GoFundMe has been launched to help creator James A. Moore who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

While Moore does have insurance, it doesn’t cover all the costs and he still looks to be facing staggering bills.

The GoFundMe is looking to raise $30,000 and so far has raised $20,033 of that amount as of this writing.

Creator Christopher Golden has written below about Moore’s contributions and we encourage individuals to chip in. Even a few dollars will help Moore.

I could tell you about the work and career of James A. Moore (and I will). I could tell you that for twenty-five years, Jim’s been producing beloved works of horror and fantasy. His earliest work appeared in Marvel’s comics exploring the universe of Clive Barker’s HELLRAISER and he was one of the primary contributors to White Wolf Games massively popular WRAITH: THE OBLIVION and WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE, and other World of Darkness volumes. Over the course of his career thus far, he’s written dozens of original horror and fantasy novels, from his landmark SERENITY FALLS to his brilliant grimdark fantasy series SEVEN FORGES, and been nominated for multiple awards, including two Bram Stoker Awards. He’s written media tie-in novels in the ALIEN, PREDATOR, and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER universes, among others. And if you’re familiar with James A. Moore from his writing, that’s wonderful.
But there’s a lot more to the man than the words he’s written down. Equally important are his spoken words, the hundreds of writers he has coached, mentored, inspired, and even threatened to get them to “sit their asses in a chair and write,” to “finish the damn book.” I’m not going to write a bunch of stuff that will make Jim uncomfortable (he’s uneasy enough with the very idea of asking for help because if nothing else, he’s a stubborn old mule). What I will tell you is that Jim would be the very first person with a hand up to volunteer if someone else needed help…and he often has been. Now, he’s the one who needs help. As I’ve said elsewhere, Jim has a lot of books left to write, but at the moment, cancer’s getting in the way.
I’ve included much of the text of our GoFundMe appeal below, but updated with the latest information from my visit with Jim today. If you’ve ever enjoyed work of Jim’s, or of mine, or you just love books or comics, or you just want to rage at the injustice of our health care system, I’d be deeply grateful if you’d consider donating to this GoFundMe. Whether it’s $5 or $50 or $500, the help is appreciated.  As someone wrote in response to my original post about this GoFundMe, our system is broken, but our community is not. It’s a shame that we need to crowdfund our health care, but it’s a testament to the good that remains in the human heart that we do.
You can keep reading, but if you’d like to skip right to the GoFundMe page, here it is:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/
Thanks, so much, for reading.
—Christopher Golden

SDCC 2019: BOOM! Studios and Hasbro’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 Variant to Benefit Make-A-Wish

BOOM! Studios and Hasbro are releasing a special edition variant cover to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 in collaboration with Make-A-Wish, to be available exclusively at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, from July 17-21 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. This special edition cover, from superstar artist Goñi Montes, features the Beast Morphers Orange Ranger, a new character created by Hasbro for a Make-A-Wish kid. 

The Beast Morphers Orange Ranger is inspired by Tyler, an 8-year old boy from New Jersey, whose greatest wish is to be an Orange Power Ranger so he can make the world a safer place for everyone. This special edition cover celebrates Tyler’s wish that came true at the Annual Make-A-Wish New Jersey Gala on June 13.

Twenty percent of the sale price from every copy of this Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 special edition variant cover will go directly to Make-A-Wish to grant more life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The special edition will be exclusively available for sale at Comic-Con at the BOOM! Studios booth #2229.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 variant

Around the Tubes

Clue: Candlestick #2

We spent the weekend at the ALA Conference and will have our thoughts later in the day (it was amazing). It was an amazing experience celebrating books, comics, libraries, and more! While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Streamer Raises Almost $1 Million For Charity In Just Four Hours – Not comic related but great to see this.

New York Post – Ex-employee of famed comic shop accused of swiping $50K in merchandise – That’s not good.

Queensland Times – Comic book drug plot alleged ringleader in court – This has been fascinating to learn about.

CBR – Venom 2: Sony Confirms Sequel is Happening, Tom Hardy Returning – The first made a ton of money. Of course it’s returning with Hardy!


Newsarama – Captain America #11
Clue: Candlestick #2

The Inkwell Awards Offer a Challenge Spotlight on David Finch

The Inkwell Awards, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the art of comic book inking, will auction the artwork for their fourth annual Sinnott Inking Challenge Spotlight, which focuses on DC’s Batman pencil art of award-winning creator David Finch. The fundraiser event debuts on June 23.

The Sinnott Inking Challenge Spotlight, which grew out of the Inkwell’s original Joe Sinnott Inking Challenge, showcases various contemporary, fan-favorite talents on a limited scale with veteran published inkers who may or may not have participated in other challenges. The previous three pencilers were Jim Lee, Neal Adams, and Erik Larsen.

This year’s 24 participating ink artists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Gerry Acerno
  • Ken Branch
  • Brett Breeding
  • AJ Cassetta
  • Keith Champagne
  • Kevin Conrad
  • Marc Deering
  • John Dell
  • Guy Dorian Sr.
  • John Floyd
  • Scott Hanna
  • Tony Kordos
  • Jay Leisten
  • Criss Madd
  • Jose Marzan Jr.
  • Mark McKenna
  • Andrew Pepoy
  • Rodney Ramos
  • Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Andy Smith
  • Mark Stegbauer
  • LeBeau Underwood
  • Keith Williams
  • Walden Wong

Founder/director Bob Almond said:

We are excited to see the amazing work from such a skilled and talented group. We realize schedules are tight and ever-changing so we are grateful to those able to step up for this one. I want to credit committee vet Erick Korpi for not only initiating this year’s program but for recruiting A.J. Cassetta, the Kubert School student recipient of the 10th annual Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Award, to the line-up!

The Challenge Spotlight furthers the inking advocacy’s dual mission of promoting the artform and educating the public. Blue-lined art boards featuring a tightly pencilled David Finch Batman pinup were sent to the artists to finish and/or embellish in ink. Each inked page is signed by Finch and the inker, and includes a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered 1 to 24 by Almond. All pages will be auctioned off on eBay as a fundraiser. Fans will be able to see the difference in the pencilled and inked versions through a gif to better understand how much inkers contribute to the artform.

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