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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

The X-Men Podcast Community Unites to Raise Money for Comic Shop Owners

Podcasts X-Reads, X is For Podcast, Comic Book Queers, The Wolverine Podcast that Goes Snikt, The Cerebros, and Homo Superior are all raising funds for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and their Comicbook United Fund. To do this, they are offering perks to their listeners who donate to the fund. 

Some of the perks that listeners will enjoy for donating to the fund include social media shout outs, name call-outs on the podcast recordings, digital X-Men art from artists such as Rich Bernatovech, and the opportunity to appear as a guest on a podcast.

Donations must be made directly to the BINC Foundation.

Podcasts Unite

Exclusive: Jim Lee’s Next Charity Sketch is Cyborg

Jim Lee is one of the numerous comic creators who have stepped up to raise funds to benefit comic shops struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The iconic creator has been auctioning off sketches of characters to raise money, creating 60 sketches in 60 days with all proceeds going to the Comicbook United Fund, a special relief effort designed to help struggling comic book retailers and managed by the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC). DC is also donating $250,000 to the fund.

Each sketch is available to bid on for 3 days with the winner of each sketch naming the next DC character that Jim will draw. No characters can be duplicated ensuring some pretty unique sketches!

You can place your bids now! Over $207,000 has been raised so far through auctions by Lee and other contributors.

The next sketch…. Cyborg!

You can check it out below.