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CANCELED: Comic Creators Come Together to Raise Money for Biden for President on Thursday, October 22

Unfortunately, the event has been canceled. You can still donate to Biden for President and, with less than two weeks to go, there’s still time to volunteer and help get out the vote.

Avengers Assemble!!! Wait, that’s another fundraiser. This Thursday, October 22, comic creators are coming together for a “Virtual Comic Panel” to raise money to benefit Joe Biden for President’s Victory Fund.

The panel will be moderated by Bob Harrison and features Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Greg Pak, Peter Krause, Heather Antos, Chris Sotomayor, Jamal Igle, David Gallaher, Andrew Dalhouse, Bekah Caden, Rich Douek, Richard Clark, Pete Pantazis, Steve Orlando, Cullen Bunn, and Alex Sanchez.

It features panelists from across the comic creation process.

The event takes place October 22 at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT.

The event has five donation tiers ranging from $50 general admission tickets to a $5,600 VIP level that includes a one-on-one video chat with a panel guest, writing critique or portfolio review.

Video conferencing details will be sent to all confirmed participants 24-48 hours prior to the event. Reasonable accommodations, such as closed captioning, will be available at request after RSVP.

The Avengers Assemble to Raise Money for Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign

Avengers Assemble

Virtual get-togethers of casts are one of the hottest fundraising tickets right now, and the Avengers are assembling to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Voters Assemble!” will feature Avengers cast members Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and Zoe Saldana.

Joining the cast is vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and directors The Russo Brothers for a Q&A and trivia.

The fundraiser takes place on October 20 at 6:45 pm ET. To attend, you can donate any amount of money to the Joe Biden Victory Fund.

Instructions for accessing the virtual event will be in the emailed donation receipt or in the page you will be redirected to after donating.

The Nerd Store Gets a Moment in Jenny Wilson’s Mayoral Election

Comics and geekdom is political but you don’t often see members of the community in political ads. Jenny Wilson is running for re-election for Mayor of Salt Lake County and in their first ad, they’ve included testimonials from the many businesses and individuals she’s helped during these tough times.

The campaign recently went up on television with their first political ad called “Choices.” In the ad, Charles C. Prows of The Nerd Store talks about how Wilson’s work allowed the business to keep its staff on payroll during these tough times.

Check out the full ad and remember to vote!

Savage Dragon Casts his Vote for Biden/Harris in this Variant Cover

Image Comics partner and CFO Erik Larsen is voting Biden/Harris this election season with an alternate cover of Savage Dragon #253 revealed today.

In the announcement, Larsen said:

This is an important election. They always say that but with America literally on fire and an ineptly handled pandemic it feels especially so. Twelve years ago SAVAGE DRAGON endorsed BARACK OBAMA and history was made. Savage Dragon #137 was the first comic book to feature the then-candidate Obama on its cover and it became a global sensation. It’s time to take a stance once more and help make the country, and the world, a better place!

Larsen has previously done covers featuring cameos of politicians, his cover endorsing Barack Obama sold out and went back to press four times. 

Savage Dragon has had a long tradition of president and candidate covers dating back to George W. Bush, and covers featuring past presidents have become highly collectible items. 

Savage Dragon #253 (Diamond Code AUG208695) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 21.

Savage Dragon #253

All In: The Fight for Democracy Examines Voter Suppression

From Amazon Prime Video, All In: The Fight for Democracy examines voter suppression in the United States. The film is directed by Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbusand Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés and produced by Liz Garbus, Lisa Cortés, Dan Cogan, and Stacey Abrams.

The film examines personal experiences, current activism, and the history surrounding the problem that has corrupted our democracy.

The film is coming to theaters on September 9, on Prime Video September 18.

Register to Vote

Today, believe it or not, 8 states and the District of Columbia have elections. Through the rest of June, 11 more states go to the polls. While the nominees of the two major political parties have largely been decided, the General Election has not.

Voting is one of the most powerful things we can do. While it is flawed, and I can go on about our choices, this upcoming election the choice is clear. But, there’s more than just the Presidency at stake. We need to vote at every level of government, Senate, House, Governors, local officials, so many are on the ballot. Those local offices are especially important as they’re the ones that drive and oversee the policies under which the police operate, schools educate, social services are delivered.

You can help set the direction of this country at the ballot box. It’s one of the tools to create change for the better.

November 3 is the important election date but you need to register to vote first. Below is the form to fill out through Rock the Vote that’ll help you get registered!

Jim Starlin Responds to Trump’s Campaign Use of Thanos

Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, has responded to the Trump campaign’s use of the character in an ad:

Seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer.

The scene, used from Avengers: Endgame, has President Trump as Thanos “snapping out” Democrats declaring himself inevitable. In the movie, he does this before being defeated by the good guys.

Starlin, who created the character in 1973 was not happy with the use of the character.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Starlin said:

After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer. How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately, all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end.

Last month, Marvel sent a cease and desist letter to NYC Council Member Ben Kallos for his use of Marvel characters in a fundraising email. The company’s Deputy Chief Counsel asked that Marvel’s “character not be used for political purposes or to support political campaigns.” It’s unknown if the company will send a similar letter to the Trump reelection campaign. Marvel’s head Isaac Perlmutter is one of Trump’s largest donors and is a shadow advisor for the administration. We’ve asked the company for comment and will follow up with any updates.


Get Out and Vote Today!

Today, Tuesday, November 5 is the US election and we’re encouraging everyone to get out and vote if you haven’t done so already. There’s numerous state races, local races, ballot initiatives, bonds, and more to vote on. Every elected position impacts you and this is your chance to voice your opinion and have a say as to who represents you.

If you need to find your polling place or what’s on your local ballot Vote 411 can help.

Most importantly, get out and vote this Tuesday!

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