Repost: Comics for Soldiers

Updated 12/17/15

Jason Inman (aka Jawiin and cohost of DC All Access) has started a comic drive with Comics for Soldiers, and he’d like to send at least 10,000 comics overseas to U.S. soldiers by January 1st, 2016. Background and details are in the video:

I sent in two boxes of comics for this drive. Let me know if you’ve participated as well!

Update from Mr. Inman:

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Repost: Comics for Soldiers

Jason Inman (aka Jawiin and cohost of DC All Access) has started a comic drive with Comics for Soldiers, and he’d like to send at least 10,000 comics overseas to U.S. soldiers by January 1st, 2016. Background and details are in the video:

I love this idea! I have my comics packed up and ready to ship! Let me know if you’re doing this too!

Comics for Soldiers

All around nerdy guy and one of the current cohosts of DC All Access, Jason Inman (aka Jawiin) has started a comic drive with Comics for Soldiers, and he’d like to send at least 10,000 comics overseas to U.S. soldiers by January 1st, 2016. Background and details are in the video:

I love this idea! I will be sending a bunch of comics to Jason very soon, and I implore you to do the same.

Giving Thanks (2015)

Today in the U.S.A. is our annual Thanksgiving holiday, where we gorge ourselves and spend time with loved ones. It has been a tradition in my family, before we eat, to go around the table and say a thing or two about what we are thankful for. I wanted to extend that tradition here, to all of you, my comic book comrades.

I am thankful for all the readers of this blog, all of the YouTube viewers, all of the podcast listeners, and all of my followers on the various social platforms. While I could easily just send stuff out into the internetosphere because I can, it is gratifying and humbling to know that people actively take in the posts, audio, and video that I create. I am also thankful for those of you who have emailed and conversed with me over social media–I love interacting with each and every one of you.

However, it would be remiss of me to not also mention just how very, very thankful I am for all of the hard work that the writers, artists, editors, and publishers put into making the comic books and graphic novels that I read each and every month, year after year, for these last 37 years.

THANK YOU, one and all!

The Hero Initiative Challenge 2015

Back in August, 2014, I was challenged by Peter Rios to donate to the Hero Initiate in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday. If you don’t know what the Hero Initiative is (or maybe you’ve forgotten), I’ll let the official website explain:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. 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.

So there you go. This is a way for us fans, those of us who have gotten so much out of reading comic books, to provide a little something for those creators who need some assistance. That’s not a whole lot to ask now is it? Spoilers! No, it isn’t, and so I will be donating again this year.

Now it’s your turn. If you’re reading this, I challenge you to donate at least $25 to the Hero Initiative and ask others to step up. In the comics, the hero would help you when you needed it; now it’s your turn to be the hero! Take the pledge today!