Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Shrew Thinks Beyond Funnybooks

Today is New Comics Day... in most places. In southern Mississippi and Louisiana, they have greater concerns. New Orleans has truly become No Man's Land. There is looting, there are prison riots, and there are dead bodies floating in the streets. And there will be no Batman to save them.

Here's a proposition:

This is the list of books coming out today.
This is a list of charities and relief organizations working toward hurricane relief.

(a) If you're flush with funds, pick the book you're most looking forward to reading and donate that amount to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
There's some highly anticipated stuff coming out today -- Astonishing X-Men ($2.99), Captain America ($2.99), Death Jr. ($4.99), Ex Machina ($2.99), Green Lantern ($2.99), etc. Heck, celebrate the fact that an issue of Daredevil: Father ($2.99) is coming out.

(b) If you're less flush with funds, pick a book you're willing to go without for a week and donate that amount.
You can wait a week for Losers ($2.99) or Usagi Yojimbo ($2.99).

(c) Pick out the book that is your bet for the most miserable. Spend that money on something more worthwhile.
Here's a hint: Robin #141 ($2.50) is out today.

Giving something is better than giving nothing. Don't be embarrassed to give $3 or $5. Three people giving $3 is better than twenty people giving nothing because they don't 'feel right' giving so little. If you have more, then consider giving more -- maybe match your total bill at the funnybook store. But don't not give.

(The Shrew is giving to the American Red Cross, but also recommends Catholic Charities and Samaritan's Purse.)

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Blogger The Comics Shrew said...

In the interest of practicing what I'm preaching:

I'm giving $25 to the American Red Cross.

Wed Aug 31, 08:46:00 AM EDT  

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