Our first focus is Blastoff Comics, a top-of-the-line comic book shop in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff stocks both current comics and graphic novels, as well as an astonishing collection of vintage comics for sale, providing customers with rarities that they just cannot find anywhere else. What truly makes Blastoff and its owners, Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, stand out is their commitment to helping others in need. A portion of all of their proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis.
For the holidays, Blastoff and its staff went above and beyond to ensure that everyone benefited from an outpouring of holiday cheer. The team recently visited the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, to give their youngest patients the superhero treatment. In conjunction with the non-profit organization, Elizabeth's Canvas, super-helpers Captain America, Black Widow, Batman, and Starlord trick-or-treated with excited youngsters while providing yummy candy and free comics books! You can learn more about Blastoff Comics and its monthly contributions by visiting www.blastoffcomics.com and checking out the video of the team in action below.
As our second focus for the week, we at Fanboy Comics recently learned about Safyre, a little girl who is the only survivor of an arson attack that claimed the lives of her family. In addition, Safyre sustained serious burns from the fire which scarred her body and required the amputation of her right hand and left foot. In spite of these hardships, five-year-old Safyre remains positive and upbeat, but she could certainly benefit from knowing that there are a vast number of kind people out there who are sending good thoughts her way.
The members of her community are endeavoring to have folks far and wide send Safyre holiday cards this year to show her all of the good that is in the world. If you would like to send a holiday card to Safyre, please address it to:
P.O. Box 6126
Schenectady, NY 12306
As the holidays approach, we at Fanboy Comics hope that you will join us in sharing good tidings with as many people as possible.
If you have a volunteer opportunity or an important cause that could use the assistance of a few geeks, please email the details to barbra (at) fanboycomics.net.