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Geeks Care: How You Can Help – Blastoff Highlights Homes for Our Troops

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

Geeks Care: How You Can Help once again shines a spotlight on the fine folks at 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. This month, Meyers and Tipton have chosen to highlight the Homes for Our Troops, and we want to join Blastoff Comics in educating our readers about this amazing organization.

Homes for Our Troops is “a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 that is strongly committed to building specially adapted homes for the over 1700 service members nationwide who have returned home with life-altering injuries post 9/11. These veterans are among the nation’s most severely injured with missing limbs, varying levels of paralysis, and traumatic brain injury. HFOT assists these veterans and their families by raising money and providing building materials and professional labor to coordinate the construction of a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Homes for Our Troops provides these homes at NO COST to the veterans.” 

As of last month, Homes for Our Troops built 165 specially adapted homes nationwide for our veterans.  At an average cost of $430,000 to construct each specially adapted home, every donation makes each home that much more of a reality for our service members and their families. 

Readers interested in learning more about Homes for Our Troops or in making a direct donation may do so by visiting the organization’s website. In addition, please remember that Blastoff Comics will donate a portion of their proceeds to this wonderful organization this month. If you have the opportunity, I would encourage you to stop by Blastoff, meet the incredibly personable store owners, and assist in helping both Homes for Our Troops and local business owners by picking up a few comics. As the Blastoff website says, “Comics can make saving the world look easy.” By shopping at Blastoff, it has never been easier to save the world, one comic book at a time.


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)

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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