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.
In this week’s edition of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, there are so many great opportunities for giving back in the comic book community that I will be highlighting TWO great charitable causes. Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC Entertainment, and Top Cop Publishing are celebrating heroes in a variety of ways this week, honoring those individuals who have had a positive impact on our lives by encouraging others to become heroes in their own right. These organizations have offered their support to Superman Hall of Heroes and the Wounded Warrior Project, and Fanboy Comics wants to join them in educating its readers about these important organizations and how you can help.
First, Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment launched Superman Hall of Heroes, an online gift-giving portal that empowers consumers to honor their personal heroes – those who have made a positive impact on their lives or the lives of others, in a ceremony in Times Square on Tuesday, May 13. To mark the occasion, an inaugural class of notable heroes from diverse backgrounds was inducted, among them, courageous military personnel, forward thinking educational leaders, heroes in public safety, and inspirational athletes. To mark the occasion, an inaugural class of notable heroes from diverse backgrounds was inducted, among them, courageous military personnel, forward thinking educational leaders, heroes in public safety and inspirational athletes. The inductees included Alana Nichols (Paralympian medalist), Christopher Reeve (American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist), David Burke (Celebrity chef and philanthropic community supporter), Dick and Rick Hoyt (Team Hoyt – Marathon legends), Jackie Robinson (Professional baseball player and civil rights activist), Jeff Charbonneau (National Teacher of the Year), Robyn Rosenberger (Founder of Tiny Super Heroes), Salvatore Cassano (FDNY Commissioner), Sal Giunta (Medal of Honor recipient), and Shaquille O’Neal (Retired professional basketball player and community activist).
Now, you can induct your own superhero into the Superman Hall of Heroes. This is a wonderful, fun way to honor and thank that special person in your life. Check out the amazing collectable packages you can choose from to recognize and celebrate your personal hero.
In addition, Top Cow President Matt Hawkins recently released the Think Tank: Fun with PTSD one-shot, which takes a serious and honest look at the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Greatly affected by his research completed in preparation for the comic book, Hawkins decided to lend his support to the Wounded Warrior Project, which serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. After making his own donation to the organization, Hawkins decided to donate $0.25 from each issue sold, as well. Readers interested in learning more about Wounded Warrior Project or in making a direct donation may do so by visiting the organization’s website.
I hope that you will take a look at both of these worthwhile organizations.
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.