Media Release — North Texas-based mycomicshop.com, the mail-order division of Lone Star Comics, has launched a unique auction benefiting The Hero Initiative. The benefit auction lot contains all 74 editions of the comic that feature a Direct Market comic shop being smashed under the beast’s mighty foot! Also included are the 1-in-10 variant edition, both regular covers, and an extra Lone Star Comics variant that has been signed and remarked by cover artist Matt Frank.
Individual stores could meet an order minimum to have their store “smashed” by Godzilla, the star of IDW’s bold new take on the classic Japanese monster genre by Eric Powell. A complete set of these rare comics would be very difficult for a collector to assemble on their own, but was collected with help from publisher IDW. Matt Frank was visiting Lone Star Comics on a trip through town and was happy to sign and remark a copy for the lucky winner, as well.
Chris Powell, General Manager / CRO of Lone Star Comics and mycomicshop.com said, “We’re very pleased that our new auction system allows us to hold benefit auctions like this without the financial overhead of other auction sites. 100% of the winning bid for this auction lot will go to the vital work of The Hero Initiative. We’re always pleased to support them and respect the work they do to help current and former comic creators in need.”
This item is part of a monthly auction at http://www.mycomicshop.com/auctions . The May auction features more than 240 premium books, including a Web of Spider-Man #1 CGC’d at 9.8, a Watchmen #1 CGC’d at 9.4, early Uncanny X-Men issues, 2 Golden Age Captain Marvel Adventures CGC’d at 8.0, and more.
This monthly auction runs from May 14th to the 22nd. Auctions end when no additional bids have been received for 5 minutes after 9:30PM CST.
mycomicshop.com is the mail-order division of North Texas-based Lone Star Comics, who have been serving comic fans for more than 35 years. mycomicshop.com is the first choice of thousands of comic collectors every day, offering the world’s largest selection of comics and magazines. The site is also the first stop for many collectors looking to sell or trade parts of their collection or to offer books on consignment via the site’s listings and auctions or listed on ebay under the mycomicshop Top Seller account with a feedback rating over 104,000.
If you have any questions about the auctions, or are interested in consigning your comics for an upcoming mycomicshop auction, please contact mycomicshop Consignment Director Conan Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Hero Initiative:
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 yesterday’s 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.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.