In aid of John Ostrander, readers could appear as a dead gangster in Criminal.
You may remember a while back we posted an update
on the Auctions in aid of writer John Ostrander and his glaucoma
operations. Many artists were auctioning off exclusive sketches and
other cool stuff to help the Suicide Squad scribe.
now here’s one of the best prizes available, Ed Brubaker has offered 3
contributors to the auction a chance to appear as a dead Gangster in
his hit Icon series Criminal. To quote Gail Simone, writer of Secret Six and Wonder Woman, as well as one of the chief fund-raisers, writing at Newsarama :
Each winning bidder will have a dead mobster named after them (or after
a name of their choosing) in an upcoming issue of CRIMINAL. But to add
to the fun, they ALSO will be given a âmobster nicknameâ chosen by Ed
ADDITIONALLY, when the issue comes out, Ed will personally send each
winning bidder a signed and personalized copy! Itâs a chance to be part
of CRIMINAL history!
The three individual donations are up on eBay right now!
Ed had this to say about John, â"I just wanted to do something to help,
because John Ostrander’s work had such a huge impact on me when I was a
teenager. Grimjack was one of the first books I read that made me
realize comics didn’t have to be superheroes."
These three packages are going to be highly coveted, so go take a look
right now! Right now, I say! Everyone dies, but not everyone dies a
creepy mobster in one of the best comics out there.
While youâre there, please take a moment and look at some of the other
incredible items that have just gone up for online auction. A fuller
description of some of the items is at the bottom of this very article.
Thank you again, Ed! And watch for a few OTHER great creators who might
have a similar trick up their sleeve in the weeks to come!
Pretty awesome no? Criminal is an amazing series, and it’d be an honour
to be killed by the same man who pulled the trigger on Captain America.
Plus, it’s for a great cause. But I’d hurry up if I were you, the bids
are coming in fast. But don’t worry if you don’t get in, it looks like more great auctions are forthcoming. And of course, it won’t hurt if you just buy Criminal anway.
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Posted originally: 2009-09-07 14:30:26