Matt Miner is one of those people, and creators, I’ll cross the street for. His work is grounded, smart, funny as Hell, angrier than you can articulate and always comes from a burning desire to tell good stories and either educate people, make them feel better or both of the above.
It’s no surprise at all to me then, that Matt’s been part of putting this together. It’s a great idea for a more than worthy cause that gets you some great comics. Please help out if you can.
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A Wave Blue World offers Free Comics to Supporters of Mark Waid’s Legal Fund
A Wave Blue World (AWBW), publisher of anthologies such as Broken Frontier, All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World, and the upcoming Death of the Horror Anthology, announces they will send free digital copies of This Nightmare Kills Fascists and a special color version of the All We Ever Wanted ashcan edition to anyone who donates $15USD or more to Mark Waid’s legal fundraiser.
The longstanding comic book pro is currently being sued by one of the perceived leaders of the online harassment movement called ‘ComicsGate’. To fund his defense against the suit, Waid has launched a crowdfunding appeal on Go Fund Me (https://www.gofundme.com/mark-waids-legal-defense-fund)
Curated and edited by Matt Miner (GWAR, Poser) and Eric Palicki (No Angel, Atlantis Wasn’t Built For Tourists), This Nightmare Kills Fascists is a horror anthology in the style of Creepy and Eerie, told against the backdrop of modern politics. It boasts stories from a plethora of hot creators including Vita Ayala, Tini Howard, Justin Jordan, Ariela Kristantina, Ryan Ferrier, and many, many more.
All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World is an upcoming anthology spearheaded by the same editorial team plus AWBW publisher Tyler Chin-Tanner that looks into a more hopeful and positive future, and has been described as “less Mad Max, more Star Trek.” Currently available to order in the October issue of Previews, the anthology is set to hit stores in December.
The print version of the ashcan was an exclusive for NYCC ‘18, but can now be obtained digitally only by those who support this fund. It contains three of the stories from the anthology by creators Robbi Rodriguez, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Paul Allor, Juan Romera, Eric Palicki and Eryk Donovan.
“Over his entire career, Mark Waid has always been a champion for creators’ rights and now he’s standing up for them against bullying and harassment.” says AWBW publisher Tyler Chin-Tanner. “It’s important for us to come together now as a comics community to support him.”
“If our fascist-smashing anthology can help Mark Waid fight against actual fascists in comics then I’m all for it,” says longtime political loudmouth Matt Miner, “I stand with my LGBT family and trans friends in denouncing comicsgate and all the hate that they spew.”
“I don’t know Mark personally, but I’ve followed his work for as long as I’ve been reading comics. It’s no surprise a writer who understands Superman or Daredevil so profoundly would devote so much of himself to standing up to real-life bullies, and I’m proud to help Mark in any way I can.” adds Eric Palicki.
To obtain the PDFs for This Nightmare Kills Fascists and the All We Ever Wanted ashcan, please send a screenshot of your receipt of your donation of $15USD or more to Mark Waid’s fundraiser to firstname.lastname@example.org.