Official Press Release
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 21, 2006) -- Top industry talents bridging comics' past to its present are joining forces at The Comic Bug on Saturday, March 25 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Writers Geoff ("Infinite Crisis") Johns, Marv ("Crisis on Infinite Earths") Wolfman and inker Norm ("Infinite Crisis") Rapmund will be appearing at the Manhattan Beach, CA store for a charity signing benefiting A.C.T.O.R. (A Commitment To Our Roots). 100% of the proceeds raised at the event will go to the organization, which gives aid to comic creators in need of financial assistance for everything from medical bills to living expenses.
Twenty one years ago, Marv Wolfman and George Perez turned the DC Universe on its ear in "Crisis on Infinite Earths". Consolidating nearly fifty years of continuity, "Crisis" refined the history of some of our most loved heroes; Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and many more, making obsolete many tales told by generations of comic book creators while laying the groundwork for the future. If you've step foot in ANY comic shop in the last year, you've no doubt heard of "Infinite Crisis", the sequel to that seminal work of two decades ago, which undoes much of the threading that Wolfman and Perez laid down. Scripted by hot industry writer Geoff Johns, "Infinite Crisis" has been several years in the making, with clues laid intricately through books from DC as far back as 1998. This is the first time the two writers have appeared exclusively under one roof.
"I can't think of a two other creators who have had such an impact on something as big as the DC Universe, not just today, but two decades ago. This is history in the making, folks! Literally!" exclaimed Comic Bug manager Mike Wellman. "Just as some of our favorite super-heroes have gone through generational changes, so too does some of the talent that create these tales. A.C.T.O.R. is an organization that doesn't let us forget the great writers and artists from all eras, and helps comics' elder statesmen in financial or medical need."
"A.C.T.O.R. is an important organization, one I hope I never need," stated Wolfman, "but vital to those who might. I hope we can raise a fortune to help them out."
"I'm just excited to help out in any way I can," Johns added.
"I'm very fortunate to live in Los Angeles," beamed McLauchlin. "We have such an incredible, dynamic array of comic stores. The Comic Bug is quickly becoming one of my favorites because of the great and fun promotions they run, just like this one."
The Comic Bug is located at 1015 Aviation Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. For more information, call (310) 372-6704 or visit www.thecomicbug.com. For more on the guests, go to www.marvwolfman.com and www.geoffjohns.com.
A Commitment To Our Roots (A.C.T.O.R.) Comic Fund is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. A.C.T.O.R. creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' 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. For more information, visit www.ACTORComicFund.org or call 310-909-7809.