Official Press Release
Atlanta, March 15. In December 2005, TalesOfWonder.com purchased the worst known copy of Fantastic Four #5 in a benefit auction for A.C.T.O.R., A Commitment To Our Roots. The copy comes from Stan Lee’s personal collection and is signed by Stan “The Man.” The eBay auction was hosted by John Jackson Miller and The Comics’ Buyers Guide. TalesOfWonder.com intends to hold a benefit auction on the anniversary date of eBay auction. Whether that auction will include the Fantastic Four #5 is still unknown. “Growing up, Stan Lee was a personal hero of mine. To own one of his comic books is a great thrill,” stated Joe Hovorka, TalesOfWonder.com owner. “We bought the comic book with the intention of auctioning it for the benefit of A.C.T.O.R. After actually holding the book though, I just don’t know if I want to sell it. If we do, I may just have to bid for it again!”
In the meantime, TalesOfWonder.com will donate 5% of sales to A.C.T.O.R. between now and April 15th for those customers that use the coupon code “ACTOR” (case sensitive). “A.C.T.O.R. is a great organization that allows currents fans of comic books to give back to the giants that created this industry,” stated Hovorka. “We hope this benefit will exceed the donation we made by purchasing the Fantastic Four #5.” TalesOfWonder.com recently launched a new, customer friendly web site. In addition to benefiting A.C.T.O.R., customers can now receive free shipping on their order at TalesOfWonder.com as well as earn $5 off their first order over $50 by entering the coupon code “service” (customers can use both coupons on the same order).
“I’ve actually bought books from Tales of Wonder on many occasions myself,” said A.C.T.O.R. President Jim McLauchlin. “The selection is complete, the prices are competitive, and we’re very happy to be part of this great promotion. I believe there’s a Marvel Masterworks: Rawhide Kid with my name on it I’ll be ordering from Tales of Wonder.”
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
TalesOfWonder.com is one of the largest direct market retailers of trade paperbacks, hardcover books and merchandise related to the comic book industry. Founded in 1999, TalesOfWonder.com has grown rapidly as a result of its focus on customer service, competitive prices and wide selection of product.
TalesOfWonder.com was named the first inductee into the Marvel VIP Retailers Club. To earn this achievement, TalesOfWonder.com purchased and sold more Marvel backlist titles than any other of the more than 3,000 direct market retail accounts.
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