As we enter day 25 of the United States government being shut down, the sad reality is that there are hundreds of thousands of people going to work without pay, or not even going to work at all. A former government employee himself, current Batman and Heroes in Crisis writer Tom King knows the struggle all too well and wants to ease some of his fans' burdens by donating his time and comics this weekend.
ANNOUNCEMENT: With the shut down, a lot of people are suffering. I've been there. Worked for the fed for 9 years, at times living pay check to pay check. Wanted to help, so I'm giving away my comics. This SATURDAY. Third Eye Comics. Annapolis. 11am-done.https://t.co/0TPm9Lv2Dk— Tom King (@TomKingTK) January 16, 2019
King posted on his Twitter account, reminiscing about his personal struggles as a federal employee for nine years, adding that he'll be hanging around Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, Maryland this Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
King also posted a stack of over 100 DC graphic novels that were sent to the bestselling author as comps, which he'll also be bringing to give away, along with a few hundred floppies, also known as individual comic book issues. You can see a wide variety of classic and modern DC titles from a number of talented collaborators among the tall stack of books King assembled to be donated.
Plus I’ll be signing the comics and probably -sigh- doing “sketches.” pic.twitter.com/JmCkqGPjmB— Tom King (@TomKingTK) January 16, 2019
Along with donating books from his vast collection, King said that he'll be signing comics all day, and will possibly show off his simple yet hilarious drawing abilities on blank covers.
Tom King is an American author, comic book writer and ex-CIA officer who is best known for The Vision series at Marvel, The Sheriff of Babylon for Vertigo and his work on Batman, Mister Miracle and Heroes in Crisis for DC Comics.