"Wolverine Origins" #5 Variant Cover To Benefit A.C.T.O.R. Fund

Official Press Release

PHOENIX, AZ - Samurai Comics is pleased to announce that a portion of proceeds from the online sales of their Wolverine Origins #5 variant edition will benefit A.C.T.O.R. Comic Fund. This rare variant edition features a sketch cover by artist Joe Quesada with the Samurai Comics logo and "Phoenix Comicon 2006" on the cover.

The Samurai Comics variant sketch edition of Wolverine Origins #5 will be available for sale at the Phoenix Comicon September 23-24 exclusively at the Samurai Comics booth. Fans who can't make the convention, or who want to secure a copy in advance of the convention can order a copy now at www.samuraicomics.com or by calling Samurai Comics directly at 602-265-8886.

1000 copies of this rare variant edition are available online for $14.99. $5 from each copy sold online will go to A.C.T.O.R.

In addition the first 20 copies graded at 9.8 by CGC will be available for $49.99 each. 100% of the proceeds from sales of these CGC 9.8 copies will benefit A.C.T.O.R. Each of these issues will come with a certificate stating that they are a part of the first 20 CGC 9.8 copies that were professionally graded.

"This is an outstanding comic," said Samurai Comics owner Mike Banks. "This is a great opportunity to get a rare variant and help out a good cause at the same time".

In addition, everyone purchasing a copy will be entered into a drawing to win prizes that include CGC 9.8 copies of the variant and copies signed by cover artist Joe Quesada. Fans will get one entry per book purchased.

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.

Samurai Comics was founded in 2002 by Mike and Moryha Banks. With two locations Samurai Comics has grown to be one of the most respected comic retailers in the Southwest, and was named "Best Comic Book Store" in 2005 by Phoenix New Times. For more information, visit www.samuraicomics.com or call 602-265-8886.

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