#Creators4Comics raised more than $430,000 to help comic shops.

Diamond has set May 20th as the “target date” to resume shipping comics to comic shops.

Diamond Comic Distributors has provided retailers a tentative list of titles planned to ship for a Wednesday, May 20 on-sale – their “target” date to resume its distribution services following its coronavirus shutdown. 

https://www.newsarama.com/49999-diamond-comics-distribution-may-20-shipping-titles.html

Some new DC comics made their way to select comic shops yesterday as part of the new distribution deals DC worked out to help offset Diamond’s pause.

Gail Simone is getting closer to being honest with herself and the rest of the world and admitting that she is a bear.

Also, this is really only good news for me, but I just want to point out this fact about that bear:

Who would have thought I’d be happy to be followed by a bear?

As mentioned the other day, while we wait for more new comics to make their way back to comic shops, there are plenty of comics that are free or inexpensive to read right now, as well as a lot of comics-related activities.

Every day you can check out – and bid on – new sketches from Jim Lee other legendary artists.

Ever since last month, DC Publisher and CCO Jim Lee has steadily been sketching iconic characters for charity auctions to benefit comic book retailers nationwide during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

https://www.cbr.com/exclusive-atrocitus-covid-19-jim-lee-charity-sketch/

If you can’t afford to bid on these charity auctions, but still want to do something to help bring new comics to life, there are plenty of projects you can back on Kickstarter.

One example of a comic worth backing is Dreadstar Returns.

For almost three decades, fans of Dreadstar have pleaded with Jim Starlin to continue the adventures of Vanth Dreadstar and company. The long wait is finally over! 

Granted, it’s already way beyond its fundraising goal, but there’s still a lot to be gained from backing it. Not the least of which is that you can get a new Dreadstar comic!

And finally, everyone’s favorite bear is gearing up to get a new hashtag trending.

Check out – and contribute to – #1ComicILoved

That’s it for this small sampling of good news. There’s plenty more out there if you’re willing to look.

As always, stay safe, and read comics.

And remember…

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