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Project: Comic Care Package

Jim Lee from Superman 211. Click to embiggen.

Did you know there are soldiers stationed overseas that are missing out on weekly comics? And you can help get them the stories they're missing, plus a lot more? Kelly Sue DeConnick posted a guide in her blog to finding a soldier that wishes they had comic books to keep them company.

Using her guide, I found an Army unit in Iraq that has at least one female soldier looking for Batman and Robin comics. I plan to send that and a whole lot more! There are four women in the Broadcast Journalism unit. They need certain female toiletries, morale-boosting items, and reading material to pass the time (like comics). So I'm dipping in to my stash of back issues for Girl Comics, Gotham City Sirens, The Return of Bruce Wayne, Birds of Prey, and Batman & Robin, and I plan to buy anything that's missing and ship it out next week. There will be at least four boxes, one for each female soldier. If there's enough donations, I will try to do a fifth package for the male requests in the unit.

USPS Priority Mail flat rate shipping for the largest box is $11.95. So far I've received enough to ship two boxes. UPDATE!: Ken at Bimmer Tools just volunteered to pay all the shipping! Thanks Ken!

All that's left is to send letters / emails along with the shipments. If you'd like to send a good word along, just comment here or, if you'd rather keep it private, send an email to comments@geektress.com, and printouts will ship with each box.

Thanks to all who have already offered to help. If there's anyone else who still wants to donate, Laura is putting together a shipment of comics and supplies for a group of marines in Afghanistan, and if there's any extra left over, I hope to get my group something groovy from their wish list: an ice cream maker.

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Comments (10)

PBMonkeyKing:

I'm all for female soldiers making ice-cream and reading comics.

michael:

I very much appreciate what the good soldiers of my country are doing for me. And I would hope that DC and Marvel and maybe some other comic book companies would already have some sort of 'care-package' layout thingie to send to the troops every once in a while. But since most of what I've seen online has been through personal donations, I am not getting my hopes up. :(

This is wonderful of you ladies to organize. I'll look at my collection and see what is in donatable shape. I'm broke thanks to a recent car accident, but hope I've got comics they might enjoy.

Batman & Robin was specifically requested, and my collection has holes. Laura is donating Issues 1 and 2, but 5 - 9 are missing and for some reason I can't find them in-town for less than $13 apiece.

Candace:

I love that paypal makes it so easy. I sent what I could - thanks for doing this ladies!

Thanks, Candace! We raised enough money for the ice cream maker! Woot! There are now six boxes of stuff shipping, with more shipping later because we're getting comic book donations, too.

This is awesomesauce btw.

Brenda:

How cool! That's a great idea. Thanks to everyone out there who are serving.

And as a side note, any picture that has WW smashing Superman in the face must now go on my desktop, because there aren't enough words for how awesome I find that.

Brenda (Shisho):

How cool! That's a great idea. Thanks to everyone out there who are serving.

And as a side note, any picture that has WW smashing Superman in the face must now go on my desktop, because there aren't enough words for how awesome I find that.

Brenda (Shisho):

Also, for the book nerds, this site is pretty good too:

http://booksforsoldiers.com/

...And please excuse my atrocious grammar from my previous post. There is no edit button.