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#SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser art auction starts Aug. 1

Bid on high-quality prints of the #SuitsForHeroes campaign's distinctive art pieces in a blind online auction from August 1-7. Image credit: Comic Odyssey
Bid on high-quality prints of the #SuitsForHeroes campaign’s distinctive art pieces in a blind online auction from August 1-7. Image credit: Comic Odyssey

Heads up, comic book fans! The incredible double-sized conclusion to Comic Odyssey‘s #SuitsForHeroes initiative is upon us.

Following a donation drive at the Suits For Heroes website, fans are now invited to bid on high-quality prints of the campaign’s distinctive art pieces in a blind online auction. Filipino comic book artists and the country’s top comic book shops joined forces for the #SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser. They launched this to help purchase personal protective equipment for real-life superheroes: the Filipino health workers fighting COVID-19.

From August 1-7, those interested may visit the site and place their bids, with the highest bid for each winning the print. Each print will be rendered on 12×18″ board paper, and autographed by the artist who created it.

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Vengeance of Vampirella #9: Abaddon all hope

Vengeance of Vampirella 9 Cover D: Marissa Ramirez Cosplay Variant. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Vengeance of Vampirella #9 Cover D: Marissa Ramirez Cosplay Variant. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Vengeance of Vampirella #9
Writer: Thomas Sniegoski
Artist: Michael Sta. Maria
Cover: Lucio Parrillo
FC | 32 pages | Horror | $3.99 | Teen+

While you might be rooting for the Lords of Order against the Lords of Chaos, one thing we learn from Vengeance of Vampirella #9 is that they are sore losers.

It turns out that the Lords of Order have a secret weapon. A failsafe. A last resort. Because they are afraid that they might eventually lose to the relentless forces of Chaos. So they have made sure that if Order loses, all creation will be destroyed.

This weapon of mass destruction? Abaddon.

Spoilers ahead.

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PPE fundraiser: Comic Odyssey unites artists, shops

Artwork that Whilce Portacio (X-Men) created for this PPE fundraiser. Image credit: Comic Odyssey
Artwork that Whilce Portacio (X-Men) created for this PPE fundraiser. Image credit: Comic Odyssey

In a real-life crossover, internationally-renowned Filipino comic book artists and the country’s top comic book shops have united for a good cause. They have joined forces for the #SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser to help purchase personal protective equipment for real-life superheroes: the Filipino health workers fighting COVID-19.

Comic Odyssey, in association with Filbar’s and Planet X, and in partnership with Wunderman Thompson Philippines, has launched this #SuitsForHeroes PPE fundraiser. The inspiration for #SuitsForHeroes was the notion that frontliners, through their efforts to save lives, are just as super and heroic as the characters appearing in comic books. To pay tribute to them, Comic Odyssey approached the artists who draw the adventures of the world’s most famous superheroes. Every artist said yes, and the biggest challenge was giving each of them enough time to complete their work.

The artists include Leinil Yu (X-Men, Civil War), Stephen Segovia (Wonder Woman), Kajo Baldisimo (TRESE, Buffy), Whilce Portacio (X-Men), Mico Suayan (Captain Marvel), and Harvey Tolibao (Green Lantern) with Levi Ramirez on colors. Towards the end of July, these exclusive pieces will be put up for auction to raise additional funds.