I was also a GI Joe saving Duke one time, and always available to give words of wisdom to Snake Eyes. Oh, and I outran the Road Runner. All at the tender age of eight years old. How was that even possible, you ask? Well, through the wonderful world of comics, of course! As grown ups now (well, for the most part anyway...), sometimes we take for granted or let our inner fan-boys eventually take over, and forget what it was like to simply grab a comic. And NOT think about "how the art isn't good enough", or "this plot makes no sense!", because as kids, we just wanted to be entertained and let our imaginations go WILD. Internet and video games were not as common place as they are now.
Some of us complain about how the youth is lost and how deteriorated our society has become. And I'm not saying giving away a comic will change the world (at least, not immediately), but I can assure one thing, it WILL make an impact and a difference to a child, and who knows, wouldn't it be cool to one day see the second coming of a Jim Lee or a Jack Kirby, or a Stan Lee, and have that person say in an interview "this career started because of that ONE person that took the time to donate a comic that was given to me"?
So please, take the time to donate to this worthy cause, and spread the word to your fellow collectors. Send comic books at this direction:
COMICS FOR CHRISTMAS
507 Birmingham Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23505
With these comics, you can bring new worlds to children who are underpriviledged, in orphanages, hospitals and such. So, if you ever read a super hero comic and wished you could be a hero, here's your chance bub (or bubbette)! Be a hero this Christmas. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a secret mission I have to accomplish, and only I can help Haunt. See you guys later!
-Alvaro "Lance Danger" Cortes Ortiz
co-founder of Truthful Comics
PS- Have a story you also want to share about being a child growing up reading comic? Don't be shy! Write your thoughts and spread the word!