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August 4, 2013

Maybe We Could All Think About Donating $9.60 To The Hero Initiative In Jack Kirby's Name On 8/28/13


This August 28 would have been Jack Kirby's 96th birthday. This has me wondering if a $9.60 donation to the creators-in-need charity The Hero Initiative on that date might be an appropriate thing to do. I think I'm going to. I don't know if I'm going to use the instructions here for more than an address check, but I will shoot them that small amount of money. I think that this is a good thing that family does, and I think there's nothing wrong with direct participation or parallel participation depending on your mood and point of view. Sure, all the usual caveats apply that this is a drop in the bucket and I know some people are wary of giving through charities just on general principle. I don't think charity is limited by any one suggestion; neither is our memory of a great artist like Kirby. But it has to help. I settled on $9.60 and am mentioning it now because I can't imagine it's much of a hardship for 90 percent of you to put together a little less than $10 over the next few weeks. I'd buy Mr. Kirby a coffee were he still around; this is a way I can buy him three. I hope you'll think about it.
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