I’m a bit of an e-bay junkie, and every now and then I win something I bid on. A week or so I won an auction to benefit William Messner-Loebs, a formerly prolific comic writer, who due to unfortunate circumstances lost his house this year. I’ve met him at a couple of conventions, and he was always a great guy, added to the fact that he wrote some of my favourite comics in the 80’s (including Flash and The Maxx), I thought, “Hey, not only do I get some cool comics, but I help a dude out.” that’s a win-win situation where I come from.

I won the auction, and now I get to enjoy a year of Comic Books of the month!

Proceeds from this auction will be donated to William and Nadine Messner-Loebs.

Because you asked for it, we are offering two (2) more “Comic Book of the Month” subscriptions!

In this auction, you are bidding on one (1) of the last two (2) special subscriptions up for grabs. This cool comic book package consists of at least twelve (12) publications which will be sent to you one a month throughout the year 2003.

Here’s what you get with your subscription and when:

Jan – NOWHERESVILLE graphic novel (jazzy comic book noir by Mark Ricketts)
Feb – VENTURE #1 (debut issue of Image’s new superhero title written and donated by Jay Faerber)
Mar – WARREN ELLIS’ MEK #1-3 (a tale of robot love illustrated and dontated by Steve Rolston)
Apr – HAWAIIAN DICK #1-3 (three issues of island intrigue written and donated by B. Clay Moore)
May – CHEAT graphic novel (art and adultery according to Christine Norrie)
Jun – VOLTRON #1 (a second coming of robots courtesy of Devil’s Due Studios)
Jul – PARADIGM sampler (“a mind-expanding tale of epic proportions” from Two Irish Guys Press)
Aug – BIRDS OF PREY #57 (Gail Simone donates her eagerly-awaited debut issue – and more)
Sep – OPENING ACT (another self-published gem from Steve Lieber and Sarah Ryan)
Oct – KISSING CHAOS: NON-STOP BEAUTY collection (adolescent angst on the road by Arthur Dela Cruz)
Nov – BUZZBOY collection (a big dose of “the world’s most upbeat superhero” by John Gallagher)
Dec – JASON & THE ARGOBOTS 2.0 graphic novel (even more robots from J. Torres and Mike Norton)

And some of these creators have expressed wanting to throw in a few “surprises” with their mailing! It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long! You know you want this, comic fan!

Winners will receive the above comic(s) in the month indicated shipped directly to them by the creators who are not only donating their books but covering postage and handling within the US and Canada. International bidders, please e-mail me to discuss shipping arrangements before you bid.

Your first “Comic Book of the Month” selection will be shipped in January 2003 but payment is expected within a week of the auction closing.

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For more information on William and Nadine Messner-Loebs’ situation click here