[Editorial] What’s Good For Sales Is Not Good For Comics

I have been a DC Comics fangirl for thirty years, and I’ve never been embarrassed by that until now.

Last Saturday was Free Comic Book Day across the U.S. FCBD is traditionally when comics companies, large and small, offer free issues which are designed to entice the reader into buying more of their product (thus benefiting the comic book store) and drawing in new readers. Usually a lot of the offerings are tuned into the latest successes of the properties in other media – there were plenty of Avengers stories for the taking last year, for example.

That’s where DC dropped the ball.

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[News] Funeral Donations

[edited to reflect actual cost of funeral]

Dear Made Of Fail friends and family:

At 12:30 am on Monday, October 21st, Dayna’s grandfather passed away. She is currently in Illinois assisting her family with funeral arrangements and other necessities.

At the moment, Dayna’s father John is unemployed and the family has no money for funeral expenses. The cost of the funeral has been billed at $11,000, and the money is simply not in the family at the time and is needed ASAP. If you can help in any way, there is a link below directly to John’s PayPal account. If you cannot help, please spread the word – reblog, RT, anything you can do. John will also be listing auctions of musical equipment and comics in the weeks to come on eBay, and Made Of Fail will be posting those as they go up.

The October episode of Made Of Fail will unfortunately be cancelled due to both Dayna’s bereavement and also Kevin’s, whose great-Aunt Ruth passed away on the same night. We will be back in November with a guest.

Thank you all for listening, and for your great hearts.