Make Matt Fraction Pay!
…to help pay for Hurricane Sandy relief.
It’s two weeks overdue, but “Hawkeye #7” will hit stores on Wednesday with a Hurricane Sandy relief story with proceeds — actually the very royalties Marvel Comics will pay writer Matt Fraction — going to charity.
Fraction, along with artists Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm will tell a two-part story about Clint Barton and his protege Kate Bishop’s efforts to help citizens following a disastrous storm in Brooklyn and New Jersey. As Fraction says in the above video, he tried to highlight the real-life bravery non-super-powered heroes showed during the storm by way of his fictional non-super-powered Avenger. “So many regular people did so much good, it felt like Hawkeye is an appropriate place to do a Sandy story.”
Speaking of real-life regular people doing good, Fraction has decided to donate his royalties for scripting “Hawkeye” #7 to the American Red Cross. So the more copies that you buy, the more money Matt will donate. It’s an incredibly generous gesture, one that Fraction admits, is risky, but worth it, “…it occured to me that if this is too successful that this could be the most painful check that I ever write…but c’mon, make it hurt!”
Let the hipster from Portlandia explain…