Skybound Entertainment has announced comic book covers that will feature illustrations in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month. The May single issue releases will be drawn by creators of AAPI heritage.
The covers will be sold exclusively at comic book stores. Proceeds made from the variant covers will go to Chinatown Community for Equitable Development (CCED). The CCED is an organization based in Los Angeles Chinatown whose mission is to build grassroots power through organizing, education, and mutual help.
“With the dramatic rise in hate crimes against the AAPI communities, Skybound decided to launch this new initiative to raise awareness of this epidemic and to raise money to support the excellent work that CCED is doing here in Los Angeles,” said Sean Mackiewicz, SVP/Editor-in-Chief at Skybound Entertainment in a statement according to SYFY.
“We recognize that it isn’t enough for every single one of us at Skybound to simply oppose these racist actions—we must also take actions to support those in AAPI communities doing the work at a local level to affect meaningful change.”
Series that will feature the variant covers include The Walking Dead Deluxe #14, Fire Power by Kirkman and Samnee #11, Stillwater #7 and more. Releases will begin dropping off beginning May 5, 2021. Updates will be available at the Skybound official website.
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