“Hei! Aa-shanta ‘nygh! You are off! Send back earth’s gods to their haunts on unknown Kadath, and pray to all space that you may never meet me in my thousand other forms. Farewell, Randolph Carter, and beware; for I am Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos.”
― H.P. Lovecraft
“I got a chance to talk to a great non profit group called Comics4Kids (INC) that receives or purchases comics and gives them to children to help improve literacy through comic books. They accept donations of old comics – even ones without covers as they will make new covers from art kids have drawn. This group is really cool have been doing great work for the comics community and the larger community for over 10 years. I’m really excited about what they do and happy I got a chance to talk to them this morning. I think if you have old comics, you should consider sending them in. Teaching kids to read and love comics? Sign me up!”
– Rich Johnston, BLEEDING COOL
“Thank You Comics4Kids for the donation!”
– Lina Lewis, Senior Program Coordinator | Child Life Department
Seattle Children’s Hospital
“Donating on behalf of Shannon Ives, who wants to raise her son believing that heroes exist and he can achieve anything” -Carmen Lawrence
“Thank you for the amazing work that you do in the Seattle and surrounding communities”
– Dorothy Nothnagle, Head of External Affairs, NW Google
“I am truly grateful and very appreciative!
“I can’t say it enough….I love, love, love what you guys do! Thank you all for being so awesome and volunteering your free time to the kids”.
- – Erin Baker, Highline Schools Special Needs PTA President
“I admire the work you are doing and I am proud to be a part of your mission!”
– Robert Luedke, artist extraordinaire and President of Head Press
“Awesome! My 11 year old nephew came up from Portland with my brother for the show. When I ran into them, the first thing he blurted out was “As soon as we got here someone gave me free comics. FREE COMICS!”‘
– Dan of NW Pinball & Arcade Show
” Seattle’s own Comics4Kids! ”
- Siemny Kim and also Maria Guerrero of Kiro 7 News !
(Regarding GI JOE # 1 June 1982) “My Thanks to all involved in it’s creation for being the rock during the difficult times in my childhood and adolescence”
— Ryan Adam -
“This is Jack’s mom. I wanted to let you know how wonderful it was for Jack (and his brother Aidan) to receive that glorious box of free comics. I took pictures of Jack receiving the box — hopefully they convey how excited he was! The boys spent the next 4 days reading comics — and checking out the glow in the dark cover in our dark hallway. Thanks for sending a box of pure wonder and delight to my boys!”
“I got involved because I loved comics ever since I could read; in fact, they may have been the reason that I WANTED to read!”
– Dave Gibbons
” I Love what YOU do!!”
– STAN LEE
“We are so glad you’re company is flourishing! !! We can’t WAIT to see you again! !! We met u at Portland Comic-Con last year! ! We r so grateful for Ur donation to our daughter’s education. She has not stopped reading!!! Her mental disabilities have kept her from reading for many years. Thank You for giving her inspiration!”
– Chris, Kim, Cassie & Ceinna
“I used to work at Kinko’s, back in 2001. I remember a gentleman bringing in comics, making color copies of the covers, scanning covers – nearly every week. It was Comics4Kids. I also remember having a conversation with that gentleman about New Mutants – they were my favorite comics of all times, I wished I could read them again, etc. The following week he brought in a box full of them and gave them to me. Shocking.
This got me into a comic store in search of the missing titles. While there, I ran into other comics I used to read – She Hulk, ElfQuest, Cloak and Dagger, and I started buying these Then I found out that New Mutants had a new series coming out and I loved those, and I started looking at other titles – NYX, X-23, Runaways, CrossGen, etc.
I’ve now converted to digital – if only because I live in an excruciatingly small apartment in Korea. I’m still addicted to comics – love my Buffy and Angels! and it’s completely because I was able to get my hands on those old New Mutants.
Thank you so much.”
– Julia J.
“I was so excited to receive the gigantic box of comics from Comics4Kids! I’ve been giving them away like mad to our local Boy Scout troop, and to high school students and to elementary school students..alot of the kids are really excited to receive them! I’m especially pleased to see kids who ordinarily wouldn’t consider themselves “readers” get very enthusiastic about having this kind of reading material. Your organization is fantastic!
– Andrew Wales
“…We got home from Thanksgiving weekend to find a VERY large box of comics that arrived in the mail. A LARGE box of comics to pass along to my nephew while he is in the hospital for 3 weeks. I was more than a bit surprised at how many comics were sent to us, and my wife was in awe that someone would do this! We are in your debt, and your donation will not be forgotten. Your gift will go a long way to help this kid through a ruff time, and perhaps even make a comic fan out of him”.
– Ze-Man (CGC Internet Forum Member)
“I am a third grade teacher in the Forest Grove School District. I am a long time comic lover and I have helped create quite a few comic lovers over the last few years. I love to fill my classroom with comic stories and art. The kids have really latched on to them. I ran in to you at the Rose City Comic Con last week! Thanks for the free comics”.
– Shawn P.
“As a librarian, I can tell you that what you do is important and makes a tremendous different in people’s lives. The area my library serves is fairly rural, and I see so many kids for whom reading just isn’t important. They were never encouraged by their parents to read, and they never found the joy of reading for pleasure, and the attitude that “reading just isn’t that important” gets passed from generation to generation. We are located right next door to a community Teen Center, but the majority of the kids who frequent the Teen Center never enter the library. The older they get, the more difficult it becomes to motivate them towards reading.It’s a terrible cycle, and the work that you do goes a long way towards breaking that cycle! Thank you!”
Pete Tano – Winston Branch Librarian