Taking a break from the Hawk-talk here to talk about something a little more important. Longtime comics scribe and all around cool guy John Ostrander is battling glaucoma, and if he loses that battle, one of the comic book world's best writers will lose his eyesight.
On August 8, 2009, at the Chicago Comic-Con, a group of comic creators, friends, and family of Mr. Ostrander are holding a silent auction to raise money to cover the medical bills associated with his Glaucoma Filtration surgery. Any monies raised beyond his costs are going to be donated to The Hero Initiative.
Even if you (like me) won't be in Chicago in August, you can still donate by heading over to Comix4Sight.com.
Ostrander helped essentially create an era of Hawkman's history as the writer of the Hawkworld regular series. He also worked on the third volume of Hawkman, and lots of other titles anyone reading this sight has no doubt enjoyed, including Suicide Squad, Magnus, Robot Fighter, Heroes For Hire, Star Wars, The Spectre, Firestorm, X-Men, Quicksilver, and plenty others.
Please head on over to Comix4Sight.com and donate some money to help out. The comics industry needs to help take care of their own and this is one way we can all help.