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Action Lab Launches Questionable Program to Give Away 5 Million Comics to Kids

Written by Jude Terror on Friday, September 02 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Action Lab Launches Questionable Program to Give Away 5 Million Comics to Kids

What could possibly go wrong?!

Source: Heidi MacDonald on Twitter

According to a report from The Beat's Heidi MacDonald, who took time out of her busy schedule of subtweeting about The Outhouse to visit Baltimore Comic Con and attend the Diamond Retailer Summit, Action Lab Comics has announced an ambitious new plan to give away five million comics to kids in schools. The program will launch in November, with retailers able to order packs of 30 comics for one dollar, which will also come with lesson plans and even a script to help socially awkward comic book guy retailers talk to schools about the program. MacDonald tweeted several photos of the slideshow presentation during her live coverage last night.


It's a great idea to reach new, young readers, and the sort of outreach every comic company should be doing. But while the idea is good, the execution may be a little bit off. According to publisher Bryan Seaton, retailers who opt into the program will gain EXXXCLUSIVE access to the Action Lab Van for delivering the comics to kids at school. The Action Lab Van, a windowless white van with no markings will be available for retailers to park outside of schools and hand out comics to kids.

"Just think about it," Seaton told stunned retailers. "You pull up to the school around 1:45, make sure you're there early, and park near where the kids are let out. Open the side door of the van and display stacks of brightly colored, all-ages comics."


"Children will be lining up outside the van to get their hands on these comics," Seaton continued. "It's a foolproof plan! What could possibly go wrong!"

At press time, Action Lab was considering painting "Free Candy" on the side of the Action Lab van in order to get more kids reading comics. We'll keep you updated.


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About the Author - Jude Terror

Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably. A certified trash eater ruining the pristine field of comics journalism with his sarcasm and goofiness, Jude Terror is secretly friendly and congenial, so if you've got a complaint, why not just bring it up to him instead of subtweeting like a jackass, jackass? You can find him on Twitter or try your luck with an email, but keep in mind that he is notoriously unreliable and may not get back to you right away. Unless you want to send him free stuff, in which case he'll get back to you immediately.

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