Ssalefish Comics and Geeksboro Battle Pub are calling on comic book collectors across the Triad to step up and become real life heroes for local kids in need.

Both companies are joining forces to host Comics for Kids, a donation drive where fans and collectors alike can donate comic books, which will then be sold for $1 each at a special event on December 9.

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100% of all proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase brand new, all ages appropriate comic books for children attending Title One elementary schools across the Triad.

Title One is a designation given to public schools wherein more than half of the student population receives free or reduced price lunch.

Comics for Kids is part of the Kids Read Comics Initiative, an organization founded by Ssalefish and Geeksboro. For their inaugural campaign in 2018, they raised enough money to donate more than 2,000 bags of comics to kids in Guilford, Forsyth and Davidson Counties.

For this year’s campaign, Ssalefish and Geeksboro aim to raise enough money to double the amount of comics given to kids to 4,000.

“It’s amazing to turn an elementary school into a Hall of Justice or comic convention for the day, especially when these children might not have the means or flexibility to go to a convention with their families or friends,” says Stephen Mayer, co-owner of Ssalefish Comics Greensboro.

Collectors are encouraged to donate any comic books they no longer need or have the room for to Geeksboro Battle Pub, the original Ssalefish Comics (3232 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem) or Ssalefish Greensboro (1622 Stanley Road, Greensboro). Because these comics will be used to aid North Carolina Public Schools, all donations are tax deductible.

All comics will then be processed and sorted by volunteers and sold for $1 each at the Comics For Kids Mini-Con from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 9 in the event space located at Geeksboro Battle Pub. 100% of the proceeds from these comic book sales will be used to purchase brand new comics for children.

Aside from steeply discounted comic book books that will be sold for charity, this mini comic book convention will feature artists, vendors and more.

Geeksboro Battle Pub is located on 2618 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro, across the street from the Target Shopping Center.

For questions or additional information, email Joe Scott at