Filipino comic book creators team up for #SuitsForHeroes fundraiser

Comic Odyssey launched a fundraising campaign called #SuitsForHeroes to help purchase personal protective equipment (PPEs) for frontliners. 

The initiative was launched with Filbar’s and Planet X, and in partnership with Wunderman Thompson Philippines.

On SuitsForHeroes.com, Comic Odyssey has pledged to reward each donor’s contribution with store credit which can be used to purchase back issues in their stores.

In a press release, Comic Odyssey said: “Working day and night, Filipino health workers tirelessly put their lives on the line in the fight against COVID-19. Throughout the global pandemic, they have proven themselves the real-life counterparts of our favorite comic book heroes. And, much like the superheroes who suit up to save the world, frontliners have their own kind of gear in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE).”

To promote the campaign, internationally-renowned Filipino comic book artists created artwork paying tribute to the country's frontliners. The list of contributors includes Leinil Yu (X-Men, Civil War), Stephen Segovia (Wonder Woman), Kajo Baldisimo (Trese, Buffy), Whilce Portacio (X-Men), Mico Suayan (Captain Marvel), and Harvey Tolibao (Green Lantern) with Levi Ramirez on colors. Towards the end of July, these exclusive pieces will be put up for auction to raise additional funds.

All #SuitsForHeroes proceeds will go to Frontliner Feeders Philippines, Kaya Natin, and the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Incorporated.

Visit SuitsForHeroes.com or follow Comic Odyssey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information. - Rappler.com