CrossGen Comics has announced its relief effort plans following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The company has coordinated with Diamond Comic Distributors to provide St. Marks Comics, a comic retailer located near ground zero whose business has been severely affected, with their normal monthly order of CrossGen comics for no charge.
CrossGen says it will extend this relief offer to other New York retailers located within the attack area who advise the publisher of their situation.
"We tried to determine the best course of action to help those directly affected by this tragedy," says CrossGen publisher Mark Alessi. "The comic industry has planned many great things to help the victims and their families, but no one has thus far considered the members of the comic book retail community who were directly affected. We want to help our own as well."
CrossGen also will be participating in the effort to raise money for the victims and their families by teaming with eBay, which has asked CrossGen to participate in its Auction for America online program in conjunction with The United Way.