Fantasy comics draw crowd for Lifeline


Fans of comics and graphic novels can bag a bargain at Lifeline’s Wollongong store after the charity was given more than 500 comics.

Forget Batman and Spiderman, with titles such as Hellblazer, Poison Elves and Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold, this is strictly adult fare.

Lifeline South Coast acting business manager Darren Murphy said a Warilla resident gave them the comics.

‘‘There were between 500 to 600 comics. We packed them up and there were between 30 bags and boxes,’’ he said.

The good-quality comics have been flying off the shelves since going on sale at Lifeline’s Auburn Street store last week.

‘‘There’s been lots of interest – we’ve sold a couple of hundred already.’’

Lifeline volunteer Paul Hol, who researched the comics, said they  had a cult following and included series by Vertigo and Sirius, such as Hellboy, Poison Elves and Preacher, as well as Nemesis and Church and State.

Prices range from $3 to $8. Some of the graphic novels sell for $US20 retail.

Mr Murphy said 10 Lifeline volunteers sorted through donated books but more were needed as well as warehouse assistants and drivers. The sale of books supports Lifeline’s suicide prevention work.

Meantime, Lifeline volunteers and supporters were recognised at a function at the Shellharbour Club last month.

 Lifeline South Coast finance committee chairman Stephen Long and financial administration volunteer Maura Casey  received 10-year service awards.

To volunteer: 4228 0722

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