Scout Comics, a Florida comic book publisher, shared their own stories as well as about local comic book printers and Comic Impressions, as they were affected in recent days by Hurricane Ian.
As a result of Hurricane Ian, Scout HQ is located in Ft. Myers, Florida, and was directly in the path of Hurricane Ian. Now that the storm has passed, we wanted to make changes to our supporters, creators, and team members.
First, our team members in the Ft. Myers area and throughout the United States are well-equipped. Scout HQ is untamaged. The larger coastal area around Ft. Myers, Charlotte County, has been devastated by tragic events, including damage to property and infrastructure.
Scout will temporarily suspend most administrative operations as the community deals with the consequences of the hurricane. Our current and future publications will continue to be done by our writers, editors, and designers.
Millions are without power, and the postal service is unable to operate in certain areas. Any pending shipments from our website will be delayed, but our HQ staff will complete all orders as soon as service is resumed.
Scoutcomics.com is still accepting new orders and all goods will be shipped out as soon as we are fully operational. We wish to thank all those affected by this storm.
We are working on some improvements to our local printer, which is also part of the Scout family. Fortunately, everyone in the Comic Impressions team and their families are well-known. We will update this information soon.
Coliseum Of Comics, a Florida chain store, closed nine of its properties, but they also saw their bags make national headlines. They want to contact the lady holding her prized possessions in her Coliseum of Comics plastic bags as she wades across the street to rescue them.
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Phil Boyle, the owner of Coliseum of Comics, provided an update. "Have power. The house is dry and intact. We have been waiting an airboat down the street for the day. Only Tampa, which has not had a direct hurricane impact for 101 years, is now open."
"Amanda and I have been given refuge on a higher ground," says comics creatorJimmy Palmiotti, adding "We''re doing everything we can to ensure we are safe and sound." After the previous week, "I''ve had a good time preparing for NYCC."
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