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Comic books a welcome diversion for troops

Donated volumes will be shipped to personnel stationed in Afghanistan

J.C. Glindmyer, second from left, of Earthworlds Comics in Albany and Ellen Keegan of a Help the Troops group, far left, were teaming up to deliver more than 20,000 comic books to troops overseas at the Clifton Park Public Safety Building on Wednesday.
Glindmyer will be accepting more comics at his store on Saturday during “Free Comics Day", located at 537 Central Ave. in Albany. Helping Glindmyer and Keegan are David Goyer and Jordan Glindmyer.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
J.C. Glindmyer, second from left, of Earthworlds Comics in Albany and Ellen Keegan of a Help the Troops group, far left, were teaming up to deliver more than 20,000 comic books to troops overseas at the Clifton Park Public Safety Building on Wednesday. Glindmyer will be accepting more comics at his store on Saturday during “Free Comics Day", located at 537 Central Ave. in Albany. Helping Glindmyer and Keegan are David Goyer and Jordan Glindmyer.
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Soldiers overseas traditionally have received care packages from home — toothpaste, soap, cookies and candy bars. A future airlift from the Capital Region will include capes, masks, black whips and silver bullets. Thousands of comic books will be part of the next shipment from Clifton Park’s “Books for Troops.” The project is part of Albany comic book shop Earthworld’s promotion for the 11th annual Free Comic Book Day, which will be held Saturday from 11 ...


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