TKO Studios has announced that they are responding to the coronavirus pandemic‘s effect on the comic book industry by sending 50% of every purchase made on TKOPresents.com to comic book shops who are struggling to remain in business. From the publisher:
Over the last week, we’ve seen empty comic book shops, mandatory shut-downs, and shop owners worried they will not be able to keep their stores afloat during this pandemic.
TKO Studios wants to help fight back.
Until the end of the Coronavirus threat, when any customer chooses a store during checkout at tkopresents.com, TKO will send that store 50% of the purchase price, the exact same amount the store would have made selling the book via their brick-and-mortar store.
COVID-19 is threatening comic book shops. TKO wants to fight back.
— TKO Presents (@TKOpresents) March 27, 2020
TKO Studios is a relative newcomer to the comic book world, establishing themselves in December 2018 when they promised to be “the first modern comic book company,” releasing their series in binge-friendly paperbacks and collector’s box sets. Every first issue of series they publish is also available for free on their website. The publisher releases books by the likes of Jeff Lemire, Roxane Gay and Garth Ennis.