A local comic book store has organized an event to benefit victims of the Aurora shooting and their families, called "Aurora Rise."
All C's Collectibles, the only comic book store in Aurora, has scheduled Aurora Rise for Aug. 25 and 26, with billed in-store appearances from creators Matt Fraction, Mike Mignola and Steve Niles.
Additionally, several items — including original art and signed merchandise — have been donated for a silent auction. Due to demand, the silent auction has been moved off-site to a nearby Embassy Suites. According to store manager Jason Farnsworth on the event's Facebook page, "All proceeds from the event will go directly to the victims, their families and/or designated charity or foundation."
On July 20, 12 people were killed and 58 injured during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises at a Century theater in Aurora. James Holmes, the sole suspect, is currently in custody.
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