Homeless veterans continue to make up one of the largest portions of homeless people in America. In fact, around 13% of homeless people in the United States are veterans, having once served their country in the military. Sadly, there seems to be no end to the number of homeless veterans, with numbers continuing to grow. However, one comic book is stepping up to the plate in the fight to end homelessness. Geoff Johns, acclaimed DC coming book artist, screenwriter, and producer, along with artists Gary Frank and Brad Anderson are now dedicating their art to help the fight against veteran homelessness.
Why Junkyard Joe is Set to Be a Hit
Junkyard Joe will be released on October 5, 2022. You can buy it now on presale and expect it to arrive along with some beautiful artwork and in beautiful condition. What makes Junkyard Joe so special is its gritty artwork both inside and out. its gritty artwork features the stories of those unknown solider, that fought a silent war in the background.
The artwork was designed by the artists Geoff Johns, Gary Frank, and Brad Anderson. The artwork inside of the comic book is inspired by scenes from the Vietnam War. It’s important to note that after the Vietnam War, veteran homelessness was also a prevalent issue. Today, there are still 6.1 million veterans from the Vietnam War era, showing just how important it is to highlight this significant past history. Junkyard Joe is doing just that with the help of its storyline and amazing artwork.
The Connection of the Artists to the Work
Both Johns and Frank’s have said that they were inspired by their connection to veterans in their own lives and those around them to create this work. They have reached out personally to the members of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and Veteran’s Aid to partner with them and get them the aid they need.
These are two smaller organizations that are in desperate need of funding in order to further their mission to help homeless veterans. By focusing their attention on these smaller organizations, Geoff Johns and the rest of the artists hope they can bring awareness to end veteran homelessness.
How to Identify the New Cover To Help Veterans
The new comic will be available with black and white cover art. Junkyard Joe will hit the shelves on October 05, 2022, but you can pre-order your copy today online or in stores! These copies will be used to donate to end veteran homelessness, with two dollars of each copy going directly toward the NHSV and VA.
That’s quite a general amount considering each comic of Junkyard Joe is only $4.99! This is just one small way that people who are passionate about helping those less fortunate and helping those that have served their country get the help they need. With veteran homeless, suicide, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorders affecting these American heroes, Junkyard Joe and its artists are doing a little bit of good.