News : 2004 : A.C.T.O.R. Axed

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If you've been wondering why that Spider-Man and Hulk ACTOR one-shot benefit book hasn't hit the shelves yet, it's because its been axed! But, unlike the Epic news, its not all bad. Here's the press release:

While the rain must fall from time to time, there's always a bright side. Difficulties over timing and production have forced the cancellation of ACTOR PRESENTS: SPIDER-MAN AND THE INCREDIBLE HULK #1. The Marvel Comics one-shot was scheduled to benefit A Commitment To Our Roots (ACTOR) Comic Fund, the nonprofit organization that aids older comic creators in financial or medical need. What is the bright side? Despite these unforeseen problems, Marvel Comics will still show its support of ACTOR by honoring its commitment to donate funds. ACTOR will receive the full amount it was scheduled to for packaging the book.

"Marvel has been most generous in stepping up and paying for the book in full, even though it will not be printed," said ACTOR President Jim McLauchlin. "ACTOR is paid in full, and every freelancer got paid every dime they were due. In a financial sense, it's truly a 'no harm, no foul' situation."

ACTOR board member and Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada added, "This is a good cause that benefits a lot of our childhood heroes and inspirations, and I personally remain committed to the long-term success of the organization. I will continue to look for opportunities to support ACTOR."