Arrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim is offering a set visit to any ArrowVerse show that he has been associated with. The set visit has been put up for auction in an attempt to raise money and awareness for the #Creators4Comics initiative. This comes after Guggenheim auctioned off the pitch boards he used to develop Crisis on Infinite Earths to help those in need earlier this month. It's an interesting time at the moment and entertainers are trying to figure out ways to give back in any way they can.
Arrow is officially finished, so that set offer isn't included in Marc Guggenheim's current auction. However, Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow are all up for grabs. With that being said, it's unclear when one of these set visits will be able to take place since the entertainment industry is currently halted for the foreseeable future. Regardless, things should hopefully be getting back to some form of normalcy in the next handful of months for the entertainment industry.
Marc Guggenheim made his announcement on Twitter, auctioning "A set visit to any show I am associated with." He went on to add that "Lodging/transportation not included. Subject to any studio requirements." He set the opening bid at $5,000, which has already been met, though the auction is still up until April 20th. Hopefully some more fans will get in on this special auction, though now is a pretty rough time for just about anybody to give up $5,000, even if it's for a good cause. This is all to raise awareness for #Creators4Comics, who are helping out the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
#Creators4Comics is a group of comic creators who have come together to help save comic book retailers and independent bookstores by holding online Twitter auctions to directly benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC). BINC is currently taking applications now and they will start providing direct aid to stores at the end of April. Marc Guggenheim says all payments for his Arrowverse set visit auction have to be made straight through BINC. So far, it looks like they have been able to raise a decent amount of money for independent book stores and sellers who are currently in need.
Along with the #Creators4Comics group helping to spread awareness to stores, Diamond Comics Distributors has also revealed that they aim to start getting new products into stores by mid-to-late May. DC Comics has even stated that they are preparing to release a limited run by the end of this month. So, things should be getting back to a little bit of normal at a slow pace. For right now, that's all really anyone can ask for. If you or anyone you know happens to have some extra money and is a big fan of the Arrowverse, direct them over to Marc Guggenheim's Twitter account.