Coulson's best and brightest flashing the L for Lupus hand sign.
Fight Lupus and become a superhero...
OK. Sure. Joining the battle against the crippling autoimmune disease probably won't elevate you to Avenger status,* but it will make these S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and Joss Whedon's extended family awfully grateful you did.
So how can you help? For us bibliophiles, it can be as easy as buying a book from some of our favorite TV writers.
This book raises $ to fight LUPUS. It has stories & THIS COVER buy it & feel good x3! http://t.co/mY3mH5Addd pic.twitter.com/cWXfZNpgI8
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) May 3, 2014
Some of our favorite television writers including Amy Berg and Jane Espenson, have teamed up to write a collection of short stories, the proceeds of which will go to the Lupus Foundation of America in honor of their friend, S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and Lupus survivor Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon. For only $4.99, you'll receive shorts penned by women known for their work on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Family Guy, Person of Interest, Grimm, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: SVU, Star Trek: Voyager, Eureka, Twisted, The 100, Malcolm in the Middle, Millennium, Being Human, The Shield, Chuck, Gilmore Girls, Castle, and Game of Thrones. What's not to love?
Long time S4 readers will remember that this is a cause near and dear to my heart. My mother was diagnosed with Lupus around seven years ago, but she's struggled with the disease almost every day of her life. If you're unfamiliar with it, you can find out more information here.
So, what are you waiting for? Pony up the fiver and help fight Lupus. Tell 'em Agent May sent you.
*...but, who knows? Maybe it will. This guy looks a hell of a lot like like everyone's favorite original green meanie.