Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Donations and Special Offers

To donate any amount to Lifeforce Publishing and receive a FREE Thank You Gift, click the “Donate” button below:

We do offer those who donate to us a variety of Thank You Gifts per amount donated:

For a donation of $10 - $20 : We offer:

1 copy of a Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice - signed by artists and writers


For a donation of $25 - $50 : We offer:

Copy of a Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice - signed by artists and writers
11x17 Lifeforce team poster


For a donation of $70 - $100.00 : We offer:

Copy the Lifeforce Presents: Awareness and Prevention Topics 4-DVD Set
Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice - signed by artists and writers
(2) 11x17 Lifeforce team and topic posters
Ad Space on our site for community agency,  school, etc. of your choice


For a donation of $125 - $175 : We offer:

20 Copies of Lifeforce Comics to be distributed to school, agency, etc. of your choice, 
Lifeforce Presents: Awareness and Prevention Topics 4-DVD Set
Lifeforce Comic Book of your choice - signed by artists and writers
(5) 11x17 Lifeforce team and topic posters
Ad Space on our site for community agency,  school, etc. of your choice


For a donation of $200 or More : We offer:

Educational 3-book reference set, 
25 Copies of Lifeforce Comics to be distributed to school, agency, etc. of your choice
The Lifeforce Presents: Awareness and Prevention Topics 4-DVD Set 
The Lifeforce Comic Book Series 4-pk Set - signed by artists and writers
(10) 11x17 Lifeforce team and topic posters
Ad Space on our site for community agency,  school, etc. of your choice


 If you have any questions or wish to donate materials and services to Lifeforce Comics, email us contact information and type of donation at: lifeforcecomics@gmail.com
  To view comic books, publications, news and updates, go to: 

Lifeforce Comics and Publishing is a publishing company specializing in community awareness materials for pre-adolescents, teens and young adults. Among our most popular publications is the Lifeforce Comic Book Series.

Lifeforce is a comic book series that feature stories based on community and social awareness issues. It is the story of a team of teen superheroes who combat social issues in the form of villains. They are given special powers and abilities to do so and with their knowledge, (all of which are provided by a character called Captain Life) they deliver a message of prevention and information to readers. The heroic characters are designed to show the fundamentals of hope and respect for others. They are given diverse backgrounds to help readers relate to their character. The antagonist characters of Lifeforce are made up of characters based on social issues. Villains such as Agent Drug Abuse, Agent AIDS and Agent Bully are designed simply to make identification easier and comparison between other non-community awareness literature or comics distinct.

Our Goals

Money raised will be put toward the cost of production, printing and distribution of our books, and will help us print a larger quantity. (Printing comics is much more affordable per copy with large print runs!) In addition to sharing a great story, our goal is to get copies of the book into the hands of young people through youth centers, health agencies, and teachers' groups. Printing the book in a large print run will help us distribute free copies of the book to people who need to hear its message.


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Originally this series was published by NC Graphics between 1991-1994 with funding from provided by The Chicago Board of Education. The Board approved the printing of 15,000 copies of Lifeforce #1-3, 5,000 of each issue to be distributed to Chicagoland area schools in 1994. Since then, thousands of teens have read and/or read the series in public school health and counselors offices.

Lifeforce has been a source of reference and inspiration to its readers. The series was birthed in 1991 with the vision to help young readers and teens, through comic book art and characters, to remain aware of community and social topics as a means of prevention. Lifeforce Publishing is a collective body of artists and writers that have utilized their talent and time to continue this vision because of its importance to the inner city and its youth. The creators know first hand the struggles teens can go through in school. Most of which, grew up in the inner city and were faced consistently community issues. Our hope is that the Lifeforce Publishing Company and its publications can continue to inspire the youth of today to learn and to set an example of excellence for others to follow.

We rely on the support of readers, schools and community agencies and any donation is welcome.

Thank you

From The Artists and Writers of Lifeforce Comics


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Video: Amanda Todd - Struggling, Bullying, Suicide, Self Harm

My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm


 I'm struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply. I'm not doing this for attention. I'm doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong. I did things to myself to make pain go away, because I'd rather hurt myself then someone else. Haters are haters but please don't hate, although im sure I'll get them. I hope I can show you guys that everyone has a story, and everyones future will be bright one day, you just gotta pull through. I'm still here aren't I ? - AmandaTodd


RIP Amanda Todd (1996-2012) 


Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Bully - Official Trailer (VIDEO)

Bully - Official Movie Trailer

Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, The Bully Project is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of Americas bullying crisis. The Bully Project follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, The Bully Project examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.

Bully trailer courtesy Weinstein Company.


Monday, March 05, 2012

Experiment Central - Science Book Set for Students - Hardcover

AVAILABLE NOW: Experiment Central [Hardcover] - John T. Tanacredi - 5 Volume Set

ONLY: $149.99

To order, click “Add To Cart”


Tanacredi and Loret, experts in the fields of ecology and environmental studies, have produced a resource that the intended audience of middle-grade students will find very easy to understand. A first impression on perusing these volumes might be that they look a bit drab inside, because the photographs and drawings are all black and white. However, they are clearly written and well organized. The first few pages in each volume include the complete table of contents (both alphabetical by project name and by scientific field), a reader's guide for students and another for parents and teachers, a list of experiments by scientific field, and a glossary. At the conclusion of each volume, a "Budget Index" lists experiments from under $5 up to $31 to $35. Following this is a "Level of Difficulty Index" that sorts experiments in categories from easy to difficult. A "Timetable Index" lists the experiments according to the amount of time they should take, from less than 15 minutes to 6 months. The 50 chapters are arranged alphabetically by scientific concept, from "Acid Rain" to "Weather Forecasting." Each contains two experiments. Chapter 29, "Optics and Optical Illusion," is representative. An introduction paves the way for the experiments to follow. Words like lens and nanometer are defined briefly in "Words to Know" lists in the page margins. Experiment one is on optics and asks, "What is the focal length of a lens?" The purpose of the experiment is explained, and students are challenged to form a hypothesis, with the question of what constitutes a hypothesis clearly explained. The remainder of the text lists the level of difficulty (this particular experiment is described as being of moderate difficulty), the variables that might affect the outcome, the materials needed, an approximate budget and timetable, and step-by-step instructions that include safety suggestions. (One small criticism is in step three, where one is instructed to set up a data chart. Data chart is not defined or indexed, although there are examples shown in other chapters.) A "Troubleshooter's Guide" describes possible problems and their causes. Finally, students are guided to summarize their results and to try the experiment again by changing the variables. Following a similar presentation for experiment two, on optical illusions, the chapter concludes with a "Design Your Own Experiment" section and a brief bibliography.Students, teachers, media specialists, and librarians should find much useful material here. The extensive indexing and general organization of the information make this an inviting source that would work for grades four through six, a middle-school science laboratory, or a school library reference collection. Public libraries supporting local schools will also want to make this purchase. REVWR
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The Incredible Hulk #420 - 1991

The Incredible Hulk (Vol. 1) #420 - Aug. 1991

1991, at a time when the AIDS virus was still stigmatized and poorly understood by much of the general public, "Incredible Hulk" writer Peter David did just that, scripting a story about Jim Wilson, a long-time friend of Bruce Banner, who revealed that he had recently tested positive for HIV. Featuring art by Gary Frank and Cam Smith.


Green Lantern - Green Arrow #85 - 1971

Green Lantern-Green Arrow #85 - published by DC Comics (1971) (Topic: Drug Abuse)


Heroes for Hope: X-Men (1985)

Heroes for Hope: Starring the X-Men (1985, Marvel Comics) includes writers Stan Lee, Alan Moore, Chris Claremont, Mike Baron, Denny O’Neil, Mike Grell, Steve Englehart and Archie Goodwin were non-comic writers Stephen King and Harlan Ellison. In addition to a handful of other writers, inkers, letterers, and colorists, some top pencillers also donated their time and included John Buscema, John Byrne, Richard Corben, Brian Bolland, Howard Chaykin, and others. — with James Howlett.


Superman and Batman: Heroes Against Hunger (1986, DC Comics)

Superman and Batman: Heroes Against Hunger (1986, DC Comics) (Famine Relief)