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Dynamite Goes DRM Free and Raises Money for the CBLDF

Dynamite10thAnnivImageDynamite Entertainment is going DRM-free with comics available in PDF file format. All of this is part of the publisher’s 10th anniversary celebration.

The program launches today with an available selection of over 80 individual comic books, which includes creator-owned and licensed titles from Dynamite’s massive library. The debut selection represents a wide variety of titles:.

  • Cryptozoic Man by Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson
  • Blood Queen by Troy Brownfield and Fritz Casas
  • The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robinson
  • Captain Action Cat by Art Baltazar, Franco, and Chris Smits
  • Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers by Joe Casey, Nathan Fox, and more
  • Chaos! by Tim Seely and Mirka Andolfo
  • Chastity by Marc Andreyko and Dave Acosta
  • American Flagg by Howard Chaykin
  • The Devilers by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt Triano
  • Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil by Jesse Snider and Jason Craig
  • Garth Ennis’ Red Team by Garth Ennis and Craig Cermak
  • Jennifer Blood: Born Again by Steven Grant and Kewber Baal
  • Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, and Carlos Gomez
  • Jungle Girl by Frank Cho, Doug Murray, and Adriano Batista
  • Justice, Inc. by Michael Uslan and Giovanni Timpano
  • Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet by Kevin Smith and Jonathan Lau
  • Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure by Bill Willingham and Sergio Fernandez Davila
  • Miss Fury by Rob Williams and Jack Herbert
  • The Mocking Dead by Fred Van Lente and Max Dunbar
  • The Ninjettes by Al Ewing and Eman Casallos
  • Pathfinder: Dark Waters Rising by Jim Zub and Andrew Huerta
  • Project Superpowers by Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, and Carlos Paul
  • Red Sonja by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani
  • Red Sonja: Blue by Peter Brett and Walter Geovani
  • Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Chuck Dixon, and Chase Conley
  • The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow by Howard Chaykin
  • Terminal Hero by Peter Milligan and Piotr Kowalski
  • The Trial of Sherlock Holmes by Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Aaron Campbell
  • Vampirella by Nancy A. Collins and Patrick Berkenkotter
  • Vampirella Master Series by Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, and more
  • Vampirella vs. Fluffy by Mark Rahner and Cezar Razek

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Dynamite will offer ten of its comic books at 10 cents apiece, introducing new readers to Dynamite’s most accessible and successful titles at a great value. The introductory-priced comic books include:

  • Blood Queen #1
  • The Boys #1
  • Evil Ernie: Origin of Evil #1
  • Jungle Girl #0
  • Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1
  • Miss Fury #1
  • The Mocking Dead #1
  • Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time #1
  • The Trial of Sherlock Holmes #1
  • Vampirella #1

cbldfDynamite will also offer ten (10) free wallpapers to consumers featuring The Boys, Cryptozoic Man, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper’s The Last Temptation, Red Sonja, and Vampirella. These wallpapers can be downloaded from Dynamite’s digital DRM-free page for a limited time.

Following today’s launch, Dynamite plans to release its DRM-free comics on a weekly basis, every Wednesday, with new offerings announced via the company’s Facebook, Twitter, and website as they are made available for download. There will be a slow, focused roll-out over time that will grow the available titles to reflect the vast majority of Dynamite’s library.

Throughout its first month of operation, Dynamite will donate ten percent of all sales to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.

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BOOM! Studios Comes to Humble Bundle. Updated with More!

Update: There’s even more awesomeness added to this bundle. Here’s a list of what’s been added.

Fairy Quest: Outlaws (collects the complete miniseries)
Written by Paul Jenkins
Illustrated by Humberto Ramos
Polarity TP (collects the complete miniseries)
Written by Max Bemis
Illustrated by Jorge Coelho
Suicide Risk Vol. 1 TP (issues #1-4)
Suicide Risk Vol. 2 TP (issues #5-9)
Written by Mike Carey
Illustrated by Elena Casagrande
Protocol: Orphans #1-4 (complete miniseries)
Written by Peter Facinelli, Rob DeFranco, and Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Mariano Navarro

Humble BOOM! BundleBOOM! Studios today have launched the Humble BOOM! Bundle, a two-week initiative that will allow fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM! titles while supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics  art form.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated between the publisher, Humble Bundle, and the determined charity (CBLDF). You can give it all to one of them, or split it between two or three of them!

The Humble BOOM! Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

The BOOM! Studios offering stands out as it includes many recent releases. Customers can name their price and receive the following titles:

Curse #1-4

Written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
Illustrated by Colin Lorimer and Riley Rossmo
To pay for his son’s medical treatment, a man sets out to earn the bounty on a killer who has been terrorizing his small town, only to discover the murderer is a werewolf.

Day Men #1-3

Written by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
To protect their vampire employers during the daytime, a select group of humans are trained to serve as their fixers, problem solvers, and protectors.

Dead Letters #1-4

Written by Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by Chris Visions
A man wakes up with no memory how of he got where he is and will have to use every trickfrom his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hardboiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales, and big secrets.

Evil Empire #1-3

Written by Max Bemis
Illustrated by Ransom Getty and Andrea Mutti
Say Anything frontman Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watchmodern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.

Hit #1-4

Written by Bryce Carlson
Illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey
In 1955 Los Angeles, while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.”

Imagine Agents #1-4

Written by Brian Joines
Illustrated by Bachan
An agency responsible for keeping kids’ imaginary friends in line is confronted by a plot by an evil faction to become real.

RoboCop: Last Stand Part 1 TP (4 issues)

Written by Frank Miller and Steven Grant
Illustrated by Korkut Öztekin
Based on Frank Miller’s unused screenplay for the RoboCop 3 film, RoboCop takes a last stand against OCP to protect the citizens of Detroit.

RoboCop (2014) #1-2

Written by Joshua Williamson
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Picking up right after the end of the first film, a deadly and charismatic criminal is released from jail and instantly targets RoboCop for destruction.

Sons of Anarchy #1-11

Written by Christopher Golden and Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Damian Couceiro
Based on the hit FX Network TV show. The only people standing between the daughter of an old SAMCRO member and certain death are the Sons of Anarchy.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:

Hacktivist #1-4

Created by Alyssa Milano
Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing
Illustrated by Marcus To and Ian Herring

The owners of the largest social media company in the world moonlight as do-gooder hackers, but are compromised when the US government moves in.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1-6

Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen
This is the third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comic series about an elite group of warriors charged with protecting

Planet of the Apes Vols. 1-4 (16 issues)

Written by Daryl Gregory
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Find out what happens 1,300 years before the arrival of Colonel George Taylor from the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie! Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long.

Six-Gun Gorilla TP (6 issues)

Written by Simon Spurrier
Illustrated by Jeff Stokely
On another world in the 22nd century, a rogue gorilla gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future.

Translucid #1-3

Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Illustrated by Daniel Bayliss
From the mind of Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and his wife/writing partner Chondra Echert, this is the superhero story you’ve wanted but never thought you’d see, exploring the thin line between heroes and villains, and the space between childhood hope and loss.

The Woods #1-3

Written by James Tynion IV
Illustrated by Michael Dialynas
An entire high school is transported to a strange, primordial wilderness and confronted with

Readers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:

Bee and PuppyCat #1-2

Written by Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Illustrated by Natasha Allegri
Based on the popular web series, it’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret.

Bravest Warriors Vol. 1 (4 issues)

Written by Joey Comeau
Illustrated by Mike Holmes
>Based on the hit animated series! Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire, as they warp from galaxy to galaxy, saving alien races with the power of

Lumberjanes #1-4

Written by Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson
Illustrated by Brooke Allen
Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

The Midas Flesh #1-8

Written by Ryan North
Illustrated by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline
The space crew of Joey, Fatima, and Cooper have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body.

BOOM! Studios Comes to Humble Bundle

Humble BOOM! BundleBOOM! Studios today have launched the Humble BOOM! Bundle, a two-week initiative that will allow fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM! titles while supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics  art form.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated between the publisher, Humble Bundle, and the determined charity (CBLDF). You can give it all to one of them, or split it between two or three of them!

The Humble BOOM! Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

The BOOM! Studios offering stands out as it includes many recent releases. Customers can name their price and receive the following titles:

Curse #1-4

Written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
Illustrated by Colin Lorimer and Riley Rossmo
To pay for his son’s medical treatment, a man sets out to earn the bounty on a killer who has been terrorizing his small town, only to discover the murderer is a werewolf.

Day Men #1-3

Written by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
To protect their vampire employers during the daytime, a select group of humans are trained to serve as their fixers, problem solvers, and protectors.

Dead Letters #1-4

Written by Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by Chris Visions
A man wakes up with no memory how of he got where he is and will have to use every trickfrom his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hardboiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales, and big secrets.

Evil Empire #1-3

Written by Max Bemis
Illustrated by Ransom Getty and Andrea Mutti
Say Anything frontman Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watchmodern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.

Hit #1-4

Written by Bryce Carlson
Illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey
In 1955 Los Angeles, while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.”

Imagine Agents #1-4

Written by Brian Joines
Illustrated by Bachan
An agency responsible for keeping kids’ imaginary friends in line is confronted by a plot by an evil faction to become real.

RoboCop: Last Stand Part 1 TP (4 issues)

Written by Frank Miller and Steven Grant
Illustrated by Korkut Öztekin
Based on Frank Miller’s unused screenplay for the RoboCop 3 film, RoboCop takes a last stand against OCP to protect the citizens of Detroit.

RoboCop (2014) #1-2

Written by Joshua Williamson
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Picking up right after the end of the first film, a deadly and charismatic criminal is released from jail and instantly targets RoboCop for destruction.

Sons of Anarchy #1-11

Written by Christopher Golden and Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Damian Couceiro
Based on the hit FX Network TV show. The only people standing between the daughter of an old SAMCRO member and certain death are the Sons of Anarchy.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:

Hacktivist #1-4

Created by Alyssa Milano
Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing
Illustrated by Marcus To and Ian Herring

The owners of the largest social media company in the world moonlight as do-gooder hackers, but are compromised when the US government moves in.

Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1-6

Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen
This is the third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comic series about an elite group of warriors charged with protecting

Planet of the Apes Vols. 1-4 (16 issues)

Written by Daryl Gregory
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Find out what happens 1,300 years before the arrival of Colonel George Taylor from the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie! Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long.

Six-Gun Gorilla TP (6 issues)

Written by Simon Spurrier
Illustrated by Jeff Stokely
On another world in the 22nd century, a rogue gorilla gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future.

Translucid #1-3

Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Illustrated by Daniel Bayliss
From the mind of Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and his wife/writing partner Chondra Echert, this is the superhero story you’ve wanted but never thought you’d see, exploring the thin line between heroes and villains, and the space between childhood hope and loss.

The Woods #1-3

Written by James Tynion IV
Illustrated by Michael Dialynas
An entire high school is transported to a strange, primordial wilderness and confronted with

Readers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:

Bee and PuppyCat #1-2

Written by Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Illustrated by Natasha Allegri
Based on the popular web series, it’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret.

Bravest Warriors Vol. 1 (4 issues)

Written by Joey Comeau
Illustrated by Mike Holmes
>Based on the hit animated series! Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire, as they warp from galaxy to galaxy, saving alien races with the power of

Lumberjanes #1-4

Written by Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson
Illustrated by Brooke Allen
Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

The Midas Flesh #1-8

Written by Ryan North
Illustrated by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline
The space crew of Joey, Fatima, and Cooper have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body.

SDCC 2014: Valiant and CBLDF Team Up for Exclusive Gilbert Hernandez HARBINGER #25 SDCC Liberty Variant

Valiant is a proud supporter of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), and is doing so with the Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant, a limited edition release of July’s 48-page anniversary spectacular that features a brand new cover by Harvey Award-winning cartoonist and industry icon Gilbert Hernandez! Debuting this July exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, the Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be limited to 750 copies and feature Hernandez’s first-ever rendition of the Harbinger Renegades, Valiant’s best-selling teenage superteam.

In addition to a new cover by Hernandez on behalf of CBDLF, the 48-page Harbinger #25 milestone issue also features contributions from a star-studded roster of comics talents, including a lead story by the founding creative team of Joshua Dysart and Khari Evans, and new stories and artwork from Vivek J. Tiwary, Lewis LaRosa, Dan Goldman, Clayton Henry, Justin Jordan, Rafer Roberts, Lucy Knisley, and Barry Kitson.

To celebrate this milestone collaboration, CBLDF will host a group signing at Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 26, during which Hernandez will sign copies of the Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant alongside New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart, New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, and acclaimed cartoonist Lucy Knisley. The signing will begin at 12:00 P.M. PT sharp at CBLDF booth #1920 inside the San Diego Convention Center.

Hernandez’s Harbinger #25 SDCC Liberty Variant will be available exclusively at the CBLDF’s booth (#1920) inside the San Diego Convention Center and via the CBLDF website. All proceeds will directly benefit the First Amendment legal and education work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, an organization that works to protect the freedom to read.

Valiant Entertainment has been a supporter of CBLDF since 2012, and a Corporate Member of the Fund since 2013. This marks the second variant cover Valiant has created as a Comic-Con International exclusive for the fund.

harbinger 25 hernandez cbldf variant

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It’s new comic book day! What is everyone looking forward to?

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ICv2 – CBLDF Releases Banned Books Week Handbook – Awesome!

CBR – “Sin City” Vet Devon Aoki Joins “Arrow” as Katana – Interesting the character is still getting a push post failed series, but she’s got some solid ties to the mythos they’ve built.

Kotaku – Japanese Superhero Show Copies Batman‘s Gotham City – Doh! But the buildings have totally different architecture, so it’s all good.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Iron Fist: The Living Weapon #4

CBR – Legendary Star-Lord #1

CBR – Rocket Raccoon #1

Top Shelf joins Humble Bundle: Pay what you want for DRM-free WIZZYWIG, From Hell, and MARCH!

unnamedTop Shelf Productions is the latest comic publisher to partner with the team at Humble Bundle to offer several of the comic industry’s most acclaimed graphic novels, completely free of DRM restrictions, as part of “Humble eBook Bundle IV.”

For the next two weeks, customers can name their own price for the bundle, which marks the first ever DRM-free release of Wizzywig by Ed Piskor and From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell, plus March: Book One, the award-winning civil rights graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.

Those three titles alone are worth a cover price of $70, but the eBook Bundle also features work by many other authors, including George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Terry Goodkind, and Yahtzee Croshaw. What’s more, this project serves as a fund-raiser for both Doctors Without Borders and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Upon purchasing the bundle and choosing how much to pay, customers can select how they’d like the funds to be split among the books’ creators, the two charities, and a “tip” for the Humble Bundle team.

For more details and to name your own price for these outstanding books, visit Humble Bundle now! The promotion ends after two weeks, on June 11th.

Doctor Who Comics Get a Humble Bundle to Support Doctors Without Borders

Doctor-Who-3-1Humble Bundle has a new offer up where you can get awesome comics, and support a worthy charity. This time it’s Doctor Who comics courtesy of IDW Publishing. This new bundle comes hot on the heals of the successful Image Comics offering that raised closd to $400,000.

For those unfamiliar with Humble Bundle, customers name their price, splitting the proceeds as they choose between various possibilities, usually including Humble Bundle, the publisher participating, and a charity. This offering will benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Medecins Sans Frontieres aka Doctors Without Borders. That means customers could give all the money to the CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, to IDW, or to Humble Bundle, or split it any way they choose. Usually, for those giving a higher than average amount, they also unlock more items.

Customers can name their price for Doctor Who: Series 1, a three-volume series following the 10th Doctor (David Tennant), and Doctor Who: Series 2, a four-volume series featuring the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith). Each series contains 16 issues of Doctor Who comics. Also included is the critically praised mobile game, Doctor Who: Legacy for Android, which comes with 10 pre-unlocked Doctor characters.

If customers pay more than the average price, they will also receive four more volumes from Doctor Who: Series 3 featuring the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith). Paying $15 or more will unlock the three-volume series Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, which features all 11 of the Doctors’  incarnations, as well as the 50th anniversary celebration issue and 2014 Hugo Award-nominee, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who.

All together that’s over 60 issues, plus the game!

The Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle ends on Tuesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Not only will you get a great deal, but the comics are DRM free, allowing you to read them on any device you choose.

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It’s Free Comic Book Day! Head to a local store and celebrate with the other comic book fans!

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CBLDF – Half Price Books Joins CBLDF – Awesome to see.

Kotaku – Marvel Wants Its Video Games to Be Connected—And Good—Like Its Movies – This would be great to see.

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Talking Comics - Batwoman Annual #1

CBR – Rai #1 ( Plus Edition)

Talking Comics – Shadowman: End Times #1

Talking Comics – Silver Surfer #2

CBR – Southern Bastards #1

The Bibliomaniac – Young Avengers Vol. 1

Humble Bundle Launches Pay-What-You-Want Image Comics Bundle

Image_Comics_logo_largeI’ve been waiting for this to happen, but Humble Bundle and Image comics have teamed up for a new offering and promotion that’ll last two weeks. For those unfamiliar with Humble Bundle, customers name their price, splitting the proceeds as they choose between various possibilities, usually including Humble Bundle, the publisher participating, and a charity. This offering will benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. That means customers could give all the money to the CBLDF, to Image, or to Humble Bundle, or split it any way they choose. Usually, for those giving a higher than average amount, they also unlock other giveaways.

You can name your price for the following:

  • East of West Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta
  • Lazarus Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark
  • Morning Glories Vol. 1 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma
  • Fatale Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

For those who pay more than average, you’ll also receive:

  • Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
  • Revival Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
  • Chew Vol. 1 by John Layman and Rob Guillory

If you pay $15 or more you also get:

  • The Walking Dead Vol. 1
  • The Walking Dead Vol. 20

Not only do you get to help a great organization through this, but you get a hell of a lot of comics. Humble Bundle has raised $37 million for 20 different charities and non-profits, since it launched in 2010.

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