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Archie Comes to Humble Bundle

2015-01-21_1409Archie Comics makes its Humble Bundle debut with some of today’s most talked about titles featured in the latest comic book bundle. In addition to being the home to some of the world’s most recognizable characters, Archie has reinvented itself in recent years with a wide range of titles that appeal to readers of all ages, whether you grew up with Archie or are discovering his world for the first time.

This curated bundle features works by some of Archie’s biggest superstar talent, including Roberto Aguirre-SacasaFrancesco FrancavillaDean HaspielMark WaidDan ParentAlex SeguraFernando RuizIan Flynn and many more.

Customers can name their price for Afterlife With Archie Magazine #1The Fox: Freak MagnetSonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 1 and The Best of Archie Book One.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Death of ArchieArchie Meets KISSThe Best of Archie Book TwoChilling Adventures of Sabrina #1, and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 2.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Afterlife With Archie Vol. 1: Escape From RiverdaleArchie Comics Spectacular: Party TimeArchie: The Married Life Vol. 1, and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 3.

That’s just for starters with additional titles to be unveiled mid-promotion.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Archie Comics Bundle supports Hero Initiative, which creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics through legal action and education initiatives in support of the readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators of comics.

The Humble Archie Comics Bundle runs from now until Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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Comic Art Sale to Benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Dynamic Forces CEO Nick Barrucci is opening up some of his personal art collection to the public! It’s one-of-a-kind, original pieces of comic book art from some of the industry’s top names, including Tom Raney, Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, and Patrick Zircher! These pieces include pages from some of your favorite books, including The Outsiders, The Punisher, Uncanny X-Men, Ultimate Spider-Man, The Order, Robin, and more!

Barucci has been a fan of art collecting for many years, and has been picking up pieces for the past 30 years. This has led him to build up a collection of over 400 pages of art. While he contemplated selling off parts of his collection through art houses, he decided to offer it directly to fans.

Even better, part of all the sales benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The CBLDF is a non-profit organization who provides legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect the First Amendment rights of the readers, creators, retailers, publishers, and librarians of comics, manga, and graphic novels.

While orders will be randomly filled, it will be per artist.  Fans can order Mark Bagley pages and/or Patrick Zircher pages and/or Tom Raney and Scott Hanna pages.  Each random page will be available at $75.00 plus shipping and handling.

You can order art from Tom Raney and Scott Hanna here.

You can order art from Mark Bagley here.

You can order art from Patrick Zircher here.

Around the Tubes

Check out some of the news you might have missed before you decide what you’re getting at the comic shop tomorrow!

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – Announcing CBLDF Defender – A New Quarterly News Magazine! – Everyone, you should get this!

Reason – ‘You Don’t Have to Ask Permission’: Digital Platforms Breathe New Life Into Comics Industry – A good article about new business models in the comic industry.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Mortal Kombat X #2

CBR – No’Madd: City of Empty Towers

CBR – Star Wars #1

Comics Alliance – Star Wars #1

Comic Vine – Star Wars #1

Around the Tubes

Image Expo had all sorts of announcements yesterday, what stood out to you and has you excited?

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Has the great comic-con contraction begun? – Expect rough news like this over the year.

CBLDF – Stand Up for Free Speech: Publish Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoons – We support free speech.

CBLDF – A Moment of Speech: Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Cartoons – A good read.

CBLDF – Neil Gaiman Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack – A good read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Action Comics #38

Kotaku – Mortal Kombat X #1

Support the CBLDF and Reading With Pictures this #GivingTuesday

giving-tuesdayThe holiday season us upon us and the end of the year is coming soon, and that means it’s the second year of #GivingTuesday, highlighting charities and the need to support them through donations (which often are tax-deductible). December is usually the most important fundraising month for charities. Graphic Policy is asking you to support two worthy causes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Reading With Pictures.

The CBLDF receives more than a quarter of their annual budget in the year-end gifts from supporters like you. If you are still finalizing your charitable giving plans, we ask you to please consider their worthy efforts. Donations to CBLDF are fully tax-deductible in the year they are given.  Please help CBLDF continue their important work by making a donation today, either by giving a holiday gift of a signed graphic novel, becoming a member, or making a tax-deductible cash contribution.

All year round, the CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Their efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers.

If you give today, they’ll thank you with their #GivingTuesday edition of Defend Comics, a 54-page all-star anthology featuring stories by Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee, Jason Aaron and Moritat, Andy Diggle and Ben Templesmith, Terry Moore, Sergio Aragones and Mark Evanier, Evan Dorkin, Amy Chu and Shannon Wheeler, and many more! This anthology is only available on #GivingTuesday, December 2, until 12:00 a.m. PT.

You can find out more about what the CBLDF has done this past year and make a contribution today.

Reading With Pictures has become a major player in the field of visual literacy. Since their inception, they have:

  • Provided hundreds of professional development seminars in schools and at comic conferences around the country. These delivered practical advice and material assistance to educators and curriculum developers in their efforts to bring comics into the classroom.
  • Developed programming tracks for dozens of academic, educational and library conferences, comic conventions and literary festivals including the American Library Association, C2E2 and NYCC.
  • Gave numerous lectures in schools, universities and important professional conferences such as the International Reading Association.
  • Garnered major media attention from the Chicago Tribune company, G4 TV, Time Out Chicago, School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and Wired.com.
  • Built a 2000+ person network of educators, academics, cartoonists and librarians that we interact with on a regular basis through our website, mailing list, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Published Reading With Pictures: An Educational Comics Anthology, a proof-­‐of-­‐ concept book designed to demonstrate how comics can bridge the gap between entertainment and education. Nominated for two Harvey Awards for Best Anthology and Best Children’s Book, The Anthology was produced entirely through volunteer efforts and financed via donations secured through the crowdfunding website http://www.kickstarter.com.

You can contribute to Reading With Pictures here.

Please donate so these two worthy organizations can continue their good works.

Humble Bundle Kicks Off Halloween with the Humble Horror Book Bundle

‘Tis the season for terror in this chilling collection of horror books and comics. Humble Bundle has teamed with several of the leading publishers to kick off the Halloween season right with a variety of the most sought after horror books on the market. Customers can pay what they want while supporting charity and satisfying their craving for carnage all at once with the Humble Horror Book Bundle which includes works by such luminaries as Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Joss Whedon, Joe Hill, Max Brooks and many more.

Customers can name their price for Shadowman Vol. 4: Fear, Blood, and Shadows, Song of Kali, The Mocking Dead #1, Houses of the Holy, The Last Zombie, Zombies: The Recent Dead, plus two songs by band-on-the-rise, A Sound of Thunder. Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Buffy Omnibus Vol. 1, Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: The Dark Watch Vol. 1 & 2, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, Swan Song and Knights of Sidonia, Humble Bundle’s first ever manga title. Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, the Eisner award-winning Locke & Key Vol 1: Welcome To Lovecraft and the first two issues of the acclaimed series Afterlife with Archie.

That’s an amazing mix of comics, and a fantastic sampling for folks who enjoy horror, or want to see what various publishers have to offer.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the comic creators and charity. The Humble Horror Book Bundle supports the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund which defends first amendment rights of comic book professionals nationwide.

The Humble Horror Book Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

For those who don’t know what it is, Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $47 million toward charity to date.

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Dark Horse Launches a Star Wars Humble Bundle

These are the comics you’re looking for. Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to launch the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle today. Starting today, fans of the epic sci-fi franchise can pay what they want for up to $190 worth of digital comics, all while supporting a great cause.

Customers can pay what they want for Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago… Volume 1, Star Wars: Empire Volume 1 – Betrayal, Star Wars: Jedi Volume 1 – The Dark Side, Star Wars: Crimson Empire Volume 1, Star Wars: Darth Maul Death Sentence and Star Wars: Blood Ties – Jango and Boba Fett. Those who pay more than the average price will also unlock Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command, Star Wars: The Old Republic Volume 1 – Blood of the Empire, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 1 – Commencement, Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1 – Broken and Star Wars: Dark Times Volume 1 – The Path to Nowhere. Hardcore fans who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin, bringing this bundle to a total of 89 issues of Star Wars comics.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the comic creators and charity. The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle defies the dark side and supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Thanks to the generosity of the Humble Bundle community, more than $47 million has been contributed to more than 30 different causes to date.

The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle runs for two weeks and ends on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. PDT. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com/books

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Preview: CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014

CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014

Story By: VARIOUS
Art By: VARIOUS
Cover By: Michael Allred
Variant Cover By: Walter Simonson
Variant Cover By: Derek Charm
Price: $4.99
Diamond ID: AUG140571
Published: October 8, 2014

A COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND BENEFIT BOOK! “USED YOUR IMAGINATION LATELY?” Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers and free thinkers to this year’s CBLDF LIBERTY ANNUAL, compiled by former Marvel editor and ardent imaginaut LAUREN SANKOVITCH. Within the pages of this year’s Annual, a merry band of legendary creators has crafted 48 PAGES of THRILLING ADVENTURE, POWERFUL DRAMA, and GUT-BUSTING HILARITY that is not only ALL-NEW but ALL AGES! So grab your favorite life forms and gather ‘round for a series of tales to test the bounds of your imagination and celebrate our freedom to do so! All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years!

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New York Comic Con 2014: ComiXology Comes To NYCC 2014

comixology cbldfTake comics further this New York Comic Con 2014 (NYCC) as comiXology hosts an impressive line-up of panels loaded with special guests as well as Kindle Fire HDX and Fire 6 tablet giveaways. Also, don’t miss the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) party Saturday, October 11th, proudly sponsored by comiXology and Dynamite Entertainment, where there will be free food, drinks and even more giveaways! NYCC 2014 runs from Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

ComiXology will be joined on panels each day of NYCC by such comic industry tastemakers as The Bunker co-creator Joshua Fialkov, superstar creator Jimmy Palmiotti, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s Bill Jemas, Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor Calvin Reid, Oily Comics Publisher and TEOTFW creator Charles Forsman, BOOM! Box editor and Lumberjanes co-creator Shannon Watters, Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager Jen Vaughn, The Agency co-creators Bethany & Ruben Romero, Five Ghost co-creator Frank J. Barbiere, and Nelvana of the Northern Lights Publisher Hope Nicholson! ComiXology will also be giving away a Kindle Fire HDX or Fire 6 tablet to one lucky attendee at every panel.

Keep your Saturday night free during NYCC as comiXology co-sponsors the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund NYCC party with Dynamite Entertainment. The event is open to fans and professionals alike and will take place Saturday, October 11th, 8-10pm at Tir Na Nog – Time Square, 315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018. There will be free food, drinks, and prize giveaways throughout the evening. A suggested $10 admission fee will be collected at the door with all proceeds benefiting the great work of the CBLDF.

Here’s comiXology’s full schedule for New York Comic Con 2014:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th

PANEL:

ComiXology Submit: The Future of Self-Publishing
When: Thursday, October 9th, 6PM-6:45PM
Room: 1A21

To date, comiXology Submit has released over 2000 independent comic books, graphic novels & manga from celebrated indie creators like Shannon Wheeler, Becky Cloonan & more. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit) along with Submit breakout successes Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker co-creator), Charles Forsman (Oily Comics Publisher and TEOTFW creator), Bethany Ruben Romero (The Agency co-creators) for a tell-all discussion on how you too can create, submit & reach the ranks of comiXology Submit stardom! Moderated by comiXology’s Chip Mosher.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th

PANEL:

Comics: Where to begin?
When:  Friday, October 10th, 6PM – 6:45PM
Room: 1A21

Just getting into comics but not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join some of the industry’s biggest professionals as they dig into their vast comic knowledge to personally recommend series just right for you! Join comiXology co-founder & CEO David Steinberger as well as Bill Jemas (Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.), Calvin Reid (Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager), Shannon Watters (BOOM! Box Editor and Lumberjanes co-creator), Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts co-creator), with moderating by Chip Mosher (comiXology), as they guide you through the awesome world of comics!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th

PANEL:

ComiXology: Ask Me Anything
When: Saturday, October 11th, 5PM – 5:45PM
Room: 1A18

From how to publish your own comic book through comiXology Submit to a “how-to” on beginning your own successful start-up just like comiXology co-founders & panelists David Steinberger & John D. Roberts, ComiXology spills the beans on everything you’ve ever wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, LIFE & more! Moderated by comiXology’s marketing maven, Chip Mosher, this panel will answer your burning curiosities in a no-holds-barred Q & A of epic proportions!

PARTY:

ComiXology NYCC Party Benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Hosted in Part by Dynamite Entertainment
When: Saturday, October 11th, 8PM-10PM
Where: Tir Na Nog – Time Square, 315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Cost: Suggested $10 admission fee. (All door proceeds go to the CBDLF)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th

PANEL:

Successfully Crowdfund Your Comic
Time: Sunday, October 12th, 1:15PM – 2PM
Room: 1A01

Get in on the self-publishing revolution! From crowdfunding your own comic on Kickstarter to self-publishing with comiXology Submit, this is a panel you can’t miss. Join John D. Roberts (Director of comiXology Submit), Jen Vaughn (Fantagraphics Books Marketing Manager), Jimmy Palmiotti (multiple-Kickstarter success story), & Hope Nicholson (Nelvana of the Northern Lights Publisher) for an in-depth discussion that will give you the knowledge to successfully create, fund & promote your own comic! Moderated by comiXology’s Ivan Salazar.

Copyright vs. Creativity: Is Intellectual Property Reserved for the 1%?

Filmed at NYU School of Law on September 23, this panel asks whether copyright has lost one of its principle functions: to protect authors and original ideas. In the digital age, does copyright have a purpose beyond protecting corporations from illegal copying and file sharing? The panel featured:

  • Jörg Tittel, author of the recently released Ricky Rouse Has a Gun
  • Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
  • Christopher Sprigman, Professor of Law, Author of The Knockoff Economy
  • Barton Beebe, John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law

An interesting discussion and well worth watching for anyone in the comic industry.

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