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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.

Image Comics re-teams with Humble Bundle for its first comics bundle of 2015

image humble bundle 2After leading the charge as Humble Bundle‘s very first comic book bundle, Image Comics is once again partnering with the digital distributor to start the new year off with an even bigger bundle bursting with some of today’s hottest titles in Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts.

In addition to being the home to some of comics’ most acclaimed series, Image has become a popular destination for today’s most sought after and award-winning talent. This latest bundle boasts works by some of the industry’s biggest superstars including Robert Kirkman, Jonathan Hickman, Brian K. Vaughan, Scott Snyder, Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, Fiona Staples, Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Steve Epting, Sean Phillips, Chip Zdarsky, Jock, and many more.

Customers can name their price for the Image Expo 2015 Preview Book, Alex + Ada Vol. 1, Deadly Class Vol. 1, C.O.W.L Vol. 1, Elephantmen 2260 Vol. 1, Minimum Wage Vol. 1, God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1, Satellite Sam Vol. 1, and Genius #1-5.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Manhattan Projects Book One (#1-10), The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1, The Fuse Vol. 1, Velvet Vol. 1, Sex Criminals Vol. 1, Wytches #1, and The Walking Dead Vol. 22: A New Beginning.

Customers who pay $18 or more will receive all of the above plus The Walking Dead Compendium One (#1-48), Saga Book One (#1-18) and East of West: The World.

Beginning this Friday, every day at 2 p.m. Pacific time throughout the promotion, a digital comic book will be made available as a FREE download for fans to sample what kind of comics Image has to offer. This will kick off with a complimentary digital copy of ODY-C #1 by Matt Fraction and Christian Ward.

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. Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts supports the 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.

Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts runs from now until Wednesday, January 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Around the Tubes

And that’s it for 2014! Hope everyone has a great new year and remember, it’s still new comic day!

Around the Tubes

GamePolitics – Justice Elena Kagan Questions Her Decision in ‘Brown v. EMA’ – So, she doesn’t like free speech? This case was an easy one actually.

CNBC – Why comic books are big business – An interesting read. Hopefully we don’t see another 90s boom/bust.

CBR – ‘Hawkeye’ merch raises over $2K for anti-violence charity – Great news!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Injustice: Year Three #14

Humble Bundle’s Community Donates $50 Million for Charity

Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want digital distributor, has announced that its community has contributed more than $50 million for charitable causes to date. Since 2010, Humble Bundle has curated digital video game bundles and has put the power in the hands of the consumer, letting customers name their price and choose how their purchase dollars are allocated — between Humble Bundle, the game developers and charity.

The Humble Bundle community has helped provide funding for more than 50 charitable organizations, including Child’s Play Charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Red Cross, charity: water and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. These contributions have helped people with disabilities enjoy games, provided emergency medical aid, funded health care, brought books to schools in Africa, brought clean water to developing countries and much more.

Humble Bundle has since expanded its offerings by including mobile games, audiobooks and e-books. In 2013, the Humble Store was launched, offering digital games at deep discounts. Ten percent of all Humble Store purchases support select charities. The Humble Store met its $1 million for charity milestone in June 2014.

Artists Against Police Brutality, a Comic Anthology for Charity. Call for Submissions

Comics are a powerful tool bringing together stories and images unlike any other medium out there. They also have a history of taking on social and political issues since their beginning, especially those contrary to the status-quo. With the militarization of the police, and excessive force used by the police, in the news, it’s natural for a group of comic creators to band together to add their voice to the growing protests across the country.

APB: Artists against Police Brutality is a new comic book anthology with one primary goal: show pictures and tell stories that get people talking. The anthology is looking for submissions to add their voice to it.

They are looking for artists across the disciplines to lend their talents and critical eye for this artistic examination of the US justice system and its treatment of communities of color. They are looking for personal stories, biographies, sociopolitical and historical analysis that shed a light on shared experiences across these communities, not just to act as an echo chamber, but to be used to change minds outside of these communities.

APB will be a black and white book that collects these stories. While primarily a comic book project, they will also consider following:

One- and two-row comic strips
Pin-ups and spot illustrations
Prose stories
(whatever the genre; up to 1,500 words) and analytical essays (personal, sociopolitical, historical; up to 2,000 words)

The main goal is to encourage people to talk about the persistent problems facing this country in terms of race and the justice system in an accessible and powerful medium.

From their release:

We’ve all seen the pictures. A six-year-old Ruby Bridges being escorted by U.S. marshals on her first day at an all-white, New Orleans school in 1960. A police dog attacking a demonstrator in Birmingham. Fire hoses turned on protesters. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing a crowd on the National Mall. These pictures were printed in papers, flashed across television screens, and helped to change the laws of this Nation…but not all of the attitudes.

We’ve all seen the pictures. Michael Brown lying face down in a pool of his own blood for hours. Protesters with their hands up, facing down militarized policemen. We’ve also seen the videos. Eric Garner choked to death. John Crawford III shot down in Walmart for carrying a toy gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice gunned down in broad daylight for the same reason.

This time, the pictures and videos aren’t doing much to change things; if anything, they are a repeated reminder of how worthless black and brown lives are to the justice system. So we need conversations to go along with the pictures, and we’re sending out an APB to artists and writers to help jump start those conversations.

APB: Artists against Police Brutality will be edited by Bill Campbell, John Jennings, and Jason Rodriguez and will be published by Rosarium Publishing. The proceeds for this project will be donated to the Innocence Project.

You can get more information here, or email artistsagainstpolicebrutality@gmail.com.

Humble Bundle and Dynamite Re-team for a Big Bundle in Time for the Holidays

2014-12-10_1616Humble Bundle is teaming with Dynamite Entertainment for a second time. Their original Humble Bundle comic package was released this past summer and was able to raise over $100,000.00 during The Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle in July.

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.

The Humble Dynamite MEGA Holidays Bundle supports Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, Make-A-Wish, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund which defends first amendment rights of comic book professionals nationwide.

Dynamite has some of comics’ hottest licenses and original properties, and this go-round they will be pulling out all the stops with top tier titles such as Bob’s Burgers, The Twilight Zone, and the highly anticipated Django/Zorro crossover, which is co-authored by the inimitable Quentin Tarantino with Award-Winning writer Matt Wagner. In addition, this bundle boasts works by some of the industry’s biggest superstars including Mark Waid, Darick Robertson, Garth Ennis, Gail Simone, Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, J. Michael Straczynski, David Mack, Howard Chaykin, Bill Willingham, Sean Phillips, Tim Seeley, Chuck Dixon, Andy Diggle, Duane Swierczynski, Joshua Hale Fialkov and many more fantastic writers and artists.

Fans who choose to pay what they want for the Dynamite Bundle will receive 56 comics with a value of over $200 which includes Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #1, Dead Irons #1-4, Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 1, Devilers #1-2, Hack/Slash/Eva: Monster’s Ball #1-4, Doodle Jump #1, Alice Cooper #1, Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet #1-3, Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! #1-6, Red Sonja: She Devil with a Sword #0-6, Chaos! #2-3, Legenderry #4-5, Pathfinder Vol. 2: Of Tooth and Claw, Dark Shadows: Year One #1-6, Queen Sonja #1-2, The Warriors #1-4, and Ex-Con #1.

Fans who beat the average price will also receive 105 comics total with a combined value of over $380 including Living Corpse Omnibus, Doodle Jump #2, Dean Koontz: Frankenstein – Prodigal Son, Curse of the Wendigo, Monster War #1-4, Devilers #3-4, Twilight Zone #1-4, Uncanny #1, Alice Cooper #2, Mark Waid’s Green Hornet #4-6, Red Sonja Vol. 2, Pathfinder Vol. 2: Tooth and Claw, Kirby Genesis #0-8, Shaft #1, and Jim Butcher: Dresden War Cry #1-3.

Super fans who support Dynamite’s comics and creators by spending $15 or more will receive 143 comics total with a combined value of over $600 will receive all of the above, PLUS Zorro Vol. 1, The Complete Dracula, The Romita Legacy, The Boys: Definitive Edition Vol. 1, and The Heart of the Beast Graphic Novel 20th Anniversary Edition.

Customers who buy the bundle will receive the first three issues of Bob’s Burgers and can share the first issue with a friend, by utilizing theirr gifting promotion. Those who refer this bundle to a friend will be rewarded with a copy of the first issue of the Django/Zorro crossover.

In addition, for those who wish to sample Dynamite’s diverse line, every day at 2:00pm EST throughout the promotion, a digital comic book will be made available as a free download to fans, kicking off with a free digital copy of Red Sonja #7 written by fan-favorite author Gail Simone.

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

To date Humble Bundle has raised over 49 million dollars for charities around the world. The Humble Dynamite MEGA Holidays Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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.

My Little Pony Humble Bundle

my little pony humble bundleAfter the success of the Humble Transformers Bundle, which raised over $67,000 for charity this summer, Humble Bundle, IDW Publishing and Hasbro, Inc. are working together once again to bring you the My Little Pony Humble Comics Bundle.  Customers can name their price for up to 50 issues of My Little Pony comics, all while supporting a child-focused charity.

My Little Pony: Friends Forever #1-10 and My Little Pony: Micro Series #1-5 will be available for a cost of the customers choosing. Those who pay more than the average price will also unlock My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1-12 and My Little Pony: Micro Series #6-10. If customers pay $15 or more, they’ll receive all the titles just mentioned, plus My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #13-23 and My Little Pony: Animated, Vol. 1 and 2, bringing the bundle to a grand total of 50 issues.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated. Buyers of the MY LITTLE PONY Humble Comics Bundle can specify the portion of the purchase price that they want to pay in support of the Hasbro Children’s Fund, which is dedicated to empowering childhood by bringing “the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service” into the lives of the children who need it most.

The My Little Pony Humble Comics Bundle runs for two weeks and ends on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST.

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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