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Skybound and Humble Bundle’s Walking Dead Package

humble bundle walking deadHumble Bundle actually has two comic packages running today. Earlier we posted about the IDW/Transformers one, but Skybound is also in on the action with a package packed with comics from The Walking Dead and a few of their other series like Ghosted and Invincible.

Humble Bundle works by having individuals pledge whatever amount they want, split between various things. In this case it’s Humble Bundle, Skybound, and three different charities, Penny Harvest, Rett Syndrome Research Trust, and Indie Cade Foundation. You can give it all to one, just a few, or split among them all.

This has some interesting tiers too. If you pledge $40, you get a t-shirt, and volume 20 of The Walking Dead. For $65, you get a limited edition Negan figure.

This is a great way to get all kinds of cool stuff, and support a charity!

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IDW Celebrates SDCC with a Transformers Humble Bundle Deal

transformers humble bundleHere’s a bundle that’s “more than meets the eye.” Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing, under license from Hasbro, are kicking off San Diego Comic-Con with a digital comic collection of epic proportions. Customers can pay what they want while also supporting a child-focused charity in the Transformers Humble Bundle presented by IDW.

Customers can name their price for Transformers Classics, Volumes 1-4, featuring a digital reincarnation of 48 issues from the original comics. Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Vol. 1-4, Transformers: Autocracy and Transformers: Spotlight, Vol. 1. Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol. 1 and 2 and Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Vol. 1 and 2, bringing a total of nearly 100 comic book issues to the bundle.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the comic creators, Humble Bundle, and the determined charity, the Hasbro Children’s Fund. So, not only do you get some awesome comics, but you also get to support a charity as well!

The Transformers Humble Bundle runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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.

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IDW and Hasbro Auction a One of a Kind My Little Pony Comic for Charity

unnamedMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fast became the best-selling comic in IDW‘s history and last year the title reached a monumental milestone of selling over one million copies at retail. To celebrate the occasion, IDW and Hasbro collaborated on a very special promotion. In an unprecedented move, an extremely rare variant cover by fan-favorite Sara Richard of issue #12 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made, so rare it was limited to ONE copy total!

IDW and Hasbro are proud to announce that they are joining with Heritage Auctions, the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world, to auction both the one-of-a-kind issue and the original artwork by Richard, at Heritage’s Signature Auction, this August 7th. Proceeds of the auction will benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that provides children from around the world with life-threatening illnesses and their families a memorable and cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions.

The one-of-a-kind variant issue #12 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will be on view at Heritage Auctions booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

unnamed(1)How to Register & Bid Online (online bidding starts approximately July 18th)
1. For the Comic: http://comics.ha.com/itm/modern-age-1980-present-/humor/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-12-cover-b-sara-richard-1-million-edition-only-copy-produced-idw-publishing-2013-cgc-nm-96-white-pages/p/7097-136001.s
For the Original Art: http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/covers/sara-richard-my-little-pony-12-1-million-cover-b-original-art-group-idw-2014-/p/7097-136002.s
2. Click Join Now at top of page
3. Enter your email and confirm
4. Complete your membership login information
5. Bid!

Already Registered?
1. For the Comic: http://comics.ha.com/itm/modern-age-1980-present-/humor/my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-12-cover-b-sara-richard-1-million-edition-only-copy-produced-idw-publishing-2013-cgc-nm-96-white-pages/p/7097-136001.s
For the Original Art: http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/covers/sara-richard-my-little-pony-12-1-million-cover-b-original-art-group-idw-2014-/p/7097-136002.s
2. Be sure you are signed in at the top of the page
3. Click on your desired lot
4. Place bid
5. Click on MyBids often to watch your bids!

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week, getting us closer to San Diego Comic Con! The news was quiet over the holiday weekend, but here’s some interesting stuff you might have missed.

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CBR – ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Adds Two New Cast Members – Still waiting to hear folks apologize for jumping the gun during the first round of casting.

Bleeding Cool – Stephen Amell Is Raffling Off Two Arrow Statues For Charity – Very nice!

Kotaku – The Exo Suit Ushers In A New Age Of LEGO Space Exploration – Digging the use of the original planet with ship symbol.

Dynamite Celebrates 10 years with Humble Bundle

dynamite logoDynamite Entertainment is celebrating 10 years with a hell of a deal through Humble Bundle. Humble Bundle is an online “store” that allows you to pay what you want and then split the payment amongst Humble Bundle, the publisher (in this case Dynamite), and/or charities. This bundle supports Make-A-Wish, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Doctors Without Borders. You choose where your money goes!

The Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle features 118 issues across 17 comic book titles. Name your price for Project Superpowers Vol. 1, Vampirella Masters Vol. 1 & 2, Sherlock Holmes Vol. 1: The Trial of Sherlock Holmes, Chaos! #1, Vampirella vs. Fluffy, My Little Phony: A Brony Adventure and Cryptozoic Man #1-4, plus the entire collections of Amanda Hocking’s The Hollowland and The Mocking Dead. If you pay more than the average price you’ll also get Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry #1, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1-3, Pathfinder: Dark Waters Rising Vol. 1, Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues Vol. 1, Vampirella Masters Vol. 4 and Kevin Smith’s The Green Hornet Vol. 1 & 2, along with the complete George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards.

Pay $15 or more to get all of the above plus all 36 issues of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Vol. 1 and The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross.

Purchased separately, this instant comic collection would cost you up to $258, but you get to set the price!

These comics are available in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, Mobi and ePub, so they work on your computer, eBook readers and a wide array of mobile devices.

So chip in your $15 (or whatever you want) and get all these comics, and I’m sure more to come!

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What are you looking forward to? If you’re undecided, we’ve got our suggestions coming up in a few hours.

Around the Tubes

Total Film – Marvel’s Kevin Feige updates on Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thanos, Ant-Man, TV shows and Doctor Strange – There’s some solid info here.

CBLDF – Pakistani Political Cartoonist Mourns Free Expression – Sigh.

Kotaku – Magic: The Gathering Cards Designed By Star Video Game Designers – Very cool.

GamePolitics – Humble Store Generates $1 Million for Charities – Congrats!


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Fatale #23

CBR – The Manhattan Projects #21

Submissions for the Queer Press Grant are Now Open

Queer_Press_Grant_QPG_Logo_mail_chimpPrism Comics, the leading non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics, graphic novels, comics creators and readers, has announced the opening of submissions for the 2014 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, Prism’s annual grant to LGBT comics self-publishers.   The deadline for proposals is Monday, September 1, 2014. The Award is to be announced at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco October 4-5, 2014.

prism comicsPrism Comics offers an annual financial grant to help aspiring LGBT comics creators publish and promote their comics. The Queer Press Grant is funded by donations from readers, established creators with the desire to help those just starting out, and fans who want to see more LGBT stories get published.

Prism Comics will be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con July 24-27, 2014 (Booth #144). In addition to promoting and raising funds for the Queer Press Grant, Prism Comics will be presenting panels and offering portfolio review by noted comics professionals for comics creators and those interested in submitting for the Queer Press Grant.   Please check the Prism website in early July for a list of comics creators who are scheduled to do portfolio review and appear at the Prism Comics booth.

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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