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Dynamite Kicks off Third Groupees Bundle

Groupees LogoDynamite Entertainment and Groupees LLC are teaming up for their third book bundle promotion that will once again allow comic fans, and potential new fans, the chance to purchase 70 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power. The Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees bundle marks the third time the two companies have worked together. Dynamite and Groupees will also feature – for the first time – a unique “Premium Mystery Box” of high-end collectible items for customers who pledge at the $50 tier or higher with the full digital comics package. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry’s most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion began Tuesday, July 28th.

In the Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees bundle, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide. The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with a $1.00 minimum pledge which helps new fans discover some of Dynamite’s best-selling titles including Game of Thrones #1! Fans can increase the title count by pledging at least in the $5.00 tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum pledge or more to help support the Dynamite line of titles. While customers who make a pledge of $50.00 or more will receive not only the digital comics, but also a unique “Premium Mystery Box” of 4 Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics MSRP’ing at over $200 sent to the address they provide.

For those who participate in the “Pay What You Want” initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top 10 contributors with a greater package of Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics.

Here is the breakdown:

#1 Contributor – $1,000.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#2 Contributor – $800.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#3 Contributor – $700.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#4 Contributor – $600.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#5 Contributor – $500.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#6 – #10 Contributors – $400.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)

Additionally, there are several Group Bonuses which will be unlocked for all consumers to enjoy when the overall orders reach certain thresholds regardless of which package you purchase. The first 4 will be revealed with the thresholds as the promotion begins. All fans need to do is check out the bundle to see the Group Bonuses, which will bring the total amount of books to at least 78 should all be “unlocked”.

The $1.00 Minimum Tier features the debut issue of Dynamite’s comic book adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s New York Times Best-selling Game of Thrones series along with the special Swords of Sorrow Chaos Prelude from writer Mairghread Scott and artist Mirka Andolfo in addition to more swashbuckling stories for a total of 13 comics:

  • Game Of Thrones #1
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Chaos Prelude One Shot
  • Thulsa Doom #1 – 4
  • Blackbeard #1 – 6
  • Lord of the Jungle Annual #1

The $5.00 Minimum Tier features 27 additional comics – for a total of 41 comics – by some of the industry’s most beloved creators, like G. Willow Wilson, Erica Schultz, Nancy A. Collins, Frank Cho, and more:

  • Game Of Thrones #2
  • Thunda #1 – 5
  • Warlord Of Mars #0
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Vampirella / Jennifer Blood #1 – 2
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Masquerade/Kato One Shot
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris/Irene Adler #1 – 2
  • Swords Of Sorrow: Lady Zorro/Black Sparrow One Shot
  • Athena #1 – 4
  • Red Sonja #0
  • Kirby: Genesis – Dragons Bane #1 – 4
  • Jungle Girl: Season Two #1 – 5

Finally, the $10.00 Minimum Tier features an ADDITIONAL 29 comics – for a total of 70 comics – by New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher, comic industry legend Ron Marz, fan-favorite creators Gail Simone and Jim Zub:

  • Dejah Thoris #1 – 5
  • John Carter: Warlord Of Mars #1 – 6
  • Red Sonja #36 – 40
  • Pathfinder City of Secrets #1 – 6
  • Swords of Sorrow #1 – 3
  • Dresden Files: Storm Front Volume Two #1 – 4

Part of the proceeds from the Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees Bundle will contribute 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.

Preview: Punks: The Comic – CBLDF Special

Punks: The Comic – CBLDF Special

Story By: Joshua Hale Fialkov
Art By: Kody Chamberlain
Cover By: Kody Chamberlain
Price: $4.99
Diamond ID: FEB150507
Published: July 1, 2015

EVERY RULE OF THE COMIC CODE WILL BE BROKEN IN THESE 32 PAGES. To say thanks for the assured mutual destruction, 20% of all profits will be donated to the CBLDF. Help support an amazing cause and be seduced by the innocent. Or corrupted by the corrupt. Either/or.

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SDCC 2015: Kick it Off with the CBLDF Welcome Party, presented by Image Comics and ComiXology

cbldfKick-off San Diego Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, July 24, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives. RSVP here.

Meet great creators: Every year the greatest creators in comics drop in at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Confirmed attendees so far this year include Scott Snyder, Jock, Jeff Lemire, Kieron Gillen, Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, Tim Seeley, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jonathan Hickman, Joshua Williamson and even more are expected to drop in over the course of the night.

Get the exclusive goods: The first 200 attendees will receive a free gift bag, with exclusive items from Image Comics, McFarlane Toys, comiXology, and CBLDF. RSVP here.

Smell awesome at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab/Trading Post: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be debuting their Profanities series, with a selection of limited edition Expletives that will only be available at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Proceeds from every sale at the CBLDF Welcome Party benefit CBLDF.

Get first dibs on CBLDF exclusives: CBLDF has been working hard to put together an exclusive assortment for Comic-Con attendees. We have an all-new tote bag featuring art by the terrific Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit); an embroidered Comic-Con souvenir patch and new CBLDF t-shirt, both designed by Brian Wood (Starve); and the CBLDF-exclusive variant of Star Trek Green Lantern from IDW Publishing and DC Comics.

Preview the incredible items in CBLDF’s Comic-Con auction: Get a first look at the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, including pieces by Jim Lee, Kelley Jones, Jeff Smith, Matt Kindt, Gilbert Hernandez, J. Scott Campbell, Herb Trimpe, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Ruth, Ray Fawkes, Tyler Crook, and many more.

Get new Neil Gaiman art from Neverwear: Neverwear has an ever-growing line of items based on the works of author Neil Gaiman and is an ardent supporter of CBLDF. Neverwear will support the Fund at the SDCC Welcome Party by premiering “Hope,” a new print by Chris Ridell, along with classic designs by David Mack, Jim Lee, Olivia, and Jouni Koponen. Proceeds from sales at the CBLDF Welcome Party benefit CBLDF.

Come support free speech and experience the best of Comic-Con at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party, Thursday, July 24, at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101), from 8:00 – 11:00 PM! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-members: Suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please. You can RSVP here.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow! We’ve got reviews up already and lots of previews. Expect even more today including our picks for the week! Until then, here’s news from around the web you might have missed.

Around the Tubes

Comics Alliance – NECA’s ‘Batman Returns’ Penguin is Disgustingly Awesome – This looks awesome.

CBLDF – CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course – Good!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Nothing But Comics – Transference #1

The Outhousers – Transference #1

Dynamite and StoryBundle Launch the First Ever Bundle of Omnibus Editions

dynamite-logoDynamite Entertainment and StoryBundle have launched a brand-new graphic novel promotion that will allow readers to purchase over 4,000 pages’ worth of digital Dynamite Entertainment stories with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power beginning at $5.00. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to two very important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The bundle promotion is currently running.

story-bundle-brandStoryBundle will offer a fixed set of Dynamite graphic novel omnibus editions in a bundle, available only for a limited time. Fans and newcomers are empowered to decide their own value for each bundle. Additional books will be unlocked when the purchaser achieves the bonus threshold. StoryBundle has already sold hundreds of thousands of books through its popular horror, fantasy, video game and sci-fi book bundles, and welcomes its huge audience to expand their reading experience to include newly-offered Dynamite digital stories.

The first tier of the all-new Dynamite StoryBundle, unlocked with a minimum purchase, includes the following omnibus editions, and comprises over 1,800 pages of graphic novel storytelling:

  • Jungle Girl Omnibus (collecting the complete Season One and Season Two miniseries)
  • Project Superpowers: Chapter Two Omnibus (collecting issues #0-12 of the series)
  • Vampirella Omnibus Vol. 1 (collecting issues #1-12 of the first series)
  • Red Sonja Omnibus Vol. 2 (collecting issues #19-34 of the first series)
  • Zorro Omnibus (collecting issues #1-12 of the series)
  • Miss Fury Omnibus (collecting issues #1-11 of the series)
  • Twilight Zone Omnibus (comprising issues #1-12 of the series)

The second tier of the Dynamite StoryBundle, unlocked upon reaching a $15.00 threshold, includes the following omnibus editions, increasing the total page count to over 4,000:

  • Mercy Thompson Omnibus (comprising the complete Alpha & Omega: Cry Wolf and Homecoming miniseries)
  • Dean Koontz: Frankenstein, Prodigal Son Omnibus (comprising the complete Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 miniseries)
  • Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files Omnibus (comprising the complete Fool Moon Vol. 1 and Welcome To The Jungle miniseries)
  • Blood Queen Omnibus (comprising the complete Blood Queen and Blood Queen Vs. Dracula miniseries, plus the 2014 Annual)
  • Damsels Omnibus (comprising issues #1-13 of the series)
  • Black Bat Omnibus (comprising issues #1-12 of the series)
  • Dark Shadows Omnibus (comprising issues #1-9 of the series)
  • Sherlock Holmes Omnibus (comprising the complete Trial Of Sherlock Holmes and Morarty Lives miniseries)

Part of the proceeds from the Dynamite StoryBundle promotion will contribute to two charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is 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. Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls, dedicated to providing the guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, and write their way to a better future.

Preview: The CBLDF Presents: Elephantmen: Shots #1

The CBLDF Presents: Elephantmen: Shots #1

Story By: Richard Starkings
Art By: Dougie Braithwaite
Art By: Ian Churchill
Art By: Boo Cook
Art By: Shaky Kane
Art By: Moritat
Art By: Tim Sale
Art By: Dave Sim
Cover By: J Scott Campbell
Variant Cover By: Tim Sale
Variant Cover By: Boo Cook
Price: $5.99
Diamond ID: MAR150521
Published: May 27, 2015

Led by TIM SALE’S 9 page WHEN THE NIGHT COMES story, this special collects all the ELEPHANTMEN strips from HERO COMICS, LIBERTY COMICS and THE THOUGHT BUBBLE ANTHOLOGY. Features the hard to find JUDGE DREDD, STRONTIUM DOG and MARINE MAN crossovers and beautiful covers by J SCOTT CAMPBELL and TIM SALE! All proceeds go to the CBLDF!

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Around the Tubes

Check out some news and reviews from around the web you might have missed in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – Muslims, Charlie Hebdo Counter Geller’s Divisive Narrative – Bravo!

The Beat – Oliveros steps down at D&Q as Burns is named publisher – Good luck to all.

The Spire – Comics: Fix Your Solicitations! – Some very good points.

TribLive News – Comic book writer bolsters Ford City Library’s collection – Awesome to see this.

JTA – ‘Maus’ author slams Pamela Geller group, lauds Charlie Hebdo – He’s correct.

CBLDF – CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy – And we support the CBLDF!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Airboy #1

The Beat – Sons of the Devil #1

Comicosity – Swords of Sorrow #1

Dynamite Returns to Groupees for a New Charity Bundle

Shaft02-Cov-A-CowanDynamite Entertainment has announced that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host a new comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 75 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry’s most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Through the Groupees program, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide. The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with the dollar minimum investment, but consumers can double their take by reaching the $5.00 second tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum investment.

For those who participate in the “Pay What You Want” initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top five contributors with special prizes. The Top Prize contributor will receive the original cover artwork to Masks #5 by comic book superstar Jae Lee. The second-highest contributor will receive an original illustration of him- or herself as a zombie, measuring 11″ by 17″ and illustrated by Ken Haeser. The third through fifth-highest contributors will each receive a headshot of the contributor as a zombie, also by Ken Haeser. Additionally, top-secret Group Bonuses will be unlocked for all consumers to enjoy when the overall orders reach certain thresholds.

The $1.00 Minimum Tier features pulp intrigue, beauties and beasts, tough-talkin’ private eyes, and mind-blowing horror, courtesy of some of the comic industry’s brightest stars! This accessible bundle includes 24 comics:

  • Dawn/Vampirella #2
  • Evil Ernie #1-#6
  • Jungle Girl: Season One #0-#5
  • Masquerade #1-#4
  • Shaft #2
  • The Spider #7-#12

The $5.00 Minimum Tier features 24 comics by the mainstream’s most beloved authors and movie directors. This bundle includes:

  • Alice Cooper #4
  • Blood Queen #1
  • Bob’s Burgers #3
  • Django/Zorro #3
  • Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #4-#6
  • Kevin Smith’s Kato #1-#5
  • Pathfinder #7-#12
  • Project Superpowers: Blackcross #2
  • Purgatori #5-#6
  • Vampirella: Feary Tales #3-#5

Finally, the $10.00 Minimum Tier features 31 comic books by industry legends.

  • American Flagg! #1-#6
  • Army of Darkness: Ashes To Ashes #1-#4
  • Legenderry: Green Hornet #1-#2
  • Legenderry: Red Sonja #1-#2
  • Legenderry: Vampirella #2
  • Queen Sonja #1-#5
  • Super Zombies #1-#5
  • The Living Corpse: Exhumed #1-#6

Part of the proceeds from the Dynamite Groupees Bundle will contribute 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.

Storybundle Launches First Ever Digital Comics Bundle

story-bundle-brandDynamite Entertainment has announced that StoryBundle, a unique literature bundling site known for its support of indie authors, will host – for the first time ever – a comic book bundle promotion that allows readers to purchase almost 100 digital Dynamite comics and graphic novels with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power beginning at $5.00.  A portion of proceeds will be contributed to two very important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The bundle promotion will begin Wednesday, April 8th, on the website StoryBundle.com.

dynamite-logoStoryBundle will offer a fixed set of Dynamite comic books, graphic novel collections, and art books in a bundle, available only for a limited time. Fans and newcomers will decide their own value for each bundle. Bonus books are unlocked when the purchaser achieves certain bonus thresholds. StoryBundle has already sold hundreds of thousands of books through its popular horror, fantasy, video game and sci-fi book bundles, and for the first time ever, welcomes its huge audience to experience the four-color adventures of Dynamite digital comics.

The Dynamite Bundle includes the following collections, comprising over 2,800 pages of comic book storytelling:

  • Amanda Hocking’s The Hollows: A Hollowland Graphic Novel
  • The Art of Ramona Fradon
  • The Complete Alice in Wonderland
  • Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry
  • Gail Simone’s Red Sonja Vol. 1: The Queen of Plagues
  • Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure (by Bill Willingham)
  • Legends of Red Sonja
  • Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 1
  • Project Superpowers Vol. 1
  • Red Sonja Unchained
  • Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword Omnibus Vol. 1
  • The Essential Painkiller Jane
  • Vampirella Vol. 1: Our Lady of Shadows by Nancy A. Collins

In addition to the graphic novel collections and art book, Dynamite will give readers a taste of several new releases with single comic book issues, including:

  • A Game of Thrones #1
  • Bob’s Burgers #1
  • The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #1 – #5
  • Jungle Girl: Season Three #1
  • Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro #1
  • Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1
  • Reanimator #1

Part of the proceeds from the first-ever Dynamite StoryBundle promotion will contribute to the charitable organizations Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is 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. Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls, dedicated to providing the guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, and write their way to a better future.

The CBLDF Presents: Elephantmen: Shots

Image Comics and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) join forces once again to bring readers an Elephantmen one-shot collection in Shots #1, written by Richard Starkings and drawn by Dougie Braithwaite, Ian Churchill, Boo Cook, Shaky Kane, Moritat, Tim Sale, and Dave Sim. The proceeds of this book will go toward helping protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers.

Led by Tim Sale’s nine-page “When the Night Comes,” this special Elephantmen: Shots #1 collects all the Elephantmen strips from Hero Comics, Liberty, and The Thought Bubble Anthology. The collection also features the hard-to-find Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, and Marine Man crossovers and beautiful covers by J. Scott Campbell and Tim Sale!

All proceeds earned from Elephantmen: Shots #1 will go toward supporting the CBLDF’s important work defending the rights on which our community depends.

In a release Starkings said:

I’m sure I wasn’t the only comic book creator affected by the Charlie Hebdo massacre earlier this year. It was a deeply shocking and terrifying event that sent ripples throughout the cartooning world. It really made me realize the importance of supporting organizations like the CBLDF, who stand vigilant for cartoonists whether there’s a traumatic event capturing our attention or not. I counted up the strips that we’d produced for The Hero Initiative, Thought Bubble and, of course CBLDF’s own Liberty Annual and decided that, rather than do nothing but worry, I could put out a special issue of Elephantmen to benefit the CBLDF. Eric Stephenson at Image Comics agreed and… voila!

Elephantmen: Shots #1 arrives in stores on May 27.

CBLDF PRESENTS Elephantment Shots

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