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

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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!

 

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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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It’s a brand new week of comics! It was Toy Fair this past weekend. What stood out to you all?

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CBLDF – CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week! – Very nice!

Science Mag – Here’s what happens when you combine science with hip hop, comic books, and zombies – Nice.

 

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CBR – Guardians of the Galaxy #24

CBR – Harley Quinn Valentine’s Day Special #1

CBR – Nocturne: The Walled City Trilogy Volume 2

Talking Comics – Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1

The Beat – Princeless: The Pirate Princess #1

Talking Comics – Spider-Woman #4

The Guardian – Wrinkles

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New comic book day is tomorrow! What’s everyone looking forward to? If you’re undecided, we’ll have reviews and previews of the latest releases right here!

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ICv2 – Mattel CEO Resigns – Interesting….

The Beat – 8,669,000 graphic novels were sold in bookstores in 2014 – That’s a lot of graphic novels.

Spinoff Online – Ryan Reynolds Says ‘Deadpool’ Is ‘Happening the Right Way’ – Ignoring Wolverine Origins?

CBR – Fox Network Confirms Plans for An “X-Men” TV Series – Old news revisited…

CBLDF – Humble Comics Bundles: A Resounding Success! – Give people! And get comics!

 

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Talking Comics – Lumberjanes #10

Bleeding Cool – The Sculptor

The Outhousers – Transformers #37

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.

Archie Humble Bundle

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.

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

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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.

 

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