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Humble Bundle: Save on Peanuts Books + Donate to Charity

2015-11-04_1646Fantagraphics has teamed up with Humble Bundle to offer a downloadable collection of classic Peanuts comics. Just in time for the holidays, these books make a great gift. You’ll get to name your price and donate to a worthy cause at the same time.

Humble Bundle allows you to name your price, and if you pay more than the average, you unlock additional content. This bundle gets you DRM-Free digital downloads that will work with mobile devices.

On top of getting lots of great comics digitally, you also help support charity by dividing the price you spent between the creators and the charities.

In this case, the bundle benefits the Freedom of the Press Foundation as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Freedom of the Press Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government. Freedom of the Press Foundation pushes for transparency and accountability, and works to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the press under the First Amendment.

CBLDF is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Their work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. They monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. They create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day CBLDF publishes news & information about censorship events as they happen. They are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Their expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support their work!

Contribute today to get cool comics and support some great charities!

Humble Bundle Gets an Army of Darkness Dynamite Comics Bundle

Layout 1Dynamite Entertainment has unleashed the Army of Darkness comics into one giant-size Humble Bundle featuring more issues than you can shake a boomstick at. Based on the 1992 cult classic movie from visionary director Sam Raimi starring Bruce Campbell as “Ash,” this collection of comics continues the adventures of Ash, the “chosen one,” as he does battle with the deadites possessed by the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead.

The stories bundled here feature legendary crossovers with other icons of the horror genre including Re-Animator, Dracula, and Hack/Slash – not to mention a groovy guest spot as Ash saves President Barack Obama. When he’s not bailing out the commander in chief, follow Ash on his many misadventures as he goes from ancient Egypt to entering a video game, blasts off into SPAAAACE, not to mention his scariest destination of all – the altar.

This bundle is also packed with star power featuring some of comics’ biggest names including Cullen Bunn, Steve Niles, Nick Bradshaw, Sanford Greene, Andy Hartnell, and even The Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman, plus many more.

Check out the “dynamite” comics in this bundle at each threshold!

Customers can name their price for:

  • Army Of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes
  • Army Of Darkness Vs. Re-Animator
  • Army Of Darkness: Old School
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash Vs. The Classic Monsters
  • Ash And The Army Of Darkness

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:

  • Army Of Darkness Vs. Hack/Slash
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama
  • Army Of Darkness: From The Ashes
  • Army Of Darkness: The Long Road Home
  • Army Of Darkness: Home Sweet Hell
  • Army Of Darkness: Hellbillies And Deadnecks
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash Gets Hitched

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus:

  • Army Of Darkness: League Of Light, Assemble!
  • Army Of Darkness: Movie Adaptation
  • Army Of Darkness Vol. 1: Hail To The Queen, Baby
  • Army Of Darkness Vol. 2: The King Is Dead, Long Live The Queen
  • Army Of Darkness: Ash In Space.

In total, there are 92 comics bundled here to help commemorate 1992 – the year that the Army of Darkness movie first hit theaters!

The first taste is free as each day throughout the promotion, fans can sample the content as Ash brings some “sugar” with a new FREE comic at 2 p.m. Pacific time daily.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. Humble Comics Bundle: Army of Darkness supports three worthy causes:

  • Doctors Without Borders/MSF
  • Make-A-Wish International
  • Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Humble Comics Bundle: Army of Darkness runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Creators Support Banned Books Week With Forbidden Comics Bundle!

2015-09-23_2120In preparation of Banned Books Week, Humble Bundle is offering an assortment of comics, as well as authors, that have been challenged and in some cases banned. Many notable creators are represented here, including Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Jeff Lemire, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis, Cory Doctorow, Jock, Kevin O’Neill, the Hernandez Brothers, Julie Doucet, and more. With the help of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), this bundle was curated to be representative of the comics that need protection under the First Amendment. Free from censorship, a wide range of titles from award-winning creators are offered in honor of the week that celebrates them.

Banned Books Week, Humble BundleCustomers can name their price for Maggie the Mechanic (Love & Rockets)The Frank BookLeague of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 3CBLDF Presents: LibertyMadame Paul Affair, and Bone Vol. 1.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Little ManThe Boys: HerogasmHeartbreak Soup (Love & Rockets)SideScrollersBarefoot Gen Vol 1: A Cartoon Story of HiroshimaEssex County, andElfquest: The Final Quest Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Not Funny HahaWytches Vol. 1and Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free (Audiobook).

Even more controversial titles to be added mid-promotion on September 30, 2015.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. Humble Comics Bundle: Forbidden Comics Supporting Banned Books Week supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Humble Comics Bundle: Forbidden Comics Supporting Banned Books Week runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! We’ll have our picks as to what you should get in a few hours, and of course we have reviews and previews to help you out. The first of our post SPX coverage will be up today as well!

Until then, here’s some comic book news from around the web you might enjoy!

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – Kickstarter Reorganizes – Does it being a “Public Benefit Corporation” now mean they won’t profit over the scam projects, and maybe take responsibility for the fraud that occurs on their platform?

CBLDF – Banned Books Week 2015: CBLDF RESOURCES! – Some handy resources!

CBR – AMC Looks for Dismissal of Darabont’s Contract Claims in “Walking Dead” Lawsuit – Not really surprising, pretty standard.

CBR – The Mission: The Batman, America’s Black Youth, and Dark Nights Ahead – As always, Joe is a great read. Definitely check out what he has to say.


Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – Cognetic #1

CBR – Jem and the Holograms #7

Get Neil Gaiman Rarities on Humble Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

Humble Bundle2015-09-10_1554 has teamed up with author Neil Gaiman to make some of his rarest and most sought after works available digitally for the first time ever. The works featured here range from books published early in Gaiman’s career turned collector’s item, never collected works from anthologies, barely published books with small prints runs, or never published at all. This includes short stories, essays, comics, music biography, poems, teleplays, prose fiction, and even lyrics and speeches. If it’s in this bundle, chances are you’ve never read it.

Customers can name their price for Adventures in the Dream Trade (essays, poems, lyrics, and original AMERICAN GODS blog), Gods & Tulips (controversial 1993 speech, an essay on running signings, and a speech on comics), Free Speeches (speeches by Neil, Frank Miller, and others), Being An Account of the Life and Death of the Emperor Heliogabolous (24 hour comic, written & drawn by Neil Gaiman), and Angels & Visitations (first collection of prose fiction, nonfiction, and poetry).

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Ghastly Beyond Belief (Neil’s rare & never republished second book of oddball quotes), Day of the Dead (fully annotated Babylon 5 script), An Honest Answer & Other Stories (collaboration with Bryan Talbot and Dave McKean), Feeders & Eaters & Other Stories (collaborations with Mark Buckingham, including a comic about Alan Moore), Sweeney Todd & Other Stories (Neil’s lost, unfinished, never republished graphic novel with Michael Zulli), Neil Dreams (short comics of dreams, by and about Neil done by & with Rick Veitch), and the two controversial UK comics anthologies Outrageous Tales From The Old Testament, and Seven Deadly Sins, which also feature contributions from Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Dave McKean, Bryan Talbot and more!

Customers who pay above the average price by $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Duran Duran (never before republished, rare debut book), Manuscript Found In A Milk Bottle (never before reprinted short story with brand new intro), Love, Fishie (poems by Neil & Maddy Gaiman, limited edition of 100), and A Little Gold Book of Ghastly Stuff (out of print and collectible book of short fiction, essays, and poems — many never before reprinted).

Even more rarities to be added mid-promotion on September 16.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. Humble Comics Bundle: Neil Gaiman Rarities supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Moth Education Program. All of Neil Gaiman’s personal proceeds from this bundle will benefit The Gaiman Foundation, a private foundation that funds free speech, education, and civil rights charities.

Humble Comics Bundle: Neil Gaiman Rarities runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

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It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s got everyone excited this week?

We’ll have our picks in a few hours, but while you decide, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web to keep you entertained.

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – Neil Gaiman: “Freedom of speech is a hugely important thing.” – Yes it is.

CBR – The Mission: The Black Masculinity Triangle of “Virgil,” “Luke Cage” and “Cyborg” – AS always, Joe has a great read.

Comics Alliance – ‘Flash’ Season 2 Casts ‘Candyman’ Tony Todd as Mystery Big Bad ‘Zoom’ – Interesting casting.

Comics Beat – DC president Diane Nelson to head up WB Consumer Products – And let speculation begin.


Around the Tubes Reviews

CBR – Lumberjanes #17

Nothing But Comics – The Z Word

Dynamite Launches New Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! Storybundle Promotion

SpiderVol1TPCovDynamite Entertainment is once again teaming up with StoryBundle to host an all-new comic book and graphic novel promotion that will allow readers to purchase over 1,500 pages worth of Pulp-inspired stories from Dynamite Entertainment with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power beginning at $5.00 during its Mystery! Masks! Dynamite Pulps! Promotion. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to two very important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now.

StoryBundle will offer a fixed set of Dynamite comics featuring iconic characters like from The Shadow to The Spider, Doc Savage, Masquarade, Miss Fury and more, in a bundle, but available only for a limited time. Fans and newcomers are empowered to decide how much they want to pay 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 these newly-offered Dynamite digital stories.

The first tier of the all-new Dynamite StoryBundle, unlocked with a minimum purchase, includes the following graphic novels, and comprises over 720 pages of great comic storytelling:

  • The Avenger Special 2014: The Television Killers
  • Codename Action
  • Noir tradepaperback Featuring Miss Fury, Black Sparrow & special guest The Shadow
  • Zorro Vol 2: Clashing Blades
  • The Spider Vol 1: Terror Of The Zombie Queen

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 1,500:

  • The Shadow Vol 1: The Fires Of Creation
  • Doc Savage Omnibus
  • Lady Zorro
  • Masquerade
  • Black Terror Vol 1

Fans and curious newcomers are encouraged to visit StoryBundle.com beginning Tuesday, August 8th to take advantage of the Masks! Mystery! Dynamite Pulps! bundle hosted by StoryBundle.

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.


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.

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