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Dynamite Launches Latest Charity Bundle

Want to enjoy holiday cheer AND some great comics!? Dynamite Entertainment is once again teaming up with StoryBundle to host an all-new comic book and graphic novel promotion hosting over 2,500 pages of horror and fantasy-inspired stories! The “Pay What You Want” model lets readers pay as little as $5, with a portion of the proceeds contributed to two very important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Saved Whiskers Animal Rescue. The more YOU give, the more THEY receive! YOU’LL receive MORE as well, with bonus comics unlocked at the $15 and $20 thresholds!

StoryBundle is offering a fixed set of Dynamite comics featuring iconic characters ranging from Vampirella to Herbert West, Evil Ernie and more in each bundle, but available ONLY till Thursday December 31st! With over 2,500 total pages available, this promotion has something for both longtime fans and newcomers, all empowered to decide how much they want to pay for awesome graphic fiction.

The first tier of the all-new Dynamite StoryBundle, unlocked with a minimum purchase of $5, includes the following graphic novels:

  • Charlaine Harris’ Grave Sight #1
  • Evil Ernie Vol 2: The Rise Of Evil Ernie
  • Raise The Dead #1-4
  • Dark Shadows #10 – 15
  • Vampirella Vol 3: Throne Of Skulls

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

  • Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Storm Front Vol 1
  • Lady Demon #1-4
  • Super Zombies #1-5
  • Alice Cooper Vol 1: Welcome To My Nightmare
  • Dead Irons

The third tier of the Dynamite StoryBundle, unlocked upon reaching a $20.00 threshold, includes the following collected editions, increasing the total page count to over 2,500:

  • Neil Gaiman’s The Last Temptation
  • Game Of Thrones #1-4
  • Purgatori #1-5
  • Reanimator #1-4
  • Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 2
  • Cryptozoic Man Vol 1: Decapitation Strike
  • Living Corpse Omnibus
  • Dean Koontz’s Fear Nothing

Before the End of Year, Support the CBLDF

cbldfAll year round, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) works hard to protect the right to read. This year saw the most attacks on the freedom to read comics in a generation, including calls to ban graphic novels in schools and libraries, threatened legal actions, and unconstitutional legislation that endangers the rights of readers, creators, and retailers. CBLDF responded to all of these threats with timely direct assistance, expert legal action, and a deep, prevention-minded education program.

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.

They can only do their important work because of the generosity of supporters.

They had a very busy 2015.

CBLDF does all of this work — and more — with a small dedicated staff.

One of the best ways you can support our work is by becoming a member today!

Around the Tubes

Days are counting down until a new year, but we still have one more new comic book day! We have our picks in a few hours, but are there any you’re excited for?

While you await for that, here’s some news from around the web to keep you entertained.

Around the Tubes

CBLDF – 10 Comics CBLDF Defended in 2015 – Go support them!

Advocate – Steve Orlando Isn’t Waiting for Gay Heroes, He’s Creating Them – And you should read what he’s doing!

GamePolitics – FTC Closes 2015 With No New Secret Shopper Report – Maybe because everyone realized they were doing a good job?

 

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CBR – Chew #53

CBR – Daredevil #2

Talking Comics – King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border #1

Talking Comics – Rocketeer at War #1

BlogCritics – Zombillenium: Control Freaks

Support the CBLDF, Reading With Pictures, and the Hero Initiative 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 three worthy causes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), Reading With Pictures, and the Hero Initiative.


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.

Donate any amount, and receive a special #GivingTuesday edition of CBLDF’s podcast featuring a vintage 1980s interview between Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore, discussing creativity, free expression, and the power of comics! All donors who contribute by 12:00 a.m. PST today will receive this very special item!

There’s a whole bunch of cool incentives based on your giving level. 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. This year they have:

  • Launch Comics Uniting Nations, a global initative that has already reached thousands around the world
  • Spread the word of comic book literacy to teachers and children around the world
  • Joined the Literacenter, Chicago’s dedicated space for literacy
  • Presented at San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, and many more!

You can contribute to Reading With Pictures here.


The Hero Initiative helps comic creators in need. Formed in 2000, the organization is a safety net for comic creators in need. The organization became a not-for-profit in 2001 and has since granted over $700,000 to over 50 comic book veterans who helped build the industry in to what it is today. Their own website sums it up the best.

Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

You can help them out and contribute today, and if you can’t give money, there’s affiliate links on their website which they will receive a portion.


Please donate so these three worthy organizations can continue their good works. If you have more suggestions of comic related non-profits that people can donate to, sound off in the comments below.

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!

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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.

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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

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