The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund thanks corporate member Dark Horse Comics, for hosting a membership drive for the organization at last weekend’s Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle, Washington.  Thanks to Dark Horse’s efforts, over $1,700 was raised for the not-for-profit organization to defend the First Amendment rights of the comics community.

Dark Horse President Mike Richardson says,”From the very beginning, we have maintained a strong commitment to supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Their aggressive defense of the First Amendment ensures that the original voices and fresh ideas of our creative community will continue to flourish. Dark Horse was founded on principles inherent in the creator rights movement, and we are proud to align ourselves with the CBLDF in defense of the constitutional rights of these same creators and of the retail community distributing their works.”

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, “We are grateful to Dark Horse for their continuously generous support of the CBLDF’s work.  As a corporate member, they help provide the resources we need to perform our important mission work.  Everyone on the Dark Horse team is very generous with their time and talent in benefiting the Fund, and we’re appreciative of their enthusiastic support!”

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund:

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. They have defended dozens of Free Expression cases in courts across the United States, and led important education initiatives promoting comics literacy and free expression. For additional information, donations, and other inquiries call 800-99-CBLDF or visit them online at www.cbldf.org.

About Dark Horse:

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and Serenity. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the third-largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.