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Image Comics & Midtown Comics Team up to Benefit the CBLDF at NYCC

Image Comics, Midtown Comics and Sonicboombox are re-teaming for a special NYCC After Party to be held at Bowlmor Times Square (222 W. 44th Street). A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Must be 21+ to attend. The fun begins at 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. in the Art Deco room (4th floor) 12 lanes of free bowling (first come, first served) Admission: $15 in advance, get tickets here.

Come join Charles Soule, Greg Rucka, Jason Latour, Wes Craig, Alex de Campi, Declan Shalvey, Amy Reeder, Tim Seeley, and more of your favorite Image creators for specialty drinks, complimentary bowling all night long, photobooth shenanigans, mingling, and enjoy a live music performance, Q&A, giveaway, and raffle from Charles Soule and his Wizard Band in celebration of the forthcoming launch of Curse Words.


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captain-americ-steve-rogers-5-coverIt’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What are you planning on getting? Sound off in the comments below!

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Times of India – This German illustrator turned her Nazi past into a graphic novel – That sounds interesting…

CBLDF – Mike Diana Case Still Resonates in CBLDF History – A case you should know about.

CBR – Sony Alters Valiant Movie Plans; Harbinger to Release Before Bloodshot – Who’s looking forward to these movies?

ICv2 – The Culture Wars Are Over. Comics Won. – Agree? Disagree?


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Newsarama – Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

Talking Comics – Confessions of a College Kingpin #1

Newsarama – Deadpool Annual #1

The Beat – Exits

Talking Comics – Karnak #5

Newsarama – Nova #11

Talking Comics – Raven #1

Comic Attack – Romulus #1

Talking Comics – Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1

Humble Book Bundle Forbidden Books Supports the CBLDF

In honor of Banned Books Week, Fantagraphics has teamed up with Humble Bundle to offer a collection of controversial comics by some of our most popular artists including Jaime Hernandez, Simon Hanselmann, Matt Furie, Johnny Ryan, R. Crumb and more! When you purchase a bundle, not only do you get great digital comics at an amazing price, you also get to choose what portion of the proceeds will benefit our friends at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

Along with fantastic books from Fantagraphics, there’s also comics from Image and more!

How Does Humble Bundle Work?

  • Pay What You Want— Name your price. Pay more than the average to upgrade your bundle and unlock additional content
  • Read Anytime, Anywhere with DRM-Free downloads to your favorite devices like Kindle, iPad and Nook
  • Support Charity— Choose exactly how your contribution should be divided between the creators and charity

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!


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THIN #1 1It’s a new week and we’re gathering our thoughts about this weekend’s Small Press Expo while getting ready for New York Comic Con in a little over two weeks.

While you await this week’s new releases, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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CBLDF – Support CBLDF and Gear Up For Banned Books Week! – Go and support this wonderful organization.

Publisher’s Weekly – Spanish Graphic Novel Boom Reaches America – Great to see more European comics come to the US!

The ComiChron – More than 10 million comics ordered in August, most since 1996; Harley Quinn is #1 – The first part of the August breakdown.

CBLDF – D.C. Launches Banned Book Scavenger Hunt – This sounds really cool if you’re in the DC area.


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Talking Comics – Black Panther #6

Talking Comics – Briggs Land #2

Comic Attack – Dishonored #1

Talking Comics – Gotham Academy: Second Semester #1

Talking Comics – Resident Alien: The Man With No Name #1

Talking Comics – Thin #1

Talking Comics – Toil and Trouble HC

Talking Comics – Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #11

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the-forevers-1-11Tomorrow Small Press Expo kicks off. Who else is going? If you’re in the DC area, you absolutely should! If you see our team, come say “hi”!

While you wait for the weekend to start, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBLDF – THIS WEEKEND: CBLDF Has Signings, Debuts, and More in Store for SPX! – Take advantage folks!

Tabeltop Gaming News – USAopoloy Posts A Look Inside the Marvel Munchkin 2 Set – Anyone playing this?

CBR – Syfy Orders Pilot Based On Morrison & Robertson’s Happy! – Interesting.

Comics Alliance – ‘Supergirl’ Spins the Wheel on Dichen Lachman as DC’s Roulette – Interesting casting.

ICv2 – First Announced Game Shipment Delay Due to Hanjin Bankruptcy – How much else will be impacted?


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Talking Comics – Doom Patrol #1

The Beat – Family Man

Talking Comics – The Forevers #1

The Beat – Hadrian’s Wall #1

Talking Comics – Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #6

SDCC 2016: Valiant and CBLDF Reveal Faith #1 SDCC Liberty Variant by Acclaimed Artist Ronald Wimberly

Valiant is supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the Faith #1 SDCC Liberty Variant – a limited edition release of the FIRST ISSUE of Faith “Zephyr” Herbert’s history-making ongoing series! Featuring a brand-new cover by Glyph Comics Award-winning artist Ronald Wimberly, the Faith #1 SDCC Liberty Variant will debut on Wednesday, July 20th exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con and will be limited to 1,000 copies.

Written by rising star Jody Houser with artwork by Harvey Award nominee Pere Perez and Russ Manning Award nominee Marguerite Sauvage – plus a special guest appearance by Eisner Award winner and comics icon Colleen Doran – this exclusive edition of Faith #1‘s much-anticipated 48-page debut features Wimberly’s first-ever cover artwork for Valiant Entertainment and continues the ascendent hero’s adventures from the pages of her five-time sold-out limited series and into a much anticipated monthly series. From The New York Times and The Atlantic to The Guardian and The Huffington Post to Today and People, find out why Faith is the singular hero grabbing the spotlight worldwide – and why her first ongoing series is already making waves as the most successful superhero debut of 2016 from any independent publisher in comics today!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Series writer Jody Houser will appear at the CBLDF’s booth (#1918) for two signings during Comic-Con International 2016. The first, on Thursday, July 21st, will begin at 12:30 pm PT sharp; the second, on Saturday, July 23rd, will begin at 1 pm PT sharp.


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cbldfThe weekend is over and we’re starting to get ready for San Diego Comic-Con next month! What do you all expect for the convention? Sound off in the comments below!

While you debate that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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CBLDF – CBLDF Job Openings – Go work for an org that’s doing some good!

ICv2 – IDW Raising $4 million – Very interesting.

Heroclix – 2016 Heroclix World Championships Top 4 Builds – For those who want to know what heroes and villains work well together!

Newsarama – Los Bros Hernandez’s Love & Rockets Returns As Monthly Ongoing Series – Yay!!!

Newsarama – Michael Sheen To Write/Direct/Star In Green River Killer Adaptation – It’s a fantastic graphic novel. Read it before everyone else finds out about it!


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Comic Attack – Captain America: Sam Wilson #10

ICv2 – Faith: Hollywood Vine Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Service X Service Vol. 1

Talking Comics – She Wolf #1

Image Comics To Publish the CBLDF’s She Changed Comics

she changed comicsWomen have been making comics since the medium’s very beginning, but there’s an important story that hasn’t yet been told: how women changed free expression in comics. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will tell that story in She Changed Comics, a full-color, 160-page book coming out this October 2016 from Image Comics. She Changed Comics was a runaway success on Kickstarter last month, where backers funded the project in eight hours and supported several stretch goals, including teaching guides for middle school, high school, and higher education, as well as a nationwide teaching tour.

Covering female comics creators from the turn of the 20th century to present day, She Changed Comics will profile more than 60 women who transformed the landscape of free expression and expanded the comics artform. It will also examine the plights of women who have been persecuted for expressing themselves through cartoons and feature interviews with some of the most influential women working in comics today. The book will be illustrated throughout, with a professional index and links to additional resources, making it invaluable for educators and fans alike.She Changed Comics

will be an invaluable tool in CBLDF’s ongoing mission to educate people about the value of comics as art and literature.

Dynamite and Humble Bundle Team Up for the Essential Garth Ennis Bundle

As the world awaits the premiere of the adaptation of Garth Ennis‘ seminal Vertigo series, Preacher, on AMC, Dynamite Entertainment again teams with Humble Bundle to offer an essential collection of the acclaimed writer’s work at the publisher. The Essential Garth Ennis Humble Bundle features over 130 issues’ worth of trademark Ennis grit will run through Wednesday, May 25th.

Garth Ennis’ Dynamite series, The Boys, has been a fan favorite since it first appeared ten years ago. Also recently announced as being set for television adaptation, The Boys was the first of many series by one of comics’ biggest name writers at the publisher, along with current series like A Train Called Love and Red Team. Now, Dynamite Entertainment offers fans an exclusive opportunity to pick up a massive collection of comics and graphic novels by this fan-favorite creator.

Part of the proceeds from the Essential Garth Ennis Humble Bundle promotion 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.

The “Pay What You Want” model offers readers the chance to unlock over 130 comics (collected in 22 dense volumes) — a total of over 3,400 pages of content!

The core will give comics fans access to:

  • The Boys Vol. 1: The Name of the Game
  • The Boys Vol. 2: Get Some
  • The Boys Vol. 3: Good for the Soul
  • The Boys Vol. 4: We Gotta Go Now
  • Battlefields Vol. 1: The Night Witches
  • Battlefields Vol. 2: Dear Billy

For those who pay more than the average price at time of purchase will also unlock all of the above PLUS:

  • The Boys Vol. 5: Herogasm
  • The Boys Vol. 6: The Self-Preservation Society
  • The Boys Vol. 7: The Innocents
  • The Boys Vol. 8: Highland Laddie
  • Battlefields Vol. 3: The Tankies
  • Battlefields Vol. 4: Happy Valley
  • Battlefields Vol. 5: The Firefly and His Majesty
  • Jennifer Blood Vol. 1: A Woman’s Work is Never Done
  • The Shadow Vol. 1: The Fire of Creation

$15 or more will get you all of the above PLUS:

  • The Boys Vol. 9: The Big Ride
  • The Boys Vol. 10: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker
  • The Boys Vol. 11: Over the Hill With the Swords of A Thousand Men
  • The Boys Vol. 12: The Bloody Doors Off
  • Battlefields Vol. 6: Motherland
  • Battlefields Vol. 7: The Green Fields Beyond
  • Battlefields Vol. 8: The Fall and Rise of Anna Kharkova

Visit today to start your collection of Dynamite’s Garth Ennis library!

Dynamite, Image, IDW, Oni, Groupees Bundle for Charity

Four of the leading independent comic book publishers have come together with Groupees to offer fans a low cost entry into the world of original storytelling from some of the leading names in graphic fiction!

This cross-publisher pay what you want “Bundle of Independents” features approximately $300 worth of books from Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Oni Press, and Dynamite Entertainment, by some of the industry’s greatest creators from Garth Ennis, Greg Rucka, Duane Swierczynski, Andy Diggle, Howard Chaykin, Peter Milligan, Andy Diggle, Jim Starlin, Jae Lee, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Tim Seeley, Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen, Brian Wood, Rick Remender, Joe Hill, Sam Keith, Charles Soule, Cullen Bunn, and more!

The first tier is unlocked with a $5.00 minimum contribution, while a $12.00 minimum minimum offers fans an additional batch of graphic novels, with even more available with a $25.00 or more contribution. The more fans contribute, the more it allows publishers and creators to continue to release cool comics.

The $5.00 Tier includes 8 comics and collections, valued at an approximately $70 value:

  • The Boys Vol. 1 by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • Revival, Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (Image)
  • Ciudad by Joe and Anthony Russo, Ande Parks and Fernando Leon Gonzalez (Oni Press)
  • The Fuse Vol. 1 by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood (Image)
  • The Devilers by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt Triano (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • A Boy and a Girl by Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat (Oni Press)
  • Chew Vol. 1 by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)
  • Locke & Key Vol. 1 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)

The $12.00 Tier features an additional 11 comics and collections, valued at approximately $100:

  • Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
  • Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • Shutter Vol. 1 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca (Image)
  • Saga Vol. 1 Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
  • Wasteland Vol. 1 by Antony Johnston and Christopher S. Mitten (Oni Press)
  • Devolution #1 and #2 by Rick Remender and Jonathan Wayshak (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith (IDW)
  • The Living Corpse Vol. 1 by Ken Haeser and Buz Hassan (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • Stumptown Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth (Oni Press)
  • Uncanny Vol. 1 by Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell (Dynamite)
  • American Flagg! Vol. 1 by Howard Chaykin (Dynamite Entertainment)

The $25.00 Tier features even more – 16 additional graphic novels, at an approximate value of $135:

  • Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • Ragnarok Vol. 1 by Walter Simonson (IDW)
  • Deadly Class Vol. 1 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig and Lee Loughridge (Image)
  • Descender Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Image)
  • Starve Vol. 1 by Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj (Image)
  • Letter 44 Vol. 1 by Charles Soule and Drew Moss (Oni Press)
  • Sixth Gun Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt (Oni Press)
  • Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
  • Ex-Con by Duane Swierczynski and Keith Burns (Dynamite)
  • Dreadstar Vol. 1 by Jim Starlin (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • Complete Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood (IDW)
  • Morning Glories Vol. 1 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma (Image)
  • Low Vol. 1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini (Image)
  • Ghost Projekt by Joe Hill and Steve Ralston (Oni Press)
  • Danger Girl Deluxe by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell (IDW)
  • Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Various (IDW)

As tiers unlock, the following collections will be added to the bundles:

  • Locke & Key Vol. 2 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • Parker: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
  • Hellshock Vol. 1 by Jae Lee (Dynamite Entertainment)
  • Bunker Vol. 1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari (Oni Press)
  • Terminal Hero (Dynamite)
  • Hellbreak Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Churilla (Oni Press)

Group bonuses will continue to be unlocked throughout the promotion, giving fans the chance to earn even more great graphic novels. A percentage of proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help continue their efforts of protecting first amendment rights in the comic book industry.

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