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DC Donates $250,000 to Charity to Help Comic Stores

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WarnerMedia has announced that DC is donating $250,000 to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) with the goal of helping comic stores and their employees.

The donation is in response to the need of shops due to the economic impact being felt due to COVID-19. In mid-March, BINC announced they were going to help comic book stores in need.

Binc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to assisting booksellers in need. The Binc Foundation grew out of a wish of bookstore employees to establish a fund to help their colleagues experiencing unexpected financial crises. Binc is dedicated to assisting bookstore employees across the United States in their greatest time of need.

Mad Cave Studios’ Benefit for Comic Shops Now with Stretch Goals

Mad Cave Studios‘ GoFundMe, the Comic Book Retailer COVID-19 Relief Fund, to benefit comic shops is going well with an outpouring of support in this time of need.

In an effort to do more, Mad Cave has announced a “stretch goal” and will be making all of their second issues free for download on their website if the fundraising effort crosses $15,000. You can read the first issue of their series right now!

The fundraiser has brought in over $11,500 as of this post. You can donate now!

Mike Mignola is Auctioning off Sketches to Support Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen

Times are tough, and comic creator (and Hellboy creator) Mike Mignola is stepping up to help raise some money. Mignola is auctioning off sketches on eBay to help benefit Chef José AndrésWorld Central Kitchen. 100% of the proceeds are going to the effort.

World Central Kitchen is a nonprofit that began ten years ago that focuses on hunger and poverty. The program responded to 13 disasters in 2019 and has ongoing programs throughout the world.

Currently, the organization is delivering meals to those impacted by COVID-19 through quarantine, school closings, unemployment or more. They’re serving nearly 100,000 meals every day. They’re also helping to put restaurants back to work, feeding frontline healthcare workers, and mapping gaps in meals.

You can bid on Mignola’s work to help benefit this wonderful organization or visit them directly to help volunteer, find out more, or donate.

Mad Cave Studios Launches a Relief Fund for Comic Retailers

Comic book publisher, Mad Cave Studios, has created the Comic Book Retailer COVID-19 Relief Fund, with the goal to help out local comic book shops that are struggling in these turbulent times.

This fundraiser will provide a one-time donation to comic shops around the U.S. to help them keep employees on the payroll, mitigate risk, and keep the lights on. They will be fulfilling requests for aid evenly across the comic book retailers across the nation.

Any donation you make will only go to help the efforts of making sure the ones most affected by this crisis are helped out.

Go to their GoFundMe page to learn more about the relief effort and how you can help.

Witchblade 25th Anniversary Humble Comics Bundle to aid charities strained during COVID-19 crisis

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Top Cow Productions and Humble Bundle team up to celebrate 25 years of Witchblade—and raise money for non-profits doing important work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Humble Bundle’s pay-what-you-want contribution method allows you to direct your funds to help the Hero InitiativeJane Goodall Institute, or One Life 2 Love. The digital comics bundle will run from Wednesday, March 18th, 11:00 A.M. to Wednesday, April 8th, 11 A.M. PST.

Not only can you finally read every Witchblade story ever printed, but you will get a healthy dose of the reset of the Top Cow Universe! Relive the Witchblade journey and get a taste of Top Cow titles like The Darkness, Tom Judge, Angelus, and fan-favorite Magdalena!

Here are all the titles available through our Witchblade 25th Anniversary Humble Bundle:

Witchblade

$1
Witchblade Origins Vol. 1-3 Genesis
Witchblade issues #26 – 79
Artifacts Vol. 1 & 2
Angelus
Tom Judge
Magdalena Origins

$8
Witchblade Vol. 1-8
Witchblade Redemption Vol. 1-4
Artifacts Vol. 3 & 4
Darkness Levels
Necromancer
Magdalena Origins

$15
Witchblade Rebirth Vol. 1-4
Witchblade: Borne Again Vol. 1-3
Witchblade (2017) Vol. 1 & 2
Witchblade: Day of the Outlaws
Witchblade Due Process
Witchblade Case Files
Artifacts Vol. 5 & 6
Artifacts issues #30 – 40
Darkness Compendium Vol. 1
Darkness/Pitt

All of the comics will be available as PDF, CBZ, and ePub files. Choose which file type so you can read your comics on your computer, e-reader, iPad, or any mobile device. The minimum donation required is $1, but you can download $800 worth of comics for only $15.

The Witchblade 25th Anniversary Humble Comics Bundle ends Wednesday, April 8th, 11:00 A.M. PST. Click here to support.

Become a Character in a Bloodshot Comic with Humble Bundle!

Ever wanted to be a comic book character? Now’s your chance! 

Valiant Entertainment has announced a brand new addition to the current Bloodshot 2020 Humble Bundle: if you are the top contributor when the Bundle ends, you’ll win the opportunity to be drawn into an upcoming issue of Bloodshot by Tim Seeley!

Over $400-worth of DRM-free Bloodshot comics are available in the pay-what-you-want Bundle, with tiers starting at just $1. A portion of the proceeds from the Humble Bundle will go to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization that protects the First Amendment rights of comic book creators, fans, and more. Contributors are even able to specify the percentage of their contribution that goes to CBLDF!

For more details, and to join the race to the Top Contributor prize, check out the Bloodshot 2020 Humble Bundle here – but don’t delay! This fantastic offer ends on March 14, at 2pm EST!

Cryptozoic Raises Money for World Central Kitchen to help the relief effort in Puerto Rico

Cryptozoic believes in helping their local, national, and international communities whenever they can. So, as 2020 kicks off, they have put together a Charity Fundraiser featuring auctions of rare Harley Quinn collectibles signed by Paul Dini, co-creator of the character.

Proceeds will be donated to World Central Kitchen, which has been helping Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria in 2017, making sure residents get hot meals as part of their #ChefsForPuertoRico movement. The charity has been on the ground helping relief efforts after the massive earthquakes in Puerto Rico earlier this month.

  • Charity auctions of Harley Quinn collectibles signed by Harley Quinn co-creator Paul Dini
  • Proceeds go to World Central Kitchen to help the relief effort in Puerto Rico
  • Extremely limited quantities of rare and popular collectibles, including:
    • Golden Goddess Harley Quinn Artist Proof figure (DC Bombshells: Series 1)
    • Harley Quinn Queen of Diamonds Exclusive figure (DC Bombshells: Series 1)
    • Harley Quinn Red, White, and Blue Edition figure (DC Bombshells: Series 1)
    • Golden Goddess Harley Quinn figures (DC Lil Bombshells: Series 2)
    • Harley Quinn DC Bombshells: Series 1 figures
  • All items are signed on the packaging
  • All auctions will be one week in length
  • Visit this page to the auctions on Ebay.

Vault Expands “Pay-What-You-Want” Holiday Sale, adds Four New Comic Samplers, 50% of Each Sale Goes to Non-Profits.

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Vault Comics has announced that, due to overwhelming response, they are expanding the selection of titles available in their “Pay-What-You-Want” holiday non-profit fundraiser sale. Vault has added four themed samplers to the selection of the list of available titles. Each sampler contains between twelve and thirteen first and second issues of various series in Vault’s catalog. 

During this special holiday “pay-what-you-want sale,” readers can choose how much they want to pay for any of the included titles. Further, 50% of all digital comics sales during this window will be donated to the buyer’s choice of one of three non-profits: National Alliance on Mental Ilness, Family Promise, or Room to Read.   

Below is a list of the four samplers, and what digital single issues they include: 

SCI-FI SAMPLER

  • Alien Bouny Hunter #1 & #2
  • Colossi #1 & #2
  • Friendo #1 & #2
  • Queen of Bad Dreams #1 & #2
  • Test #1 & #2
  • Vagrant Queen #1
  • Wasted Space #1 & #2

FANTASY FAVORITES

  • Heathen #1 & #2
  • Maxwells Demons #1 & #2
  • Relics of Youth #1 & #2
  • Sera and the Royal Stars #1 & #2
  • She Said Destroy #1 & #2
  • Songs for the Dead #1 & #2

HORROR HITS

  • Cult Classic: Return to Whisper #1 & #2
  • Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1 & #2
  • Deep Roots #1 & #2
  • Fissure #1 & #2
  • The Plot #1
  • Resonant #1 & #2
  • These Savage Shores #1 & #2

2019 NEW BEGINNINGS BUNDLE

  • Cult Classic: Creature Feature #1
  • Mall #1
  • The Plot #1
  • Queen of Bad Dreams #1 & #2
  • Resonant #1 & #2
  • Sera and the Royal Stars #1 & #2
  • She Said Destroy #1 & #2
  • Test #1 & #2

Vault strongly encourages readers who enjoy these samplers to go to their local comic shop and pick up the remaining single issues or collected editions. You can find your closest local comic shop by using Comic Shop Locator.

The pay-what-you-want sale is live now, and will run until 11:59 PM on January 1st.   

The full list of offered titles can be found at https://store.vaultcomics.com/.

Buyers can choose for 50% of their purchase to go to one of the following three non-profits:

  • ROOM TO READ: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond. Learn more at: https://roomtoread.org
  • FAMILY PROMISE: Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Poverty is a complex problem. It won’t yield to a simple solution. It requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs. Family Promise initiates coordinated local efforts that bring communities together to help homeless families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity. Learn more at: https://familypromise.org
  • NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Learn more at: https://nami.org/

Vault is encouraging everyone–whether or not they make a purchase–to consider giving directly to these organizations or other non-profit organizations dedicated to doing real good for people and communities.

Support the CBLDF and the Hero Initiative this #GivingTuesday

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The holiday season us upon us and the end of the year is coming soon, and that means it’s #GivingTuesday, a day which highlights charities and the need to support them through donations (which often are tax-deductible).

Graphic Policy is asking you to support two worthy causes, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and the Hero Initiative.


The CBLDF receives more than a quarter of its 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. You can read their 2019 annual report now and see why they’re important.

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.

You can donate now and get some cool items like the above patch to show off your support.


Hero Initiative

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 into 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 two 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.

Dynamite’s 15th Anniversary Celebrated With Humble Bundle!

Dynamite Entertainment is celebrating its 15th year of publishing in 2019. To celebrate this benchmark and give back to the loyal fans both new and old, the publisher is teaming up with Humble Bundle and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to offer an unparalleled digital comics bundle! The biggest Dynamite bundle to date!

The bundle will only run for a limited time, so fans should jump on it! – Dynamite 15th Anniversary Bundle

The bundle pulls together classics, overlooked gems and today’s hottest hits from throughout Dynamite’s storied history. Including the very first comic published by Dynamite, Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes #1 by Andy Hartnell (Danger Girl) and a breakout performance by artist Nick Bradshaw (Wolverine & the X-Men). Other touchstones included are the earliest Red Sonja issues under the Dynamite banner, Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Golden Age-turned anew superhero epic Project Superpowers, the mega event Chaos! by hardcore fan turned celebrated creator Tim Seeley (Nightwing), and the most ambitious Dynamite crossover to this day, Gail Simone’s (Birds of PreySwords of Sorrow. Plus of course 2019’s big mainstream rediscovery of The Boys is represented. And the biggest hits of today like the new Vampirella by Christopher Priest (Black Panther) and the critically acclaimed Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt by Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, The Wicked + The Divine).

A portion of all proceeds will be contributed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This important organization plays a pivotal role in the comic book industry and art form by researching, educating about and fighting against censorship and other injustices enacted against cartoonists and their work.

There’s a special little story that fans can only get here too! Bestselling writer Scott Duvall (They Called Us Enemy, Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep) and artists Edu Menna (KISS: The End) and Jordan Michael Johnson (Bettie Page) have got quite the unique Army of Darkness story to celebrate the anniversary. When Ash Williams makes his way to a book signing to promote his new autobiography, a fan shows up with a different book for him to sign…the kind that is constantly out to get Ash and turn him into a deadite! Ash’s plan to promote literacy becomes a life or death romp through (and under) New York you won’t want to miss!

Humble Bundle’s innovative “Pay What You Want” structure for digital goods allows fans to contribute exactly what they want to the bundle and associated charity, while unlocking tiers with more content at different levels. Across four tiers all under $20, readers can snag over 340 comics, amounting to 11,600 pages and 98% off a regular retail price of over $850. Dynamite’s biggest bundle ever!

Check out the available tiers below:

$1 Tier
Battlestar Galactica: Twilight Command #1
Crackdown #1
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark #1George R.R. Martins’ A Game of Thrones #1 – 3
The Librarians #1
The Lone Ranger (2018) #1
Nancy Drew #1
Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World #1 – 6
Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man #1
The Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #1
Obey Me #1
Turok (2019) #1
Vampirella vs. Reanimator #1
Barbarella / Dejah Thoris #1
Xena: Warrior Princess (2019) #1
22 issues for a buck! How could you pass on that? Over 670 pages of taste testing of fantastic series. And it goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway!, that’s over 98% off! 

$8 Tier
 Bettie Page (2017) #1 – 4
Bob’s Burgers (2014) #1 – 5
Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand Volume 1
Charmed #1 – 5
Chaos! #1 – 6
Evil Ernie: Godeater #1 – 5
Jeepers Creepers #1 – 5
KISS: Blood and Stardust #1 – 5
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares #1 – 6
Project Superpowers: Chapter Three #0 – 6
Uncanny #1 – 6
Charlie’s Angels vs. The Bionic Woman #1
The Death-Defying ‘Devil (2019) #1
KISS / Army of Darkness #1

Still pocket change and one can upgrade to over 2,700 whopping pages that would normally be valued at over $200! Just shy of 100 issues total, so why not go to the next tier..?

$15 Tier Agent 47: Birth of the Hitman #1 – 6
Army of Darkness (1992) #1 – 3
Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes #1 – 4
Army of Darkness: Shop Till You Drop Dead #1 – 4
Army of Darkness vs. Reanimator #1 – 4
Tales of the Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness (2006) #5 – 7
Battlestar Galactica (2006) #1 – 5
Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #1 – 4
Galactica 1980 #1 – 4
Bionic Man (2011) #1 – 26
The Black Bat #1 – 12
The Blood Queen #1 – 6
The Blood Queen Annual 2014
Blood Queen vs. Dracula #1 – 4
Jungle Girl #0 – 5
Jungle Girl: Season 2 #1 – 5
Project Superpowers #0 – 7, 1/2
Project Superpowers: Chapter Two #0 – 12
Red Sonja / Tarzan #1 – 6
The Boys #1 – 14
Vampirella (2010) #1 – 20
Vampirella (2010) Annual #1 – 2
Warlord of Mars #1 – 18
Elvira: The Shape of Elvira #1
Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1
Vampirella (2019) #1

BOOM! More than doubled the number of issues and pages – coming out to 7,559 pages across 276 issues. 

$18 Tier
Army of Darkness: Ash the Author EXCLUSIVE
Art of Army of Darkness
Art of Atari
Art of Sean Phillips
Art of The Boys
Dynamite Art of Alex Ross
John Wick #1 – 5
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle #1 – 4
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Storm Front (2008) #1 – 4
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Storm Front (2009) #1 – 4
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Fool Moon #1 – 8
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files Free Comic Book Day
Jose Gonzalez’s Vampirella Art Edition
Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art
Neil Gaiman’s The Last Temptation
Red Sonja (2005) #0-6, 8-18
Red Sonja: Petitioning the Queen
Swords of Sorrow #1 – 6
Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro Special
Swords of Sorrow: Chaos! Prequel
Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1 – 3
Swords of Sorrow: Masquerade & Kato
Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury & Lady Rawhide
Swords of Sorrow: Pantha & Jane Porter Special
Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1 – 3
Swords of Sorrow: Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1 – 4
Ten Frames Per Second: An Articulated Adventure
Vampirella: Make Up To Break Up

Here is the huge haul! Those few extra dollar went a long way, bringing the total to 11,600 pages, nearly 350 issues, and a ridiculous 98% off the usual total of $863!

Don’t miss these limited deals! Dynamite 15th Anniversary Bundle

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