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GlobalComix Announces Resilience: Creators Against COVID, a Charity Anthology

Resilience: Creators Against COVID

GlobalComix has announced Resilience: Creators Against COVID. The anthology is the digital platform’s first original release. GlobalComix has teamed up with creators for original stories about perseverance and hope. 100% of the revenue will go to the creators for them to donate to causes or comic shops of their choosing.

Resilience: Creators Against COVID features 7 chapters which will be released twice a week starting on May 18.

Check out the full creative lineup below:

Persevere
Released on May 18 2021, made by
Landry Walker (Batman),
Eric Jones (Star Wars),
Taylor Esposito (Daredevil)
are donating to Fantastic Comics in Berkeley, CA

Supposed to Be
Released on May 20 2021, made by
Jamal Igle (Wonder Woman),
Jess Fleming (Outgoing)
are donating to The Trans Women of Color Collective in Bethesda, MD

The Fantastic Flame
Released on May 25 2021, made by
Alex Segura (Archie),
Chantel Acevedo (Muse Squad),
Richard Ortiz (DC Bombshells),
Ellie Wright (Black Ghost),
Taylor Esposito (Daredevil)
are donating to A&M Comics in Miami, Florida

Persian Version of Pop Culture in America
Released on May 27 2021, made by
Sina Grace (Iceman)
is donating to Secret Headquarters Comics in Los Angeles, CA

Surviving Camino Del Diablo
Released on June 1 2021, made by
Henry Barajas (Helm Graycastle),
Nicky Rodriguez (Pulse),
Gabbie Downie (Harleen)
are donating to Palabras Bilingual Bookstore in Phoenix, AZ

7 O’clock
Released on June 3 2021 by
Frank Tieri (Wolverine),
Leisha Riddel (Smooth Criminals),
Christina Rose Chua (Adventure Time)
are donating to The Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses

The Hike
Released on June 8 2021 by
Jeremy Holt (After Houdini, Made in Korea),
Chris Peterson (Dead Beats),
Gab Contreras (Witchblood)
are donating to Vinyl Fantasy in Brooklyn, New York

Janelle Asselin provided editorial management for Resilience: Creators Against COVID, a Charity Anthology while Kat Jackson provided the cover art.

Image and Skybound Reveal Pride Month Charity Variants to Benefit the Transgender Law Center

In celebration of Pride Month this June, Skybound Entertainment will release a line of nine variant covers featuring art by LGBTQI+ creators.

All proceeds  from the sales of these Pride Month variant covers,  will be donated to the Transgender Law Center, the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Skybound will continue these charity initiatives throughout the year along with additional actions in support of underrepresented and vulnerable communities.

Skybound’s  Pride Month variant covers will be available exclusively at comic book stores and include:

Available on Wednesday, June 2—

  • Fire Power #12 Cover M by Kira Okamoto (Diamond Code MAR219145)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #16 Cover D by Tillie Walden (Diamond Code MAR219153)

Available on Wednesday, June 9—

  • Birthright #50 Cover B by Binglin Hu (Diamond Code MAR219155)
  • The Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #1 Cover C by Ed Luce (Diamond Code MAR219150)
  • Oblivion Song #31 Cover B by Em Allen (Diamond Code MAR219149)

Available on Wednesday, June 16—

  • Stillwater #8 Cover B by Gabrielle Kari (Diamond Code MAR219151)
  • Ultramega #4 Cover E by Kris Anka (Diamond Code MAR219152)
  • The Walking Dead Deluxe #17 Cover E by Marty G (Diamond Code MAR219154)

Available on Wednesday, June 23—

  • Manifest Destiny #44 Cover B by TBA (Diamond Code MAR219148)
Fire Power #12 Pride Month Variant

The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, Bryan Lee O’Malley, and Binc Come Together in Support of the “Survive to Thrive” Campaign

In celebration of the eleventh (or was it tenth?) epic anniversary of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, the Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) are coming together to bring fans of the cult classic comic series and Edgar Wright film an exclusive limited-edition T-shirt designed by Bryan Lee O’Malley.

Ten percent of proceeds will be donated to Binc to support their “Survive to Thrive” campaign, which provides monetary grants to comic book stores negatively impacted by the pandemic. “We are honored to be included in this major anniversary event. Bryan’s generosity will help comic shops across the country as they work to recover from the impact of the pandemic. We continue to be humbled by the comic community’s support and advocacy,” said Pam French, Binc Foundation executive director. From March through December 2020, Binc raised and distributed over $2.9M, helping more than 2,200 book and comic stores and more than 600 individuals.

Featuring Ramona Flowers against a black backdrop with her classic star bag, the T-shirt is available for $35 via the Oni Press webstore. Preorder the limited edition T-shirt now until 11:59 P.M. PT on May 19, 2021. The shirt will ship by August.

It’s the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season Bundle

Stop AAPI Hate

The Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season Bundle is available now and pay what you want with money going to charity.

Enjoy big Kodansha manga stories in our newest bundle! Grab ebooks like That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vol 1Shaman King 0 Vol. 1Eden’s Zero Vol 1, and To Your Eternity Vol 1. Plus, your purchase helps support Stop AAPI Hate!

All the manga featured as part of the Humble Manga Bundle: Spring 2021 Anime Season will be delivered digitally upon purchase in multiple formats including CBZ, PDF, and ePub, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices!

For this Humble Bundle, Kodansha will be leveraging the purchasing power of each bundle – whether it’s at the $1 tier or the $30 to donate a portion of the proceeds to worthy causes! Choose where the money goes among Kodansha and our preselected charity, the Stop AAPI Hate organization – or choose a charity of your preference via the PayPal Giving Fund.

Here’s what you get with each tier and overall, it’s $939 worth of awesome manga!

Pay $1 to unlock:

  • Edens Zero Vol. 1
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vol. 1
  • To Your Eternity Vol. 1
  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Vol. 1
  • Tokyo Revengers Vol. 1

Pay $10 or more to also unlock:

  • Eden’s Zero Vols. 2-3
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Vol. 1-3
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vols. 2-3
  • To Your Eternity Vols. 2-3
  • Shaman King 0 Vol. 1
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 1

Pay $18 or more to also unlock:

  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Vols. 2-3
  • Eden’s Zero Vols. 4-6
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Vols. 4-6
  • Shaman King 0 Vol. 2
  • The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vols. 4-6
  • To Your Eternity Vols. 4-6
  • Tokyo Revengers Vols. 2-3

Pay $25 or more to alos unlock:

  • Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro Vols. 4-5
  • Eden’s Zero Vols. 7-10
  • Farewell, My Dear Cramer Vols. 7-13
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated (Again!) as a Workaholic Slime Vols. 1-2
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Vols. 7-10
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Days Vols. 1-2
  • To Your Eternity Vols. 7-10

Pay $30 or more to also unlock:

  • The Seven Deadly Sins Vols. 1-24

Garth Stein Invites Authors & Creators to Join Survive to Thrive

Book Industry Charitable Foundation

Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and chair of Binc’s annual Author Leadership Circle Campaign, is inviting authors and comics creators to join him in donating to a pool of matching funds to drive the next stage of fundraising for the Survive to Thrive grant program. Authors and creators who donate by 5pm on April 23 will be recognized as part of the matching gift that will propel Survive to Thrive towards its goal of $2 million.

Authors and creators can join the matching pool by donating and being sure to click on the author/creator checkbox.

The first author to join in contributing to the matching pool is Amor Towles, the author of the New York Times best sellers A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility. His new novel, The Lincoln Highway, will be out October 5.

On March 30, Binc launched the Survive to Thrive campaign with generous corporate support from the publishing and bookselling communities, announcing the initiative had raised $1 million, half of its $2 million goal.

The Survive to Thrive grant program is open to independent bookstores and comic shops throughout the United States. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made via a juried review process designed to provide grants to stabilize stores and help them thrive. Depending on fundraising, the program will provide grants to as many as 200 brick-and-mortar bookstores and comic shops that have been able to adapt throughout the pandemic and have community-minded innovation plans going forward.

Binc plans to announce the Survive to Thrive expert review panel and the opening of applications shortly. Application reviews will take place in May, while the fundraising campaign continues, and grants will be announced and awarded in early June.

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle Launches Dungeons & Dragons Bundle

Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle have launched the “Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing.”

The bundle promotion, running from April 12 through May 3, features a thrilling selection of Dungeons & Dragons adventures, including up to 28 full graphic novels, plus individual issues of IDW’s latest D&D series, Infernal Tides and At the Spine of the World. Fans can simply pay what they want, starting at only $1.00 to purchase a basic tier, then increase their contribution up to $25 to add even more epic graphic novels to their collection.

A portion of the proceeds from the bundle will go to Hasbro Children’s Fund. The Hasbro Children’s Fund is responsible for the majority of Hasbro’s grant-making. Grants made by the Hasbro Children’s Fund focus on their philanthropic mission to stand up for children, passionately working together to create a universe where every child experiences hope, kindness  and  joy.

Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $1.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #1
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 1
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $10.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 2: Dragons of Winter Night
  • Dragonlance Legends: Time of the Twins
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 2: First Encounters
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #2
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides #3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 2
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $18.00 Tier includes:

  • Dragonlance Chronicles, Vol. 3: Dragons of Spring Dawning
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 2
  • Dragonlance Classics Vol. 3
  • Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 3: Down
  • Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 2
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 3
  • Forgotten Realms Classics Vol. 4
Humble Comics Bundle: Dungeons & Dragons by IDW Publishing

The $25.00 Tier includes:

  • Dungeons & Dragons, Vol. 1: Shadowplague
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Abraxis Wren of Eberron
  • Dungeons & Dragons Classics Vol. 4
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun Vol. 1 – Ianto’s Tomb
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Vol.1
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Frost Giant’s Fury
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt, Vol. 1: Homeland
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows of the Vampire

Image and Skybound Announces Charity Variants for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Skybound Entertainment has announced that many of their comic book releases in May will feature new variant covers honoring Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Each of these covers will be penciled by creators of Asian or AAPI heritage.

All proceeds from the sales of these AAPI Heritage Month variant covers, will be donated to CCED, a Los Angeles based volunteer organization that builds grassroots power through organizing, education, and mutual help.

All of Skybound’s AAPI Heritage Month variant covers will be available exclusively at comic book stores and includes:

  • FIRE POWER BY KIRKMAN & SAMNEE #11 CVR B HENDERSON AAPI VAR (FOC 4/12, ON-SALE 5/5) by Erica Henderson – Diamond Code FEB219190
  • WALKING DEAD DLX #14 CVR D YOUNG AAPI VAR (MR) (FOC 4/12, ON-SALE 5/5) by Ethan Young – Diamond Code FEB219192
  • BIRTHRIGHT #49 CVR B Su AAPI VAR (FOC 4/19, ON-SALE 5/12) by EJ Su
  • STILLWATER #7 CVR B Lee AAPI VAR (FOC 4/26, ON-SALE 5/19) by Soo Lee
  • ULTRAMEGA #3 CVR E TBA AAPI VAR (FOC 4/26, ON-SALE 5/19) by TBA
  • THE WALKING DEAD DELUXE #15 CVR C YOUNG AAPI VAR (FOC 4/26, ON-SALE 5/19) by Cynthia Young
  • EXCELLENCE #11 CVR B Ha AAPI VAR (FOC 5/3, ON-SALE 5/26) by Robin Ha
  • MANIFEST DESTINY #43 CVR B AAPI VAR (FOC 5/3, ON-SALE 5/26) by TBA
WALKING DEAD DLX #14 CVR D YOUNG AAPI VAR

BINC Announces $2 million Survive to Thrive Initiative

BINC logo

The Book Industry Charity Foundation (Binc) announced today the establishment of the Survive to Thrive bookstore grant program. Founded with initial support from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group, the program will quickly provide grants to independent bookstores and comic shops affected by COVID-19.

With a leading gift of $500k jointly from Ingram Charities and Ingram Content Group, $250k from Bookshop.org, and an additional $250k total from HachetteHarper CollinsMacmillan Publishers, and Penguin Random House, the Survive to Thrive initiative has raised the first million dollars of its $2 million goal.

The Survive to Thrive grant program will provide substantial support to as many as 200 brick-and-mortar bookstores and comic shops in the U.S. that have a strong foundation in their community but are facing financial challenges due to the impacts of the pandemic.

With $2 million, the Survive to Thrive initiative could make grants of up to $10,000 to 200 independent bookstores and comic shops.

Grants will be made via a juried review process designed to provide grants to stabilize stores and help them thrive, retaining the many and varied benefits local bookstores and comic shops provide to their communities. The Survive to Thrive jury of reviewers will be made of industry leaders who love book and comic shops and have the knowledge and expertise to review the grant applications. The Survive to Thrive applications are expected to open in mid-April, with grants to be distributed in early June.

Survive to Thrive is relying on industry and community support. All gifts to Binc in support of the Survive to Thrive grant program will make a difference for independent bookstores and comic shops that, with some help, can continue to be vital Main Street anchors, community gathering spots, and the backbone of the book and comics industries. Visit to donate today.

In 2020, Binc distributed $2.9 million to help more than 2,200 bookstores, comic shops, and individual store owners and employees. In 8 weeks beginning in late March 2020, Binc distributed more aid than in the prior 8 years combined.

George R.R. Martin’s Stagecoach Foundation Fundraiser Premieres at WonderCon

Stagecoach Foundation

The Stagecoach Foundation, co-founded by best-selling fantasy author George R.R. Martin, is hosting an online fundraiser with events planned from Friday, March 26th through Sunday, March 28th. The fundraiser will help the Stagecoach Foundation offset losses from the COVID-19 pandemic and support its ongoing efforts to expand access to careers in the film industry for New Mexicans.

The weekend of fundraising programming will kick off with an online auction featuring collectors’ items from George R.R. Martin’s many properties, including Game of ThronesNightflyers, and the Wild Cards series, which was just picked up for development as a television show. Other film-related and New Mexico-themed items will be up for auction as well, like a private balloon ride with champagne. The auction opened on March 15th, and is hosted on BidPal through the end of the fundraiser events on March 28th. The Live Auction hosted by Bernie Bregman of NerdBot will be Saturday, March 27th at 3pm Pacific Time on Legion M Twitch channel.

The fundraising programming will also feature many other exciting online events, which will stream live on the Legion M twitch stream as part of this year’s WonderCon@Home schedule. Highlights include a campaign of the tabletop Wild Cards Role Playing Game, set in the present time, featuring some of science fiction, fantasy, and horror’s most popular authors of the day, including Melinda Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, Max Gladstone, Caroline Specter, and Carrie Vaughn. Williams, one of the original Wild Cards authors and the creator of Ace favorite, Golden Boy, will act as the game master for the short campaign. There will also be a live AMA with the authors and a Discord AMA, as well as special messages from George R.R. Martin himself over the course of the weekend. For a more detailed schedule, please visit the Legion M page on the Stagecoach Foundation event.

Throughout the weekend, viewers will hear testimonials from the Stagecoach Foundation staff and grantees. Overall, the weekend will be an exciting celebration of fan culture, and the collaborative nature of storytelling, storytellers, and the worlds we craft.

Funds raised from the event and the online auction will benefit the Stagecoach Foundation and its mission.

Applications Open March 3 for Binc Foundation 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Program

Applications will be accepted from March 3rd through April 15th, 2021 for the Binc Foundation’s annual higher education scholarship program. The 2021 scholarship program supports bookstore and comic book shop owners and employees, and former Borders Group employees by helping their dependents, spouses, and partners pursue their higher education goals. Binc will again this year award seven (7) $3,500 scholarships to the dependents of bookstore and comic shop employees and one (1) Karl Pohrt Tribute Scholarship award of $5,000 will be granted to an independent bookstore or comic book shop employee who has overcome a learning adversity or is a nontraditional student.

Binc’s Scholarship Program seeks to make a lasting impact in the lives of bookstore and comic book shop employees and former Borders Group employees by offering scholarships to their dependents and spouses/partners based on financial need, academic performance, and community involvement. These scholarships can help make a college education more affordable for families. Scholarships are offered for full or part-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The program will again be administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. The evaluation process will utilize selection criteria including financial need, prior academic achievement and leadership capabilities (including participation in school and community activities) as well as work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, and unusual personal or family circumstances.

Since 2001, the Binc Foundation has supported the educational goals of over 720 students, awarding $1.94 million dollars in higher education scholarships. Now in its twentieth year, the scholarship program continues to focus on making a positive impact in the lives of bookstore and comic book shop employees, owners, and their families.

Applications must be completed by 3:00 PM Central time on April 15, 2021.

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