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Wizard Word, Michael J. Fox Foundation Team For Charity Auction in Chicago

bttf pinballWizard World, Inc is partnering with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) to auction off a custom-made and autographed Back to the Future 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, created by VPcabs. The machine will be donated by VPcabs and autographed by cast members Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. VPcabs will be debuting the 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine, along with its digital pinball machine, at Wizard World Chicago, August 18 – 21.

eBay for Charity will begin the auction for the custom-made and autographed 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine on Saturday, August 20 with 100% of proceeds going to the MJFF. Both the Back to the Future digital pinball machine and the 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine were developed by VPcabs via a licensing agreement with the NBCUniversal Brand Development Group.

The custom-made and autographed Back to the Future 2-in-1 digital pinball and arcade machine features:

  • Original Back to the Future artwork, custom designed to make this machine one-of-a-kind
  • Laser engraved plate autographed by the 3 cast members
  • Limited edition 1 of 1
  • LED buttons, Joystick and trackball
  • Orange Electroluminescent molding
  • Wizard World Logo on the front of the machine

The auction will begin at 11am PST on Saturday, August 20.

Dark Horse’s 30 Years Humble Bundle to Benefit the Hero Initiative

Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to launch the Dark Horse Comics 30th Anniversary Bundle today. Starting today, fans of the legendary publisher can pay what they want for over $400 worth of digital comics, all while supporting a great cause.

These comics together usually cost as much as $483. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price! Fans can pay what they want for Adventures into the Unknown Archives Volume 1, Aliens vs. Predator: Thrill of the Hunt, Captain Midnight Volume 1: On the Run, Conan Volume 1: The Frost-Giant’s Daughter and Other Stories, Cravan: Mystery Man of the Twentieth Century, Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 1, Cut, Dark Horse Heroes Omnibus Volume 1, Ghost Omnibus Volume 1, X Omnibus Volume 1, Project Black Sky: Secret Files, and SpyBoy Volume 1: The Deadly Gourmet Affair.

Those who pay more than the average price will also unlock The Secret, Two Past Midnight, Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai, The Chronicles of Conan Volume 1: Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories, Skyman Volume 1: The Right Stuff, Mass Effect Volume 1: Redemption, Dark Matter Volume 1: Rebirth, Itty Bitty Mask, SpyBoy Volumes 2–3, and Father’s Day.

Fans who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus Ghost Volume 1: In the Smoke and Din, Ghost/Hellboy Special, Deep Gravity, Empowered Volume 1, Milk and Cheese: Dairy Products Gone Bad, MIND MGMT Volume 1: The Manager, Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, Predator: Prey to the Heavens, The Massive Volume 1: Black Pacific, The Goon Volume 6: Chinatown, and King Tiger.

On Wednesday, August 17, look for eight additional volumes to join the bundle!

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated between the publisher and the charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: Dark Horse 30th Anniversary supports the Hero Initiative, though customers can also choose a favorite organization from a database of over thirty thousand charities.

The Humble Comics Bundle: Dark Horse 30th Anniversary will run from August 10 to August 24 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Dark Horse 30 Years Humble Bundle

Funko’s Pop! Pets! in September

Pop! Pets are joining the Funko family!

In March Funko asked fans to vote on which dog and cat breeds they should include in the first installment of Pop! Pets and they heard you loud and clear!

The first series will include Siberian Husky, German Shepherd, Dachshund, French Bulldog, Labrador Retriever, Beagle, Maine Coon, Calico, and Siamese!

Additionally, you can find Bullseye, the adorable Target mascot, exclusively at Target stores!

As part of the Pop! Pets launch, Funko is proud to support the ASPCA and its mission to save animals’ lives! Funko will make a contribution of $50,000 to help the ASPCA further their mission to help animals in-need!

Adopt a Pop! Pet this September!

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Humble Bundle and Archie Comics Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary

sonic humble bundleIn celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th Anniversary, Humble Bundle and Archie Comics are offering up a big digital collection of Sonic the Hedgehog comics! The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog features hundreds of pages of action-packed excitement from the longest-running video game comic book in history.

Customers can pay $1 or more for Sonic Universe Vol. 6: Treasure Team Tango, Sonic the Hedgehog #264-272 & #276-279, Sonic Universe #45 & #55-58, and Sonic Boom #1-4.

Those who pay more than the average price also receive Sonic the Hedgehog #260-263, Sonic Universe #59-74 & #83-86, Sonic Boom #5-7, and a bonus title to be revealed on Wednesday, June 29!

Customers can pay $15 or more to receive all of the above, plus Sonic the Hedgehog #226-229, #252-259, #280-283, Sonic Universe #18-20, #75, #79-82, and Sonic Super Digest #13-16.

A free sampler of Sonic comics is also available, and includes Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 1: Countdown to Chaos, Sonic Select Vol. 9: The Games, and Sonic the Hedgehog Vol. 2: The Chase.

These comics usually cost as much as $291. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price!

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog supports The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and customers can also choose a favorite charity from our database of over 30,000 charities.

The Humble Comics Bundle: Sonic the Hedgehog runs from Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific time until Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

Kidrobot to Donate Proceeds of Pride Labbits to OneOrlando

Like most of the world, Kidrobot is shocked and saddened to learn about the recent tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Their thoughts are with the victims, their families and the entire LGBT community. They feel it is imperative to do their part to show their support in light of this terrible event. From now through the end of July, all proceeds from Kidrobot’s Labbit Pride Packs will be donated to the OneOrlando Fund. The Labbit Pride Packs are currently available for purchase at Kidrobot.com.

The purpose of the OneOrlando Fund is to provide a way to help respond to the needs of the Orlando community after the effects of the Pulse tragedy. You can learn more about the fund on the OneOrlando website.

As a company that celebrates diversity and acceptance, Kidrobot feels it is necessary to lend their support in this devastating time. They are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope their support will help the community affected.

Kidrobot to Donate Proceeds of Pride Labbits to OneOrlando

The Ghostbusters Come to Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle GhostbustersThere was something strange in our neighborhood, so Humble Bundle made a few calls, and all of a sudden these Ghostbusters digital comics showed up! Fancy that. Well, now that they’ve got ’em, what better thing to do than bundle them?

Humble Bundle has launched a new comic bundle, this one featuring Ghostbuster comics from IDW Publishing. Humble Bundle is a platform where you pay what you want and split that amount among Humble Bundle, the publisher or the charities that are being raised money for. This bundle benefits Traveling Stories or you can designate money to the charity of your choice.

But, what’s in the bundle?

Pay $1 or more for Ghostbusters International #1-4, Ghostbusters (Series 2) #1-8, and Ghostbusters (Series 1) #1-7.

Pay more than the average price to also receive Ghostbusters: Displaced Aggression #1-4, Ghostbusters (Series 2) #9-20, and Ghostbusters (Series 1) #8-16.

Pay $15 or more for all of that plus Ghostbusters: Infestation #1-2, Ghostbusters: What in Samhain Just Happened, Ghostbusters Annual 2015, Ghostbusters International #5, The X-Files: Conspiracy – Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters: Con-Volution, Ghostbusters: Tainted Love, Ghostbusters: Holiday Special #1, and Ghostbusters: The Other Side #1-4.

More comics will be unlocked as it gets closer to the end of the bundle.

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.

Over $175 in Kodansha Manga from Humble Bundle including Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Space Brothers & More

Attack on Titan Vol 3Humble Bundle has a new comics bundle, this time focused on manga from Kodansha Comics with the “Humble Manga Bundle Kodansha Comics“. Humble Bundle is a “pay what you want” platform  where you decide what you’d like to contribute and how it will be divided up. The bundles help support charities, in this case the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Worldreader, and the Mental Health Foundation. So, when you pledge you can split the amount between Humble Bundle, Kodansha, and those charities.

The basic level gets you Attack on Titan Vol. 1, Parasyte Vol. 1, Inuyashiki Vol. 1, Vinland Saga Vol. 1, and Space Brothers Vol. 1.

For those who pledge more than the average (currently $9.16), you’ll also get Attack on Titan Vol. 2, Parasyte Vol. 2, Inuyashiki Vol. 2, Ajin: Demi-Human Vol. 1, and The Heroic Legend of Arslan Vol. 1.

For those who pledge $17 or more, you also get Attack on Titan Vol. 3, Ajin: Demi-Human Vol. 2, Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1, The 7 Deadly Sins Vol. 1, and Battle Angel Alita: Last Order Omnibus Vol. 1.

You can get all of that now.

Comics Studios Pencil United Launches Digital Comics App

Northern SoulsAtmospheric, enigmatic and magical, Pencil United‘s digital native graphic drama series Northern Souls follows the quest of a young man, suspected of having schizophrenia, to find his identity in Europe’s last wilderness, Swedish Lappland, at the same time as WW2 reaches northern Scandinavia. The first episode of the interactive touchscreen reading experience is now available for download, exclusively through the Pencil United app which can be retrieved from the App Store for all Retina iPads.

The series’ main character Mielat, as the strange voices inside his head call him, is contained and tormented by the fact that he doesn’t remember who he is or where he comes from. Everything before the point where he found a peculiar piece of bone with metal pendants is black. With the twisted logic of the mentally ill, he believes that the artefact will lead him to the answers while the voices keep insisting that he has a hidden calling. As a result of a life-threatening flight, Mielat is reluctantly joined by a female German Red Cross doctor. Gradually it is revealed that the rational and determined woman, named Elke, has an agenda of her own but also that the two wanderers’ destinies are mysteriously entwined.

Northern Souls is aimed at a broad adult readership and is full of complex and charismatic characters. In addition to the adventure’s dramatic action the story also holds existential, ethical and political dilemmas. The time period during which the drama is set, right at the beginning of the 1940s, is not just the starting point for the progressive welfare state in Sweden but also the start of the atomic age and the series deals with themes such as the soul and materialism.

The publisher sees themselves as similar to HBO when it comes to original comics focusing on a few carefully chosen in-house produced high quality series in different genres. Going beyong repurposed print, Pencil United has decided to cultivate and enhance interactivity and closeness by adding touch-the-panels navigation, dynamic dual-layer full screen graphics, slideshows, panning widescreen images and info hotspots, in order to create an intimate digital native experience unlike anything else on the market. By focusing on this, the company hopes to reach a broad audience that is interested in modern comics culture and a digital experience.

As a part of Pencil United’s belief in the power of stories and the importance of education, creativity and humanism for development in the world, the studio has decided that for each and every downloaded issue through the Pencil United app they will buy five pencils from UNICEF who will distribute them to schools all over the world.

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My Little Pony Makes Its Return to Humble Bundle

MY LITTLE PONY HUMBLE BUNDLEIDW Publishing and Humble Bundle has announced a My Little Pony bundle that includes comics valued at over $300 and even has the entire first bundle at a pay-what-you-want price for readers who are new to the series. The Humble Comics Bundle: My Little Pony 2 presented by IDW will run from now until Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

Customers can pay what they want for My Little Pony: Friends Forever, Vol. 1-3; My Little Pony: Pony Tales, Vol. 1-2; My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Vol. 1-5; My Little Pony Cover Gallery #1, My Little Pony Art Gallery, My Little Pony: The Magic Begins, My Little Pony: When Cutie Calls, and My Little Pony: Animated, Vol. 3: The Return of Harmony.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive My Little Pony: Adventures in Friendship, Vol. 1-4; My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Vol. 6-7; My Little Pony: Friends Forever, Vol. 4-5; and My Little Pony: Art is Magic.

In addition, customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, as well as My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Vol. 8-9; My Little Pony: Friends Forever, Vol. 6; My Little Pony Holiday Special; My Little Pony: Pageants & Ponies; My Little Pony: A Canterlot Wedding; My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Holiday Special; and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. 

Additionally, if customers want a physical book, anyone who pays $25 or more will also receive a physical copy of a specially packaged My Little Pony book exclusive to the bundle.

These comics usually cost as much as $300. At Humble Bundle, though, customers choose their price!

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Comics Bundle: My Little Pony 2 presented by IDW supports the Hasbro’s Children Fund, which is dedicated to empowering childhood by bringing “the sparkle of Hope, the joy of Play and the power of Service” into the lives of the children who need it most.

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