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Humble Comics Bundle: The Art of Michael Turner presented by Aspen Comics

Humble Bundle has once again teamed up with Aspen Comics for an incredible array of pay-what-you-want comics.

The Humble Comics Bundle: The Art of Michael Turner presented by Aspen Comics features a host of Aspen’s flagship offerings by the late superstar creator, including Michael Turner’s Fathom and Soulfire, Executive Assistant: Iris, and a special incentive code to receive a free physical copy of an exclusive Harley Quinn #1 variant cover exclusive to this bundle.

Customers can pay what they want by naming their own price of $1 or more, and can also choose how the money is allocated between Humble Bundle, Aspen, and two charity partners, Hero Initiative and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Customers can pay just $1 or more to receive: Executive Assistant: Iris Omnibus #1, Michael Turner’s Fathom Omnibus #1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire Omnibus #1, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Kiani Omnibus, Art of Aspen Comics Omnibus #1, Shrugged Volume One, Aspen Sourcebooks: Omnibus #1 and Aspen Seasons: Omnibus #1.

Those who match or exceed $8 or more will also receive: Aspen Universe: Revelations issues 1-5, Executive Assistant: Iris Omnibus #2, Michael Turner’s Fathom Omnibus #2, Michael Turner’s Soulfire Omnibus #2, Michael Turner’s Fathom Dawn of War Volume One, Michael Turner’s Fathom: Cannon Hawke Volume 1, Soulfire: Chaos Reign Volume 1, Soulfire: Dying of the Light Volume 1 and Aspen Showcase: Omnibus #1.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus: Code to receive one free Harley Quinn #1 exclusive cover*, Executive Assistant: Assassins Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Fathom (Volume 6) #1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire (Volume 6) #1, Michael Turner’s Fathom: The Elite Saga issues 1-5, Trish Out of Water Volume 1, Michael Turner’s Soulfire: Shadow Magic issues 0-5, Michael Turner’s Soulfire: New World Order issues: Beginnings, 0-5, Ekos Preview, Worlds of Aspen Omnibus, Michael Turner Art Edition #1, Michael Turner Art Editions #2 and Michael Turner Re-mastered Sketchbook.

The Humble Comics Bundle: The Art of Michael Turner presented by Aspen Comics is available NOW and expires June 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time.

 

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s 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.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit http://www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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Win Tickets To SDCC And Party With The Cast of Wynonna Earp

Imagine winning the ultimate San Diego Comic-Con experience where you and a friend will party with the cast of the hit Syfy series Wynonna Earp, take a selfie with Kevin Eastman, and you’ll bring home a curated collection of IDW Publishing comic books! Plus, the winner will also get round-trip airfares for 2 and hotel accommodations in beautiful San Diego.

The sweepstakes will run until 11am on June 14, 2017. Anyone in the world can bid on the sweepstakes prize for as little as $10. Each bid is a donation to Traveling Stories, a 501c3 nonprofit organization in San Diego that helps kids fall in love with reading by the 4th grade.

Traveling Stories is shooting for a goal of $30,000 – and in the event they raise less than that amount, they’ll instead split the money they do receive with the grand prize winner.

The sweepstakes grand prize includes:

  • Round trip airfare for 2 within the continental United States
  • Hotel accommodations for 2
  • 2 four-day passes to San Diego Comic-Con
  • 2 tickets to the Wynonna Earp Cast Party
  • Meet-n-Greet with Kevin Eastman, the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • A collection of comic books curated by IDW’s CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams

“Kevin Smith & Friends Presented by Dynamite” is the Latest Comics Humble Bundle

Dynamite Entertainment again teams with Humble Bundle to offer an essential collection of filmmaker Kevin Smith‘s fan-favorite work at the publisher. The promotion, which includes over 70 issues (many of which inhabit the universe of Smith’s groundbreaking Green Hornet reimagining), launches today and will run through 11:00am PDT on May 17th.

Humble Comics Bundle: Kevin Smith & Friends Presented by Dynamite” features Kevin Smith’s first-ever Dynamite series, Green Hornet, took the comic market by storm in 2010 by introducing a modern incarnation of Britt Reid’s masked alter-ego, fighting crime undercover side-by-side with a fearsomely adept female bodyguard, Kato. Smith’s fellow comic book collaborators Phil Hester and Ande Parks expanded on his ten-issue saga with further Green Hornet and Kato projects. Now, Dynamite Entertainment offers fans an exclusive opportunity to pick up a massive collection of Green Hornet comics by these exceptional talents, and explore their other Dynamite work, as well. Furthermore, projects like Cryptozoic Man — created by Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson of Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men television show — and the Sundance Film Festival movie tie-in Yoga Hosers one-shot (premiering as a digital comic on Humble Bundle for the first time ever) welcome more glimpses into the creative world surrounding one of master storytellers of the modern age.

Part of the proceeds from the “Humble Comics Bundle: Kevin Smith & Friends Presented by Dynamite” promotion will contribute to The Wayne Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of CSEC occurring in the United States, and providing direct services to young women victimized by commercial exploitation.

The “Pay What You Want” model offers readers the chance to unlock over 70 comics — a total of over 1,500 pages of content!

The core selection, set at a tier of $1.00 minimum, will give Kevin Smith fans access to:

  • Green Hornet #1-10 by Kevin Smith and Jonathan Lau
  • Army of Darkness (2014) #1 by Cullen Bunn, Larry Watts, and Featuring a Cover by Walter Flanagan
  • Cryptozoic Man #1-4 by Bryan Johnson and Walter Flanagan
  • Seduction of the Innocent #1-4 by Ande Parks and Esteve Polls
  • The Shadow Annual 2013 by Ande Parks and Bilquis Evely

For those whose contribution meets or exceeds $8.00, they will also unlock the following titles:

  • Green Hornet #11-15 by Phil Hester and Jonathan Lau
  • Green Hornet #16-19 by Phil Hester, Ande Parks, and Igor Vitorino
  • Kato #1-14 by Ande Parks, Diego Bernard, Ale Garza, and Lee Ferguson
  • “Ink”, a Short Story from Vampirella Masters Series Vol. 4 by Phil Hester and Stephen Segovia
  • Black Terror #5-14 by Phil Hester, Alex Ross, Jonathan Lau, Mike Lilly, Wagner Reis, and Jack Herbert
  • The Shadow Special 2014 by Phil Hester and Ivan Rodriguez

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

  • Yoga Hosers by Kevin Smith, Jeff Quigley, and Liam Quigley
  • Green Hornet #20-27 by Ande Parks, Igor Vitorino, and Ronan Cliquet
  • Green Hornet: Blood Ties #1-4, by Ande Parks and Johnny Desjardins
  • Kato Annual #1 by Ande Parks and Edgar Salazar
  • “Magic”, a Short Story from Vampirella: 1969 by Phil Hester and Jethro Morales
  • Masquerade #1-4 by Phil Hester, Alex Ross, Carlos Paul, Jean Diaz, and Manny Clark
  • Project Superpowers: Chapter Two Prelude by Joe Casey, Phil Hester, Jim Krueger, Alex Ross, Mike Lilly, Carlos Paul, Alex Ross, and Edgar Salazar

All customers, who purchase any threshold, will also be rewarded with a digital code that allows them access to the Dynamite.com website, where they can enjoy Kevin Smith’s comic writing talent in all its glory by purchasing the physical copy of the much-coveted Yoga Hosers comic book for only $14.99 (plus shipping and handling).

As an added bonus for Humble Bundle fans, fifteen (15) of the digital comic books featured in this bundle will include exclusive cover artwork: Green Hornet #1-10, Army of Darkness Vol. 4 #1, Cryptozoic Man #1, Kato #1, Masquerade #1, and Yoga Hosers.

Valiant Entertainment and Threadless Join Forces for Mental Health Awareness Month

To mark the 68th annual Mental Health Awareness Month during the month of May, Valiant Entertainment and Threadless Artist Shops will offer a selection of limited-edition t-shirts featuring Faith, Valiant’s groundbreaking comic book character. All proceeds from the items sold will be donated to Hope for the Day, the mental health education and suicide prevention organization.

Featuring the artwork of renowned Faith cover artist Kevin Wada and available only through May 31st, Valiant and Threadless’ first charity-focused collaboration features Valiant’s high-flying superhero.

 

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. One in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family. Take action today to help others as we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Throughout May, Hope for the Day and participants across the country are raising awareness for the importance of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.

You can find Threadless’ Hope For The Day Artist Shop here and, in addition to the newly unveiled Faith design courtesy of Valiant, will also feature new, limited-edition contributions from popular Chicago radio station b96, world-renowned artist Derek Hess, and mental health advocate and illustrator Sow Ay through the month of May.

The AbleGamers Foundation Opens the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play

AbleGamers Foundation has announced the opening of the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play facility in Charles Town, West Virginia. Made possible by a generous grant from digital accessibility firm SSB BART Group — which will launch its new corporate brand Level Access in the coming months, the new location allows AbleGamers to dramatically expand the number of individuals with disabilities that the charity can serve, beginning with free one-on-one consultations with leading accessibility experts and in-person custom gaming demonstrations.

Open to the public every Thursday, the AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play is roughly twice the size of AbleGamers’ previous facility in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Potential AbleGamers beneficiaries may schedule a disability support consultation and explore grant options for securing free-of-charge accessibility controls and peripherals, which are custom-designed to help mitigate the impact of individual physical and mental impairments. The AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play is also outfitted with a dedicated 3D printer room for in-house development and customization of assistive gaming technologies, as well as a studio for charitable livestream events and production of video content.

The AbleGamers Center for Inclusive Play was recently featured on a CBS News special about disabled gamer Christie Moyer, whose cerebral palsy had stopped her from enjoying her favorites games: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, DOOM and Halo. An AbleGamers consultation helped restore her ability to game, using a combination of a customized touch keyboard originally designed for graphics design artists and a 3D rudder foot panel controller.

Archer Designer Sam Ellis Collaborates With Creators For A Cause

Just Comics Group is an independent collective of comic creators built on the principles of supporting each other’s creative projects while also donating a percentage of proceeds to charitable organizations. The JCG website will host, promote, and publish its member’s comics for free in weekly content updates. Once a comic book or graphic novel is completed, the creators will host a crowdfunding campaign, also promoted by JCG, to fund the printing of the finished book. All proceeds from the campaign will go to the creators – who, upon joining JCG, agree to donate a percentage of their profits to the charities of their choosing.

Just Comics Group was formed by a group of creators ranging from professionals already working in the industry to newcomers looking to start a career in storytelling in an effort to support creator’s rights and just causes. Sam Ellis (who’s worked on projects ranging from Archer and Frisky Dingo to Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors) will kick off the official launch of the Just Comics Website with Komander Kaiju the Master of Monsters on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Its launch will be followed shortly by Last Stop, drawn by Hoyt Silva (Creator/writer/artist for the Drink Champs Webcomic) and written by Trey Walker, which will begin on Friday, April 7th, 2017.

Just Comics Group believes it can help build a better world one book at a time through its support of the creative community and active participation in promoting just causes. Find out more about the creators, their projects, and their charities of choice at their website and remember to look out for Komander Kaiju on April 5th and Last Stop on April 7th

Love Is Love Raises Over $165,000 for Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Last December, IDW Publishing, with support from DC Entertainment, created Love is Love, an anthology graphic novel that united the comic book community in support of the victims and families affected by the tragedy at Pulse nightclub. It has been announced that the graphic novel has raised more than $165,000 from digital and print sales. Through Equality Florida, the proceeds have been donated to the OneOrlando Fund to assist the victims and families impacted.

Love is Love was conceived and curated by comic book writer Marc Andreyko, under the editorial guidance of IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos and DC Entertainment’s Jamie S. Rich, who called upon his industry colleagues to lend their talents to a benefit comic book. The overwhelming response he received in support of the project resulted in contributions from comic and entertainment luminaries including Grant Morrison, Gail Simone, Jim Lee, Paul Dini, Amanda Conner, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Brian Michael Bendis, Steve Orlando, Cat Staggs, Kieron Gillen, Mark Millar, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez, David Mack, Brad Meltzer, Taran Killam, Patton Oswalt, Damon Lindelof, Morgan Spurlock and Matt Bomer, among many others.

The graphic novel is currently in its fourth printing, and the remaining copies will be donated to Equality Florida and sold as fundraising items.

A fifth printing is forthcoming, with all proceeds from this and future editions of Love is Love being donated to LGBTQA charities.

Preview: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100 Project

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 100 Project

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The Turtles take center stage in Hero Initiative’s famous “100 Project” format! IDW created a limited number of blank variant covers for the landmark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50, and Hero Initiative sent them to 100+ top artists to create original covers! The results are here for you to see, with great art from Dan Brereton, Dale Keown, Whilce Portacio, Stan Sakai, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson and of course, Kevin Eastman!

Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the only charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need!

TPB • FC • $14.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-945-5

Four More Women’s History Month 25th Anniversary Covers Revealed

Image Comics is pleased to reveal four more Women’s History variants planned for March’s 25th-anniversary theme with proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. The variants will serve to celebrate the careers of women in comics and the progress made throughout comics history by the women’s movement.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants, beginning with Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992.

Available in stores on Wednesday, March 1st:

  • Rat Queens #1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Owen Gieni, variant artwork by Colleen Doran (Diamond Code DEC168662)
  • Royal City #1 by Jeff Lemire, variant artwork by Emi Lenox (Diamond Code DEC168665)

Available in stores on Wednesday, March 8th:

  • The Wicked + The Divine #27 by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie, variant artwork by Chynna Clugston-Flores  (Diamond Code DEC168658)
  • Motor Crush #4 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart & Babs Tarr, variant artwork by Leslie Hung  (Diamond Code DEC168659)
  • East of West #32 by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta, variant artwork by Meredith McClaren (Diamond Code DEC168668)
  • LOW #16 by Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini, variant artwork by Vanesa R. Del Rey (Diamond Code DEC168663)

Available in stores on Wednesday, March 15th:

  • Moonshine #6 by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso, variant artwork by Jill Thompson (Diamond Code DEC168660)

Available in stores on Wednesday, March 22nd:

  • She Wolf #7 by Rich Tommaso, variant artwork by Marian Churchland (Diamond Code DEC168661)
  • Magdalena #1 by Tini Howard, Ryan Cady & Christian Dibari, variant artwork by Roberta Ingrata (Diamond Code DEC168666)

Available in stores on Wednesday, March 29th:

  • Monstress #11 by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, variant artwork by Sanya Anwar
  • Old Guard #2 by Greg Rucka & Leandro Fernandez, variant artwork by Nicola Scott

Seattle Comic Book Retailer Comics Dungeon Goes Non-Profit

c4c3Seattle comic book retailer Comics Dungeon has announced that it is getting rid of its for-profit status becoming a non-profit corporation. Comics Dungeon, Inc. will be changing its name to Comics for Community, Compassion and Culture, C4C3.

C4C3 will focus on raising money to bring more comics and graphic novels to libraries and the classroom. One hundred percent of all profits will be given to schools, educators, and libraries through a new grant program. The initial profits will come from the operation of Comics Dungeon, but there will be an expansion with fundraising programs to accept cash donations as well as comic aA nd related donations.

The store has been in operation for 25 years with the current owners Scott and Lainie Tomlin owning the store for 11 years.

In the announcement Scott Tomlin, C4C3’s president said:

After being part of the community for over 25 years, we wanted our focus to be giving back to the very community that built our success. The Comics Dungeon retail store name will remain the same.

Lainie Tomlin, the company’s vice president said:

Our goal is to encourage more willing readers, including English language learners, and across many topics and genres.

Joining them on the board of directors are Kazu Kibuishi, 15-year comic creator of the bestselling Amulet, Flight and Copper series, Rob Salkowitz, educator, columnist and author of Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture”, Tracy Williams, education activist, experienced educator and curriculum director in Washington state public schools at Walla Walla School District, Spokane School District and Seattle Pacific University.

Congrats on the change and looking forward to seeing what you all do with the new status!

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