The weekdays are wrapping up as we go into the weekend and the unknown of what lies ahead for the comic industry. We’ll keep on reporting and have a lot coming. Until then, here’s some comic news from around the web.
It was to be new comic book day yesterday. Did anyone go to your comic shop? What’d you get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.
It’s a new week and hopefully you’re all safe wherever you may be. While we may all be social distancing, it doesn’t mean the news is stopping. While you wait for things to kick off, here’s some news and reviews from around the web.
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!
It’s new comic book day tomorrow! What’s everyone looking forward to? What’s everyone plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.
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.
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.
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 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 Prey) Swords 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!