#FreshPress: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Humble Bundle Announce a Limited-time Collection of Must Read Comics

San Francisco, CA – February 13th 2019 — Discover the best in comics with the Humble Comics Bundle: Start Here! featuring over 40 essential comics and manga titles, from modern classics to media tie-in hits and introductory volumes of today’s most exciting graphic novel series! Titles in the Humble Comics Bundle: Start Here! will benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics!

Participating publishers coming together for this project include BOOM!, Cartoon Books, Dark Horse, Dynamite Entertainment, Fantagraphics, IDW, Image Comics, Kodansha, Last Gasp, Skyhorse, Titan Publishing Group, Top Cow, and Top Shelf.

Humble Bundle readers can explore the international glory of digital comics with titles hailing from North America, Japan, and Europe in a single bundle for the first time ever! Don’t miss your chance to discover today’s most essential must read comics with the Humble Comics Bundle: Start Here!

Jeff Lemire, the bestselling author whose book Essex County is featured in this bundle says, “We all need to fight for better resources for librarians and educators to defend the freedom of expression and the CBLDF has done that. Essex County was challenged in Canada and I know the importance of the CBLDF as an essential part of the comics world.”

The Humble Comics Bundle: Start Here! will run from February 13th, 11 a.m. Pacific time through March 1st, 10 a.m. Pacific time.

Check out the promotion at:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/start-here-comics

Customers can pay just $1 or more for:

  • Bob’s Burgers Vol. 1
  • Plants vs Zombies: Timepocalypse
  • American Flagg Definitive Collection
  • Deadly Class Vol. 1
  • Fence Vol. 1
  • Giant Days Vol. 1
  • Port of Earth Vol. 1
  • Judge Dredd Vol. 1

Customers who pay $8 or more will also get:

  • Wynonna Earp, Vol. 1: Homecoming
  • Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1
  • Think Tank Vol. 1
  • Essex County
  • Bloom County: The Complete Digital Library Vol. 1
  • The Last Temptation
  • Lumberjanes Vol. 1
  • Empowered Vol. 1
  • Fante Bukowski Vol. 1
  • Inuyashiki Vol. 1
  • I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1

Those who pay $15 or more will also receive:

  • From Hell
  • Bone: One Volume Edition
  • The Wonderful World of Tank Girl
  • Saga Vol. 1
  • Attack on Titan Vol. 1
  • Dragon Head Vol. 1
  • Ghost / Hellboy Special
  • The Boys Vol. 1
  • The Complete Peanuts Vol. 1
  • Project Superpowers: Black Cross
  • Slam! Vol. 1
  • Witchblade 2017 Vol. 1
  • Barefoot Gen Vol. 1

Those who pay $20 or more will receive everything and:

  • The Thrilling Adventure Hour
  • The Complete Elfquest Volume 1: The Original Quest
  • Locke & Key Vol. 1: Welcome To Lovecraft
  • Criminal Vol. 1
  • Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1
  • Love & Rockets: Maggie the Mechanic
  • Femme Magnifique: 50 Magnficient Women Who Changed the World
  • Monstress Vol. 1
  • The Education of a Comics Artist
  • Vinland Saga Vol. 1

The total MSRP for this entire collection of 42 essential comics is $590.

CBLDF President Christina Merkler says, “It’s incredible to recognize that so many of the most well-loved and popular titles in comics have been banned and challenged. Seeing books CBLDF has stood up for like Saga, Bone, Barefoot Gen, and Love & Rockets in this bundle is a strong reminder that the freedom to read can’t be taken for granted.”

Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, says, “CBLDF has gone to bat for my readers and fellow artists time and again over the years. Thanks to their support, books like Fun Home are available to readers who wouldn’t otherwise see themselves in their community’s libraries. Thank you, Humble Bundle community for supporting their work!”

Renowned author and CBLDF Advisory Board chair Neil Gaiman says, “Thanks to the support of the Humble Bundle community, CBLDF is realizing our long-term goals of creating new legal support for creators at risk domestically and around the world. We’re building more resources to help students, educators and librarians use comics in education, and defending their Free Expression rights — all at no cost to those who need our help.”

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