June 7, 2017 – Humble Bundle and the comics industry’s finest publishers are teaming up for a new digital comics bundle, sampling the 2017 Eisner Award nominees to support charity!
The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase features over $198 of original content from some of the most creative writers and artists in comics. Customers will receive titles nominated for Best New Series, Best Anthology, Best Short Story, Best Single Issue, and more. The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase gives access to some of the industry’s best work of the year.
Named for acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner, the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comics industry. William Erwin “Will” Eisner was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in American comics. He is noted for his experiments with content and form; he popularized the term “graphic novel” and was an early contributor to formal comics studies. The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International. In 2017 they celebrate their 29th year of highlighting the best publications and creators in comics and graphic novels.
The bundle includes standout titles from publishers Fantagraphics, Baltic Comics, Drawn & Quarterly, Dark Horse Comics, Big Planet Comics & Retrofit Comics, Archie Comics, IDW Publishing, Valiant Comics, Black Mask Studios, Kilgore Books & Comics, and Silver Sprocket.
As with all Humble Bundles, customers choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publishers, charities, and Humble Bundle. The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Hero Initiative.
Customers can pay $1 or more and receive:
- Uptight #5
- Faith Vol. 1
- Kim & Kim: This Glamorous, High-Flying Rock Star Life
- Blammo #9
- Archangel #1
- Your Black Friend
Those who pay $8 or more will also receive:
- Black Hammer #1
- Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In
- Babybel Wax Bodysuit
- Jughead Vol. 1
- Love Is Love
- Bloodshot Reborn Vol. 1
At $15 or more, customers will get all of the above plus:
- Spanish Fever: Stories by the New Spanish Cartoonists
- Kramers Ergot 9
- Baltic Comics Anthology š! #26: dADa
- Hot Dog Taste Test
- Briggs Land #1-3
The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase runs from now until Wednesday, June 21 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
To check out the bundle, head to: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/eisner-nominees-2017-comics
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work! http://cbldf.org
About the Hero Initiative
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 www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Monthly curated subscription service. When buying a bundle, customers not only choose how much to pay, but also how their payment is divided between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Purchases from the Humble Store and subscriptions to Humble Monthly also help support charity. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games “Presented by Humble Bundle.” Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $98 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.