Why the hell didn’t any other publisher do this soon? Image Comics is putting out a killer digital bundle of books using the pay-what-you-want method that we’ve seen before in the music industry. The “Humble Bundle” includes “East of West” Vol. 1, “Lazarus” Vol. 1, “Morning Glories” Vol. 1, and “Fatale” Vol. 1. If you pay more than the average price, you will also get “Saga” Vol. 1 and, “Revival” Vol. 1, and “Chew” Vol. 1. If you pay more than $15.00 you will also get “The Walking Dead” Vol. 1 & 20. That’s a total of 9 books.
This is an insane deal! You can also choose if your money goes to the creators or the Comic Book Legal Defence Fund. Get on it fast, as the deal ends on May 6, 2014.
From the press release:
Humble Bundle has teamed up with mega-publisher Image Comics to launch the Humble Image Comics Bundle today, offering up digital editions of nine New York Times bestselling, Eisner award-winning comic books starting at as little as one cent. Customers can pay what they want and choose where their money goes. The promotion runs for two weeks on https://www.humblebundle.com.
Customers can name their price for Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s EAST OF WEST, VOL. 1, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s LAZARUS, VOL. 1, Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma’s MORNING GLORIES, VOL. 1, and Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ FATALE, VOL. 1. Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ SAGA, VOL. 1, Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s REVIVAL, VOL. 1, and John Layman and Rob Guillory’s CHEW, VOL. 1. Paying $15 or more will unlock Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD, VOL. 1 and VOL. 20, completing the bundle of nine comic books.
EAST OF WEST is a New York Times bestseller and was nominated in the “Best Continuing Series” category for the 2014 Eisner Awards. LAZARUS was nominated in the “Best New Series” category in the 2014 Eisner Awards. SAGA is a New York Times bestseller, and has multiple Eisner Awards, a Hugo Award, and nominations in the 2014 Hugo awards and in multiple categories for the 2014 Eisner Awards. CHEW is a New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award winner. THE WALKING DEAD is a New York Times bestseller, multiple Eisner Award winner, and the series for which the hit AMC television show of the same name is based upon.
Customers can choose how their payment is allocated: between the comic book creators and/or the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community. Since Humble Bundle’s launch in 2010, $37 million has been raised for more than 20 different charities and non-profit organizations.
The Humble Image Comics Bundle ends on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.