Image Comics just sent us a press release announcing a new Image Comics Humble Bundle! Humble Bundle is typically a bundle of indie video games that allow gamers to choose their own price, with incentives for paying more than the average. This is the same concept, but with trade paperbacks instead of games. 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.
Uh oh... looks like Image misunderstood the word "humble" when talking about their best-selling, award-winning comics! We haven't seen anyone act this humble since Rich Johnston last gloated about being right about a rumor! Anyway, here's what you can get:
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.
Image went on to humbly gloat even more about their comics:
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.
Yeah, yeah, we get it. Image is awesome, their comics are critically acclaimed and popular, and the company is continuing to break new ground and lead the way in the digital marketplace while companies like comiXology take steps backward instead. Jeeze! GIve it a rest already!
Like other Humble Bundles, buyers can choose to have a portion of their payment go to a charity. In this case, it's the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Image makes sure to brag about how much money Humble Bundle has raised for charity since its inception too (spoiler alert: a lot).
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 sale will be live for two weeks, so head over to Humble Bundle and buy it now. Great comics, DRM-free, for a price you decide on, with proceeds going to charity? That's something worth bragging about.