BOOM! Studios sent out a press release today announcing a new "Humble Bundle" of comics for sale while simultaneously complimenting themselves repeatedly. BOOM! isn't the first studio to sell comics through the popular indie game website, with IDW and Dynamite releasing bundles earlier this year, nor are they the first to do so while bragging and boasting about themselves in a press release, as Image did earlier as well.
"Award-winning comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the launch today of the Humble BOOM! Bundle, a two-week initiative that will allow fans to pay what they want to download DRM-free digital copies of BOOM! titles while supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form," the company said in the press release.
BOOM! President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik later added, "As a corporate member, we are extremely proud to partner with Humble Bundle to help support one of our favorite charities, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Plus, this is a great, inexpensive way for people new to BOOM! Studios to try out some of our great titles, from our authentic licensed works to our innovative original stories. No matter what you like to read, there’s something in here for everyone."
Sablik also pointed out how handsome he thought he looked today, and, when asked to rank BOOM! on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being poor and 10 being the greatest comic book publisher of all time, Sablik ranked BOOM! an "eleven" without a second thought. Sablik then excused himself to compose a new press release about the thirty Harvey Awards nominations the company just received, following up on a press release from earlier this month in which marketing manager Mel Caylo demanded that all press outlets refer to BOOM! at all times in all caps with an exclamation point.
Here's the books available on BOOM!'s so-called Humble Bundle, which we would point out is a great deal if BOOM! weren't already doing so to anyone who will listen:
Customers can name their price and receive the following titles:
Written by Tim Daniel and Michael Moreci
Illustrated by Colin Lorimer and Riley Rossmo
To pay for his son’s medical treatment, a man sets out to earn the bounty on a killer who has been terrorizing his small town, only to discover the murderer is a werewolf.
Day Men #1-3
Written by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson
Illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze
To protect their vampire employers during the daytime, a select group of humans are trained to serve as their fixers, problem-solvers, and protectors.
Dead Letters #1-4
Written by Christopher Sebela
Illustrated by Chris Visions
A man wakes up with no memory how of he got where he is and will have to use every trick from his forgotten repertoire to outrun and outsmart his way through a hardboiled wonderland of gang wars, femme fatales, and big secrets.
Evil Empire #1-3
Written by Max Bemis
Illustrated by Ransom Getty and Andrea Mutti
Say Anything frontman Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.
Written by Bryce Carlson
Illustrated by Vanesa R. Del Rey
In 1955 Los Angeles, while infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen knows as “Hit Squads.”
Imagine Agents #1-4
Written by Brian Joines
Illustrated by Bachan
An agency responsible for keeping kids’ imaginary friends in line is confronted by a plot by an evil faction to become real.
RoboCop: Last Stand Part 1 TP (4 issues)
Written by Frank Miller and Steven Grant
Illustrated by Korkut Öztekin
Based on Frank Miller’s unused screenplay for the RoboCop 3 film, RoboCop takes a last stand against OCP to protect the citizens of Detroit.
RoboCop (2014) #1-2
Written by Joshua Williamson
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Picking up right after the end of the first film, a deadly and charismatic criminal is released from jail and instantly targets RoboCop for destruction.
Sons of Anarchy #1-11
Written by Christopher Golden and Ed Brisson
Illustrated by Damian Couceiro
Based on the hit FX Network TV show. The only people standing between the daughter of an old SAMCRO member and certain death are the Sons of Anarchy.
Those who pay more than the average price will also receive:
Created by Alyssa Milano
Written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing
Illustrated by Marcus To and Ian Herring
The owners of the largest social media company in the world moonlight as do-gooder hackers, but are compromised when the US government moves in.
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1-6
Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen
This is the third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comic series about an elite group of warriors charged with protecting the mouse territories.
Planet of the Apes Vols. 1-4 (16 issues)
Written by Daryl Gregory
Illustrated by Carlos Magno
Find out what happens 1,300 years before the arrival of Colonel George Taylor from the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie! Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long.
Six-Gun Gorilla TP (6 issues)
Written by Simon Spurrier
Illustrated by Jeff Stokely
On another world in the 22nd century, a rogue gorilla gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future.
Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert
Illustrated by Daniel Bayliss
From the mind of Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and his wife/writing partner Chondra Echert, this is the superhero story you’ve wanted but never thought you’d see, exploring the thin line between heroes and villains, and the space between childhood hope and loss.
The Woods #1-3
Written by James Tynion IV
Illustrated by Michael Dialynas
An entire high school is transported to a strange, primordial wilderness and confronted with trying to survive.
Readers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus:
Bee and PuppyCat #1-2
Written by Natasha Allegri and Garrett Jackson
Illustrated by Natasha Allegri
Based on the popular web series, it’s a quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray...whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret.
Bravest Warriors Vol. 1 (4 issues)
Written by Joey Comeau
Illustrated by Mike Holmes
Based on the hit animated series! Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny—four 16-year-old heroes-for-hire—as they warp from galaxy to galaxy, saving alien races with the power of their...emotions.
Written by Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson
Illustrated by Brooke Allen
Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!
The Midas Flesh #1-8
Written by Ryan North
Illustrated by Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline
The space crew of Joey, Fatima, and Cooper have decided to return to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—to find out exactly what happened to this once thriving planet and see if they can use that knowledge against the evil empire that’s tracking them down. As luck would have it, they just landed the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy's body.