Image Comics wants to celebrate its 25th anniversary by burying you in more comics than you can possibly read. Thank goodness they’re digital.
Image has partnered with Humble Bundle to offer what it says is more than $428 in comics for a fraction of that cost — with proceeds divided between Image and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, an organization devoted to equality for the LGBTQ community.
The highest level of contribution, $25 or more, unlocks everything, including Isola: Island of the Dead, signed by the creators. Image describes the book as “an epic fantasy from Brenden Fletcher (Motor Crush, Batgirl) and Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy). The story follows two women on a quest to enter the underworld, seeking to undo a curse that turned one of them into a tiger.”
But the deals are significant at any contribution level. A mere dollar unlocks 10 first issues of popular series, including Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox’s Plutona. At the five dollar level, you’re unlocking 10 more first issues, including Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ Kill or Be Killed. At the $10 level, it’s whole volumes of trade paperbacks, thus far 14, with a promise of more revealed shortly. So far, they include Casanova Vol. 1 (Fraction, Ba, Moon), Bitch Planet Vol. 1 (DeConnick, De Landro), Morning Glories Vol. 1 (Spencer, Eisma, Esquejo), Rat Queens Vol. 1 (Wiebe, Upchurch), Southern Bastards Vol. 1 (Aaron, Latour), and some Old Skool Image Comics in the form of Spawn Origins Collection Vol. 1 (McFarlane). Plunk down $15, you’re talking Chew Vol. 1 (Layman, Guillory), East of West Vol. 1 (Hickman, Dragotta), Sex Criminals Vol. 1 (Fraction, Zdarsky), and 10 more. For $20? Throw in I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1 (Young), Saga Book One (Vaughan, Staples), The Wicked + The Divine Book One (Gillen, McKelvie), and six more books that are on everyone’s “best of” and/or “to read” lists.
Seriously, this is so much content that you almost need a scorecard. Full list of books below (and, again, more to come in a couple days).
As usual with the Humble Bundle offerings, you get to choose how your contribution is allocated — some (or all) to publisher, some (or all) to charity. For more information on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation — the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality — go to http://www.hrc.org.
Per the announcement from Image, the full list of comics, and price brackets, to date follows:
Customers can pay $1 or more for Rich Tommaso’s She Wolf #1, Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox’s Plutona #1, Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison’s Rockstars #1, Brian Buccellato and Toni Infante’s Sons of the Devil #1, Sara Kenney and John Watkiss’ Surgeon X #1, Jason A. Hurley and Jeremy Haun’s The Beauty #1, Brandon Graham’s Island #1, Peter Milligan and Leandro Fernandez’s The Discipline #1, Brandon Thomas, Frank Martin, and Juan Gedeon’s Horizon #1, and Brian Buccellato, Jennifer Young, and Matías Bergara’s Cannibal #1.
Customers who pay $5 or more receive all of that plus Brian Wood and Garry Brown’s Black Road #1, Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s The Fix #1, Christopher Sebela, Dan Brown, and Niko Walter’s Demonic #1, Jonathan Hickman and Tomm Coker’s The Black Monday Murders #1, Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca’s Shutter #1, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser’s Kill Or Be Killed #1, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s Moonshine #1, Becky Cloonan and Andy Belanger’s Southern Cross #1, Bryan Hill and Nelson Blake II’s Romulus #1, and Caitlin Kittredge and Steven Sanders’ Throwaways #1.
For $10 or more, customers also get Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet Vol. 1, Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon’s Casanova Vol. 1, Emma Ríos and Hwei Lim’s Mirror Vol. 1, Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus Vol. 1, Dan Watters and Caspar Wijngaard’s Limbo Vol. 1, Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma’s Morning Glories Vol. 1, Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson’s Nailbiter Vol. 1, Eric Stephenson, Nate Bellegarde, Jordie Bellaire, and Fonografiks’ Nowhere Men Vol. 1, Brandon Graham, Farel Dalrymple, Giannis Milonogiannis, and Simon Roy’s Prophet Vol. 1, Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch’s Rat Queens Vol. 1, Tim Seeley and Mike Norton’s Revival Vol. 1, Jason Latour and Jason Aaron’s Southern Bastards Vol. 1, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn Origins Collection Vol. 1, and Justin Jordan, Felipe Sobreiro, and Tradd Moore’s Strange Talent of Luther Strode Vol. 1.
Those who pay $15 or more receive all of that plus Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan’s Birthright Vol. 1, John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Chew Vol. 1, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender Vol. 1, Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein’s Drifter Vol. 1, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s East of West Vol. 1, Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey’s Injection Vol. 1, Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos’ Pretty Deadly Vol. 1, Michael Moreci and Vic Malhotra’s Roche Limit Vol. 1, John Arcudi and James Harren’s Rumble Vol. 1, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s Sex Criminals Vol. 1, Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca’s Shutter Vol. 1, Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm’s Spread Vol. 1, and Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and Elizabeth Breitweiser’s The Fade Out Vol. 1.
Customers can pay $20 or more for the above plus Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s The Fix Vol. 1, Chip Zdarsky and Kagan Mcleod’s Kaptara Vol. 1, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s Descender Vol. 2, Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s East of West Vol. 2, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C Vol. 1, Outcast by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta Vol. 1, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga Book One, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine Book One, and Skottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1.
And customers who pay $25 or more will also receive a gorgeous Isola, Island of the Dead Letterpress Print! This brand-new epic fantasy from Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl follows two women on a quest to enter the underworld, seeking to undo a curse that turned one of them into… a tiger! The exclusive two-color letterpress print will be signed by both Fletcher and Kerschl, and shipped worldwide for no extra charge.
The Humble Comics Bundle: IMAGE at 25 runs through February 1st at 11 a.m. Pacific.
Source: The Humble Bundle