This year, Image Comics is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and is celebrating the best of its most recent output in a massive Humble Bundle sale. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, you can get a veritable treasure trove of Image Comics, so we've highlight the best of the best to tempt you into partaking.
In 1986, Dark Horse launched with an anthology title called Dark Horse Presents and a book called Boris the Bear. Thirty years later Dark Horse has gone from a small piece of the '80s indie boom to one of the biggest and most successful independent comics publishers in the industry. Along the way it has published Conan the Barbarian (and still does), Star Wars (but not anymore, despite doing great work with the license), and Mike Mignola's Hellboy universe (still a cornerstone of the line).
Now Dark Horse and Humble Bundle are celebrating the former's 30th anniversary with a really extensive Comics Bundle of Dark Horse books.
Become a vampire, relive the 1990s, and support charity all at the same time! That's the rare opportunity presented by the Vampire: The Masquerade Humble Bundle, in association with White Wolf Publishing. In the past, most of the Humble Bundles we've covered have offered collections of comics, but this one is all roleplaying books (and two pins if you donate enough). Whether you're new to Vampire, or you just need digital copies of the key sourcebooks, or you're like me and you haven't played in 20 years but you're feeling that Thirtysomething Goth nostalgia, this is a pretty amazing deal.
June is Pride Month, and in celebration of all things LGBTQ the good folks at Humble Bundle have put together a massive collection of comics and books that you can buy digitally by naming your own price. The collection contains various tiers of support, and like all Humble Bundles you can choose your own charity and even select exactly how your contribution is divided up.
For a while now, Humble Bundle has been one of the best ways to catch up on a series that you might have missed. It's one of the reasons we spotlight them so much --- no matter what's on offer, they're almost always worth checking out just for the sheer number of comics you can get for the money. The only problem is that they're always digital comics, meaning that if you're an old school reader who prefers paper to pixels, you're out of luck.
Recently, though, there's been a change. Over the past few months, a few Humble Bundles have offered up physical rewards that go along with the digital ones, and now, IDW's My Little Pony comic bundle is taking things to the next level. Not only can you catch up on the comics that chronicle the adventures of everyone's favorite Equestrian friends, but IDW is offering a Humble-exclusive 48-page paperback collection at the $25 level, complete with a brand new wraparound cover.
What a week! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to sit back and read some comics. The weekend is finally here, and the world can relax and rest once more — but the comics industry has been busy too, you know, and the last seven days have seen a flurry of comics-based news and announcements fly past at high speed.
ComicsAlliance has got your back, though: when it comes to comics, we never slow down, so here’s a look back and just what’s been going on. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!
Remember last week, when we talked about the Humble Bundle's collection of Pathfinder RPG books? Well, if you picked those up (and you still have another week to get on it if you haven't) and thought "Hey, I really enjoy this fantasy world of dragons and dungeons, not necessarily in that order, but I wish there was a way to experience it without all of this dice-rolling," then folks, we have the deal for you.
As a compliment to the RPG offer, Dynamite, Paizo and Humble Bundle have put together a new bundle full of Pathfinder comics. Fifteen bucks gets you 33 comics (and counting), featuring work from Jim Zub and Pathfinder designer Erik Mona.
This week marked the release of Shaft: Imitation of Life, the second miniseries about the legendary private eye from Dynamite, and if you somehow missed out on the first series --- one of last year's best minis --- then here's a bit of good timing for you. This week's Humble Bundle features David F. Walker and Bilquis Eveley's Shaft: A Complicated Man.
But it's not alone, either. For fifteen bucks, you can grab everything that's on offer, including Garth Ennis and Aaron Campbell's The Shadow: Fires of Creation, a collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Alice Cooper, and one of the most enjoyable crossovers in a long while, Django/Zorro.
I've been keeping my eye on the Humble Bundle for a long time now to find good deals on cheap comics, and one of the things that still surprises me every time there's a new one is that there's always something brand new in there. Take, for instance, the current bundle, which focuses on creator-owned comics from Image. Not only does it have Image mainstays like Invincible, Phonogram, and Saga, but it also includes the first volume of Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod's Kaptara, collecting the first five issues of the series.
Folks. Kaptara vol. 1 came out less than a month ago. #6 isn't even out yet. So on the off chance that you need an economic justification to get a whole bunch of comic books and support the Human Rights Campaign, just imagine that you're paying full price for Kaptara, Bitch Planet, and Just The Tips, and getting 47 issues of Invincible for free.
If you like stories of paranoid mysteries and giving money to charity, good news: apparently someone in a position of power read your mind.
Not literally. We were joking. Please take the tinfoil off your head.
Humble Bundle has teamed up with IDW Publishing for their latest charity bundle featuring various X-Files comics, in advance of the hotly anticipated revival of the classic television series about a familiar pair of FBI agents investigating cases they’re not really supposed to solve, about things that shouldn’t exist.