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Texas Preacher Declares 'Vampire Knight' Manga A Satanic Work
Texas Preacher Declares 'Vampire Knight' Manga A Satanic Work
Censorship is a serious issue. It's one of the reasons that we here at ComicsAlliance always show our support to organizations like the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and rally behind creators who have been subjected to governmental restrictions on their work. Occasionally, though, there are incidents of people pushing to get books banned that slide right past concerning and directly into the world of hilarious ineptitude. Such is the case with Reverend Phillip Missick of Texas's amazingly named King of Saints Tabernacle Church, who pushed for the Cleveland, TX public library to remove manga like Matsuri Hino's Vampire Knight from its library, owing, of course, to it being a demonic product of Satan that would drag otherwise saintly children directly into the gaping maw of Hell itself. That, of course, is nothing new. What makes it amazing is that he didn't stop there, going so far as to declare pretty much everything around the manga to be the product of Satan, including a few Harry Potter toys, a bouquet of dried roses, and the actual room itself to be "occultic and demonic."
Dynamite Launches DRM-Free Digital Store, 10-Cent 1st Issues
Dynamite Launches DRM-Free Digital Store, 10-Cent 1st Issues
With the rise of digital comics, one of the biggest sticking points for consumers has been the idea of ownership, but this summer, we're seeing a big move towards a DRM-free model. The latest publisher to step up to the plate: Dynamite Entertainment, which launched a new digital storefront today, offering comics for download in PDF format. In celebration of their launch -- and of their tenth anniversary -- Dynamite has thrown a couple of extras into the launch. First, they've put a selection of first issues on sale for ten cents each, including Vampirella, The Boys and The Trial of Sherlock Holmes. Second, they're donating 10% of Dynamite digital's profits for the first month to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Boom! Studios Launches Incredible Humble Bundle Deal
Boom! Studios Launches Incredible Humble Bundle Deal
We've written about the Humble Bundle before here at ComicsAlliance, but let's be real here: It's kind of the perfect idea. Being able to pay what you want to grab a whole cartload of comics while also supporting a charity is a setup that has literally no downside, and it's almost impossible to take advantage of -- especially when it's something like the new Boom! Studios bundle. For the next two weeks, you'll be able to pay what you want for a massive amount of downloadable comics while also supporting the good work of the Comic Book Legal defense Fund. And, if you pay at least $15, you'll get ComicsAlliance favorites like Lumberjanes, The Midas Flesh and Bee and Puppycat thrown in for good measure. The interesting thing about this particular bundle is that it includes some very recent comics. Books like Lumberjanes #4 and Midas Flesh #8 were only released this month, and RoboCop #2 actually came out in stores today. Being able to get them here digitally is a pretty big deal.
Dynamite's 10th Anniversary Humble Bundle Benefits Charities
Dynamite's 10th Anniversary Humble Bundle Benefits Charities
I like comic books a lot, and since I tend to fall pretty close to a Scrooge McDuckian philosophy when it comes to spending money, I like getting them as cheap as I possibly can. And because I've taken superhero comics pretty seriously ever since I was a kid, I've also tend to be pretty into helping people out whenever I can. That's why I'm always glad when something like the Dynamite 10th Anniversary Humble Bundle comes across my desk and gives me the opportunity to get a gigantic stack of comics for whatever I want to pay, while also getting the money to some very good causes. In this case, it's well over 100 pages of comics and a 328-page art book from Dynamite's past decade of publishing, including Grant Morrison and Mark Millar's Vampirella stories, Gail Simone's relaunch of Red Sonja and a collection of Alex Ross's art for the publisher for around $15, with the proceeds going to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Doctors Without Borders.
Holiday Gift Guide: Comic Book Charities
Holiday Gift Guide: Comic Book Charities
When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure t
Get An ‘Adventure Time’ Exclusive, A Tim Leong Graphic and A Bill Gaines T-Shirt At The CBLDF Booth [SDCC 2013]
Get An ‘Adventure Time’ Exclusive, A Tim Leong Graphic and A Bill Gaines T-Shirt At The CBLDF Booth [SDCC 2013]
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund booth is always a necessary stop at Comic-Con. Their table is covered with great comics signed by great creators, and purchases go to a very important cause. They also always boast an impressive list of exclusives and other items, and this year is no different. If you swing by the CBLDF table, you can pick up an exclusive Adventure Time cover by regular AT contrib
Comics Artists Donate Original Work For Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Auction
Comics Artists Donate Original Work For Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Auction
For the fifth year in a row, comic shop Things From Another World is partnering with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for their annual Comic Con art auction. As in previous years, several celebrated artists are contributing illustrations to help raise money for the non-profit First Amendment defender, including Jill Thompson, Roger Langridge, Tim Seeley, Jonathan Case, Jeffrey Brown and more. In
CBLDF ‘Liberty Annual’ To Include New ‘The Walking Dead’ Story And More
CBLDF ‘Liberty Annual’ To Include New ‘The Walking Dead’ Story And More
As if new material from the likes of Kieron Gillen, Chris Roberson, Mike Allred and Ben Templesmith isn't enough to make you want to pick up this year's CBLDF Liberty Annual, there's something else that might tempt you towards the fundraising special issue: An all-new The Walking Dead story by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard...
The CBLDF Acquires Defunct Comics Code Authority Seal
The CBLDF Acquires Defunct Comics Code Authority Seal
Nary a tear was shed when the Comics Code Authority sputtered out earlier this year following its thorough abandonment by the publishing industry. Depending on your leanings, the CCA was either a necessary evil that "saved" comics from people freaked out over horror content in the '50s or a manifestation of creative repression that quashed progress in the medium for more than 60 years (o

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