Humble Bundle has a storied history to offering video games in a pay-what-you-want model with incentive bonuses to people who meet a certain dollar threshold. Humble is starting to get away from just being known for video games and has experimented with offering various eBook packages. Now, they are doing something different. In a new deal with Image Comics, we know have the first ever comic Bundle.
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.
Saga, the Walking Dead are the two best known ones on the list, both series have been on various bestseller lists for years. 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.
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