Lord of the Bundle, Dynamite, has a new one at Groupees, this one themed “Swords, Sandals and Sorcery!” and for a pay what you want model as low as $1 you’ll get a vast amount of reading material featuring people who wear loincloths, including but not limited to: Thunda, Athena, Dejah Thoris and Red Sonja. The bundle also includes some Game of Thrones comics and I can’t remember who wore a loincloth in GoT but I’m sure someone did.
Jungle action, swordplay and loincloths swinging everywhere you look. The bundle includes recent issues of the “Swords of Sorrow” crossover.
Seriously, a lot of comics to read for not a lot of money. This is Dynamite’s third bundle with Groupees.
Dynamite Entertainment and Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, are teaming up for their third book bundle promotion that will once again allow comic fans, and potential new fans, the chance to purchase 70 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power. The Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees bundle marks the third time the two companies have worked together. Dynamite and Groupees will also feature – for the first time – a unique “Premium Mystery Box” of high-end collectible items for customers who pledge at the $50 tier or higher with the full digital comics package. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry’s most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion begins today, Tuesday, July 28th, on the website Groupees.com/Dynamite3
In the Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees bundle, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide. The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with a $1.00 minimum pledge which helps new fans discover some of Dynamite’s best-selling titles including Game of Thrones #1! Fans can increase the title count by pledging at least in the $5.00 tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum pledge or more to help support the Dynamite line of titles. While customers who make a pledge of $50.00 or more will receive not only the digital comics, but also a unique “Premium Mystery Box” of 4 Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics MSRP’ing at over $200 sent to the address they provide.
For those who participate in the “Pay What You Want” initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top 10 contributors with a greater package of Dynamite Premium Limited Edition Comics.
Here is the breakdown:
#1 Contributor – $1,000.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#2 Contributor – $800.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#3 Contributor – $700.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#4 Contributor – $600.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#5 Contributor – $500.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
#6 – #10 Contributors – $400.00 of Dynamite Premium books (at our MSRP)
Additionally, there are several Group Bonuses which will be unlocked for all consumers to enjoy when the overall orders reach certain thresholds regardless of which package you purchase. The first 4 will be revealed with the thresholds as the promotion begins. All fans need to do is check out the bundle to see the Group Bonuses, which will bring the total amount of books to at least 78 should all be “unlocked”.
The $1.00 Minimum Tier features the debut issue of Dynamite’s comic book adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s New York Times Best-selling Game of Thrones series along with the special Swords of Sorrow Chaos Prelude from writer Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and artist Mirka Andolfo (Chaos!) in addition to more swashbuckling stories for a total of 13 comics:
- Game Of Thrones #1
• Swords Of Sorrow: Chaos Prelude One Shot
• Thulsa Doom #1 – 4
• Blackbeard #1 – 6
• Lord of the Jungle Annual #1
The $5.00 Minimum Tier features 27 additional comics – for a total of 41 comics – by some of the industry’s most beloved creators, like G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel), Erica Schultz (Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne), Nancy A. Collins (Sunglasses After Dark), Frank Cho (Mighty Avengers), and more:
- Game Of Thrones #2
• Thunda #1 – 5
• Warlord Of Mars #0
• Swords Of Sorrow: Vampirella / Jennifer Blood #1 – 2
• Swords Of Sorrow: Masquerade/Kato One Shot
• Swords Of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris/Irene Adler #1 – 2
• Swords Of Sorrow: Lady Zorro/Black Sparrow One Shot
• Athena #1 – 4
• Red Sonja #0
• Kirby: Genesis – Dragons Bane #1 – 4
• Jungle Girl: Season Two #1 – 5
Finally, the $10.00 Minimum Tier features an ADDITIONAL 29 comics – for a total of 70 comics – by New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher, comic industry legend Ron Marz(The Punisher), fan-favorite creators Gail Simone (Red Sonja) and Jim Zub (Skullkickers):
- Dejah Thoris #1 – 5
• John Carter: Warlord Of Mars #1 – 6
• Red Sonja #36 – 40
• Pathfinder City of Secrets #1 – 6
• Swords of Sorrow #1 – 3
• Dresden Files: Storm Front Volume Two #1 – 4
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says, “Our first two team-ups were a tremendous success. We’re proud to continue working with Groupees to create more awareness of comics among their audience, who in turn will come into our industry and many of whom will then become ongoing readers. We continue to see a lift in titles having re-orders through Diamond and digital sales with this model.”
Thomas Brooke, Founder and CEO of Groupees, adds, “We are excited to work with Nick and the Dynamite team on another promotion featuring a fantastic lineup of comic books from some of the industry’s most accomplished creators and artists. Promotions such as these are a great vehicle for discovery, and we are honored to partner with Dynamite to help introduce new fans from around the globe to comic books.”
Part of the proceeds from the Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees Bundle will contribute to 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 of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.
Fans and curious newcomers are encouraged to visit Groupees.com beginning today to take advantage of Groupees’ third comic bundle.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.