Last week IDW launched a “Creator Showcase” Humble Bundle including 30 Days of Night, The Maxx, Wynonna Earp, Infinite Loop,Locke and Key, Darwyn Cooke’s Parker books, A Comics Book History of Comics and many more. IN other words, the good stuff. Humble Bundle, you’ll recall, offers a pay what you want digital download system, with higher pledges getting more content.
This bundle has an intriguing extra however, a print edition of Diablo House #1, the launch of a new creator owned series at IDW, written by CEO/Publisher Ted Adams with art by Spanish cartoonist Santipérez and colors by Jay Fotos. Adams describes it as “a throwback to the 70s Joe Orlando edited DC horror comics I grew up reading.” A throwback but with some contemporary touches as you can see below. The comic unlocks with a $25 donation, and comes as a physical comic signed by Adams.
It’s a new way to offer an exclusive comic, as Rob Salkowitz explains here.
The best part of Humble Bundle is that a percentage of all donations go to help charities, in this case Traveling Stories, a small non-profit that Adams is on the board of. Travelling Stories helps empower reluctant readers around the world by getting them engaged with reading, so it’s a very good cause. The Bundle has already raised more than $100K.
Here’s a few pages to preview Diablo House:
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.