Dynamite ‘Bundles Up’ for exposure and bucks

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If you’ve been reading the Beat regularly – and I know you have – you may have noticed that Dynamite is the King of Bundling – that is, the kind of pay-what-you-want services such as Humble Bundle that give consumer vast access to digital comics for a pretty low fee. Dynamite has two notable recent bundles, the  “Bundle […]

The day in Garth Ennis news: Preacher event tonight and Red Team added to his Humble Bundle

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Garth Ennis is  having his moment with the debut of the AMC tv series based on Preacher coming on this Sunday, May 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. YOu can catch the man himself in converstion with producer Seth Rogen and the stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun tonight at the 92nd Street Y […]

Aspen Comics Brings One of the Best Humble Bundles to Date

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Humble bundle is one of the best things to happen to comics. It gives publishers a platform to reach broader audiences while doing something good for various charities. You pay what you want and in return you’ll receive a UNICEF aid package size drop of comics, some you’ve probably read, others you may have missed. […]

Dynamite launches Pathfinder Humble Bundle

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Dynamite is bundling again! This time with Pathfinder, the comics spin-off of the popular video game tabletop game***. Over 100 pages of comics and 30 maps will ba available via the “pay what you want” model. A portion of the proceeds also goes to various charities, including Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Doctors Without Borders, […]

Treat Yo’self to a Secret Treasure Trove of Neil Gaiman Rarities

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  You’ve got your mimosas.  You’ve got your fine leather goods.  How about your rare, never-before-released Neil Gaiman Stories? The American Gods and Sandman author has teamed up with The Moth, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) and Humble Bundle to present the Humble Book Bundle: Neil Gaiman Rarities.  For the next two weeks, users can pay as […]

Archie Joins the Humble Bundle Bandwagon; Image Scores with 2nd Bundle

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By Bruce Lidl Following immediately on the conclusion of the second Image Comics Humble Bundle, Archie Comics has joined the Humble Bundle comics movement with its first release. Humble Bundles are curated collections of digital comics available under a “pay what you want” revenue model. Customers can choose their payment amount for the basic pack, […]

Image Does Humble Bundle Once Again

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By Bruce Lidl Lost somewhat in the initial burst of news from last week’s ImageExpo was the announcement of a new Image Humble Bundle offering, beginning that morning and lasting until January 21. The “Humble Image Comics Bundle 2: Image Firsts” is a massive collection of digital comics that can be purchased for whatever price […]

ImageExpo 2015 in Depth

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By Bruce Lidl As has become a tradition at Image Comic’s semi-annual event, the announcements of upcoming titles came fast and furious today at ImageExpo. After a suitably rousing “state of the company” presentation by Image publisher Eric Stephenson, the stage at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center saw a procession of comic luminaries hyping new […]