This digital bundling thing is getting to be a habit—and Dynamite is taking full advantage of it. Following successful team ups with Humble Bundle and Groupees, they’ve just teamed up with StoryBundle, an indie book bundler that is doing comics for the first time. Proceeds will benefit the CBLDF and Girls Write Now, so you can choose your preferred good deed while reading over 100 Dynamite comics. As with other bundlers, this is a pay what you want model, although the minimum is $5. Books offered include graphic adaptations of Amanda Hocking and Jim Butcher, Vampirella and Red Sonja.
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that StoryBundle, a unique literature bundling site known for its support of indie authors, will host – for the first time ever – a comic book bundle promotion that allows readers to purchase almost 100 digital Dynamite comics and graphic novels with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power beginning at $5.00. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to two very important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The bundle promotion will begin Wednesday, April 8th, on the website StoryBundle.com.
StoryBundle will offer a fixed set of Dynamite comic books, graphic novel collections, and art books in a bundle, available only for a limited time. Fans and newcomers will decide their own value for each bundle. Bonus books are unlocked when the purchaser achieves certain bonus thresholds. StoryBundle has already sold hundreds of thousands of books through its popular horror, fantasy, video game and sci-fi book bundles, and for the first time ever, welcomes its huge audience to experience the four-color adventures of Dynamite digital comics.
Jason Chen, founder and CEO of StoryBundle, says, “We’re thrilled to partner with Dynamite for our first (of many) comic bundles. StoryBundle has featured all types of genres before, from mystery to sci-fi to gaming to fantasy and romance, so one filled with comics and graphic novel collections seems like a natural next step. Dynamite’s also presented us with a great opportunity to introduce our readers to their series by including the first issues (along with collections), which makes for the most natural entry-point to be able to understand and enjoy all these wonderful titles.”
The Dynamite Bundle includes the following collections, comprising over 2,800 pages of comic book storytelling:
• Amanda Hocking’s The Hollows: A Hollowland Graphic Novel
• The Art of Ramona Fradon
• The Complete Alice in Wonderland
• Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: War Cry
• Gail Simone’s Red Sonja Vol. 1: The Queen of Plagues
• Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure (by Bill Willingham)
• Legends of Red Sonja
• Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson: Moon Called Vol. 1
• Project Superpowers Vol. 1
• Red Sonja Unchained
• Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword Omnibus Vol. 1
• The Essential Painkiller Jane
• Vampirella Vol. 1: Our Lady of Shadows by Nancy A. Collins
In addition to the graphic novel collections and art book, Dynamite will give readers a taste of several new releases with single comic book issues, including:
• A Game of Thrones #1
• Bob’s Burgers #1
• The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood #1 – #5
• Jungle Girl: Season Three #1
• Lady Rawhide/Lady Zorro #1
• Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1
• Reanimator #1
“We’re proud to partner with Jason Chen and his team at StoryBundle,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “The bundle platform is growing by leaps and bounds, tapping into a diverse audience with diverse interests. StoryBundle services a large prose-loving community, one that – by its nature – is drawn to unique voices and innovative concepts. Through their website, Dynamite has a tremendous opportunity to reach out to an untapped audience and impress them with a different form of storytelling than they may be used to. This is a termendous opportunity to grow the comics market. In preparing this bundle, Jason made us aware that one of the charities that StoryBundle benefits is Girls Write Now, an organization that matches young women, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and with an interest in writing, with professional women writers. We’ve included many stories written by celebrated female authors (and featuring strong female characters) in our bundle as a part of the combined effort to support women writers. It’s a win/win for everyone: readers, writers, charities, and industry.”
Part of the proceeds from the first-ever Dynamite StoryBundle promotion will contribute to the charitable organizations Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Girls Write Now. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is 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. Girls Write Now is the first organization in the country with a writing and mentoring model exclusively for girls, dedicated to providing the guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved high school girls to develop their creative, independent voices, and write their way to a better future.
Fans and curious newcomers are encouraged to visit StoryBundle.com beginning Wednesday, April 8th to take advantage of the first-ever comic bundle hosted by StoryBundle.
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.