Last week Heavy Metal and Humble Bundle announced the launch of a new bundle spotlighting the 45-year history of Heavy Metal Magazine. The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal, Vol. 1 bundle includes 45 digital issues of the publisher’s flagship magazine from across its run, with a portion of proceeds from the bundles’ sales going to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Here’s how Heavy Metal describes the bundle in the announcement PR:
The Bleeding Heart bundle, running from now, October 20th at 11am PST until November 10th at 11am PST, includes 45 of Heavy Metal’s classic and landmark issues, including the very first issue from April 1977, the very first holiday issue with a cover from Jean Solé, and a number of legendary highlights from the magazine’s 45-year run. Classic issues from 1977 until the present day include the iconic cover artwork of Greg Hildebrandt, Simon Bisley, Mœbius, Jack Kirby, Chris Achiellios, Phillipe Druillet and many more.
The low price of $25 gets supporters all 45 issues of the bundle, with other tiers including 25 issues, 12 issues, and 3 issues for $18, $10, and $1, respectively.
In the announcement, Heavy Metal’s Kris Longo and CBLDF‘s Jeff Trexler discussed the bundle and the publisher’s support for the legal defense fund:
“After two hugely successful drops with Humble Bundle, we decided it was time to fully open the Heavy Metal vaults for this truly special third drop,” said Kris Longo, Heavy Metal Associate Publisher & Chief Sales Officer. “To wrap our 45th anniversary year with this comprehensive look at Heavy Metal’s legacy is something our fans will surely love, and hopefully new fans will embrace too. And there’s no better partner for this than Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.”
“In 1986, the arrest of a comic shop manager for selling Heavy Metal led to the founding of our organization,” states Jeff Trexler, Interim Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. “As yet another wave of censorship threatens access to the comic arts, we’re truly grateful to Heavy Metal, Humble Bundle, and everyone who gets this stunning collection of cutting-edge creativity for your supermassive support.”
You can check out everything that’s included in the digital, DRM-free bundle here. The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal, Vol. 1 bundle is available now until November 10th.