Humble Bundle and Image Comics have teamed up for a deal encompassing over $1,563 worth of DRM-Free, multi-format comics, with proceeds supporting the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) and the Hero Initiative. Starting at just $1 or more, buyers can check out comics including Blackbird, Redlands, Pretty Deadly, Monstress, Snotgirl, several series from Image standbys Robert Kirkman and Eric Stephenson, and more.
The bundle, dubbed the Humble Bundle Image Comics Showcase, will run through July 22. The BINC, as comic fans have observed over recent months, is currently dedicating resources to supporting retailers affected by COVID-19 and resulting medical expenses, eviction, funeral expenses, domestic violence survival, utility shut-off, and more. Meanwhile, the Hero Initiative aims to help individuals in the comics community, especially when dealing with medical issues insurmountable by the average wage of the industry.
Available donation levels include $1, $8, $15, or $18 with each including around 10 new titles, and in some cases three or four volumes of a given series. It’s a deal cheaper than most Marvel trades, gives actual ownership of digital comics – and it helps a good cause. As publishers continue to return to normal outputs for regularly scheduled monthly comics, and it looks as though states may return to shutdown, that’s hard to beat.