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Happy Free Comic Book Day!

If you can’t make it to a comic book store today, why not try some digital comics?  Four independent comic book publishers–Dynamite, Image, IDW Publishing, and Oni Press–are coming together to offer a low-cost entry into their critically acclaimed graphic novels, many reviewed here previously at borg.com.  The pay-what-you-want “Bundle of Independents” features approximately $300 worth of books by some of the comic book industry’s best creators.  Books in the bundle include titles by Howard Chaykin, Ande Parks, Garth Ennis, Greg Rucka, Andy Diggle, Peter Milligan, Jim Starlin, Jae Lee, Tim Seeley, Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen, Brian Wood, Rick Remender, Joe Hill, Sam Keith, Cullen Bunn, and many others.

This bundle showcases not only some of comics’ best creators but their original creations, and sales support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

The first tier is unlocked with a $5.00 minimum contribution, while a $12.00 minimum offers fans an additional batch of graphic novels, with even more available for a $25.00 or greater contribution.  The more readers contribute, the more it allows publishers and creators to continue to make other comics available.

Parker Hunter Cooke     MG 1

The $5.00 Tier includes eight comics and collections, valued at approximately $70:

·       The Boys Vol. 1 by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson (Dynamite Entertainment)
·       Revival, Vol. 1 by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (Image)

 ·       Ciudad by Joe and Anthony Russo, Ande Parks and Fernando Leon Gonzalez (Oni Press)
·       The Fuse Vol. 1 by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood (Image)
·       The Devilers by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Matt Triano (Dynamite Entertainment)
·       A Boy and a Girl by Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat (Oni Press)
·       Chew Vol. 1 by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)
·       Locke & Key Vol. 1 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)

The $12.00 Tier features an additional eleven comics and collections, valued at approximately $100:

·       Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
·       Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
·       Shutter Vol. 1 by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca (Image)
·       Saga Vol. 1 Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image)
·       Wasteland Vol. 1 by Antony Johnston and Christopher S. Mitten (Oni Press)
·       Devolution #1 and #2 by Rick Remender and Jonathan Wayshak (Dynamite Entertainment)
·       30 Days of Night by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith (IDW)
·       The Living Corpse Vol. 1 by Ken Haeser and Buz Hassan (Dynamite Entertainment)
·       Stumptown Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth (Oni Press)
·       Uncanny Vol. 1 by Andy Diggle and Aaron Campbell (Dynamite)
·       American Flagg! Vol. 1 by Howard Chaykin (Dynamite Entertainment)

The $25.00 Tier features even more – 16 additional graphic novels, at an approximate value of $135:

·       Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland by Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
·       Ragnarok Vol. 1 by Walter Simonson (IDW)
·       Deadly Class Vol. 1 by Rick Remender and Wes Craig and Lee Loughridge (Image)
·       Descender Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen (Image)
·       Starve Vol. 1 by Brian Wood and Danijel Zezelj (Image)
·       Letter 44 Vol. 1 by Charles Soule and Drew Moss (Oni Press)
·       Sixth Gun Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt (Oni Press)
·       Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)
·       Ex-Con by Duane Swierczynski and Keith Burns (Dynamite)
·       Dreadstar Vol. 1 by Jim Starlin (Dynamite Entertainment)
·       Complete Zombies vs Robots by Chris Ryall and Ashley Wood (IDW)
·       Morning Glories Vol. 1 by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma (Image)
·       Low Vol. 1 by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini (Image)
·       Ghost Projekt by Joe Hill and Steve Ralston (Oni Press)
·       Danger Girl Deluxe by J. Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell (IDW)
·       Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures by Various (IDW)

As tiers unlock, the following collections will be added to the bundles:

·       Locke & Key Vol. 2 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
·       Parker: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)
·       Hellshock Vol. 1 by Jae Lee (Dynamite Entertainment)
·       Bunker Vol. 1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Joe Infurnari (Oni Press)
·       Terminal Hero (Dynamite)
·       Hellbreak Vol. 1 by Cullen Bunn and Brian Churilla (Oni Press)

Group bonuses will continue to be unlocked throughout the promotion, giving readers the chance to earn even more great graphic novels.  A percentage of proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help continue its efforts protecting first amendment rights in the comic book industry.  Check out the Groupees website to learn more about the Bundle of Independents:  https://groupees.com/.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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