With the announcement during NYCC that Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood would be taking the reins of Conan the Barbarian, CBLDF launched an exclusive letterpress Conan print. Limited to 100 copies, the print features characters from Robert E. Howard’s “Queen of the Black Coast,” which forms the basis of Wood and Cloonan’s first Conan arc. The print is based on the line art of a variant cover and is being used by CBLDF for this exclusive premium item through the gracious cooperation of the Robert E. Howard Estate and Dark Horse Comics. Only a few of the prints remain, and you can get one here!
NYCC also saw the launch of CBLDF’s Fall Comics Grab Bag, sponsored by HeroesCon! Each bag contains 10 rare comics from the silver, bronze, and modern age to support the CBLDF. Comics included somewhere in these grab bags include Avengers #57 (1st Appearance of the Vision), X-Men #46, X-Men #48, Batman #185, Luke Cage #1, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield #3, Sub-Mariner #5, and dozens more. Signed comics were contributed directly from their artists, including Amanda Conner, Garth Ennis, Neil Gaiman, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Jill Thompson, Gail Simone, and many more! You can get your grab bag here.
The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011 debuted last week to rave reviews. If you didn’t have a chance to pick up a copy during NYCC or your local comic shop is sold out, you can get it from CBLDF! We have the John Cassaday and Matt Wagner covers, as well as Frank Quitely’s incentive cover, available here.
CBLDF urgently needs to raise $100,000 for our important First Amendment work by the end of October! Be Counted and support CBLDF’s First Amendment legal work by bidding on original artwork, making a donation, or becoming a member of the CBLDF!