Last week we told you about Giving Works, the ambitious new fundraising initiative by eBay that allows eBay sellers to give a portion of their proceeds to several charitable organizations, including Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Today, we’d like to highlight somenew and exciting items that just became available from CBLDF itself! These items are being auctioned by CBLDF, so 100% of the proceeds benefit our First Amendment legal work.
First up is Sin City: Family Values by Frank Miller, signed and sealed with a certificate of authenticity. The fifth tale in Miller’s (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) inimitable neo-noir series, Family Values won the Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album of Original Work in 1998. Now with an exclusive alternate cover and signature by one of the most influential and talented writers and artists in the history of graphic literature (not to mention a valued CBLDF supporter), this graphic novel should prove difficult for any Miller fan to pass up!
Next up is Peter Panzerfaust Issue Ten Convention Special, with a special edition blank variant cover. Unread and in near perfect condition, this is the place to start with writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Tyler Jenkins’s popular and critically acclaimed independent ongoing series. With a protagonist inspired by J.M Barrie’s classic Peter Pan and set against the backdrop of World War II, there’s really nothing else quite like it!
Back to Frank Miller, we’re giving you another chance to own a piece of comic book history with 1981’s Marvel Magazine Group Bizarre Adventures No. 28. Signed by Miller, with a cover painted by Bob Larkin, this issue includes “The Mongoose Gambit,” a ten-page story written and illustrated by Frank Miller — a story that just happens to be the first appearance of Elektra! This issue also features work from memorable creators like Archie Goodwin, Neal Adams, and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), so be sure to check it out!
More Frank Miller action can be found in 1980’s Marvel Preview: Bizarre Adventures 2 No. 23, which also features work from Denny O’Neil, Roger Stern, Steve Bissette, Gene Colan, Mike Barr, and John Buscema, all under a striking cover painted by Clyde Caldwell. This limited edition cover is signed by Miller.
Finally, we’re proud to present this signed, limited edition print of Neil Gaiman’s beautiful and unforgettable poem, “The Day the Saucers Came,” accompanied by a rare illustration from artist Jouni Kopenen. Gaiman — who is also a member of the CBLDF Advisory Board — has been one of the most active and generous CBLDF supporters, somehow making time for us while remaining one of the most prolific, versatile, and (much deservedly) popular writers today.
You can bid on these items here, but move fast! The auctions end tomorrow!
As always, you can also support CBLDF by visiting our Donation Center, which offers a wide array of rewards for your valued support, including even more great selections for the Frank Miller or Neil Gaiman fan in your life.
Greg Silber is the CBLDF Communications Intern.