This weekend CBLDF kicks off the 2014 convention year at Wizard World Portland, where we’ll be premiering the Deadly Class #1 Liberty Variant, and giving a presentation on the birth of the Comics Code! CBLDF will be set up at booth 646 throughout the convention, happening at the Portland Convention Center from Friday, January 24 at 3:00 PM until Sunday, January 26 at 5:00 PM.
When you visit CBLDF Booth 626, you’ll have a chance to get some incredible rewards, including signed graphic novels from Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Brian K. Vaughan, Jim Lee, and many more! We also have a brand new assortment of CBLDF Grab Bags, featuring two signed comics in every bag, and a selection of comics from the 60s through the 90s. In addition to signed comics, this assortment includes gems including key issues like Wolverine #1 by Claremont & Miller, Punisher #1, Harbinger #1 w/ coupon, as well as reader copies of early Daredevil, Spider-Man & X-Men comics, and full story arcs of 80s and 90s series.
On Saturday,at 12:00 PM CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will present the CBLDF’s new panel looking at the history of the Comics Code:
CBLDF PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE CODE – TRUE TALES OF CENSORSHIP
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society’s ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers top storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions. (C120)
So come visit the CBLDF this weekend at Wizard World Portland!