Since the very first days of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, comic shop retailers have proven themselves to be a backbone of our fight for free speech. Comic retailers have unfailingly understood the importance of protecting the rights of artists and collectors alike. They are men and women who are willing to fight for their right to purchase and sell comics as they see fit, fully recognizing their rights under the First Amendment.
There are a number of great annual incentives for joining the CBLDF, and this year is no different. 2014 includes an ALL-STAR set of CBLDF Member Only Variants, from the biggest releases of the Fall season!
From DC Comics, Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 (by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely) variant by Michael Cho; from Marvel Comics, All New Captain America #1 (by Rick Remender and artist Stuart Immonen), variant by Pasqual Ferry; and Wytches #1, from Image comics, (by Scott Snyder and Jock) with a variant by Cliff Chiang!
In addition to variant covers from these top tier comic series, every member store will receive a CBLDF travel mug. We at the CBLDF understand that caffeine drives much of the Direct Market, and we want to help you refuel (also holds tea, water, soft drinks, and other beverages). This mug is proudly brandished with the CBLDF logo and is ready for many early Wednesday mornings.
Every retailer will also receive copies of two CBLDF Publications,”CBLDF Celebrates BANNED BOOKS WEEK” and the brand new “Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators,” a resource to help comic creators, publishers, and stores connect with local libraries.
To join or renew for 2014 and receive these premiums, either use the order codes below, or have your friendly neighborhood Diamond Customer Service Representative sign you up at the level requested!
Every year our Retailer Membership program has grown from the year before, and this is a testament to the dedication of comic shop owners towards the cause of Free Expression in comics. This continued growth proves that when it comes to fighting for the rights of comic fans and creators, comics retailers lead the way. Help us make 2014 the biggest year for Retail Members yet!
MEMBER LEVELS and DIAMOND ORDER CODES:
RETAIL ADVOCATE $100 (SEP140010)
The 2014 Retail Advocate will receive:
- The 2014 Membership Card, designed and illustrated by superstar artist Cully Hamner!
- CBLDF branded window cling, donation can, and the “CBLDF Celebrates BANNED BOOKS WEEK” and “Working With Libraries! A Handbook For Comics Creators“ publications.
- CBLDF travel mug.
- Exclusive variant cover set with one copy of Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 CBLDF Variant, one copy of the Wytches #1 CBLDF Variant, and five copies of the CBLDF Variant of All New Captain America #1. These covers are available ONLY to CBLDF member stores, and only available through this program.
RETAIL ADVOCATE (NO PREMIUMS) $100 (SEP140011)
RETAIL DEFENDER $250 (SEP140012)
The 2014 Retail Defender will receive the Retail Advocate package, but with TWO copies of the Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 CBLDF Variant, TWO copies of Wytches #1 CBLDF Variant, and TEN copies of the CBLDF Variant of All New Captain America #1. We’ll also throw in an extra travel mug for your store’s wearied manager.
RETAIL DEFENDER (NO PREMIUMS) $250 (SEP140013)
RETAIL PROTECTOR $500 (SEP140014)
The 2014 Retail Protector will receive the Retail Advocate package, but with FIVE copies of the Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 CBLDF Variant, FIVE copies of Wytches #1 CBLDF Variant, and FIFTEEN copies of the CBLDF Variant of All New Captain America #1. We’ll also throw in an extra travel mug to replace the one that gets lost in the floorboard.
RETAIL PROTECTOR (NO PREMIUMS) $500 (SEP140015)
RETAIL CHAMPION $1000 (SEP140017)
The 2014 Retail Champion will receive the Retail Protector package, but with TEN copies of the Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 CBLDF Variant, TEN copies of Wytches #1 CBLDF Variant, and TWENTY copies of the CBLDF Variant of All New Captain America #1. Stores joining at this level will also receive the extremely rare Sandman Omnibus Silver Edition, limited to a run of 500 number copies and signed by Neil Gaiman. This edition has an SRP of $500.
RETAIL CHAMPION (NO PREMIUMS) $1000 (SEP140016)