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Announcing the RETAIL MEMBER EXCLUSIVES for 2016!

September 29, 2016
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Announcing the RETAIL MEMBER EXCLUSIVES for 2016!

Every year, Diamond Comic Distributors runs a CBLDF membership drive through Previews. During this drive, CBLDF puts together a kit of exclusive variants and other goods for stores joining as members. We are excited to announce our Retail Member Variant Covers, which will be available ONLY through CBLDF Member Stores! Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #1, cover…

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We’re Back from Comic Con 2016 with New Premiums!

August 5, 2016
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We’re Back from Comic Con 2016 with New Premiums!

After another action-packed Comic Con International, we are back with a huge assortment of awesome new premiums! First, we have a few new signed books. WHAT IS OBSCENITY (donate here) is a compelling and charming look at obscenity laws in Japan, from Rokudenashiko, the artist and mangaka whose amazing work has been the subject of…

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RETAILERS! Time to Join CBLDF or Renew Your Membership!

October 1, 2015
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RETAILERS! Time to Join CBLDF or Renew Your Membership!

Every year, Diamond Comic Distributors runs a membership drive through Previews. During this drive, CBLDF offers special premiums — including gorgeous variant covers for some of the hottest first issues — exclusively for Retailer Members! Comic stores have been on the front line in the fight for free speech since the very beginning — let’s…

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Exclusives!

June 25, 2015
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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Exclusives!

Comic-Con is just around the corner, so you know what that means, right? EXCLUSIVES! CBLDF has been working hard to put together an exclusive assortment for Comic-Con attendees, and we have so many must-haves that you better walk quickly (there’s no running in the exhibit hall!) to booth 1918 when the show opens on July…

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CBLDF will C U at C2E2!

April 20, 2015
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CBLDF will C U at C2E2!

This weekend the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is excited to arrive in the City of Broad Shoulders, to exhibit at C2E2! We will be in booth 309, with a ton of great stuff new for 2015, including the complimentary first issue of the CBLDF Defender, as well as our exclusive variant cover of the…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 12: Emerald City LIVE! With Josh Fialkov, Ed Luce, and Dirk Wood!

April 17, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 12: Emerald City LIVE! With Josh Fialkov, Ed Luce, and Dirk Wood!

In this episode, we come to you from Seattle, Washington, with a live recording from Emerald City Comic Con! Our panel includes Josh Fialkov (Elk’s Run, Punks, The Bunker, Ultimate FF), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), and IDW Publishing’s VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood. We discuss: Libraries, chest hair, The Kroll Show, Gengoroh Tagame, Palestine, and…

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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

March 9, 2015
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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The celebrated mangaka and one of the founders of the “gekiga” school of alternative manga Yoshihiro Tatsumi has reportedly passed away at the age of 79. Tatsumi’s work was groundbreaking, boundary-pushing, and often breathtaking. He told stories that were haunting, and he explored complex topics such as guilt, sexuality, grief, and the bleaker aspects of…

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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

February 6, 2015
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Retailers! FOC for the 2015 FCBD Edition of Defend Comics is Monday!

This Monday, February 9, is the Final Order Cut Off for Free Comic Book Day, so we wanted to take a moment at let our friends in comic shops across the world know how proud we are of this year’s Help the CBLDF… Defend Comics!, our FCBD book! It features a cover by Dean Trippe…

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CBLDF Member Stores Premiere Nameless #1 Hickman Variant!

February 2, 2015
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CBLDF Member Stores Premiere Nameless #1 Hickman Variant!

Part of the benefit of being a CBLDF Retail Member is the opportunity to carry some of the coolest — and rarest — variant covers on the shelves! To kick off the CBLDF variant cover series in 2015, we have a gorgeous Jonathan Hickman cover for Nameless #1, from the power-duo of Grant Morrison and…

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A Closer Look at the 2015 Member Premiums!

January 30, 2015
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A Closer Look at the 2015 Member Premiums!

This month, we launched our new Member Campaign for 2015, featuring art by the great Michael Cho. You can check out all the various levels here, but we wanted to give our donors and prospective members a closer look at some of the cool items we have, exclusively for people joining or renewing their memberships…

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