Jeffrey Brown Creates 2019 CBLDF Member Art!

CBLDF is excited to announce that award-winning  cartoonist and longtime supporter Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & Son, Clumsy, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal) has created this year’s CBLDF membership art! His design is featured on a slew of members-only gear, including: a membership card, rin ...

Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (Ea ...

On the Front Lines of Free Expression: CBLDF Annual Report 2018

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2018. Thanks to donors like you, CBLDF was at the forefront, protecting our community from an increasing tempo of challenges to comics and other expressive material. From providing legal aid and expertise to protecting access to valuable books, CB ...

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Ser ...

OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, scho ...

AVAILABLE NOW: She Changed Comics!

Women have been making comics since the beginning, but there was an important story that hadn’t been told: how women changed free expression in comics. CBLDF tells that story in She Changed Comics, out today around the country! Kickstarter orders are on their way, and CBLDF will have copies of t ...

Radio Free Comix: The CBLDF Podcast

In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

Police Raid in Brazil to Confiscate Avengers with Same-Sex Kiss

September 11, 2019
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Police Raid in Brazil to Confiscate Avengers with Same-Sex Kiss

Last week law enforcement officials raided a book festival in Brazil at the mayor’s order, to seize copies of an Avengers comic featuring Hulkling and Wiccan, two male superheroes, kissing. The raid turned up no copies of the book, Avengers: The Children’s Crusade, as the booth carrying...

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Last Week! Red Sonja and Dynamite Support the Fight for Free Expression!

September 11, 2019
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Last Week! Red Sonja and Dynamite Support the Fight for Free Expression!

There’s just one week left to score a digital library of Red Sonja as part of the epic Dynamite Comics Humble Bundle that supports CBLDF on the front lines of the fight for free expression! Starting at $1, pay what you want for a great selection of...

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Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

September 9, 2019
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Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

Addressing Identity Censorship Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST (Banned Books Week) Identity censorship is the...

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Get CBLDF’s Newest Publication, Read Banned Comics, for Free Today!

September 6, 2019
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Get CBLDF’s Newest Publication, Read Banned Comics, for Free Today!

Banned Books Week is happening September 22 – 28, and CBLDF is excited to release Read Banned Comics to help you get ready for all the festivities! Read it online below or grab your copy at your local comic shop today! When considering the vast...

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

September 6, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read...

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Image HCs Signed by Marjorie Liu, Robert Kirkman, & More Benefit CBLDF!

September 5, 2019
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Image HCs Signed by Marjorie Liu, Robert Kirkman, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is featuring some of the incredible stories and creators published by Image Comics! You can support free speech with signed graphic novels, including: The Walking Dead Volume One HC, signed by Robert Kirkman or Charlie Adlard; Monstress Volume One HC,...

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Just Announced! Dynamite Red Sonja Humble Bundle Supports CBLDF!

September 4, 2019
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Just Announced! Dynamite Red Sonja Humble Bundle Supports CBLDF!

Just Announced! Dynamite and Humble Bundle have teamed up to support CBLDF and the fight for free expression with an epic Red Sonja Bundle featuring a new Mark Russell exclusive story! Don’t wait, this bundle will only run for a limited time, and...

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Exorcists Tell Pastor to Ban Harry Potter in Nashville

September 3, 2019
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Exorcists Tell Pastor to Ban Harry Potter in Nashville

A Catholic school in Nashville has made headlines internationally for banning the Harry Potter series from its library. The K- 8th-grade school’s Pastor Dan Reehil made the decision, emailing faculty that he consulted both local and Vatican exorcists before deciding to pull the best-selling book series...

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CBLDF Retailer Spotlight: Dark Carnival & The Escapist

September 2, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Spotlight: Dark Carnival & The Escapist

Dark Carnival & The Escapist Comics are next door to each other in the Claremont District of Berkeley, California. These sibling stores create a small haven for genre literature nerds and comics fans alike. Dark Carnival is a books store specializing in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror. The Escapist Comics...

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History of Comics Censorship, Part 2

August 30, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read...

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Mile High Comics’ Drag Show Attracts Protesters (But More Supporters)

August 30, 2019
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Mile High Comics’ Drag Show Attracts Protesters (But More Supporters)

Since February, Mile High Comics in Denver, Colorado has been hosting an all-ages Drag Show one Sunday each month to raise money for a local scholarship fund. In addition to drawing crowds of fans interested in supporting the store and raising money for a local nonprofit,...

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Comic Creators Get Carded for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

August 29, 2019
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Comic Creators Get Carded for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

The ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) has created their first Advocacy campaign geared at getting comics readers to go out and get library cards this September. The campaign features different creators posing with their library cards to highlight the strong relationship...

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Jason Aaron Signs Thor HCs & More to Benefit CBLDF!

August 29, 2019
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Jason Aaron Signs Thor HCs & More to Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF supporters have the chance to donate and receive a slew of graphic novels written and signed by award-winning author Jason Aaron! In anticipation of the upcoming release of King Thor #1, we’re excited to offer these great graphic novels to tide...

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Last Week to Keep Books Weird with CBLDF and Humble Bundle!

August 28, 2019
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Last Week to Keep Books Weird with CBLDF and Humble Bundle!

There’s just one week left to snag Microcosm Publishing’s Humble Book Bundle – Keep Books Weird. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of weird and wonderful DRM-free ebooks, filled with tips on starting a business with no money, picking locks,...

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Toni Morrison Books Survive Another Challenge from Florida Tea Party

August 26, 2019
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Toni Morrison Books Survive Another Challenge from Florida Tea Party

Last week news came out of Marion County School District that the school board and Superintendent were standing behind Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye, as well as Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia. These three books were challenged again after a local...

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