Comic Book Club Handbook

Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Cl ...

CBLDF Defender #2 Hits Shelves Today!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the second issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring eng ...

In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics &a ...

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 ...

The Doctor Is In! Humble Bundle Launches The Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle With Award-Winning Publisher IDW

May 14, 2014
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The Doctor Is In! Humble Bundle Launches The Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle With Award-Winning Publisher IDW

Humble Bundle, the pay-what-you-want plus charity digital platform, and award-winning publisher IDW Publishing have teamed up to launch the Humble Doctor Who Comics Bundle today. Customers can pay what they want for up to 14 digital collections of Doctor...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Challenged Book in Minnesota

May 14, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Challenged Book in Minnesota

Today, a review committee in Rosemount, Minnesota will decide the fate of Barthe DeClements’s Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You, which was challenged by a district parent, who filed a complaint about language in the book. CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against...

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Fukushima Residents, Government Criticize Manga’s Depiction of Health Effects From Radiation (Maybe)

May 13, 2014
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Fukushima Residents, Government Criticize Manga’s Depiction of Health Effects From Radiation (Maybe)

Over the past few weeks, the popular Japanese cooking manga Oishinbo has come under fire from residents and government officials of Fukushima Prefecture, who say that it inaccurately depicts the effect of radiation exposure on visitors to the nuclear plant there that was damaged by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Characters in...

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As SC Senate Debates Budget, Possible Compromise Emerges Over Fun Home Funding

May 12, 2014
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As SC Senate Debates Budget, Possible Compromise Emerges Over Fun Home Funding

Last week, South Carolina state senator Brad Hutto led an hours-long filibuster to prevent punitive budget cuts against two colleges that had incorporated LGBT-themed books into elective reading programs. Hutto has hinted a compromise is in the works to try to preserve the budgets of the...

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BREAKING: Tennessee School Board Restores The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

May 9, 2014
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BREAKING: Tennessee School Board Restores The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Just a few days ago, the Wilson County School Board in Tennessee voted 3-1 to removed Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the school system’s approved reading list over the use of the F-bomb. Just this afternoon, CBLDF learned that...

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CBLDF Celebrates Free Comic Book Day Acclaim with Fresh New Premiums

May 9, 2014
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CBLDF Celebrates Free Comic Book Day Acclaim with Fresh New Premiums

CBLDF is hot off Free Comic Book Day with a slew of great reviews for our FCBD releases, Help the CBLDF Defend Comics and Raising a Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! To celebrate, every order or membership for...

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Tennessee School Board Bans The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

May 9, 2014
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Tennessee School Board Bans The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

It’s not often that one word garners a book challenge, but in Wilson County, Tennessee, it appears all you need is the F-bomb to get a book banned. Earlier this week, the Wilson County School Board voted 3-1 to removed Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the...

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Writers Speak Out Loud as SC Senate Continues Debate Over Punitive Budget Cuts

May 8, 2014
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Writers Speak Out Loud as SC Senate Continues Debate Over Punitive Budget Cuts

As the debate rages on in South Carolina over a proposal that punitively cuts the budgets of two colleges that had incorporated LGBT-themed books — including Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home — into elective reading programs rages, writers are taking a stand. The Hub City Writers Project...

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IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights

May 7, 2014
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IRONY ALERT: Would-be Censor Arrested at School Board Meeting, Claims Violation of His First Amendment Rights

At a meeting this past Monday, the school board in Gilford, New Hampshire addressed what was expected to be a routine complaint from parent William Baer about the content of a book that was assigned in his daughter’s high school Honors English class....

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Comics Unmasked Opens at British Library

May 6, 2014
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Comics Unmasked Opens at British Library

The monumental British Library comics exhibit that we told you about back in January is open at last! Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK runs through August 19, featuring over 200 works by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, and many more British comics luminaries. In a...

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CBLDF Heads To TCAF With New Jeff Smith Print!

May 6, 2014
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CBLDF Heads To TCAF With New Jeff Smith Print!

This weekend, the CBLDF will be exhibiting in Canada for the first time at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, where we’ll be offering a brand new print by Jeff Smith!  You can find us all weekend at table 264, just...

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Three More Comic Book Volumes Added To Humble Image Comics Bundle!

May 6, 2014
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Three More Comic Book Volumes Added To Humble Image Comics Bundle!

Last week, Humble Bundle teamed up with mega-publisher Image Comics to launch the Humble Image Comics Bundle, offering up digital editions of New York Times bestselling, Eisner award-winning comic books starting at as little as one cent. Today, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’...

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CBLDF Seeks Development Assistant

May 5, 2014
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Love comics? Want to make a difference?  Come work at CBLDF!  We are currently seeking a part-time Development Assistant in our New York office to aid us in procuring and promoting the premiums we use to raise money to perform our important work!  If you’re based in New York, and want to use your extensive...

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CBLDF Comics Code Variant Cover Madness!

May 2, 2014
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CBLDF Comics Code Variant Cover Madness!

The CBLDF office staff is back from a multi-show stint on the road, and we have returned with comics. But not just any comics. Namely, comics with exclusive, awesome, variant covers, just for YOU, the esteemed CBLDF donor! Many of these comics SOLD OUT of their first printings, so this is a good opportunity to…

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Look for CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

May 2, 2014
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Look for CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

Since 2002, Free Comic Book Day has been the biggest event in the comic book year. This year, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is celebrating FCBD with not one, but TWO, amazing offerings! We’ve hit the ground running: Our two FCBD books...

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