Support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and receive The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal Vol 1! Read the full press release below:
Los Angeles, CA – Heavy Metal, the premier storyteller of cutting edge science fiction, fantasy and horror content, is thrilled to announce another partnership with Humble Bundle to launch The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal, worth $675, which supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle is available to purchase now as a pay-what-you-want model and runs for the next 21 days.
The Bleeding Heart bundle, running from now, October 20th at 11am PST until November 10th at 11am PST, includes 45 of Heavy Metal’s classic and landmark issues, including the very first issue from April 1977, the very first holiday issue with a cover from Jean Solé, and a number of legendary highlights from the magazine’s 45-year run. Classic issues from 1977 until the present day include the iconic cover artwork of Greg Hildebrandt, Simon Bisley, Mœbius, Jack Kirby, Chris Achiellios, Phillipe Druillet and many more.
“After two hugely successful drops with Humble Bundle, we decided it was time to fully open the Heavy Metal vaults for this truly special third drop,” said Kris Longo, Heavy Metal Associate Publisher & Chief Sales Officer. “To wrap our 45th anniversary year with this comprehensive look at Heavy Metal’s legacy is something our fans will surely love, and hopefully new fans will embrace too. And there’s no better partner for this than Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.”
A portion of the proceeds from sales of the bundle support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the legal rights of the comic arts community. With a membership that includes creators, publishers, retailers, educators, librarians, and fans, the CBLDF has defended dozens of First Amendment cases in courts across the United States and led important educational initiatives promoting comics literacy and free expression.
All of the funds for charity raised from Heavy Metal’s previous bundle went toward the legal expenses associated with the CBLDF’s successful defense of Gender Queer in the Virginia Beach obscenity case, in which the petitioner attacked not only that particular book but all comics with mature content. Heavy Metal was part of the case that gave rise to the CLBDF’s founding, so it’s wonderfully monumental that Heavy Metal, Humble Bundle, and fandom will unite once again to protect the next generation of the comic arts.
“In 1986, the arrest of a comic shop manager for selling Heavy Metal led to the founding of our organization,” states Jeff Trexler, Interim Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. “As yet another wave of censorship threatens access to the comic arts, we’re truly grateful to Heavy Metal, Humble Bundle, and everyone who gets this stunning collection of cutting-edge creativity for your supermassive support.”
Humble Bundle offers limited-time collections of games, books, software, and more. Fans can simply pay what they want and choose where their money goes, including to charity. Most bundles come in tiers starting at only $1. The Humble community has contributed over $200,000,000 to charity since 2010, making an amazing difference to causes all over the world.
“We’re excited to work with Heavy Metal to bring this bundle of iconic science-fiction and fantasy to our comic-loving Humble community,” said Kamini Tiwari, Humble’s Vice President of Social Impact. “It’s a great opportunity for readers to see for themselves why Heavy Metal has earned a place in graphic-fiction history, all while supporting a charity doing important work fighting censorship and championing free expression.”
This Humble Comics Bundle runs from October 20th through November 10th at 11:00 am Pacific. Don’t miss your chance to score a Supermassive Heavy Metal bundle and support our First Amendment rights!
The Humble Comics Bundle ends November 10th 11:00 am Pacific! The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal Vol. 1
Find All the Tiers Below
Starting at $1
Heavy Metal #316
Heavy Metal #314
Heavy Metal #307
Starting at $10
Heavy Metal #304
Heavy Metal #300
Heavy Metal #295
Heavy Metal #289
Heavy Metal #288
Heavy Metal #276
Heavy Metal #269
Heavy Metal #265
Starting at $18
Starting at $25
About Heavy Metal
Founded in 1977, Heavy Metal is the world’s foremost illustrated science fiction & fantasy magazine. To see more visit www.heavymetal.com
About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content. Our mission is to support charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. We launched in 2010 with a single two-week Humble Indie Bundle, but we have humbly grown into a store full of games and bundles, a gaming membership service, a game publisher, and more. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games “Presented by Humble Bundle.” Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $200 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.
About the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights on which our community depends. Please support our important work!
CBLDF and its partners have been battling ongoing and organized attempts to censor comics and other books in schools and libraries. You can join the struggle by making a donation or reporting censorship today!Report CensorshipDonate