Long time readers of Comic POW! know that I am a fervent advocate of DRM-free comics (and this news story). If you’ve seen the site evolve you’ve also seen my tastes evolve. While Marvel and DC continue to tell great stories and explore new characters (like young Ms Marvel), I’ve grown to love indie comics a lot more. The main reasons are that anything can happen (including permanent death of the main characters) and usually the stories have an ending that the author is working towards. So I was very stoked to read today that Image Comics has put out a new Humble Bundle. I was even more excited when I read how Image organized the comics in the bundle:
Image Comics is pleased to announce an all-new Humble Bundle digital sale—Humble Comics Bundle: Image Comics featuring Creators Own Worlds—set to bring awareness to equality and to support the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. This Humble Bundle highlights some of the series from Image Comics that are created by or significantly feature LGBT characters.
With the Humble Comics Bundle: Image Comics featuring Creators Own Worlds digital sale, fans will experience $400-worth of some of Image Comics’ bestselling and award-winning series at pay-what-you want pricing.
And there are some great books featured. Here are some that stand out to me:
- ODY-C – an article on this book is coming to Comic POW! in the near future. But we love Matt Fraction
- Phonogram – is supposed to be looking at the same topics as The Wicked + The Divine but from the opposite point of view, according to Kieron Gillen‘s own description.
- Comic POW! readers will remember how much I loved Sunstone
- We just looked at Wytches Vol 1 a little while ago.
- Of course, we’ve not the only ones who love Saga
- I also loved Wayward when I took a look at it about a year ago
- And I’m also planning on articles about Low and Bitch Planet in the next few months
So I definitely recommend checking it out – they’re DRM-free you so OWN your digital comics and can put them on any device you want and you can get $400 worth of comics for $20 (you can always give more for the charity, of course).