Humble Bundle offers top Image Comics on a pay what you want model

201404300314 Humble Bundle offers top Image Comics on a pay what you want model
Anatomy of a good deal: get digital versions of nine acclaimed Image graphic novels—including Saga, Chew, East of West, Walking Dead and more—pay what you want, AND send money to the Comic book Legal Defense Fund.

Win win win!

That’s the deal offered by Humble Bundle, a website that offers a pay-what-you-want model for top digital content, while helping charities. Consumers pay what they want and can to send money to charities or to publishers. They’ve already sold hundreds of thousands of video game bundles, as they are called, with more than 15 million bundles sold overall for more than $80 million, with more than $30 million going to various charities. While they made their name with video games, Humble Bundle has been getting more into e-books —this is their first comics bundle.

Humble Image Comics Bundle offers nine top Image books with a tiered pricing structure. Pay whatever yuo want (even a penny) for East of West Vol. 1, Lazarus Vol. 1, Morning Glories Vol. 1, and Fatale Vol. 1. By paying more than the average price (currently $9.35) you unlock  Saga Vol. 1, Revival Vol. 1 and Chew Vol. 1. If you pay more than $15, you also get The Walking Dead Vol. 1 and 20. Nine graphic novels for $15? Good deal.

BUT THERE’S MORE! You can even choose how your payment is split up: between the comics creators and/or the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

PLUS the digital comics are DRM free and available in a variety of formats Android, Kindle HD, iPad or even the Nook HD.

As we mentioned, this is Humble Bundle’s first foray into comics, but it’s a great way to help charity AND for readers to sample books they may not have picked up otherwise, so hopefully it won’t be the last.

The deal ends Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Thus far, more than 11,000 bundles have been sold for more than $100,000 — we’ll check back next week to see the grand total.

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Comments

  1. Julio Aguilar says:

    The formats are PDF, ePub, CBR and CBZ.
    I tried the PDFs and CBZ and they have a very good resolution.

    I already had some of this on comixology but having the digital non-DRM files and helping the CBLDF made this a quick purchase.

  2. Joe Helfrich says:

    Humble Bundles typically add some additional products at the start of the second week or so as well, to get another bump in the sales. Obviously, this is the first comic specific one, but I doubt they’d break from the style. (You still get the additional books if you’ve already paid, so you don’t have to wait if you already like the offer as it is. But if you’re on the fence, keep an eye on it.)

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