Heavy Metal has released a new Humble Bundle affectionately titled The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal bundle. This lot is even better valued than last year’s $341 value, with a value of $675 in today’s lot. Oh, and you pay what you want.
The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal bundle will be available until November 10 at 11am PST.
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The bundle will include 45 digital issues of Heavy Metal Magazine to celebrate the iconic publisher’s 45th anniversary this year. Legendary issues in the lot include the very first issue from April 1977, the July 1977 issue with a cover and story by Mœbius, the very first holiday issue with a cover by Jean Solé, issue 276 with the artwork Lord of Light by Jack Kirby. , and the number 300 which celebrates a new era of Heavy Metal.
“After two hugely successful releases with the Humble Bundle, we’ve decided it’s time to fully open the Heavy Metal coffers for this truly special third release,” said Kris Longo, Associate Publisher and Heavy Metal Sales Manager. “Covering our 45th anniversary with this comprehensive look at Heavy Metal’s legacy is something our fans are sure to love, and I hope new fans will too. And there’s no better partner for that than Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
For more on this news, read the official press release below.
Los Angeles, CA – Heavy Metal, the premier storyteller of cutting-edge sci-fi, 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 pack is available for purchase now as a pay-as-you-go model and runs for the next 21 days.
The bleeding heart The bundle, available now from October 20 at 11 a.m. PST through November 10 at 11 a.m. PST, includes 45 of heavy metalclassic and landmark issues, including the very first April 1977 issue, the very first holiday issue with a cover of Jean Solé, and a number of legendary highlights from the magazine’s 45 years of circulation. Classic issues from 1977 to the present include iconic cover illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt, Simon Bisley, Mœbius, Jack Kirby, Chris Achiellios, Phillipe Druillet and many more.
“After two extremely successful launches with Humble Bundle, we decided it was time to fully open the heavy metal vaults for this really special third drop,” said Kris Longo, Associate Editor of Heavy Metal and Director of Sales. “To wrap up our 45th anniversary with this comprehensive look at Heavy metal’s Legacy is something our fans will surely love, and I hope new fans will embrace it too. And there’s no better partner for that than Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the bundle supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit 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 court across the United States and spearheaded important initiatives educational activities promoting comic strip culture and freedom of expression.
All charity funds raised through Heavy Metal’s previous bundle went toward legal fees associated with CBLDF’s successful defense against Gender Queer in the Virginia Beach obscenity case, in which the petitioner attacked not only this particular book, but all comic books with mature content. heavy metal was part of the affair that gave rise to the founding of the CLBDF, so it’s wonderfully monumental that Heavy Metal, Humble Bundle and the fandom will unite once again to protect the next generation of comic book arts.
“In 1986, the arrest of a comic book store manager for selling heavy metal led to the creation of our organization,” says Jeff Trexler, acting director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. “As a new wave of censorship threatens access to the comic arts, we’re truly grateful to Heavy Metal, Humble Bundle, and everyone who secures this awesome collection of cutting-edge creativity for your super massive support.”
Humble Bundle offers limited-time collections of games, books, software, and more. Fans can just pay what they want and choose where their money goes, including charity. Most bundles are available in multiple tiers starting at just $1. The Humble community has contributed over $200,000,000 to charity since 2010, making an incredible difference for causes all over the world.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Heavy Metal to bring this iconic sci-fi and fantasy ensemble to our comic-loving Humble community,” said Kamini Tiwari, Humble’s VP of Social Impact. “This is a great opportunity for readers to see for themselves why heavy metal has earned a place in graphic fiction history, while supporting a charity that does important work fighting censorship and defending free speech.
For more information on The Bleeding Heart of Heavy Metal Pack, visit: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/bleeding-heart-heavy-metal-vol-1-books
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