Groupee LLC and Dynamite Entertainment are up to something. That something is positive, charitable and exciting. That something is a partnership that will host - for the first time ever - a ten-day comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 80 digital Dynamite comics and graphic novels with "Pay What You Want" purchasing power. A portion of proceeds will be contributed to one of the industry's most important charitable organizations, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The bundle promotion will run from Thursday, March 26, through Monday, April 6, on the website Groupees.com.
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Dynamite Entertainment to offer this First Edition Dynamite Groupees Comic Bundle," says Thomas Brooke, Groupees Founder and CEO. "Dynamite has an exceptional catalogue of titles and is offering fans in this promotion an amazing deal on some truly exceptional books including the likes of George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. As we expand into this category of media, we look forward to continuing to work with Dynamite to offer literary fans of all types curated, great deals during our online social events that connect fans and artists."
Through the Groupees program, customers can purchase a bundle of digital comic book and graphic novels for a price they decide. The first tier of exciting digital content is unlocked with the dollar minimum investment, but consumers can double their take by reaching the $5.00 second tier. Dynamite offers a highly desirable batch of comics at the third tier for a $10.00 minimum investment, including the bestselling Dynamite Art of Alex Ross art book. For those who participate in the "Pay What You Want" initiative with considerable support, Dynamite will reward the top ten consumers with special prizes. The Top Prize will see the contributor illustrated on the cover of an upcoming Dynamite comic book, alongside the title character, and the cover will be drawn by superstar artist Jae Lee.
The winner will also receive 100 copies of the comic and the original artwork. The second, third, and fourth-highest contributors will be illustrated as characters on one interior page of a Dynamite comic book, while the fifth through tenth-highest contributors will receive a hand-drawn illustration of their favorite Dynamite character, illustrated by Jae Lee. Additionally, top-secret Group Bonuses will be unlocked for all consumers to enjoy when the overall orders reach certain thresholds.
The $1.00 Minimum Tier features superhero action, pulp intrigue, Victorian mystery, tough-talkin' private eyes, and mind-blowing swords-and-sorcery, courtesy of some of the comic industry's brightest stars: Gail Simone, Alex Ross, Tim Seeley, Jim Krueger and more. This accessible bundle includes:
• Project Superpowers (Vol. 1) #0 - #7
• Dawn/Vampirella #1
• The Spider #1 - #6
• Chaos! #1 - #6
• Shaft #1
• Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives #1 - #5
• Red Sonja (Vol. 2) #1 - #6
• Altered States: Red Sonja
The $5.00 Minimum Tier features 48 comics written by the mainstream's most beloved authors and movie directors, like George R.R. Martin, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Jim Butcher and Nancy A. Collins. Also, the Fox cartoon sensation Bob's Burgers, gaming powerhouse Pathfinder, and rock ‘n roll icon Alice Cooper round out the package, making it worth the additional investment.
• A Game of Thrones #1
• Vampirella: Feary Tales #1 - #2
• Warren Ellis' Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1
• Garth Ennis' Jennifer Blood #1 - #3
• Alice Cooper #1 - #3
• Bob's Burgers #1 - #2
• Army of Darkness (Vol. 3) #1 - #5
• Purgatori #1 - #4
• Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #1 - #10
• Django/Zorro #1 - #2
• Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Storm Front (Vol. 1) #1 - #4
• Pathfinder #1 - #6
• Cryptozoic Man #1 - #4
• Blood Queen Annual 2014
Finally, the $10.00 Minimum Tier features 17 comic books by Bill Willingham, Jim Starlin and Tom Clancy, as well as the bestselling Dynamite Art of Alex Ross, a 328-page retrospective of the influential painter's cover artwork and character designs on such characters as Vampirella, Green Hornet, The Bionic Man, the Kirbyverse, Black Terror and more.
• Dynamite Art of Alex Ross
• Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #1 - #7
• Dreadstar #1 - #6
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Echoes #1 - #4
Full press release below.