Friday, February 7, 2014

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Protects Freedom to Read


Creative freedom often goes hand in hand with other freedoms. Imagination for instance. Freedom of enjoyment is another great one. It also typically comes with the freedom to read and that's something CBLDF wants to protect with CBLDF Presents: Liberty, an anthology benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This deluxe hardcover edition published by Image Comics collects Liberty Annual 2008-2012, additional material not seen anywhere else and a stunning new cover by Paul Pope. The Liberty Annuals have never before been collected together in one volume, making Liberty a must-have for fans and collectors alike.

“This book is bursting with incredible stories and art from some of the finest people working in the field. CBLDF’s Liberty collection is perfect for comics aficionados because it has so many of their favorite creators in there,” said Charles Brownstein, Executive Director at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. “It's also a terrific book for fans and retailers to give to the new readers flocking to comics right now as a sampler of all the incredible talent the medium has to offer. Best of all, it helps CBLDF pay for our important work on behalf of readers, retailers and creators everywhere.”

Liberty is 216 pages total and includes several rare works, such as a The Walking Dead tale by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, 100 Words by Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee, Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, plus stories from Geoff Johns, Mark Millar, J.H. Williams III, Terry Moore, Howard Chaykin, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Stuart Immonen, Kathryn Immonen, Mike Allred, Darwyn Cooke, Pope and dozens more. Liberty also includes incredible illustrations from Frank Miller, Jeff Smith, Tim Sale, John Romita Jr., Mike Mignola and many more All proceeds from this collection benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s work protecting the freedom to read.

What better way to support a good cause? Order Liberty (ISBN: 978-1-60706-937-9) today for $29.99 with Diamond Code: JAN140547. Available in stores on March 26. Full press release below.

CBLDF PRESENTS: LIBERTY 
COMICS’ GREATEST CREATORS UNITE TO PROTECT THE FREEDOM TO READ!

All proceeds from this collection benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Celebrate creative freedom with the comic book industry’s top talents in LIBERTY, an anthology benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! This deluxe hardcover edition published by Image Comics collects LIBERTY ANNUAL 2008-2012, additional material not seen anywhere else, and a stunning new cover by Paul Pope. The Liberty Annuals have never before been collected together in one volume, making LIBERTY a must-have for fans and collectors alike.

LIBERTY is 216 pages total and includes several rare works, such as a The Walking Dead tale by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard, 100 Words by Neil Gaiman and Jim Lee, Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, plus stories from Geoff Johns, Mark Millar, J.H. Williams III, Terry Moore, Howard Chaykin, Jason Aaron, Brian Wood, Stuart Immonen, Kathryn Immonen, Mike Allred, Darwyn Cooke, Paul Pope, and dozens more! LIBERTY also includes incredible illustrations from Frank Miller, Jeff Smith, Tim Sale, John Romita Jr., Mike Mignola, and many more! All proceeds from this collection benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s work protecting the freedom to read! 

“This book is bursting with incredible stories and art from some of the finest people working in the field. CBLDF’s Liberty collection is perfect for comics aficionados because it has so many of their favorite creators in there,” said Charles Brownstein, Executive Director at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. “It's also a terrific book for fans and retailers to give to the new readers flocking to comics right now as a sampler of all the incredible talent the medium has to offer. Best of all, it helps CBLDF pay for our important work on behalf of readers, retailers and creators everywhere.”

What better way to support a good cause? Order LIBERTY (ISBN: 978-1-60706-937-9) today for $29.99 with Diamond Code: JAN140547. Available in stores on 3/26.

ABOUT CBLDF:
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to protect the 1st Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, librarians, and readers by providing legal advice, representation, assistance, and education to those in need. Visit http://cbldf.org for more information or to provide a donation.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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