Thursday, January 22, 2015

Archie Comics Launches First Ever Humble Bundle


There's a first time for everything they say. First time you drive. First time you travel out of the country. First time you offer a Humble Bundle as a publisher to benefit two worthwhile charities in CBLDF and The Hero Initiative. This diverse collection of digital comics, valued at over $149, features some of the world's most popular characters, including Archie, Betty, Veronica, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and video game icons Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. The Humble Archie Comics Bundle runs from now until Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2 PM EST time.

Humble Bundle's unique "name your price" system allows customers to choose their own price for the bundle. Customers can pay any amount and will receive Afterlife with Archie Magazine #1, The Fox: Freak Magnet, Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 1 and The Best of Archie Book One. Users who pay above the average price of the Archie Comics Humble Bundle will receive The Death of Archie, Archie Meets Kiss, The Best of Archie Book Two, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 2. Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1: Escape from Riverdale, Archie Comics Spectacular: Party Time, Archie: The Married Life Vol. 1 and Sonic/Mega Man: Worlds Collide Vol. 3.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their money is allocated, between the publisher and charities. The Humble Archie Comics Bundle supports The Hero Initiative, which creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics through legal action and education initiatives in support of the readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators of comics.

Full press release below.
ARCHIE COMICS LAUNCHES FIRST EVER HUMBLE BUNDLE BENEFITTING CBLDF & THE HERO INITIATIVE
New York, NY (January 21, 2015) – Archie Comics is proud to team with Humble Bundle to launch the first ever Archie Comics Humble Bundle! Featuring some of the most talked-about comic books in recent years, the Archie Comics Humble Bundle collects over a dozen titles appealing to readers of all ages.

This diverse collection of digital comics, valued at over $149, 
features some of the world's most popular characters, including Archie, Betty, Veronica, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and video game icons Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man! 


Humble Bundle's unique "name your price" system allows customers to choose their own price for the bundle. Customers can pay any amount and will receive AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #1,THE FOX: FREAK MAGNETSONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE VOL 1. and THE BEST OF ARCHIE BOOK ONE. 

Users who pay above the average price of the Archie Comics Humble Bundle will receive THE DEATH OF ARCHIEARCHIE MEETS KISSTHE BEST OF ARCHIE BOOK TWOCHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #1, and SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE VOL 2.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE VOL. 1: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALEARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: PARTY TIMEARCHIE: THE MARRIED LIFE VOL 1., and SONIC/MEGA MAN: WORLDS COLLIDE VOL. 3.

That's just the beginning as additional titles will be revealed throughout the duration of the promotion!


As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their money is allocated, between the publisher and charities. The Humble Archie Comics Bundle supports The Hero Initiative, which creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics through legal action and education initiatives in support of the readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators of comics.

The Humble Archie Comics Bundle runs from now until Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. EST time.

Click here to purchase the Archie Comics Humble Bundle!
PRESS CONTACT:
Alex Segura
Senior Vice President - Publicity and Marketing
Archie Comics Publications, Inc.

Alex.Segura@archiecomics.com
914.381.5155, ext. 226

ABOUT ARCHIE COMICS:
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including ArchieJugheadBetty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, the Dark Circle Comics superhero characters (The Black Hood, The Fox, The Shield and more), Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold over 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music. Follow Archie Comics on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the Archie Comics Store.

ABOUT HUMBLE BUNDLE:
Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $50 million toward charity to date. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com
ABOUT THE HERO INITIATIVE:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $750,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today.

ABOUT COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND:
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news & information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids' Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment's notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. Please support our important work! www.cbldf.org

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