Celebrate 25 years of Image Comics with this fantastic Humble Bundle

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The formation of Image Comics, is still one of the biggest milestones in comic book industry history. Here was a radical shift in the status quo, as the hottest creators in the industry decided to band together and ditch the big two. Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri and Rob Liefeld were all household names back then for fans of the great American art form.

Having a gang of rebels decide to ditch Marvel and DC to strike it out on their own however? That was unheard of back then. As was their main objective: To form a studio where the creators retained complete control over their projects and didn’t have to deal with any editorial interference. And in the early days, Image Comics became a serious contender. While Dark Horse and other indie publishers still had a presence, Image Comics had an impact.

For a while, comic book sales were divided among the big three, until things went pear-shaped. But these days? Some of the best comics can be found at Image. They’re now a studio that is home to some truly experimental stuff, titles which push the medium into new and welcome directions for anyone who has become jaded by the usual spandex superheroics of DC and Marvel.

And if you ever wanted to experience a different side of the medium, here’s the perfect entry point. The latest Humble Bundle is live, and it’s all focused on Image Comics. For a mere dollar, you’ll get the following goodies:

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  • She Wolf #1
  • Plutona #1
  • Rockstars #1
  • Sons of the Devil #1
  • Surgeon X #1
  • The Beauty #1
  • Island #1
  • The Discipline #1
  • Horizon #1
  • Cannibal #1

Not a bad selection at all, for the less than the price of a cup of coffee. Chip in $5, and your number one choices increase to include:

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  • Black Road #1
  • The Fix #1
  • Demonic #1
  • The Black Monday Murders #1
  • Shutter #1
  • Kill Or Be Killed #1
  • Moonshine #1
  • Southern Cross #1
  • Romulus #1
  • Throwaways #1

The $10 unlock earns you the real meat and potatoes of this Humble Bundle:

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  • Bitch Planet Vol. 1
  • Casanova Vol. 1
  • Mirror Vol. 1
  • Lazarus Vol. 1
  • Limbo Vol. 1
  • Morning Glories Vol. 1
  • Nailbiter Vol. 1
  • Nowhere Men Vol. 1
  • Prophet Vol. 1
  • Rat Queens Vol. 1
  • Revival Vol. 1
  • Southern Bastards Vol. 1
  • Spawn Origins Collection Vol. 1
  • Strange Talent of Luther Strode Vol. 1

With more to be revealed later on. Paying out $15 adds the following goodies to your inventory:

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  • Birthright Vol. 1
  • Chew Vol. 1
  • Descender Vol. 1
  • Drifter Vol. 1
  • East of West Vol. 1
  • Injection Vol. 1
  • Pretty Deadly Vol. 1
  • Roche Limit Vol. 1
  • Rumble Vol. 1
  • Sex Criminals Vol. 1
  • Shutter Vol. 1
  • Spread Vol. 1
  • The Fade Out Vol. 1

And finally, $20 worth of US currency gets you these volumes to add to the massive list from above:

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  • The Fix Vol. 1
  • Kaptara Vol. 1
  • Descender Vol. 2
  • East of West Vol. 2
  • ODY-C Vol. 1
  • Outcast by Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta Vol. 1
  • Saga Book One
  • The Wicked + The Divine Book One
  • I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1

If you feel like stepping up your donation to $25, you’ll also receive a print for the upcoming Isola: Island of the Dead. That’s a fantastic selection to get started on. Ask Geoff about Chew, and he’ll probably turn around and face you with a steely gaze as he raises his fist and says “Poyo”. Don’t get it? That’s because you haven’t read Chew. Which is one of the books on this list. GO READ CHEW DAMMIT.

Remember, proceeds can be divvied up between charities, so you get to read good stuff and feel good for doing so. You’ve got two weeks to take advantage of this special.

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