99 Digital Comics For $10.00 Is Kind Of Crazy
On Thursday we covered the launch of a new digital comic bundle for charity from Groupees and Dynamite Entertainment. At the time we focused more on what Groupees was and how it came to be and featured an interview by the company founder Thomas Brooke. Now I just wanted to take a moment and look at what you can actually get.
Now keep in mind that most digital comics cost from $.99 cents up to $4.99 on average. So when they say the first tier level is $1.00 and you get 34 comics…. that's a damn good deal. The full original run of Project Superpowers, the first issue of Joseph Michael Linsner's Dawn/Vampirella, six issues each of The Spider, Chaos! and Red Sonja plus five issues of Sherlock Holmes: Moriarty Lives… then throw in Shaft #1 and Altered States: Red Sonja which just came out and you are looking at over $100.00 worth of comics for a buck.
At $5.00 you get an additional 48 comics that include the new Warren Ellis version of Project Superpowers: Blackcross, four issues of Vampirella's Feary Tales, two issues of Bob's Burgers, the full run of Dresden Files: Storm Front, Cryptozoic Man and Kevin Smith's Green Hornet… and my personal favorite of the bunch, the Blood Queen Annual 2014. (Yes, its my favorite because I wrote part of it… I'm biased.) That's roughly another $144.00 worth of books… so now we're at close to $250.00 worth of comics for $5.00
And at $10.00 you get another 17 comics that includes the Art of Alex Ross, the full run of Bill Willingham's Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure and six issues of Dreadstar. You'd spend $18.00 just getting the issues of Dreadstar alone.
You have to admit, that's a pretty insane deal if you like digital comics. I mean, the publisher can't be making very much on this deal at all.
Plus part of the proceeds will go to The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. And then throw on top of that you can get drawn on a cover by Jae Lee and other prizes (Which I'll go into more later this week) and this is something pretty special.
Go check it out for yourself at Groupees.com.