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The Humble Bundle group is holding a bundle promotion celebrating Jack Kirby and Will Eisner in support of the Hero Initiative and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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The Humble Comics Bundle: Jack Kirby & Will Eisner Centennial Celebration

Our two cents for the centennial. This year, San Diego Comic-Con International is honoring the lives and careers of Jack Kirby and Will Eisner – legendary comics creators who were both born in 1917. We're joining the celebration with this bundle! You'll find classic comics, epic collections, and fascinating history from Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, TwoMorrows Publishing, and Fantagraphics. Cheers to the memory of these two comics greats!

Pay what you want. All together, these books and comics would cost over $449. Here at Humble Bundle, you choose the price and increase your contribution to upgrade your bundle! This bundle has a minimum $1 purchase.

Read them anywhere. The books and comics in this bundle are all available in PDF, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices. Some of the comics come in ePUB and CBZ form as well. Instructions and a list of recommended reading programs for comics can be found here. Some of the books in the bundle are available in ePUB and MOBI formats as well; instructions and a list of recommended reading programs for those can be found here.

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The included books are:

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Jack Kirby Collector #16 Tough Guys issue! Ultra-rare Kirby interview, interview with Sin City's Frank Miller, the legendary Will Eisner discusses Kirby, an examination of In The Days Of The Mob, a look at Jack's tough childhood, plus features on Bullseye, Link Thorne - Flying Fool, War & Western Comics, 1950s Comic Strip Ideas and others, unpublished art (including Jack's pencils before they were inked), and more! Kirby/FRANK MILLER cover!

Jack Kirby Collector #62 JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #62 is a deluxe, 100-page full-color DC ISSUE! Believe it or not, Kirby actually worked longer for DC than Marvel over the years, so here’s a celebration of his best work for the company. (With full-color, you’ll see the Fourth World covered like never before!) There’s in-depth coverage of Jack’s Challengers of the Unknown work, MARK EVANIER and our other regular columnists, an updated “X-Numbers” list of Kirby’s DC assignments (revealing some surprises), JERRY BOYD’s insights on Kirby’s work, a look at key 1970s events in Kirby’s life and career, galleries of pencil art including FOREVER PEOPLE, OMAC, THE DEMON, and more, plus a new Orion cover inked by MIKE ROYER! Edited by John Morrow.


Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's Romance Comics Together, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby created such classic two-fisted comic series as Captain America, Boys' Ranch, The Newsboy Legion, and The Boy Commandos. But few people realize that one of their greatest successes — from 1947, when they singlehandedly created the genre, to the end of the 1950s — was... romance comics! In such best-selling titles as Young Love and Real Western Romances, Simon and Kirby delighted a generation of girls and boys, and now, for the first time since their original publication in the 1940s and 1950s, 21 of these classics have been meticulously restored and are printed herein — in full, glorious color.


Will Eisner's The Spirit: Corpse Makers #1-3 Initially these cases seem purely unrelated: no apparent connection between the victims makes it easy for the police to just file them as runaways or natural deaths. But when someone close to Ebony White disappears, The Spirit is on the case!
From the mind of writer/artist & Eisner winner Francesco Francavilla, comes a thrilling tale of The Spirit that promises to tingle your spines.


Alter Ego #48 ALTER EGO #48 spotlights WILL EISNER: A MAN OF QUALITY! The Late, Great Legend discusses Busy Arnold's Big Little Company in a 2003-2004 talk with JIM AMASH about Quality Comics (and Eisner & Iger) in the 1940s (with tons of rare art by LOU FINE, REED CRANDALL, JACK COLE, NICK CARDY, BOB POWELL, et al.)! Plus, a full-color cover by EISNER & his Quality compeers featuring The Spirit! Tributes to EISNER by STAN LEE, GENE COLAN, ALEX SAVIUK, ALLEN BELLMAN, WILL MURRAY, JIM AMASH, ROY THOMAS, and others! A revealing interview with 1940s Quality artist VERN HENKEL (Wings Wendall, Yankee Eagle, Captain Fortune, etc.)! Jim Amash interviews CHUCK MAZOUJIAN! MICHAEL T. GILBERT on EISNER’s Wonder Man of 1939! FCA with MARC SWAYZE, JACK BOWLER, & C.C. BECK ‹ ALEX TOTH on comic art ‹ BILL SCHELLY interviews BUD PLANT & MORE! Edited by Roy Thomas.


Jack Kirby Checklist Gold Edition The most thorough listing of Jack “King” Kirby’s work ever published! It lists in exacting detail every published comic featuring Kirby’s work, including dates, story titles, page counts, and inkers. It even cross-references reprints, to help collectors locate less-expensive versions of key Kirby issues, and includes an extensive bibliography listing books, periodicals, portfolios, fanzines, posters, and other obscure pieces with Kirby's art, plus a detailed list of Jack's unpublished work as well. BONUS: Now includes a complete listing of the over 5000-page archive of Kirby’s personal pencil art photocopies. And scattered throughout are dozens of examples of rare and unseen Kirby art, making this a must-have item for serious Kirby collectors and eBay shoppers!


Kirby Unleashed TwoMorrows presents the fabled 1971 KIRBY UNLEASHED portfolio, completely remastered! Spotlights some of KIRBY’s finest art from all eras of his career, including 1930s pencil work, unused strips, illustrated World War II letters, 1950s pages, unpublished 1960s Marvel pencil pages and sketches, and Fourth World pencil art (done just for this portfolio in 1970)! We’ve gone back to the original art to ensure the best reproduction possible, and Mark Evanier and Steve Sherman have updated the Kirby biography from the original printing, and added a new Foreword explaining how this portfolio came to be! PLUS: We’ve recolored the original color plates, and added EIGHT NEW Black-&-White PAGES, plus EIGHT NEW COLOR PAGES


Jack Kirby Collector #63 JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #63 takes you back inside the creation of the Marvel Universe with the late Mark Alexander, author of issue #58’s LEE & KIRBY: THE WONDER YEARS! Mark worked tirelessly on a lengthy Lee/Kirby essay entitled “A Universe A’Borning” before his passing, and we proudly present it here! There’s also MARK EVANIER interviewing Bullpenners ROY THOMAS, STAN GOLBERG, and JOE SINNOTT, plus our other regular columnists, a look at key late-1970s, ’80s, and ’90s events in Kirby’s life and career, STAN LEE script pages, unseen Kirby pencils and unused art from THOR, NICK FURY, HULK and FANTASTIC FOUR, and more, all behind a wraparound cover inked by MIKE ROYER! Edited by John Morrow.


A Celebration of Will Will Eisner inspired generations of graphic novelists and industry professionals who gathered in New York to celebrate his memory on April 7, 2005. CBLDF Executive Director and author Charles Brownstein documented this memorial, which includes testimony from Scott McCloud, Denis Kitchen, Paul Levitz, Karen Berger, Jerry Robinson, Peter David, Harlan Ellison, Jim Warren, and more. Originally published as a small-run chapbook that immediately sold out, this Humble Bundle e-book offering is the first time this material has been available since 2005.



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Young Romance Vol. 2: The Early Simon & Kirby Romance Comics The stories of love and betrayal herein will prompt you to grab a tissue box or swoon in delight. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby's sensational romance comics continue in this sequel to 2012's acclaimed Young Romance. This volume covers 1947 through 1949 and includes stories about women from all walks of life. Simon and Kirby invented the romance comics genre and explored all the flirtations, dalliances, and passions of the young men and women who populated their stories. Meticulously restored in order to produce one of the most striking and faithful reproductions of 1940s comics ever published.


Last Day in Vietnam: A Memory Last Day in Vietnam: A Memory, 2nd Edition recounts the artist’s own experiences with soldiers engaged not only in the daily hostilities of war but also in larger, more personal combat. Some of the stories in this novel are comical, some heartrending, some frightening, yet all display the incredible insight into humanity characteristic of Eisner’s entire oeuvre. Printed with special sepia ink, this new edition gives this modern classic the literary presentation it deserves!


Comic Book Artist Vol. 2 #6 Features remembrances, art and essays honoring Will Eisner, by over 200 artists, writers, editors, friends and fans celebrating the man, his superlative 70-year career, and unprecedented impact on the art form. Behind a Dave Gibbons cover, this mammoth special contains tribute art by Mike Allred, Murphy Anderson, Donna Barr, Frank Cho, Darwyn Cooke, Geof Darrow, Jack Davis, Gilbert Hernandez, Alex-Horley, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, Mike Ploog, Alex Ross, among many others. Included are interviews with Art Spiegelman, Jules Feiffer and Scott McCloud, on their friendships with Eisner and his influence on the future of comics. Plus testimonials and anecdotes shared by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Richard Corben, Joe Kubert, David Mazzucchelli, Joe Simon, and many others.


Lee & Kirby: The Wonder Years Regular Jack Kirby Collector magazine contributor Mark Alexander completed this labor of love just weeks before his untimely passing, tracing both Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's history at Marvel Comics, and the remarkable series of events and career choices that led them to converge in 1961 to conceive the Fantastic Four. It also documents the evolution of the FF throughout the 1960s, with previously unknown details about Lee and Kirby's working relationship, and their eventual parting of ways in 1970. With a wealth of of historical information and amazing Kirby artwork, Lee & Kirby: THE WONDER YEARS beautifully examines the first decade of the FF, and the events that put into motion the 1960s era that came to be known as the Marvel Age of Comics!


Silver Star: Graphite Edition First conceptualized in the 1970s as a movie screenplay, Silver Star was adapted by Jack Kirby as a six-issue mini-series for Pacific Comics in the 1980s, as his final, great comics series. The entire six-issue run is collected here, reproduced from his uninked pencil art, showing Kirby’s work in its undiluted, raw form! Also included is Kirby’s illustrated SILVER STAR movie screenplay, never-seen sketches, pin-ups, and an historical overview to put it all in perspective!


Captain Victory & The Galactic Rangers #1-6 Joe Casey is one of the industry's most popular writers having written for Marvel and DC, from The Uncanny X-Men to Superman, and many more best-selling titles, and most recently created and writes the acclaimed Sex series from Image Comics! Now he is tackling one of Jack Kirby's greatest creations, Captain Victory! And this story will Blow! Your! Mind! Out of the hell of a cosmic firefight, Captain Victory is launched into an epic adventure that spans both space and time! All your favorites are here -- as well as all-new enemies to face! Your new favorite cosmic comic book has finally arrived!


Supermen! The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 The enduring cultural phenomenon of comic book heroes was invented in the late 1930s by a talented and hungry group of artists and writers barely out of their teens, flying by the seat of their pants to create something new, exciting, and above all profitable. The iconography and mythology they created flourishes to this day in comic books, video, movies, fine art, advertising, and practically all other media. Supermen! collects the best and the brightest of this first generation, including Jack Cole, Will Eisner, Bill Everett, Lou Fine, Fletcher Hanks, Jack Kirby, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, and Basil Wolverton. If the reader is expecting to find an All-American group of altruistic do-gooders, he in for quite a jolt. As Jonathan Lethem writes in his Foreword, “A collection like Supermen! works like a reverse-neutron bomb to assumptions about the birth of the superhero image: it tears down the orderly structures of theory and history and leaves the figures standing in full view, staring back at us in all their defiant disorienting particularity, their blazing strangeness.” Beautifully designed and produced in full color, Supermen! contains twenty full-length stories, ten full-sized covers, a generous selection of vintage promotional ads, and comprehensive end notations by editor Greg Sadowski, making it indispensable to anyone interested in the origins of superheroes and the history of the comic book form.



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Will Eisner: A Spirited Life Deluxe Edition A full-color deluxe biography of Will Eisner, detailing a 70-year career in which he spearheaded comics for adult readers and created the first widely accepted graphic novel, and his enduring character The Spirit. Author Bob Andelman spent almost three years interviewing Eisner prior to his passing, researching his life and work and interviewing friends, family, and colleagues including Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman, Denis Kitchen, Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, Jules Feiffer, Neal Adams, and Patrick McDonnell. Includes hundreds of images from Will's archives and private collections, and new interviews with Howard Chaykin, Darwyn Cooke, Sergio Aragones, Michael Uslan, and others, which add depth to the reader's knowledge of Eisner’s body of work. Introduction by Michael Chabon, and Foreword by Neal Adams.


Fagin The Jew 10th Anniversary Edition Comics luminary Will Eisner takes on literary giant Charles Dickens, in this fascinating retelling of the life of Oliver Twist's Fagin! Imagining Fagin's impoverished childhood in the slums of London and his initiation into the criminal underworld, Eisner's story counters the anti-Semitism of Victorian literature as his gorgeous brushwork creates an evocative portrait of the era. Now with Eisner's previously unused full-color cover art!
Foreword by Brian Michael Bendis!
Introduction by Dickens scholar Jeet Heer!


Will Eisner's The Spirit #1-12 Scripted by Eisner Award-winning author, Matt Wagner, this monthly title will delight longtime fans as well as help introduce a whole new generation of fans to the character. Set in the classic period of The Spirit's golden age, the 1940s, the first 12-issue story arc follows the strip's most beloved characters, Commissioner Dolan, his daughter Ellen, Ebony White and Sammy as they attempt to uncover why The Spirit has been missing, and presumed dead, for the past two years. Has the famous blue-masked hero finally fallen victim to one of the malicious felons or beautiful femme fatales from his lengthy rogues' gallery of enemies? In the words of Central City's most prominent headlines: "WHO KILLED THE SPIRIT?" Illustrated by Dan Schkade and colored by Brennan Wagner, this series will strive to honor the vital and prestigious legacy of one of comicdom's most talented and influential creators - Will Eisner.


Kirby Genesis #0-8 The Kirby Event of the new millennium by the bestselling and award-winning creators of MARVELS! Superstars Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross bring Jack "King" Kirby's creations to life in a way you'll never forget! The Pioneer 10 space probe carried a message to the stars. Now an answer's on the way - but not one we expected! When it arrives, the lives of three ordinary people - and the entire world - will be changed forever! This is the beginning. This is THE Genesis! Featuring Captain Victory, Silver Star, and more of Jack Kirby's greatest concepts, including characters never-before-seen in comics form!


Silver Star JACK "KING" KIRBY'S SILVER STAR is collected in an oversized full color hardcover at last! Chronicling the rise of Homo-Geneticus, a genetically altered Breed of humanity, designed to survive an impending apocalypse, which spawns both the heroic Silver Star and the sadistic Darius Drumm! SILVER STAR is a surreal masterpiece! Insightful, thought-provoking, uproarious, frantic and deadly! SILVER STAR was Kirby's final creation, originally published by Pacific Comics in the early 80s. It's a huge, sweeping epic, filled with classic Kirby trademarks: crackling energy, memorable characters, outrageous dialogue, explosive action and ham-fisted romance!


Kirby Five-Oh! The regular columnists from The Jack Kirby Collector magazine have formed a distinguished panel of experts to choose and examine: The best Kirby story published each year from 1938-1987! The best covers from each decade! Jack’s 50 best unused pieces of art! His 50 best character designs! And profiles of, and commentary by, the 50 people most influenced by Kirby’s work! Plus there’s a 50-page gallery of Kirby’s powerful raw pencil art, and a deluxe color section of photos and finished art from throughout his entire half-century oeuvre. This trade paperback features a previously unseen Kirby Superman cover inked by “DC: The New Frontier” artist DARWYN COOKE, and an introduction by Mark Evanier, helping make this the ultimate retrospective on the career of the “King” of comics!


Kirby: Genesis - Silver Star #1-6 Before Kirby: Genesis there was... The Silver Star! The last great Kirby creation, Morgan Miller is the first of a new breed-- Homo-Geneticus. The most powerful man in the world has been living in secret for the last thirty years, but he's been busy. Silver Star secretly protects the world from the amazing super-powerful dangers that threaten billions every day. Witness superheroic war, giant monsters, and astral adventures! Get a firsthand look at America's greatest unknown superhero in this sterling debut issue from Jai Nitz and Johnny D


The Secret History of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman's Empire Marvel Comics is home to such legendary super-heroes as Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man, all of whom have spun box office gold in the 21st century. But Marvel Comics has a secret history hidden in the shadows of these well-known franchises. This book digs back to the 1930s when Marvel Comics owner Martin Goodman had tentacles into a publishing world that might have made that era' conservative American parents lynch him on his front porch. The book features a comprehensive display of the artwork produced for Goodman's other enterprises, by artists such as Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, Alex Schomburg, Bill Everett, Al Jaffee, and Dan DeCarlo, plus the very best pulp artists in the field, including Norman Saunders, John Walter Scott, Hans Wesso, L.F. Bjorklund, and Marvel Comics #1 cover artist Frank R. Paul. Goodman’s magazines also featured cover stories on celebrities such as Jackie Gleason, Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace, and Sophia Loren, as well as contributions from famous literary and social figures such as Isaac Asimov, Theodore Sturgeon, and L. Ron Hubbard. These rare pieces of comic art, pulp and magazine history will open the door to Marvel Comics’ unseen history.


Kirby: Genesis - Dragonsbane #1-4 Spinning out of the epochal events of KIRBY: GENESIS comes the saga of Sigurd Dragonsbane, the greatest champion in all Valhalla. Since time immemorial tales of his adventures have resounded throughout the halls of gods and men alike. But what happens when Sigurd and his colleagues—wise Balduur, rakish Honir, and caustic Heimdall—discover that Valhalla isn't the only mythic realm?...And that all the others are now conjoined into one vast magical landscape? Why, they set out to explore it, of course—and to rescue a princess beset by dragons. But all isn't as it seems in these newly unified Mythlands, and Sigurd's latest exploit could be his last! Based on character concepts and designs by Jack Kirby, DRAGONSBANE draws back the curtain on the astonishing mythical underpinnings of the Kirby universe.


Kirby: Genesis - Captain Victory #1-6 The enigmatic soldier known as Captain Victory leads an elite group of intergalactic rangers through the mysterious and deadly cosmos, fighting against forces set on the destruction of life, itself! But who is this man, and what does he want? This special introductory issue written by Sterling Gates and drawn by Wagner Reis starts with a bang, as the deadliest battle Captain Victory and his men have ever fought begins!
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I should add, I'm in for one! $15+ bracket.
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