Humble Bundle Celebrates Banned Books Week With Forbidden Comics

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The Humble Bundle is celebrating Banned Books Week with a Forbidden Comics Bundle that supports the Comic Book Legeal Defense Fund (CBLDF). The bundle features works by star creators like Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Jeff Lemire, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis, Cory Doctorow, Jock, Kevin O'Neill, the Hernandez Brothers, Julie Doucet, and more.

The CBLDF helped curate the bundle to include comics that have been challenged or banned, and are in need of the protection offered by First Amendment.

Customers can name their price for Maggie the Mechanic (Love & Rockets), The Frank Book, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 3, CBLDF Presents: Liberty, Madame Paul Affair, and Bone Vol. 1.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Little Man, The Boys: Herogasm,Heartbreak Soup (Love & Rockets), Barefoot Gen Vol 1: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima, Essex County, and Elfquest: The Final Quest Vol. 1.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Not Funny Haha, Wytches Vol. 1, and Information Doesn't Want To Be Free (Audiobook).

The full bundle can be found at the Humble Books Bundle website for the next two weeks. More titles will be added on Sept. 30.

"Every year, Banned Books Week reminds us that the freedom to read isn't something we can take for granted," said Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, in a press release. "Some of the most creative and thought provoking voices are challenged and sometimes banned. These challenges cast a stigma on valuable work, and deprive communities and individuals. We're proud to team up with Humble Bundle to celebrate Banned Books Week, and are grateful to all the publishers and authors who are offering this incredible selection of outstanding books."

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"Humble Bundle Books is proud to be supporting and celebrating Banned Books Week with this special promotion, curated by our friends at the CBLDF," said Kelley Allen, Director of Books at Humble Bundle. "This bundle is a riveting collection of thought-provoking and groundbreaking works of both classic and new literature. Vive la liberté!"

Banned Books Week 2015 takes place Sept. 27-Oct. 3.