‘Liberty Comics’ 2nd Printing Coming December 3
ICv2 reports that Image Comics’ Liberty Comics, an anthology benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, has raised nearly $27,000 for the charity. The comic, which shipped in July and sold nearly 17,000 copies its first month, was a joint effort of Image, the creators involved, and Diamond Comic Distributors, all of whom donated their revenues.
Liberty Comics, edited and conceived by current IDW editor Scott Dunbier, included top properties and creators: Hellboy by Mike Mignola, Danger Girl by J. Scott Campbell, The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, plus shorts by Mark Millar, Darwyn Cooke, John Paul Leon, Art Adams, Rick Veitch, Sergio Aragones, and Mark Evanier.
A second printing, featuring a Thor cover by Walt Simonson, will be in store December 3.
Image Publisher Eric Stephenson explained the company’s involvement. “We couldn’t be more proud to support the CBLDF and their never-ending battle to defend our medium’s first amendment rights,” he said. “Considering Image’s place in the industry as a bastion of independent, creator-owned comics, we feel they’re one of the most important institutions in the industry and look to support them at every chance we get.”