IDW Publishing Partners with Humble Bundle to Bring Readers LOCKE & KEY and More from Bestselling Author JOE HILL

Purchases Support Comic Shops, Book Retailers, and Schools in Need with Contributions to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and DonorsChoose


SAN DIEGO, CA (May 13, 2020) – IDW Publishing (OTCQX: IDWM), the award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, trade paperbacks, and tabletop games, teams up with Humble Bundle to launch “Joe Hill’s Locke & Key & More by IDW” Humble Comics Bundle, beginning today!

With this “Pay What You Want” promotion, readers pick their own price for a captivating selection of Joe Hill’s finest comics work, including Locke & Key, Dying is Easy, The Cape, Tales from the Darkside, and more, while also supporting two important charity organizations with a portion of their contributions: Book Industry Charitable Foundation and DonorsChoose!

The retail value of the comics in this bundle is as much as $177. However, the value of the Humble Comics Bundle format is that readers can make a minimum $1.00 purchase to attain a basic tier, then increase their contribution to attain upgrades to their bundle.


The $1 Tier includes:

Dying is Easy #1
Locke and Key Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
Locke and Key Vol. 2: Head Games
Joe Hill’s The Cape
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury

The $8 Tier includes:

Dying is Easy #2
Locke and Key Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows
Locke and Key Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom
Joe Hill’s The Cape: 1969
Road Rage
Joe Hill’s Thumbprint
Tales from the Darkside

The $15 Tier includes:

Dying is Easy #3
Locke and Key Vol. 5: Clockworks
Locke and Key Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega
Locke & Key: Heaven & Earth
Locke & Key: Dog Days
Locke & Key: Small World Deluxe Edition
The Cape: Fallen
The Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland


Joe Hill’s Locke & Key & More by IDW Humble Comics Bundle runs for three weeks from May 13 through June 2.


About Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation

For more than twenty years, the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has helped bookstore and comic book store employees and owners who encounter unexpected financial crises. The Binc Foundation works to keep book people in their homes, in their jobs, and with their families – stabilizing the brick and mortar bookstore community. The Foundation is the only 501(c)(3) in the country dedicated exclusively to strengthening the book industry by supporting the people who work in bookstores and comics shops. Since its inception, Binc has provided more than $7 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,800+ families. Support for the Foundation’s programs and services come from all sectors of the book industry. Imagined and built by booksellers, Binc proudly continues to be their safety net.

About DonorsChoose

Founded in 2000 by a Bronx history teacher, DonorsChoose.org has raised more than $510 million for America’s classrooms. Teachers come to DonorsChoose.org to request the materials and experiences they need most for their classrooms, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. More than 2.5 million people and partners have funded 870,000 projects on the site, reaching 21 million students and making DonorsChoose.org the leading platform for supporting U.S. public schools. DonorsChoose.org is the only crowdfunding platform that vets each request, delivers materials directly to schools, and captures the impact of every funded project with photos, thank yous, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent

About Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content through pay-what-you-want bundle promotions, the Humble Store, and the Humble Choice curated subscription service. When buying a bundle, customers not only choose how much to pay, but also how their payment is divided between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Purchases from the Humble Store and subscriptions to Humble Choice also help support charity. In 2017, Humble Bundle announced the launch of a multi-platform funding and creative initiative to publish games “Presented by Humble Bundle.” Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle and its community have raised more than $175 million for a wide range of charities across the world. To see more, visit https://www.humblebundle.com.

About IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing (IDWP), a division of IDW Media Holdings Inc. (OTC: IDWM), is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, trade paperbacks, and tabletop games. IDWP is one of the top four publishers of comic books and graphic novels in the U.S. with a library of world-renowned licensed content and original series. IDWP’s critically-acclaimed imprints include Top Shelf Productions, Artist’s Editions, The Library of American Comics, and Yoe! Books.

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