Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books

Celebrate Controversial Comics with the Humble Forbidden Books Bundle

In support of Banned Books Week, the Humble Bundle folks have released the rather sweet Forbidden Books bundle, a collection of “banned, challenged, or controversial” digital books, with a focus on contentious comics.

Title include the first volumes in Keiji Nakazawa’s seminal Hiroshima-set Barefoot Gen, Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staple’s acclaimed Saga, as well as Jaime Hernandez’ The Love Bungers and contributions from the likes of Neil Gaiman, Paul Pope, Jeff Smith, Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman. Charitable donations go towards the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books

Now, this sort of deal stirs up a curious kind of guilt in me, one which I suspect is exclusive to the comic collector. I know that I should support this fine collection of comic book literature, and that I should read the titles I haven’t… But I also know that once I’ve downloaded the bundle onto my tablet, the chances of me actually reading any of it are minimal, especially when I’ve got such an enormous backlog of physical graphic novels that still demand my attention.

First world problems…

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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