Rebellion becomes CBLDF's newest corporate member

The home of 2000 AD becomes a corporate member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

2 weeks ago

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to welcome Rebellion, one of Europe's leading independent publishing and game developers, as the organization's newest corporate member! Rebellion publishes the iconic 2000 AD family of comics and graphic novels, alongside publishing imprints Abaddon Books and Solaris.

“We are proud to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by becoming a corporate member,” says Ben Smith, Rebellion's Head of Books and Comic Books. “CBLDF does vitally important work supporting creators, retailers, and readers with their preventative resources and legal action. We're proud to contribute to their vital work!”

Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe’s leading independent game developers and comic book publishers. In 2000, Rebellion acquired the legendary weekly comic book 2000 AD and has re-established this world-famous institution as one of the leading lights in the industry, continuing its 40-year tradition of cutting edge storytelling and discovering talent that has and continues to shape comic books.

CBLDF provides legal and educational resources to protect the freedom to read comics. The organization is a partner in Banned Books Week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, Free Comic Book Day, and other national institutions that support intellectual freedom and literacy. CBLDF’s work extends from courtrooms to classrooms to conventions, where CBLDF defends the freedom to read by providing legal aid, letters of support in book challenges, challenges to unconstitutional legislation, and a robust schedule of programs about current and historical censorship to audiences all over the world.

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, “Rebellion publishes forward-looking comics and a library that changed the medium by introducing new creators, stories, and points of view. We're thrilled to welcome them to our corporate member ranks where their support bolsters our efforts to advance appreciation and understanding of comics of all kinds, while continuing our proactive efforts to protect the freedom to read!”

Rebellion stands beside Abrams, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, BOOM! Studios, comiXology, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, DCBS, Diamond Comic Distributors, Fakku!, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Oni Press, Neverwear, Penguin Random House, ReedPOP, Scholastic, SPX, TFAW.com, Valiant, Viz Media, and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation as a corporate member supporting CBLDF’s important work.

About Rebellion

Founded in 1992, Rebellion is one of Europe's leading independent game developers and publishers. Whether it’s the breathtaking intensity of Sniper Elite 3, the face-hugging terror of Aliens vs. Predator or the grindhouse frenzy of Zombie Army Trilogy, the Oxford-based studio is known for creating stand-out games that thrill players. In 2000, Rebellion bought the legendary weekly comic book 2000 AD and became one of the leading publishers of comic books and books with its acquisition of Solaris genre imprint and the establishment of Abaddon Books. In 2016, it acquired the comic book archive of Fleetway/IPC from the 1970s and ‘80s, launching the Treasury of British Comics in 2017.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! We provide legal aid to readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available to respond to First Amendment emergencies at a moment’s notice. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the First Amendment. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org.