Official Press Release
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Marvel Comics, and George Perez have teamed up to smash censorship! The 2004 CBLDF Member Card features Marvel's Hulk putting his foot down for free speech in a stunning image drawn by JLA/Avengers visionary George Perez! To view the image, visit http://www.cbldf.org.
"This card is a great first," says CBLDF Executive DirectorCharles Brownstein. "Marvel's really stepped up in a big wayby becoming the first major company to allow the use of one of their key icons on our Member Card. It's also the first time thatGeorge, a past recipient of our Defender of Liberty Award, has illustrated the card. And, of course, they're teaming up to helpus protect the most important First of all The FirstAmendment."
All CBLDF Members who sign up in 2004 at $25 or better will receive the Perez Hulk Member Card. One hundred members will also be able to to get their card signed by George Perez by joining the CBLDF Century Club . Brownstein explains, "The Century Club is something JimLee got going last year. Basically the first 100 people to sign up with the Fund at a membership level of $100 or better gets their card signed by George."
In addition to the Perez card, the Fund also rolled out the rest of this year's Member Premiums. Foremost is the 2004 Member Pin,which features Randy Dahlk's Fund Logo in gold on an attractivecloisonné pin. The pin is sent to members who join at the $50 level. For members who sign up at the $100 level, the Fund is offering a Member T-Shirt, which features the Fund logo in red and blue on a black shirt. Other membership incentives for higher levels are available at http://www.cbldf.org.
"This card is great example of how the comics community ishelping the Fund keep watch on this field's First Amendmentrights," Brownstein said. "Marvel, George, and JohnGallagher, who originally published this image on the cover of More Fund Comics are to be commended for supporting us with their hard work."