Image © Tim Sale.
These have been out for a while, but I just got to them recently. (Well, the first one is from last year, the second is dated October 2009.) Both are anthologies presented by, and raising funds for The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and each has lots of creators, both big names and smaller ones, doing their bit for the cause. I would call the sections here vignettes rather than stories, for the most part, from single images to one-pagers, to a few longer efforts, most having something to say about censorship and freedom. A few creators seem to see it as a way to plug their own projects a bit, which is okay. I could list the talent, but really, if you’re going to buy these books I suggest you just go ahead and do it for the right reasons: the cause is just and in need of support. Then you can sit back and enjoy them with pride. Recommended.