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Winners of Comic-Con Exclusives Contest Announced

August 11, 2008

Congratulations to our five Comic-Con Exclusives winners: Richard Norwood, Arlene Wilson, Michael E. Wiggam, Sean Kleefeld, and Alan Vratkovich! Each of you will be receiving an ink variant (limited to 500) and a pencil sketch variant (limited to 250) of the double-size finale of Dan Dare issue #7 featuring a Dave Gibbons wrap-around cover, as well as Grant Morrison’s MBX Sketchbook (limited to 1,000) , which features art and script excerpts from the upcoming Virgin Comics/Perspective Studios animated series.

Thanks to all those who entered, and keep an eye out for more contests in the near future. If you’d like to purchase or view the SDCC exclusives, please visit our Virgin Comics store.

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Comic-Con Exclusives Contest!

August 4, 2008

Missed out on this year’s San Diego Comic-Con? Overcome with grief that you couldn’t be there to purchase one of our three Comic-Con exclusives?

Well, perk up your shoulders and keep your head afloat because we still have a few left over from the Con! Be one of the first five to email win@virgincomics.com with the subject “Comic-Con Exclusives” and win: an ink variant (limited to 500) and a pencil sketch variant (limited to 250) of the double-size finale of Dan Dare (issue #7) featuring a Dave Gibbons wrap-around cover, as well as Grant Morrison’s MBX Sketchbook (limited to 1,000) , which features art and script excerpts from the upcoming Virgin Comics/Perspective Studios animated series.

Winners will be notified through email. Be sure to include your mailing address in the body of the email. Open to international residents.

If you’re feeling unlucky and would instead like to purchase the Con exclusives directly, please visit our online store.

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Be A Real Nowhere Man Contest

July 17, 2008

To celebrate the release of this fall’s new sci-fi/action series Nowhere Man, we’re launching our Be A Real Nowhere Man Contest where we’re giving five lucky winners the chance to be a real Nowhere Man and get drawn into an issue!! Not only will you get yourself immortalized in comic book history, but creators Hugh Jackman, Marc Guggenheim and Paul Gulacy will sign the issue in which you appear. Ten runners-up will receive a copy of Nowhere Man #1 signed by Hugh Jackman.

Will you be a government agent? A bad-ass assassin? You’ll have to enter to find out!

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The First Ever Virgin Comics/Comic Book Gazette Sweepstakes!

July 10, 2008

Virgin Comics has teamed up with the nice folks over at the Comic Book Gazette — the Internet’s premiere comic book newspaper — to create a sweepstakes celebrating the recent release of two thrilling comic series: Deepak Chopra’s Beyond and Project: Kalki.

To enter, go to the contest site, sign up to receive newsletters from Virgin Comics and the Comic Book Gazette, and answer a trivia question based on the Beyond trailer. It’s really that simple. The five prize packs include Beyond #1($3), Project: Kalki #1 ($3), Ramayan 3392 AD Reloaded TPB ($15), Deepak Chopra Presents India Authentic Volume 1 and Volume 2 TPBs ($30), and Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Volume 1 Hardcover ($30).

81 dollars in value. 5 engrossing comics. 3 minutes to enter. 0 reasons not to!

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Dan Dare: The Legendary Hero Contest Winners

May 1, 2008

Thanks to everyone that entered our Dan Dare: The Legendary Hero. So many of you had such fantastic words about our legendary pilot of the future. It was hard to select just 10 winners to receive the Dan Dare limited edition lithographs signed by Garth Ennis. But rest assured, we actually do have a few more autographed lithos tucked away for a rainy day, so keep your eyes open for future Dan Dare contests!

Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite entries:

“Dan Dare is the epitome of everything that is good and British. A real hero for all times. His adventures have deeper meanings linked to international politics, camaraderie and humanity. A great bloke!”—Kevin L.

“So why is Dan Dare my hero? Because he has always represented the highest levels of human behavior, and quietly displayed that in nine years of his creators involvement in Eagle.”—terranova47

“Dan Dare changed our perception of the word ‘hero’. Through his tense and gripping page turning adventures he fought to free us from our chains, allowing us to venture to other worlds.”—Lee F.

“Dan Dare is my hero because he was my dad’s hero. My dad is a bit of a hero (no Mekons fought, but much else to admire) and now the time has come for Dan Dare to be my hero.”—Paul W.

“Our comic market here in Germany is dominated by comic books from the USA, especially superheroes. Of course there are a few German comic characters that are very well known here but they are not as interesting as the ones from the US. Dan Dare is my hero because he is a prototype of the bold starship pilots who save Earth when other people have lost their hope.”—Dirk J.

“Dan Dare is my hero because like me Dan is a veteran. I enjoyed my time in service, even during war, and Dan seems to be the same.”—Garrett B.

“Dan Dare is a hero because under any amount of pressure he is always calm. That to me is the coolest thing about him. If he’s fighting aliens or saving them, he is the one in control.”—Brent S.

“I live my life the same way as Dan Dare and since we are both well educated and use are smarts to avoid needless violence, but when necessary can kick ass with martial arts training.”—Danny D.

“Dan Dare is my hero because he’s proof that someone my age can be a hero too.”—Matt L.

“Dan Dare usually involves elaborate stories of his space travel and galactic battles defending people of the universe.”—Tim K.

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Put Virgin Comics In Your FCBD Video And Get A Free Gamekeeper Hardcover Book!

April 24, 2008

Free Comic Book Day is inviting comic book fans to create their own mini commercials on why they love comic books and Free Comic Book Day, with the most creative commercial winning a $250 gift certificate to their favorite comic book store. Check out http://www.youtube.com/user/FCBD08 for more info.

We at Virgin Comics are already proud sponsors of FCBD, but we want to take our involvement one step further. For anyone that features any Virgin Comics title in their video, we’ll send you free copy of the limited edition Hardcover collection of Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper Vol. 1 ($30 value, only 1,500 were printed). All you have you do is send a link to your YouTube video to win@virgincomics.com with “FCBD” in the subject. Please include your mailing address. This is not a random drawing. EVERYONE that sends us a video which showcases a Virgin Comics title will win a free book. We do have limited supplies, so if we get an overwhelming response and run out of Gamekeeper books, you will get a prize of comparable value.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Free Comic Book Day is being held on Saturday May 3rd this year. For more information go to www.freecomicbookday.com and be sure to pick up Virgin Comics’ Dan Dare/The Stranded flip-book. Get a preview here.

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FAMILY FROM HELL Contest Grand Prize Winner!

April 15, 2008

The wait is over!  We’re proud to announce that the creator of the wildly ambitious “Family From Hell: A Documentary” has won the Shadow Hunter’s Family From Hell grand prize—a custom sketch by Shadow Hunter cover artist, Greg Horn. We haven’t decided just how badly the Shadow Hunter will be kicking their ass in the picture.

We had so many fantastic submissions that not only was it hard to pick the Grand Prize winner, but it was equally hard to select the 10 runner ups, who will all receive autographed Shadow Hunter lithographs and a collection of Virgin Comics Trade Paperbacks.

Prize winners will be notified by email with further details.

Grand Prize: Sam H.

First Prize Winners

Allen and Michelle J.
Elwood
Don M.
Cindy B.
“Bicycle Boy”
Toby F.
Amanda H.
Phil M.
Adam M.
Michella P.