Archive for the ‘Gary Erskine’ Category

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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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The Mekon Claims #39 on Empire’s 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters – No Comment from Dan Dare

July 10, 2008

In a crippling blow to the valiant Space Fleet captain, Dan Dare’s brainy, green nemesis, the Mekon, has landed an impressive victory on Empire Online’s “50 Greatest Comic Book Characters”. Coming in at #39, the Mekon is lauded for his “nifty weapons” and “emotion-free genius” — the kind of praise normally reserved for the likes of Oppenheimer and Bohr. We can only imagine how vexing it must be for the unsung Dare not only to be envious, but to turn green because of it.

To read the full article click here. To read more about this oh so brilliant and endearing alien, visit our Virgin Comics Store.