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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 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.

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Exclusive Dan Dare Trailer Launches on MySpaceTV

June 19, 2008

To celebrate the release of the over-sized hardcover Dan Dare collection, MySpaceTV is airing an exclusive trailer of our doughty pilot of the future. To view the bold, new trailer journey here.

The over-sized hardcover edition collects issues 1 through 3 of Dan Dare, written by Garth Ennis with art by Gary Erskine. Look for it in book stores, amazon.com, and the Virgin Comics store.

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Nic Cage to Star in Werner Herzog’s Remake of “Bad Lieutenant”

May 20, 2008

According to Variety, Nicolas Cage, co-creator of Virgin Comics’ Voodoo Child, will be starring in a remake of Bad Lieutenant. Production is set to start in late summer and the film will be directed by Werner Herzog, who very well might be the coolest man alive. The only thing we’re disappointed about is that this film likely will not have any of Herzog’s trademark voiceover, which could make a compelling film out of a reading of the telephone book!

To celebrate this development, we’re offering $5 off every purchase of the Limited Edition Voodoo Child hardcover book of which only 1000 copies were printed. All you have to do is use the code WERNER.

You can also check out a recent Geeks of Doom review of Voodoo Child here.

Carey does the script for all six of these issues and really swings for the fences for each book. Each book is filled with great dialogue and excellent storytelling. Whether it is Gabriel journey to avenge his father’s death or the subplot involving two detectives and a string of kidnappings, Carey gives you the impression that he is building toward something bigger.

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Nic Cage Rules As #1 Celebrity Comic Book Geek

May 6, 2008

In a recent Pulp Secret article, Nicolas Cage was selected as the #1 celebrity comic book geek. No surprises there! Here are some highlights from Nic’s comic book geekery:

Nicolas Cage was born Nicolas Kim Coppola and changed his name to Nicolas Cage, inspired by Marvel Comics’ Luke Cage. Cage also named his son Kal-el after Superman’s birth name. Nicolas Cage has always been a notorious collector of everything imaginable (not just comic books). However, his comic book collection was rumored to be one of the most valuable collections ever owned by a celebrity (let alone by any single person). We’re talking multiple #1s of the most famous comic book characters including Batman and Superman. The sale of his collection was said to be the highest reported amount for a comic book auction, with a total value of 5.2 million dollars.

Nicolas Cage recently created the Virgin Comics series, Voodoo Child, with his son Weston Cage. Now you can update your own collection with the Voodoo Child Limited Edition Hardcover book from our online store. Only 2000 were printed worldwide and few copies remain so act fast!

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Dan Dare Exhibit At The Science Museum In London

May 1, 2008

A couple of weeks back we wrote about the Dan Dare exhibit at the Science Museum in London and ran Dan Dare: The Legendary Hero contest in celebration of the event. For those of you who can’t make it to London, BBC.com walks through the main features of the exhibit that opened on April 29th. Check out the article and video here.