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Marvel Launches the Marvel Insider Drawn into X-Men Hellfire Gala Sweepstakes

After a thrilling week of votes from fans and creators from around the world, Marvel’s first-ever X-Men election has officially closed – and the Hellfire Gala sweepstakes are now open! Be a part of Marvel’s 1st annual Hellfire Gala in comics this summer and stand alongside some of your favorite mutants by entering the Marvel Insider Drawn into X-Men Hellfire Gala Sweepstakes.**

Starting today until February 14 at 11:59pm EST, Marvel Insiders are eligible to enter into the Marvel Insider Drawn into X-Men Hellfire Gala Sweepstakes for a chance to attend the Hellfire Gala itself by being drawn into an issue of X-Men this June. To enter, Marvel Insiders should log in to their account at Marvel.com and redeem 2,500 points for a chance to win. The winner will be notified later this month.

Marvel Insiders can rack up points by engaging with Marvel on Marvel.com, watching Marvel videos, listening to Marvel podcasts, and more. Do you dream of hanging out with the X-Men? Now is your chance, True Believers! Not a Marvel Insider? Sign up today!

Results from Marvel’s first-ever X-Men election, along with the full X-Men team, will be unveiled during the Hellfire Gala in Marvel comics this June. Don’t miss this next epic chapter for the X-Men this summer!

Marvel Insider Drawn into X-Men Hellfire Gala Sweepstakes

** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES 18 AND OLDER AND WHO ARE MEMBERS OF MARVEL INSIDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  SWEEPSTAKES BEGINS AT 9:00 A.M. E.T. ON 2/3/2021 AND ENDS AT 11:59 P.M. E.T ON 2/14/2021.  SEE WWW.MARVEL.COM/INSIDER/FAQ FOR MORE DETAILS.

Voting is Now Open for February’s Comic Shop Highlight

Each month we’re giving away free advertising to one comic shop. Yes, free advertising. They’ll get prime placement along with a few comic related charities as one of the ways we’re supporting comic shops. For the first half of the month, we’ve been taking nominations and now the voting is open.

We have 14 nominees and the shop with the most votes will get the advertising, it’s that simple. Below are the shops in random order. Voting ends on the 31st of January with the winner announced and advertising kicking off the next day!

Win an Art Commission from Savage Artist Nathan Stockman

SAVAGE #1 promo artwork by Nathan Stockman, colors by Brian Reber

To celebrate the upcoming release of Savage #1 (on sale 2/17/21), Valiant Entertainment is offering fans the opportunity to win an original art commission by series artist Nathan Stockman!

The rising star artist is packing the panels of Savage with dinosaur-fighting fun, and now he will create a single character commission (11×17, inks and grey tones) for one very lucky and randomly selected winner.

The giveaway is now accepting entries and will close on Monday, January 11th at 12pm EST. The winner will receive an email reply to their entry no later than 5pm EST that day (1/11/21). Entering is simple. See below for details.

Send an email to savage@valiantentertainment.com with the following information…

Email Subject Line: Art Contest

Include the following in the body of the email…

First & Last Name:
Shipping Address:
Single Character Art Request:

In case it helps, here is an example of how an email entry should look.

Email Subject Line: Art Contest

First & Last Name: Ray Garrison
Address: 1234 Dinosaur Dr
New York, NY 10001 
Single Character Art Request: X-O Manowar

No purchase is necessary to enter and the single character art request does not need to be a Valiant character (though it would be extra cool if it was). The randomly selected winner will be mailed their commission within three months of being selected. Only one entry per person, entries without all of the information filled out will not be valid.

Adventure Time: Distant Lands-Obsidian Teams with Gibson and Epiphone for Themed Guitars. Win a Guitar!

Adventure Time Gibson and Epiphone guitar

To promote the HBO MAX Original Series Adventure Time: Distant Lands-Obsidian, Gibson and Epiphone have teamed up with the streamer to make two unique Bass guitars and one Electric guitar themed after the hit animated series. The guitars feature custom graphics based on the series’ main character Marceline, The Vampire Queen and her Bass Guitar Axe. The new season of “Adventure Time: Distant Lands-Obsidian,” is streaming now on HBO Max.

You can enter today and win a custom Marceline, The Vampire QueenEpiphone EB-0 Bass. Giveaway is open to U.S. only, for terms and conditions.

Chilean bassist Frescia Belmar has performed the new song “Woke Up” from “Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Obsidian” (feat. Olivia Olson & Zuzu) and featured on the series and originally sung by Olivia Olson (Marceline the Vampire Queen). Belmar’s version of the song features a hybrid of English and Spanish vocals as well as a new bass solo.

Watch and share Frescia Belmar’s performance of the song ‘Woke Up” from “Adventure Time: Distant Lands-Obsidian.

AWA Studios Has a Giveaway to Win 6 Trade Paperbacks from their Upshot Imprint for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

AWA Studios ready to spread a little joy! From 11/24/20–11/30/20, you can enter their giveaway for a chance to win 6 new trade paperbacks from their Upshot imprint: The Resistance, Year Zero, Archangel 8, Hotell, Red Border, and COVID Chronicles. 10 lucky AWA Newsletter Subscribers will be chosen randomly – But they must subscribe to the newsletter and share at least one of AWA’s social posts with the hashtag #AWABLACKFRIDAY. Winners will be contacted 11/30/20-12/01/20 via email for their shipping address.

Life is Strange Blog Tour: Win a Copy and Check Out an Exclusive Preview

What lies in store for Max, Chloe, and Rachel in the third arc of this time-twisting video game tie-in? Acclaimed writers Emma Vieceli and artists Claudia Leonardi and Andrea Izzo continue the highly anticipated third volume of the official comic, set in the world of the award-winning game from Square Enix and DONTNOD!

Life Is Strange: Volume 3 Strings TP is out now from Titan Comics and we’re celebrating the release with an exclusive excerpt from the collection as well as a giveaway!

Purchase: AmazonKindleForbidden Planet (UK)comiXologyBookshop

Check out the exclusive preview below get yourself a copy and also enter and win your own copy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The contest runs until April 30 at 12am and is open to individuals located in the US.

Three Comics Enter the Steel Cage and You Can Vote Who Wins with AHOY Comics

AHOY Comics is inviting readers to vote on what comic should receive its own series. On Wednesday, June 26 AHOY Comics will publish Steel Cage #1, a one-shot comic book anthology featuring three dazzling short “pilot” stories from all-star creative teams. Fans can vote on which story continues at the AHOY Comics website and the outcome of the vote will determine what comic book series is published.

Steel Cage just might be the greatest moment of fan participation since fans called a 1-900 number and voted for a teenage sidekick to die.

– Publisher Hart Seely
Steel Cage #1

The competing stories in the Steel Cage One Shot are:

  • Noah Zark” by writer Mark Waid and artist Lanna Souvanny, in which an alien boy is kidnapped into an interplanetary zoo—and becomes the protector of the animals;
  • True Identity” by writer Tom Peyer and artist Alan Robinson, in which we learn what secret anguish drives the most beloved superhero on Earth;
  • Writer Stuart Moore and artist Peter Gross’s “Bright Boy” in which we discover the grim tale of the world’s smartest human—and the havoc he leaves in his wake.

Competition between the comic book veterans is fierce. The creators are making their case, talking crap, and want your vote.

Stuart Moore:

I mean, let’s get real, the writer and co-creator of Captain Ginger and Bronze Age Boogie. When you come home from a hard day at the Soylent Green plant and rip open your comics bundle, what do you want to read about? A kid in a zoo? A SUPERHERO? No—you want to read about the smartest guy in the world! Bright Boy for the win!

Tom Peyer, AHOY Comics’ Editor-in-Chief and the writer of its acclaimed comics The Wrong Earth, Hashtag Danger, and High Heaven, said:

When I read Bright Boy or Noah Zark—and I’ve been reading both stories obsessively—my head is tilted as if to say, ‘what an adorable, childlike attempt to prevent the inevitable victory of Alan’s and my True Identity.’ And then I shed a tear, because there’s something deeply sad about their efforts.

Mark Waid, the New York Times bestselling writer of beloved comics including Kingdom Come and Irredeemable, is contributing his first story for AHOY Comics in Steel Cage. Waid said:

As I look down from high above the Mount Olympus of legendary comic book writers, it amuses me to see the flailing True Identity and Bright Boy teams wander aimlessly in search of some sort, any sort. of ladder with which to ascend by standing on the backs of their adorable ‘creations.’ Perhaps there will come a day when they find themselves privileged enough to sit before Lanna and I and bask in our boundless glory. Until then, we shall simply nibble on our ambrosia and laugh.

Voting is live now and will end the Friday before San Diego Comic-Con International. The winner will be officially announced during San Diego Comic-Con International.

AfterShock Rocks Out with a Guitar Giveaway

AfterShock is rocking out with a guitar giveaway to support the release of the new comic series Killer Groove on May 29. AfterShock has partnered with Gibson Guitars to give away (2) guitars. (1) for retailers and (1) for fans.

The first guitar, an Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition (VE) Electric Guitar, will be awarded to the winner (retailer or store) of a Killer Groove Comic Shop Display Contest. AfterShock will provide reproducible logos, covers, images of the prize, suggested sell-copy and promotional digital posters, shelf-talkers, handouts and other materials that retailers with Diamond accounts may use at their discretion in creating their displays. No specific guidelines other than “Be as Creative as You Want to Be” will be provided.

Displays must be up in stores at least a week before Killer Groove is on sale (5/29) and stay up for at least a week after. Participants will be required to send AfterShock electronic imagery so that they may showcase it on their website. The winner will be selected based on number of votes received and placed by consumers who will be invited to vote as a means of automatic entry into a sweepstakes drawing for the second guitar provided by Gibson, an Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar. An alternate means of entry not requiring a vote on the displays will be provided. The random draw from among all eligible consumer entrants will be held on June 30 or July 1, 2019. Bonfire Agency will administer the promotion.

Below are the retailer and consumer rules.


Consumer Rules

AfterShock Comics “Killer Groove Giveaway”

Terms & Conditions

Win an Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar Signed by KILLER GROOVE creators Ollie Masters and Eoin Marron!

For automatic entry, just go to https://www.AfterShockComics.com/KillerGrooveGiveaway and VOTE for your favorite KILLER GROOVE Comic Shop Display. Every vote is an entry into the sweepstakes drawing to be held June 30, 2019. (United States)

To enter without voting, see TO ENTER WITHOUT VOTING below.

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER SWEEPSTAKES OR WIN A PRIZE. BUYING WILL NOT HELP YOU WIN. YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING WITHOUT MAKING A PURCHASE ARE THE SAME AS THE CHANCES OF SOMEONE WHO PURCHASES SOMETHING. IT IS ILLEGAL TO GIVE ADVANTAGE TO BUYERS IN A SWEEPSTAKES.

2. Entry Period : The AfterShock Comics “Killer Groove Giveaway” (the “Promotion”) commences at 12:00:01 AM (EDT) on May 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on June 30, 2019. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 (EDT) on June 30, 2019 (“Deadline”). AfterShock Comics, LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Sponsor”), at its own discretion, may extend the period of time for the submittal of entries. Any extension of time for the submittal of entries will be posted on the Promotion webpage at https://www.AfterShockComics.com/KillerGrooveGiveawayRules

3. Eligibility : The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada, except where prohibited, who are above the age of 18 years old or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, whichever is greater (“Entrant”). Employees of Sponsor or their immediate families, or anyone whom has won an AfterShock sponsored Promotion in the preceding 12 months are not eligible to be entered into the Promotion. Owners and employees of participating comic shops or their immediate families whom have entered the Killer Groove Display Contest are not eligible to be entered into the Promotion. Immediate family includes parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings. By participating in the Promotion, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Promotion Rules, release Sponsor and any affiliates against all claims, injuries, or damage arising out of any participation in these Promotion and redemption of the prize, and acknowledge compliance with these Official Promotion Rules.

4. Promotion Overview and Prize Information : One (1) Potential Winner (“Winner”) will be chosen by Sponsor on July 1, 2019 at 02:00:00 PM EDT. The Winner will receive one (1) Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar signed by Killer Groove series creators Ollie Masters and Eoin Marron. The Potential Winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (except where prohibited), which must be received by Sponsor within ten (10) days after the Release is emailed to Potential Winner. If any Potential Winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Affidavit within the time period required by Sponsor or if the prize or prize notification is returned as rejected, faulty, unclaimed or returned as undeliverable to such Potential Winner, such Potential Winner may be disqualified, and an alternate may be selected. A Potential Winner is not a confirmed Winner until he or she has retuned all required documentation and his/her eligibility has been verified by Sponsor. Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate Winner.

No substitution or transfer of prize will be accepted without Sponsor’s approval or where required by law. Sponsor may reward alternate prize of equal or greater value if the main components of prize become unavailable. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Winner will receive an IRS 1099 form reflecting the fair market value of the prize. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.).

Total estimated retail value of each prize:

Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar: $139.00

Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entrants received during the Promotion period.

5. How to Enter : To enter the AfterShock Comics “Killer Groove Giveaway” Promotion online, Entrants will be required to enter through the entry form on AfterShockComics.com/KillerGrooveGiveaway and VOTE for one of the in-store comic shop displays depicted there. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete and thereafter transmit the official online entry form, which includes: your full, legal name, address, and valid e-mail address. Entrant must be the registered subscriber of the email account from which the entry is made. Potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the registered account holder for the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.

Entries may only be submitted by a single Entrant. Group Entries will not be accepted. Only one (1) individual may be considered to have produced and submitted the Entry. Only one (1) e-mail account per Entrant will be eligible to win. Any Entrant found to use multiple accounts will be disqualified. Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple accounts or otherwise may be disqualified. Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Promotion, at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified. Each entry submitted in this Promotion is referred to as an “Entry”.

In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be declared to have been made by the registered account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entrant, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria or if that person is the approving parent or legal guardian of a minor participant who meets all of the eligibility criteria. A registered account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any damage made to the Web Site will be the responsibility of the registered account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.

6. To Enter Without Voting : Entrants are not required to vote among the depicted in-store displays at AfterShockComics.com/KillerGrooveGiveaway in order to enter the sweepstakes. Entrants not desiring to vote electronically may hand print their full name, street address, (no P.O. Boxes), day/evening/cellular phone number (if any), email address, and date of birth on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to “Killer Groove Giveaway – Sweeps Entry,” c/o Bonfire Agency, LLC, 315 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018.

7. Determination of Winner : Random drawing from all eligible entries received in accordance with these Official Rules will be conducted approximately on or about July 1, 2019. One (1) Winner will be chosen by random drawing from all eligible entries received. Sponsor will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Promotion, and of selection of the winners. Decisions of the Sponsor as to the selection of the winners will be final.

Winner will be notified by email on or before July 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT. Prize shall be shipped to Winner from Sponsor at Sponsor’s expense. All entries must be received by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize.

Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to notify the potential Winner. Winner must respond within 24 hours of drawing or the prizewinner will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential winner may be selected at random.

The Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and other costs pertaining to the awarded prize.

If Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, or if the Winner declines prize for any reason prior to award, such Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Winner may be selected.

8. Technical Limitation of Liability : To the extent permitted by applicable law, neither Sponsor nor any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors, any and all companies associated with this Promotion nor any of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents, licensees, licensors and employees, nor any Internet access providers (collectively “Released Parties”) (except where due to the negligence, breach of these Rules or other default of a Released Party) are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information, human error, technical malfunction, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failure of any telephone, computer or other network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, inability to access the Promotion Site or other sites, for problems uploading any Entries or downloading any Promotion-related materials from the Promotion Site, or for late Entries not received within the stipulated date and time, lost, damaged, misdirected, incorrect, incomplete, delayed, garbled, stolen or inaccurate Entries or for any other problems or errors related to the Promotion.

By entering their name into the Promotion, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Promotion Rules and to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its respective subsidiary or affiliated companies from and against any and all claims or actions of any kind, whether under contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and agree to indemnify Sponsor against any liability or expense arising in connection with the foregoing. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Promotion or any part of it, within its sole discretion.

Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Promotion, Entrants also authorize Sponsor to use their voice, likeness, photograph, video, biographical data, and city and state of residence, submission/entry and written or oral statements in promotional material without compensation. Entrant shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alternation, or use in composite form of your name, picture likeness, address (city and state) email address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor and its affiliated companies with respect to all Entrants in the Promotion, including those Entrants who are selected as Winner and those Entrants who are not selected as Winner. Sponsor is under no obligation to use the winning Entries for any purpose.

9. Privacy . As a condition of entering the Promotion, each Entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Promotion and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules. Any information entrants provide to Sponsor may be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Promotion or on a Promotion winner’s list. The personal information you submit will only be used to contact you in the event you win the Promotion or if there is a question or issue regarding your entry. We will not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about you, unless required for law enforcement or by statute.

10. Request for Winners : For the name of the Winner and/or Official Promotion Rules, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

AfterShock Comics, LLC

Attn: Killer Groove Giveaway 
315 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018

All requests for Official Promotion Rules must be made by July 1, 2025. The Winners list will be available until July 1, 2025. Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.

11. Sponsor : The “Killer Groove Giveaway” Promotion is sponsored by AfterShock Comics, LLC, 15300 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 507, Sherman Oaks, California 91403 USA.

12. Disputes : Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that; (1) any dispute regarding this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to a class action, and exclusively in California; (2) any claims, awards, judgments shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, but in no event, attorneys’ fees; and (3) Entrant waives any punitive, incidental or consequential damages. The rules hereunder shall be interpreted under the laws of California, USA.12. MISCELLANEOUS : The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Web Site and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.


Trade Contest Rules

AfterShock Comics “Killer Groove” Retailer Display Contest Official Entry Form

Date ___________________________________________________

Store Name _____________________________________________

Store Address ___________________________________________

Business Phone ___________________________________________

Contact Name _____________________________________________

E-mail Address ______________________________________________

JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE RULES:

  • Create an in-store display and/or promotion in support of the May 26th launch of “Killer Groove #1” from AfterShock Comics
  • Display must be an actual display created in-store and in continual use within the promotional window (5/19/19 – 6/5/19)
  • Complete the entry form and submit at least one (1) digital photo via e-mail or post

SUBMIT TO:

KillerGrooveDisplay@BonfireAgency.com

OR

Killer Groove Retailer Display Contest, c/o Bonfire Agency, 315 West 36th Street, New York, New York 10018

Submissions must be sent electronically or postmarked by 6/5/19 to be eligible.

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