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Preview: Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths Boxed Set

Jim Henson’s Dark Crystal Creation Myths Boxed Set

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Brian Froud, Brian Holguin, Joshua Dysart, Matthew Dow Smith
Artist: Alex Sheikman and Lizzy John
Letterer: Deron Bennett
Cover Artist: Brian Froud
Price: $29.99

Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this official prequel trilogy to the cult-classic film.

Collected together in one set for the first time, this graphic novel series reveals the definitive origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelfling, and the Dark Crystal itself while introducing all new characters in an epic spanning thousands of years.

Mad Cave Studios Launches Their 2018 Talent Search

Independent comic book publisher Mad Cave Studios has announced their first ever nationwide talent search! The publisher is looking for a maximum of 4 writers and 4 artists to work on 4 original and unannounced projects from the minds inside the Mad Cave. Each winner will be compensated on a “per page” basis and employment will be on a “work for hire basis”. This search is specifically for diverse, undiscovered talent with a unique voice that has never worked with or been distributed by a major publisher.

By running this talent search they’re hoping to give aspiring creators the opportunity that many people can only dream of; working on a published comic book!

Each submission should be based on one of two Mad Cave comics: Battlecats or Midnight Task Force. Each creator can send one submission for each title, but keep in mind that the project you could potentially be working on will not be the same one you submitted.

Note: To those who choose to submit an entry for only Battlecats; any series that you may potentially be working on will not feature anthropomorphic creatures.

The contest begins on July 14th, 2018 and runs through September 14th, 2018. Every entrant will be considered by each member of editorial at Mad Cave Studios and the winners will be announced during New York Comic Con on Saturday October 5th, 2018. If you are not selected this year, don’t worry, they’ll be running this talent search again next year. So put your proverbial “nose to the grindstone” and hone your craft!

Check out the submission guidelines below. Only submissions that meet each one of the guidelines below will be reviewed.

Writer Submissions Guidelines:

Format: Microsoft Word document or PDF.

Content: 4 – 6 pages set anywhere in the Battlecats universe (Valderia) or the Midnight Task Force universe (dystopian Detroit circa 2055.)

Submission: Send your submissions to  along with a signed copy of the submission agreement.


Artist Submissions Guidelines:

Content: No more than 3 pages of sequential art set in the Battlecats universe (Valderia) or the Midnight Task Force universe (dystopian Detroit circa 2055.)

Submission: Send your submission to along with a signed copy of the submission agreement.


General Guidelines:

1) Each creator can submit one entry per title.

2) Email subject line should read: Mad Cave Studios Talent Search.

3) This search is for new and undiscovered talent. If you’ve been paid or published by an established publisher your entry will be disregarded.

4) Must be 18 years or older to enter.

5) Submissions are only open from July 14th, 2018 through September 14th, 2018.

6) The 8 potential winners will be announced at New York Comic Con 2018 on Saturday October 5th, 2018, but will be notified beforehand.

Webtoon is Looking for Creators with an $80k Contest

Webtoon, the global leader in digital comics, continue their ongoing effort to find more storytellers with a new “Discover Creator” contest launched this month, boasting a Grand Prize Winner cumulative payday of $80,000 come November. The contest went live on June 11, inviting creators from around the globe to submit their stories over the next 3 months – the submission deadline is September 13.

Webtoon has put together a panel of editors to select the EIGHT best stories to advance into round 2, to be announced on September 21 – each quarterfinalist will be awarded $5000 AND invited to Webtoon’s exclusive Green Room Party at New York Comic Con. There will be TWO stories selected from each Genre. Categories include Thriller/Horror, Comedy/Slice, Fantasy/Sci-fi/Action, and Drama/Romance, and each genre has specific panel and episode requirements which can be found under the official rules.

On November 5, FOUR Genre Winners (ONE from each category) will be selected to advance to the finals and collect an additional $25,000. The contest ends on November 12 with a Grand Prize Winner selected to win another $50,000 (bringing their totally to $80,000) AND will become a featured title on Webtoon. For more information on the contest, please visit Webtoon Discover Creator Contest.

Webtoon has had incredible success with finding new creators in the past— “Discover Creator” marks the fourth creator contest. Past winners include 2014’s “Challenge League” Grand Prize Winner Space Boy by Stephen McCranie (Mal and Chad, Penguin), currently on episode #163 with more than 31 million views of his weekly story about an alien artifact, a mysterious murder, and a love that crosses light years. Additionally, the fourth-place winner in the 2016 Superhero Comics Contest presented by Stan Lee’s POW. Entertainment, uru-chan and her hit series, unOrdinary – currently on episode #95 with more than 1.6 million subscribers and almost 200,000,000 views of the title. unOrdinary has a devoted following that have spent more than 400,000 minutes, or 7000 hours, reading the imperfect adventures of John and Sera.

Eaglemoss Launches a Summer of Trek Sweepstakes

It’s the largest, most comprehensive collector’s series of Star Trek starships ever assembled – and this summer the number of models in Eaglemoss’ Official Star Trek Starships Collection will surpass 160. To celebrate, Eaglemoss once again invites fans of every generation to “Get Your Trek On” and enter to win one of 500 incredible prizes in its annual “Summer of Trek” Sweepstakes – including the Grand Prize of an ultimate voyage for two aboard Star Trek: The Cruise III.

Co-presented by Entertainment Cruise Productions, organizers of Star Trek: The Cruise III, and IDW, licensed publisher of Star Trek comics, the sweepstakes and themed events throughout the summer are designed to draw fan attention to the many Star Trek themed collectibles produced by Eaglemoss under license from CBS Studios, including the Official Star Trek Starships Collection, the Official Star Trek Starships XL Editions, the Official Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection, and the all-new Official Star Trek Discovery Starships Collection.

Each collection is available by subscription from Eaglemoss, as well as at the Eaglemoss Shop and in leading comic and pop culture specialty stores.

Plus, from now through August 20th, fans who enter online can win one of more than 500 prizes, including the Grand Prize of passage for two aboard the luxurious Star Trek: The Cruise III and the opportunity to sail alongside more than 20 iconic Star Trek actors and personalities – all under the direction of Cruise Host Wil Wheaton!

Five First Prize winners will receive a one-year subscription to the Eaglemoss Star Trek starship collection of their choice, 25 Second Prize winners will get a bundle of five starships from the Official Star Trek Starships Collection, and 50 Third Prize winners will get the first three volumes of the Official Star Trek Graphic Novels Collection.  Additional prizes include digital copies of the first issue of IDW’s Star Trek: Boldly Go comic books series, digital trade editions of IDW’s Starfleet Academy, and $10 Eaglemoss Shop online gift cards.

Fans can also earn additional automatic entries when they share news of the “Summer of Trek” Sweepstakes with their friends. Every referral earns one additional entry when that friend enters the sweeps. By the end of the sweepstakes, the top ten referrers will earn exclusive prizes, including the top prize of a $500 Eaglemoss Shop gift card.

For official rules and to enter, fans can go online. Once there, a name and valid e-mail address are all that’s needed to register. No purchase is necessary to enter the Eaglemoss “Summer of Trek” Sweepstakes.

DC teams up with Snapchat for Fan Competition to Win Badges to San Diego Comic-Con!

Are you a DC fan? Do you have a creative streak? Still need badges to San Diego Comic-Con?

Then the DC Super Heroes x Snap Lens Studio Competition is for you!

DC is partnering with Snap Inc’s Lens Studio to ask fans to create the ultimate DC-themed Snapchat Lens celebrating Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. In return, the winner and one guest will receive a three-night trip to San Diego Comic-Con, July 19-22! The full prize includes roundtrip airfare, a hotel room, two Comic-Con International badges, wristbands for comic talent signings at the DC booth, $500 for expenses, and swag from DC and Snapchat

Enter by July 8 where you’ll find the entry instructions and free downloadable Lens Studio software. This competition is only open to United States residents who are 13 or older; competitors under 18 will need permission from a parent or legal guardian. The winner will be notified by email on or about July 12.

Be sure to click here for the full contest details, and good luck!

Traveling Stories & IDW Present the Ultimate San Diego Comic-Con Sweepstakes

Traveling Stories and IDW Publishing have launched the annual San Diego Comic-Con sweepstakes, a contest which will last through June 13th at 3:00pm PT.

Those who enter have a chance of winning the following ultimate experience package:

  • Two 4-day passes to sold-out Comic-Con
  • Airfare for 2 within the continental U.S.
  • Four nights stay at the Wyndham Bayside in San Diego Gaslamp district
  • An exclusive tour of the San Diego Comic Art Gallery with Ted Adams, CEO of IDW
  • Airport pickup and shuttle to the gallery, and then to the hotel

Anyone in the world can enter! $10 gives you 10 chances to win. Each additional $1 is another chance – the math is simple. Every dollar is a donation to Traveling Stories, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers kid to outsmart poverty by helping them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade.

How to snag entries in the sweepstakes is easy, fast, and secure. Just follow the steps from there!

New Ripley Figurine and Alien Day Giveaway

Ripley’s arguably the most beloved character from the Alien movie franchise – at least among the humans. She’s certainly the most badass. Now she’s finally back where she belongs – together with her USCSS Nostromo crewmates and xenomorphs of every size, shape and disposition in the Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection from Eaglemoss Collections.

This is the 1:16 scale figurine fans and collectors have been asking for – and Eaglemoss is thrilled to introduce the original Lt. Ellen Ripley to the collection just in time for this year’s Alien Day. The annual celebration of all things Alien related is held on April 26th and commemorates LV-426, the moon of the planet where the Alien saga began.

Ripley’s arrival also coincides with the start of this year’s “Alien Day Ultimate Giveaway.” This easy-to enter online sweeps will award more than 200 prizes, including five Grand Prizes of a special edition set of large format statues – the 12.5” Mega Xenomorph and the 13.5” Mega Predator. Ten First Prize winners will receive a complete set of figurines from the original Alien consisting of Ripley, Dallas, Parker, Lambert, Brett, Kane and, of course, the original Xenomorph.

Additional prizes include pairs of figures from the Alien & Predator Figurine Collection and officially licensed Alien & Predator Collection T-shirts. Winners will be selected and announced on Alien Day, April 26, 2018.

We’re Giving Away 5 3-Month Subscriptions to Archivos the Online Story Development Tool

Archivos is an online story development and presentation tool that allows you to document and explore your story worlds. The application allows creators to visualize the connections between story elements.

With Archivos, storytellers documents elements like the characters, places, and events of their stories. You can then define the relationships. Finally, there’s a support hierarchy that allows you to organize the structures within the world.

But, Archivos is also a presentation tool. Fans have three interfaces through which they can relive the world.

But storytellers are more than just writers. Archivos is perfect for:

Games who can chronicle their world.

Story Fans can keep track of the worlds they love from film, video games, graphic novels, and more.

Historians and Educators can better show off the human experience.

Organizations can show off the scope of their enterprise.

We’re giving away five 3-month subscriptions to Archivos.

Enter now, the contest ends March 20th.

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Win the Ultimate Fan Trip with Diamond’s San Diego Comic-Con Total Prize Pack!

Every summer, the city of San Diego becomes a destination for comics and pop culture fans as they flock to Comic-Con. The event attracts attendees from all over the world and tickets have become quite difficult to acquire. Then there’s the pricey cost of accommodations and airfare on top of the tickets… Well, Diamond Comic Distributors is looking to solve all those problems for two lucky pop culture fans!

Diamond is providing the opportunity of a lifetime with The San Diego Comic-Con Total Prize Pack! Diamond will give one grand prize winner and a friend roundtrip airfare, a five-night hotel stay, and four-day passes to Comic-Con in San Diego, the biggest comics and pop culture convention in the world!

Diamond will give the winner and their guest four-day passes, which includes admission to Preview Night on Wednesday so you can get a jump on shopping for comics, collectibles, and other goodies! You’ll stay at the four-star, waterfront Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, which is located right next to the San Diego Convention Center. And the winner will receive a Comic-Con exclusive item courtesy of Diamond Select Toys!

So how do you enter this amazing contest? We’re glad you asked! Head over to Diamond’s Gleam Campaign, and fill out the required entry information. From there, you can increase the number of times your name is entered in the drawing by engaging with Diamond’s social media and e-newsletters. In other words, following Diamond’s many pop-culture Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube platforms, as well as subscribing to e-newsletters will enter your name into the drawing pool between five to ten more times per interaction.

Get your name in there as many times as you can and you could be going on the pop-culture trip of a lifetime! Learn more about the contest and enter by APRIL 30 to win here!

Show Some Spine with a Predator Giveaway

For the ultimate Predator fans this holiday season, join the hunt on the Predator Official Fan App for ALL the Predators from ALL the movies as featured in Eaglemoss Collections‘ best-selling Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection!

Every week from now until December 18th, 2017, fans and collectors can simply enter their email address and Predator Official Fan App username for a chance to be one of 20
who’ll take home one of that week’s featured Predators. Fans are encouraged to enter every week to be eligible for the weekly giveaway and be entered to win the Grand Prize of all 12 Predators in the collection – every Predator from the original Predator movie to the Predator/Alien hybrid from AVP: Requiem.

Winners will be announced via the Predator Official Fan App, also available for free. Created by 20 Century Fox, the app is the best place to turn for the biggest Skull Hunters fan community, exclusive content, reviews, teasers, emojis, stickers and conversation on all
things Predator.

In addition to introducing the Predator Official Fan App, the giveaway spotlights the Official Alien & Predator Figurine Collection, the most extensive range of classic characters and creatures ever assembled from the Alien, Predator, AVP and Prometheus movie franchises. Each figure is presented in realistic detail at 1:16 scale (about 5-1/2 inches tall) and in an iconic pose taken right from the movies.

The collection is available exclusively from Eaglemoss through subscription, online purchase as well as in leading comic shops and pop culture specialty stores.

No purchase is necessary to enter the Show Some Spine Predator Figurine Giveaway and official rules can also be found online.

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