Like I promised here is the official announcement of the second annual Christmas contest and what better day for it than Saint Nicholas Day ? Even if you won´t get something into your boots until Christmas I wanted to post the details.
Like the last time around here is a soundbite to get you in the right mood. Now what is the big Christmas contest ? Mainly an excuse for me to give away free comics. TALES FROM THE KRYPTONIAN will enter it´s 6th year in 2012 ( the gods willing ) and this is my way to give back something to all my loyal readers. Now the situation regarding review copies hasn´t improved much since last year so free comics means mostly that : free comics.
The big blunt of it are comics from this years GRATIS COMIC TAG as I have already promised to give away the issues I have reviewed. Although that didn´t work exactly as planned - I only managed to review a bunch of them - it´s about time to give them away. The end of 2011 is rapidly approaching and I don´t want to accumulate too much stuff for next year. Who knows ? I might even find the time to change the look of the blog back to the old look. Unless you like the new look better. I myself am not so sure. It was nice for Halloween but it´s a tad too depressing for winter and the new year. So unless there´s a massive outcry to keep the new look be prepared to this blog looking like it used to.
Now what is the loot ? As I said, first are the issues from the GRATIS COMIC TAG 2011 ( to which a few copies will be added next week ) namely : DIE SCHLÜMPFE, HOLZHOF COMIX, DIE MÜLLERS, BOULE & BILL, THOR, BLACKTOWN, ZARLA, MONSIEUR JEAN, TALES FROM THE VAULT OF THE GRINGO, DIE MUPPET SHOW, WEISSBLECHS GRATIS GRUSEL GEISTERSTUNDE, DER TOD UND DAS MÄDCHEN, PROFESSOR BELL, UNGEBREMSTER SPASS VOM BSE VERLAG, BONGO COMICS FÜR UMME, MOSAIK, ICOM - COMICS FÜR ALLE, DER GRATIS - COMIC ZUM FESTIVAL MÜNCHEN, DIE PEANUTS, GREEN MANOR, POLLY UND DIE PIRATEN and THE GOON.
And as if that´s not a lot I´m also throwing HELLBOY, STAR WARS - THE CLONE WARS and YTHAQ from the first GRATIS COMIC TAG 2010 into the hat.
Next are the FREE COMIC BOOK DAY comics from this year and since I didn´t get any of the ones I ordered I can only put MICKEY MOUSE from Fantagraphics Books and PEP COMICS featuring Betty & Veronica from Archie Comics on the pile. Additionally there is WOLVERINE ORIGIN OF AN X - MAN, MERCY SPARX - UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, WILLIAM SHATNER PRESENTS and the IMAGE COMICS SUMMER SPECIAL from previous FREE COMIC BOOK DAYs. More free comics : 2 copies of DC COMICS THE NEW 52 ( for all who are interested ), X - MEN CURSE OF THE MUTANTS SAGA, INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 1 and INVINCIBLE issue 0.
Of course there are not only free comics on the menu, also to be given away for free are THE SAVAGE DRAGON issue 0 ( containing the origin story of Savage Dragon ), X- MEN and SPIDER - MAN 1, DELETE 3, the HUNDRED PENNY PRESS issues of ANGEL AFTER THE FALL and KILL SHAKESPEARE, issue 1 of WEDNESDAY COMICS, X - MEN SONDERHEFT GENERATION M ( contains the full miniseries ), DC COMICS presents SUPERMAN 1 ( containig superman man of steel 121 and SUPERMAN 179, 180 and 185 ), SPAWN band 50 from INFINITY ( contains issues 99 and 100 ), MARVEL EXCLUSIV 26 - DAREDEVIL HÖLLENFAHRT, SQUADRON SUPREME Buch 2 - HYPERION vs NIGHTHAWK, PUNISHER - DIE LANGE KALTE NACHT and VAMPIRE BOY 1 - DIE AUFERSTEHUNG form CrossCult. And last but not least some issues of COMIX : issue 07 / 2010 ( 2 copies ), 08 / 2010, 04 / 2011 and 05 / 2011.
I will probably also throw in some posters, postcards or other goodies but that´s it. Now you will probably ask yourself ( or the next person if have company and think he may know the answer ) what you hav to do to get a piece of the action. Well, almost nothing.
Last year I made it a kind of a contest because I thought it might be more exciting but apparently that was not the case. Or maybe some people thought because I wrote they have to send an e - mail with the quotes and the corresponding comics they had to send in actual comics to win. In hindsight I might have phrased it better. So this time around you don´t have to send me 5 of the comic quotes I leave at the end of the posts and from which comic, movie or tv series they are. You can if you want to but you don´t have to. All I need is an e - mail with your address ( e - mail address to be found on the " About me " section or just post a comment ) and if there are some preferences regarding the comics. I can´t guarantee that you will get ALL the comics you want but if it´s possible we can do the " I´d rather have the PUNISHER trade than the SQUADRON SUPREME one. "
Seeing as most of the comics are in german and keeping in mind that I have to pay out of my own pocket for the sending contestants from Germany are more likely to win but the contest is also open to non - german residents. Heck, I want to hear from TALES FROM THE KRYPTONIAN fans from all over the world.
There will not be a strict deadline but it would be nice if your e - mail ( with the words " christmas contest " in the about line ) could arrive around December 24th as the latest since I will probably start sending packages before that.
Simultanously I will also open a thread on the german Comicforum and PANINI Comics Forum to give away the issues of GRATIS COMIC TAG 2011. So good luck entering and I hope I can add a few more comics to the list until I have to send them. And maybe I can even review some of them.
From time to time I like to post some funny videos at the end of the post that don´t have to do anything with the topic and Today is no exception. One of the funniest things I have seen lately : the Chuck Norris commercial for World of Warcraft.
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