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Random Thoughts Contest, Part Deux!

Hey folks, I was going to post the entries to the Random Thoughts contest but then I thought, “But Brian, you should really give them another chance to enter in case they missed your first post on the subject.”

So here you go!

As you may or may not know (and you really should know), our own Chad Nevett recently edited a fine collection of essays about Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan called Shot in the Face:
A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan
. You can read more about it here. Our own Greg Burgas also has an essay in the book (as does Chad, on top of editing the whole thing).

transmetropolitan

Chad has a free copy to give away and we figured we’d do it as a contest. Simply mail me (at bcronin@comicbookresources.com) a thought you had about Transmetropolitan. Imagine that there was a post up about the series and you could say anything you wanted to about it, what would you say? It can be just a sentence, it can be a paragraph, whatever you feel like writing. Next Tuesday, I will collect all the submissions and we’ll post them together as a special edition of Random Thoughts next Wednesday. Chad, though, will also read all of the submissions and pick whichever one he finds the most insightful and that person will win a free copy of the book. Not JUST a free copy of the book, though (and here’s something I didn’t mention the first time around, which is also why I figured I should write about this again), but Chad will actually write a one-of-a-kind edition of Random Thoughts on the inside cover of the book, just for you!

Sounds good, right? So just e-mail me your Transmetropolitan thoughts to bcronin@comicbookesources.com now! If you’ve already done so, don’t worry about it. I’ve already received plenty of entries. This is just for the people who missed this announcement the first time around.

Random Thoughts Contest!

As you may or may not know (and you really should know), our own Chad Nevett recently edited a fine collection of essays about Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan called Shot in the Face:
A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan
. You can read more about it here. Our own Greg Burgas also has an essay in the book (as does Chad, on top of editing the whole thing).

transmetropolitan

Chad has a free copy to give away and we figured we’d do it as a contest. Simply mail me (at bcronin@comicbookresources.com) a thought you had about Transmetropolitan. Imagine that there was a post up about the series and you could say anything you wanted to about it, what would you say? It can be just a sentence, it can be a paragraph, whatever you feel like writing. In a week or two (I guess depending on how quick you folks send in submissions) I’ll collect all the submissions and we’ll post them together as a special edition of Random Thoughts. Chad, though, will also read all of the submissions and pick whichever one he finds the most insightful and that person will win a free copy of the book.

Sound good? Then just e-mail me your Transmetropolitan thoughts to bcronin@comicbookesources.com now!

Only Four More Days Left in Our Fred Van Lente Art Challenge!

Hey folks, in case you missed it, we’re doing another art challenge where we ask you artists out there to draw a page from a comic book script. This time around, it is a page from Fred Van Lente’s Archer and Armstrong #1. The winning page will be displayed on Valiant Comics’ website!

The deadline is November 30th at 11:59 PM!

We got a great turnout last time, but the turnout is lower this time around, so please show us your stuff! Since less people have entered, your odds of being chosen are presumably better, so it is a great chance to get your work showcased!

Click here to see the script page and learn how to enter!

Logo Design Contest!

So now that I’ve finished writing my new book, I figured I should get back to updating Legends Revealed. However, due to various reasons I won’t bore you with here, I’ve decided to re-name the site Urban Legends Revealed.

As a result, I’ll need new logos for the site’s main page and for both Sports Legends Revealed and Entertainment Legends Revealed. Essentially just adding “Urban” to all three logos.

When I had Brandon Hanvey design the original logos, I had an idea of what they should look like, but then I realized, what do I know about logos? That’s when it occurred to me that it would be interesting to do this as a contest.

If you’re interested in designing a new logo for Urban Legends Revealed, Sports Urban Legends Revealed and Entertainment Urban Legends Revealed, e-mail me your designs for the three logos at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. I’ll post all the entries here and people can vote on which ones they think looks the best. Let’s put the deadline at…say…a month from today.

Don’t take the current logos into consideration at all (except for the size of the space you have to work with, of course), just design what you think would look cool.

Whichever one I end up using gets a $50 prize/payment/whatever you want to call it (and, of course, a credit on the site as the logo designer).

Answers to Name That Thor Artist!

Last week, I showed you panels and/or pages featuring Thor as drawn by the thirty-two pencilers who did full pencils on issues of the first volume of Thor (including the Journey Into Mystery issues). Here is that list if you want to look at it before I reveal the answers.

Okay, now I will reveal who the artists were as well as the three people who guessed each one of them correctly!

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Name That Thor Artist!

In honor of the Thor movie, I am doing an extremely difficult challenge! This is a test to see if you are “worthy” of knowing your Thor pencilers!

DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS

In the first volume of Thor (Journey Into Mystery #83 through The Mighty Thor #502) there were thirty-two pencilers that drew at least one full issue of Journey and/or Thor. I will now list thirty-two drawings from those thirty-two different issues by those thirty-two pencilers (I used a randomizer to put them out of chronological order). I have intentionally chosen only issues where the penciler in question did full pencils. This is because layouts and/or breakdowns makes it waaay too tough for you folks to identify the penciler, since the art often looks more like the finisher than the layout artist. Luke Ross, Oclair Albert, Frank Toscano, Dante Bastianoni and Pino Rinaldi all did full pencils for PARTS of Thor #497 and 498. I am not counting them, so do not bother guessing any of them, as they do not appear on the list.

Otherwise, you have a tough challenge ahead of you! Simply E-MAIL ME at bcronin@comicbookresources.com (do not post your answers in the comments section) your answers to who each artist is and I’ll announce who got the most correct next week (as well as reveal the answers). Don’t worry if you can’t get a lot of them – this is a very difficult challenge. A good two or three of the artists on the list are especially not well known. But there are a ton of famous artists, as well, including some all-time greats. So just let your knowledge of art styles guide you to however many you can get. I think anything more than a dozen correct is good, honestly. Also, since you have a week to answer, there’s no rush to give your guesses.

Remember, E-MAIL me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. Do not post your answers in the comments.

Remember, not in the comments. E-mail me your answers at bcronin@comicbookresources.com. That way everyone is on an equal footing.

Really, do not post in the comments. Just e-mail me your answers. For all this overkill, it took just two comments before someone posted their answers in the comments, so that is why I added the big bold bit at the top (and obviously this sentence).

Finally, do not post your answers in the comments.

Here are the artists – have fun naming ‘em!

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Guess the Real Spoiler! (December 1, 2010) Updated with Answer!

Two years ago, on the Wednesday after American Thanksgiving, Secret Invasion #8 came out. Last year, it was Siege: The Cabal #1. This year… not much. What gives, Marvel? But, even without any big event books, we’re still going to play everyone’s favourite Comics Should be Good game: Guess the Real Spoiler! The rules are simple: below the cut, I’ll provide a spoiler for all of the comics I read this week, only one of which is real, and you try to guess which one is real. Tomorrow, around noon, I’ll update the post with the solution. And, of course, if you don’t want anything spoiled, don’t click for more. So, let’s play the game!

The post has been edited to include the answer…

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Guess the Real Spoiler! (September 8, 2010) Updated with Answer

Labour Day has delayed books in the US by a day this week, but not in Canada, because, when we get a day off, we work twice as hard to keep on schedule. That means it’s time for another round of Guess the Real Spoiler, the game where I will give you spoilers for every comic I read this week and you will try and guess which is real. Of course, don’t participate if you don’t want to be spoiled (as even fake spoilers can contain a germ of reality or maybe just be way better than what happens, therefore spoiling your reading experience when you find out what really happens). I will update the post tomorrow around noon with the answer. Now, on to the game!

Edit: The answer is now at the end of the post…

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Guess the Real Spoiler! (July 7, 2010) Updated with Answer

It’s another week where comics in the United States are delayed a day thanks to a holiday while not being the case in Canada, so it’s time for Guess the Real Spoiler, the game where I give you a spoiler for all of the comics I’ve read this week, but only one of which is real. Of course, that means you may get spoiled should you read the post and play the game. That doesn’t seem to stop people though. As well, since this holiday comes on the same week of the month as last month’s holiday, there are a lot of books from the last time we played this game showing up again. But, whatever, that shouldn’t matter. I’ll update this post tomorrow around noon with the solution, so you have until then to guess. On with the game!

Edit: The answer is now at the end of the post.

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Guess the Real Spoiler! (June 2, 2010) Updated with Answer!

With another week of comics being delayed by a day in the US and not here in Canada, I’m bringing back Guess the Real Spoiler! It’s a game where I will present spoilers for every comic I read this week, only one of which is really what happened in the comic. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to participate if you don’t want to get spoiled a day earlier as even my fake spoilers could ruin a reading experience… I guess. So, if you want to play, click on the link. I’ll update this post with the answer tomorrow (June 3) at noon EST. EDIT: The answer has been revealed at the end of the post…

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Picking the NBA Playoffs, Comic Book Style

Over at Pop Culture Shock, Jon Haehnle put together a “NBA Playoff Smackdown,” where a group of basketball fans who write about comics on the web make their predictions as to who will win each series throughout the NBA playoffs.

At the end of the playoffs, whoever has picked the most series correctly (with extra points for predicting how many games each series will take) gets bragging rights.

And seeing as how I write for the awesome New York Knicks blog (part of ESPN’s True Hoop Network of NBA blogs), Knickerblogger, I was asked to contribute picks, as well.

Check out the picks here.

Heck, feel free to play along in the comments if you’d like!

Kick Ass Sneaker Giveaway

Vans did a limited edition production run of Kick Ass sneakers in conjunction with the release of the new film…

Hearty Magazine is giving away a pair of the sneakers for free. Check them out here to see how you can enter to win a pair!

Guess the Real Spoiler! (December 2, 2009)

Welcome to the brand new Comics Should be Good game inspired by the US having its comics delayed a day because of Thanksgiving while comics still ship today in Canada (and other countries like Israel apparently). I thought this might be a fun way for me to lord my getting comics a day before most of the comic-reading population online — fun for me and you (possibly). Below the cut, I will provide a spoiler for every comic that I bought this week and all of them will be fake except for one — and I want you to guess which is the real one. If people enjoy this game, I’ll bring back any time a US holiday leads to their books being delayed a day and maybe do variations depending on the amount of comics I get that week. For now, click on the link, journey beneath the cut, and, of course, there are spoilers.

Edit: Solution is at the end of the post under the cut.

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Was Superman a Spy? Contest Winners!

Comic Book Resources is giving away five autographed copies of my book, Was Superman a Spy? and Other Comic Book Legends Revealed!.

Here are the five winners!!

Blair Davis

Phillip Kwong

William Moore

Paul Schweedler

Cory Stauffer

I heard the total of people who entered, and it was quite impressive. Glad so many folks were interested!

Congratulations to the winners!

Less Than a Week Left to Win an Autographed Copy of Was Superman a Spy!

Comic Book Resources’s contest where five lucky winners will receive free autographed copies of my book, Was Superman a Spy? and Other Comic Book Legends Revealed! is ending in a few days.

Enter here today!

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