Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Contest - Win a Copy of The Dark Age #1

 You might remember that I have talked about Black Label Comics on a previous occasion, and friend of the site Ian Struckhoff continues to produce independent comics, funding them from his own pocket, and via the use of Kickstarter. The one he is currently working on is The Dark Age #1, and we here at The Weekly Crisis have teamed up with him to offer you a chance to win a copy of it. And because you demanded it, this contest is worldwide, so anyone may enter! Hit the jump to see all the details of how you can win.

Detective Sandra Cash knows she lives in a bad place, but only when she meets the mysterious Nero does she begin to understand the impossible truth about her city-- and her world.

That's the summary/solicit of the comic in question. I've read portions of it before, and it's an incredibly compelling and interesting story. The art is gritty and dark, the kind you would expect in a crime tale. There is, however, a deeper element to it all, that you would have to read the full issue to learn.

As I mentioned in the intro, the latest comic that Ian is working on is The Dark Age #1, and as of today the project has been completely funded, so it will definitely be made. However, unexpected costs have appeared, so any additional funding will go towards that.To that extent, we are carrying out this contest to raise awareness and spread the word about it. What you will win is the equivalent to an $18 pledge, as detailed on their Kickstarter page.

The Prize

Your own copy from the first print run of The Dark Age #1, signed by the writer. (Includes shipping and packing to anywhere in the world.) Plus digital copies of our other comics, and a limited edition postcard print.

Entering The Contest

Entering the contest is incredibly simple, all you have to do is leave a comment below with your name and email address, and you will be automatically entered with one entry. That's it, it's that simple!

But wait, there's more!

If you would like to double your opportunities to win, all you have to do is help spread the word about the contest and the Kickstarter page. You can do this in anyway that is comfortable to you, posting a message about it in a forum, your blog, Tumblr, Facebook, or Twitter page. As long as it's a public message (meaning, anyone should be able to read it) and it contains links to both this contest and the Kickstarter page, it counts! Just make sure that when you enter your name, and your email, you also include a direct link to wherever it was that your shared the information. This will give you two (2) entries into the contest. The message can be as simple as RTing or copying my Twitter message found here.

But wait, there's even more!

You can also triple your opportunities to win! If you donate the minimum pledge of $3 to the Kickstarter page of The Dark Age #1, you will get three (3) entries into the contest. All you have to do is make sure to let us know you donated money in the comment where you leave your name, and your email. The email should be the same one that you used to donate into Kickstarter, because I will be verifying all claims with Ian (so no cheating!).

It is important to note that this third option stacks with the second one. So what that means is that if you donate $3 AND share the information about the contest, you will get five (5) entries!

If you have any questions, do let me know in the comment section! And now for the legal part...

Contest Rules & Regulations

  • Contest open worldwide, for residents of any country. 
  • For a single (1) entry, leave your name and your email address in the comments below. 
  • For two (2) entries, leave your name, your email address, and the direct link to where you shared information about this contest in the comments below. (For more information, see above)
  • For three (3) entries, leave your name and the email address that you used to make the $3 minimum pledge to the Kickstarter of The Dark Age #1. (For more information, see above)
  • One (1) entry per person. No exceptions. IP Addresses will be checked and multiple entries will result in disqualification.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen at random from all the entries, and will receive a copy of The Dark Age #1 signed by the writer, digital copies of the other Black Label comics, and a limited edition postcard print.
  • Comment moderation is enabled, and your message may take a while to appear, so please don't submit your entry more than once. 
  • Contest is open until Friday January 14th, 11:59pm EST.

As you can see, entering is this contest is really easy, and so is multiplying your chances to win. And as always, be on the lookout for Black Label Comics. Ian and his team are producing some quality comics, and don't be surprised if you hear more about them in the coming years. 


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Shariq Madani said...


Shariq / shariqq (at) hotmail (dot) com

Matt Duarte said...

@Shariq: I saw that you RTed my message on Twitter.

Everyone else: remember to let me know if you have shared the message elsewhere or collaborated to the Kickstarter, otherwise you won't get the multiple entry!

Mike S said...

Mike Streich
kicked in on kickstarter and posted on my facebook

Ivan said...

Alright, worldwide! About time!

Ivan Marcondes Antonio

I have used my twitter account to help promote the contest and the kickstarter:

And I have also donated $3, so I get 5 entries, right?

Matt Duarte said...

@Mike: Would you mind posting a link to your facebook so I can verify it?

@Ivan: Once I check with Ian, but yes, you would get 5 entries.

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twobitspecialist said...

Aaron Romero, Jr.

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Alex said...

Cool contest!
And I tweeted (thanks Ivan)!/alxf9/status/25275192309710848

Anonymous said...

Eduardo Sosa


SomeNo1 said...

brandon.holthaus (at) gmail (dot) com
Tweeted @!/SomeNo1/status/25360001736380416

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