This fall, Dark Horse announced a new contest for Direct Market retailers. The Dark Horse 100 program rewards 10 lucky comic shops with 100 variant cover comics exclusively available through this promotion. Dark Horse received an overwhelming response from retailers, with entries totaling near 1,000! The following ten stores were chosen at random to receive 100 alternate cover copies of the upcoming Star Wars Dark Times debut issue for free. All issues, regular and alternate cover copies, are expected to arrive in stores by the first week of November.
The “Big Ten”:
The Dreaming Comics and Games, Seattle, WA
Collector’s Paradise, Winnetka, CA
Clint’s Books, Kansas City, MO
Magic Dragon Comics, Arlington, MA
Warp 9, Clawson, MI
Heroes and Villains, Hampton, VA
Cyborg One, Doylestown, PA
Dragon’s Lair, Round Rock, TX
Up, Up & Away!, Cincinnati, OH
Demolition Comics, Tampa, FL
Additionally, Dark Horse will be running this promotion again early in 2007 with an alternate cover from the brand new upcoming series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8. Like Dark Times, the alternate cover will be a pencil sketch variant of issue #1 and will be limited to 1000 copies.
Dark Horse would like to thank everyone who participated in this program and congratulates the winners!