You may be asking yourself why your issue of Previews features Dark Horse president Mike Richardson’s handsome mug.
Well, as we near the landmark tenth issue of Dark Horse’s flagship anthology, we are offering one very lucky comic shop the chance to host the official Dark Horse Presents #10 release party!
In addition to a king’s ransom in prizes, the winning store will receive a visit from Dark Horse president and founder Mike Richardson!
Here’s how the contest works:
Step 1: Cut out the Mike Richardson mask in this issue of Previews. Enter to win by commenting or posting images on the Dark Horse blog (http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/777/mike-richardson-comes-your-store) beginning on December 28. You have until January 31 to tell us why your store deserves a day with Mike Richardson, or post a photo of yourself in the mask in your favorite store. Retailers may post as many photos as they can of store staff, customers, and people off the street. We’ll narrow it down to five finalists based solely on the number of comments and notify them the following day, February 1.
Step 2: After two more weeks of fierce competition, Dark Horse will pick from the five finalists, based subjectively on a combination of volume and creativity of the Mike photos and comments. The winning store will be announced in the February 13 FOC newsletter, and on the Dark Horse blog that same day.
Retailers: Tell us why your store deserves to host this exclusive event!
Fans: Here’s your chance to show your comic shop loyalty!
One entry per person.
The party will be held the day Dark Horse Presents #10 is released in stores. One store will win a release-night party package including:
- 200 various Dark Horse comics to give away
- 10 trades to give away
- Dark Horse Comics key chains
- An assortment of Dark Horse Comics buttons
- 4 Dark Horse Comics coffee mugs
- A store-exclusive Dark Horse Presents miniprint
- And more!
The other four finalists will each receive 10 copies of Dark Horse Presents #10, signed by the big guy himself.
The fine print: No purchase necessary. You must be eighteen years of age or older to enter. Contest entries only accepted if they are submitted by 11:59p.m. (PDT), Jan. 31st, 2012, to be eligible. Winner will be selected, as determined at Dark Horse’s sole discretion, from all applicable entries and will be notified by Feb. 13th, 2012. Entry becomes the property of Dark Horse upon receipt. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name for the purposes of promotion of the Contest without further compensation. Contest void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent on number of entrants.