Ok, as anyone who bothers to read this blog knows, the animated adaptation of Darwyn Cooke's superb DC: The New Frontier mini-series hits DVD shelves on Tuesday the 26th.
Even though the series is one long tribute to the classic Silver Age-era of DC Comics, I didn't think to talk about it here since it fell outside of what I set out this blog to be about.
But! Just the other day, I was contacted by a marketing arm of Warner Bros., maker of the DVD, asking me if I was interested in talking about the DVD on the blog, in exchange for two free copies of the movie--one for myself, and one for a JLA Satellite reader that I could give away in some sort of contest. How long do you think it took me to answer?
So that's what we're gonna do! Cooke's series was such a love letter to the DCU--and the original JLA specifically(notice how the DVD has been rechristened Justice League: The New Frontier)--that this contest will give all you JLA fans a chance to win the New Frontier DVD, courtesy of Warner Bros. and the JLA Satellite!
I think if there's one thing all JLA fans have opinions on, it's who exactly should have been in the JLA. The book's letter pages--from the beginning until practically the final issue--always had at least one or two letters from some irate fan demanding to know "How could you not have fill-in name of favorite hero
So to win a copy of the DVD, all you have to do is send in your choice as to what hero should have walked the hallowed halls of the Secret Sanctuary and/or the JLA Satellite, but never did. But you must show your work!
That means you have to explain why your choice is clearly, without a shadow-thief of a doubt, the best choice. For those of you who are writers, doing so in text is of course the way to go. Those of you out there who are more artistically inclined, feel free to whip up a "JLA Hereby Enrolls ______________" pin-up of said character if you get so inspired. Email me your entries here, or leave a comment.
The contest ends in one week, on Tuesday the 26th--though I may extend that if I get a lot of submissions. Requests for more time will be considered, unless your choice is something stupid, like "Snapper Carr, but with super powers." The judges decision is final, and the best(or maybe all) suggestions will get posted here so everyone can get a chance to see what everybody else thought.
Have fun everybody, thanks for reading and loving the JLA like I do, and be sure to buy the DVD next Tuesday!
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