Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Justice League: The New Frontier DVD - 2008

sg*We interrupt our regularly scheduled JLA blog to bring you this commercial announcement*

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?

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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 in the JLA?"
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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!

*End commercial announcement*

11 comments:

Earth 2 Chris said...

Wow, sounds like a lot of fun Rob. I hope I have time to get my pencil sharpened!

Chris

Adama said...

Rob!, did you mean which character we thought should have been in New Frontier, but wasn't or the character which should have been in the JLA, but wasn't?

rob! said...

sorry i wasn't clear--no, i mean which hero, if any, should've been in the JLA, the comic, over all these issues i'm talking about. i wanted to make the contest about the comic book, not the DVD.

Adama said...

Thanks Rob! I'll be thinking about it...

You know, if they give out promotional copies of movies to bloggers, my desire for a Green Arrow movie just went up anoter notch!

Adama said...

Ummm, sorry to fill up the comment thread, but I just got a chance to watch the trailer...and I think I'm going to need new pants.

Is it next Tuesday yet?

Damian said...

That's awesome Rob, very nice! I wish I had the means or even the reasoning to hold a contest!

I had no intention on picking this up, and I still dont, so I'll stay out of the contest (not that I had a chance, yanno). I (as well as the Flash) would have liked to have seen Adam Strange in the JLA. It's cool that he's a part of this thing, and if there had been more of him out there in the comic world, I'd probably have myself an Adam Strange blog going on. Maybe he'll pick up steam.

Adama said...

Well, here's my entry:

Captain Comet. Yes, I would love to have seen Captain Comet in the Justice League. I think he would have brought a space adventure/cosmic fun aspect to the League. I mean sure, the League went out into space, but were any of them actually an authority on galactic politics? I think not! With Captain Comet on the team, they would have had a sunject matter expert right there. Plus he was telekinetic and telepathic, meaning he could have let poor J'onn J'onzz take a break from the mind reading every now and then.

RAB said...

Consarn it! I just e-mailed Rob my entry...nominating the exact same character Adama did. And we both came up with good reasons, too. Rob, did you have some plan for choosing between duplicate entries? Earliest postmark? Best penmanship? Or should I switch my vote to Prince Ra-Man?

rob! said...

i'll have to figure something out... you guys are good!

Vincent Paul Bartilucci said...

hehehe ...

Captain Comet crossed my mind as well. He woulda made a great addition to the classic satellite-era League. But my vote goes elsehwere.

oooo, mysterious ....

Butch said...

Man, looks like Captain Comet was a popular choice. 4 of us all thought of him, but since he was honorary, I also decided otherwise....

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