Mini Comic Books for 'Super 8' Launch an Online Comic Art Contest
by Alex Billington
May 30, 2011
"The Soviets sent a DOG, the US sent a NUKE." Ohh you've gotta love classic comics. We're now a few weeks away from J.J. Abrams' Super 8 hitting theaters (June 10th) and there's some cool marketing cross-overs coming out of the woodwork. Or maybe they could even be called virals. Apparently there was a mini 12¢ comic found in various recent DC comics. It featured the rather intriguing cover art you see above/below (what's happening?) and a comic strip that lead to a blank panel so that fans could participate in this part - an online Official Comic Book Art Contest. This is pretty frickin' cool! More details can be found below.
That comic cover on the left comes from a write-up about the issue on MyComicNetwork (click for bigger). The image on the right links to the official site for the contest, which is where you can submit you artwork once you've created a panel. Unfortunately they don't provide an online version of the full issue anyway, just that cover art. Still, that artwork is intriguing. The dog is obviously the Russian space dog they sent up and there's a reflection off of his ship of something exploding, but what could it be? Maybe another spaceship? Who knows. Maybe we'll find out on June 10th? Check your local comic book shop if you want a copy of it.
omg it makes so much sense now...its an irradiated soviet dog...
Jericho on May 31, 2011
ha ha tat wud be awesome
Stevenfreestyler on May 31, 2011
This sucks, when you find something like this that would be cool to participate as an artist...it happens that is only for a certain country...hopefully at some point they will say, all north Americans are illegible to the contest next time
Mathieu Godin on Jun 1, 2011
It super sucks no one else can enter the contest. Why not make it international?
Chuck on Jun 1, 2011
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