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Isotope & Image Comics’ SNAPSHOT Contest

What would you do if you found a hitman’s cell phone full of grisly photos of dead bodies? And then the phone started ringing?

That’s the question Andy Diggle and Jock (creators of THE LOSERS and GREEN ARROW: YEAR ONE) ask in Image Comics‘ new noir series SNAPSHOT. We decided since we liked this San Francisco based crime with a twist comic so much (and also where the action takes place here in SF) that we’d put together a fun contest to score you all some autographed bookplates, a chance to be in future issues of the comic, and for one lucky winner a one-of-a-kind original production artwork from the series from the drafting table of Jock himself!

So we’re laying down the challenge for folks to take a page from the thriller story and add to the mystery with our cool SNAPSHOT contest. Here’s how it works:

* Stage you or your friends “death” and capture the moment with a photo on your cell phone.
* Submit the photo to our mini-site, post it on your Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag: #SNAPSHOTCOMIC
* We’ll choose from our favoirites and mail out a limited edition bookplate, signed by creators Andy Diggle and Jock. Perfect to go with your copy of SNAPSHOT #1 or the trade paperback when it’s released.
* Image Comics will be featuring the best of these photos in the back of SNAPSHOT #4, here’s your chance for comic book immortality in “death”!
* One grand prize winner will be chosen by Diggle and Jock and will receive a page of ORIGINAL ART from SNAPSHOT by Jock!

Simple, right? Ojk, let’s fill those phones with photos and kick this promotion off in high style! I’ll go first:

Check out our SNAPSHOT mini-site for more contest information and to see everyone’s gruesome submissions. Make sure to pick up every issue of SNAPSHOT from Image Comics to see the story unfold and don’t miss SNAPSHOT #4 to see who the grand prize winner is!

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UPDATE: The first issue of this just-launched series is getting some great critical acclaim and has been absolutely flying off store shelves so fast a second printing was announced just today. Congrats to Diggle and Jock! We’re having fun watching those eBay prices going up!

Great Isotope Reference in SNAPSHOT

Check out this awesome Isotope reference in the first issue of Image Comics’ new San Francisco based noir series SNAPSHOT by Andy Diggle & Jock, this also ran in issue 322 of the wonderful JUDGE DREDD THE MEGAZINE for our overseas readers. Fell street at Gough… we could not be more honored!

More about SNAPSHOT here on CBR.

UPDATE: Go check out this fun contest we’re holding for SNAPSHOT. “Kill yourself” and win original art!

Eulogy For A Hellblazer

Vertigo’s long-running series HELLBLAZER is coming to an end, and that makes us very sad.

Featuring comics most charming leading man, John Constantine, a black magic con-artist created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, John Totleben and Rick Veitch, HELLBLAZER has been published continuously since January 1988 and boasts an undeniable assortment of the greatest creative talent working in comics the last 30 years. With memorable runs from authors like Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Warren Ellis, Mike Carey, Brian Azzarello, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Denise Mina, and a returning-to-glory Peter Milligan all drawn by a dream-list of amazing artists like Simon Bisley, Mark Buckingham, Richard Corben, Steve Dillon, Marcelo Frusin, Jock, David Lloyd, Leonardo Manco, Sean Phillips and John Ridgway.

Our comics reading just won’t be the same without our monthly crawl into the dark world this series has so effectively delivered for so many years. It’s been depressing to see how poorly DC has handled the series, to be honest. So many of the classic runs have gone out of print and never returned, because nobody wants to read Garth Ennis and Warren Ellis comics, right? (shakes head). And even when they managed to come up with clever marketing ploys to help promote a great new run on the series… they just didn’t bother to tell anyone. Did you know that DC gave away a HELLBLAZER trenchcoat covered in original Simon Bisley artwork at Comic Con last year? Yeah, neither would we… if we weren’t there to see it happen. Seriously, what was the point?!

DC is relaunching the book with a more sanitized, continuity-friendly new PG-rated version and I guess that’s kind of nice. But unless it motivates the company to re-release some of those old, out of print runs I just can’t feel excited about any of it. This whole thing is just sad, sad news for comics.

But who knows? Constantine has a knack for getting himself into the worst situations possible and doing something amazing at the very last second… here’s hoping he can cheat death just one more time.

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