Ever Want to be a Red Shirt? Here’s Your Chance

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 2, 2011 in Comic Books, Star Trek |

IDW Star Trek Cover

That’s right, here’s your chance to be featured as an expendable away-team member. Comic publisher IDW and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund have teamed up to offer us a chance of a lifetime. The prize? One lucky fan, along with his or her favorite comic retailer, will be featured as a random “Red Shirt” on a special limited-edition variant cover for an upcoming issue of IDW’s Star Trek on-going series set in the Abramsverse — they’re calling it that, right? The Abramsverse? Not really fond of that name. Any way, starting Wednesday, November 2nd, you can enter by simply writing 300 words or less on why your local retailer is the best, then e-mailing your entry to contest@IDWPublishing.com with the subject line, “Save my Retailer.”

So, just how limited will the edition be? Get this — only three hundred issues featuring the cover will be printed with a hundred copies, each, going to the winner and retailer of his or her choice. The last hundred goes to the CBLDF, though I’m not sure what they plan on doing with them. My guess would be that they’ll auction them off in an effort to raise funds for the cause. The winner will also receive the original cover art, rendered by the Sharp Brothers. Check out their official site for some examples of their fine work. I have no idea how long they plan on running the contest, so if you’re interested, submitting an entry sooner rather than later might be prudent. Besides, a little punctuality never hurt anyone.

[via startrek.com]

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