Today, we?re happy to announce the top three winners of the Crossed Retailer Contest, sponsored by Avatar Press and Bleeding Cool. We?re also pleased to announce that all retailers that submitted C-Day post-event contributions will receive a special prize, in gratitude for their awesome efforts.
A little background, and then we?ll have our drum roll to announce the winners!
This past March, the comic retailer community celebrated the launch of Crossed: Badlands #1 with a worldwide event called C-Day (?Crossed Day?). BleedingCool.com reported a fair bit on the new Garth Ennis / Jacen Burrows storyline which launched the ongoing bi-weekly series, and hundreds of retailers promoted the series heavily in their stores with freebies like Crossed face masks, tattoos, buttons, and the sampler Get Infected comics.
As C-Day approached, we announced the Crossed C-Day Retailer Contest. Avatar Press invited retailers to promote the Crossed: Badlands series in the most innovative and ambitious ways possible, and they would judge the results provided in photographs and videos. A few dozen retailers answered the call, and the results were chronicled a bit here at Bleeding Cool, but in their entirety at CrossedComic.com. Looking through the entries, no one can doubt that the retailer contestants had some truly awesome and oftentimes disturbing in-store promotions! Truly, there were so many great contest entries, it was hard to select just three winners? so we are pleased to announce that Avatar Press will provide a consolation prize to the non-placing retailers that submitted their post-event photo and video evidence, a prize consisting of theCrossed: Badlands #1 C2E2 Retailer Bonus Edition and Get Infected Retailer cover, both signed by Jacen Burrows. Thanks to everyone for their support and efforts!
And so, that being said, Avatar Press and Bleeding Cool are happy to announce the winners!
The winner of the Horse#### Honorable Mention Prize (3rd Place), is? Maximum Comics from Las Vegas, Nevada! Maximum Comics will be receiving a Crossed: Get Infected Retailer-Only Variant, plus a set of Crossed #0-9 Red Crossed incentive cover comics. The total value of the Horse#### Honorable Mention Prize is $150.00!
The winner of the Subject Zero Runner-Up Prize (2nd Place), is? Vigilante Press from Chicago, Illinois! Vigilante Press will be receiving a complete set of Crossed Volume 1-3 Hardcovers, plus one (1) each of the following: the Crossed 3D hardcover, a Crossed: Get Infected Retailer-Only Variant, and a set of Crossed #0-9 Red Crossed incentive cover comics. The total value of the Subject Zero Runner-Up Prize is $300.00!
And now, our GRAND PRIZE WINNER...!
The winner of the Ground Zero Grand Prize (1st Place), is? Jetpack Comics from Rochester, New Hampshire! Jetpack Comics will be receiving a complete set of Crossed Volume 1 Hardcover signed by Garth Ennis and sketched with unique original art from Jacen Burrows, plus one (1) each of the following: Crossed Volume 2 Hardcover, Crossed Volume 3 Hardcover, Crossed 3D Hardcover, a Crossed: Get Infected Retailer-Only Variant, and a set of Crossed #0-9 Red Crossed incentive cover comics. The total value of the Ground Zero Grand Prize is $450.00!
You can find the Jetpack Comics, Vigilante Press, and Maximum Comics entries below! Beware, their videos contain material suited only for mature audiences!
1st Place: JETPACK COMICS
Additional photos from Jetpack Comics' C-Day event can be found here
2nd Place: VIGILANTE PRESS
Additional photos from Vigilante Press' C-Day event can be found here
3rd Place: MAXIMUM COMICS
Congratulations to our winners! And again, we would like to extend our gratitude to all the contest participants for their support of the ongoing Crossed: Badlands series!