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Update: The contest is now closed and the winner contacted! If you entered, check your mail!

Update 2: The winner has been announced. Thanks to everyone who entered!

Here’s the weekly giveaway!

Thanks again for the awesome response to the Superman giveaway. The entries are now closed and the winners will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed.

This week isn’t going to be as epic but it’s still a nice prize. It was originally going to be the prize for the first user submitted review, but it turned out to be early (and from the UK!)

I’m sending out a hardcover copy of the Joker original graphic novel by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. For now, we’ll be keeping the requirements simple, but we’ll probably have more fun with it soon.

The Rundown:

(1) Joker Hardcover OGN – From my personal collection (with very minor scuffing on the top of the dust jacket, but otherwise in great shape.)

(1) Winner – Randomly selected from the comments on this post. You must be logged in when you comment to be eligible. You must also be in the continental USA.

Deadline – You have until 11:59 on Friday, November 5th, 2010. The winner will be contacted that night or early the next morning, and announcement will be made as soon as they are confirmed.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. avatar Ian wrote on at October 30, 2010 12:29 am:

    Just a little note on books from my “personal collection.” These are usually second copies that I either purchased because they were way too good a price to pass up (some I’ve gotten for one or two dollars each!) or were part of a large lot where I wanted a bunch, but not all of the books. So, instead of reselling at a profit, I can pass on my lucky savings to you guys in the form of these giveaways.

    I’ve got over one hundred books set aside for this. I used to sell this stack at the end of the year, but I like this idea better!

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    avatar JohngPR replied on November 5th, 2010 at 8:41 am:

    I’ve actually never read this book. Hope I win! :)

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  2. avatar lonefeather wrote on at October 30, 2010 12:41 am:

    Great idea! This site is going places and it’s super generous of you to have created it and be running it so well. Thank you Ian!

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  3. avatar -b. wrote on at October 30, 2010 9:20 am:

    Thanks, Ian! This is a FANTASTIC book. I don’t own it, but I did read it. Turned me on to Azzarello’s writing. Good luck to all and whoever comes down with it you will surely enjoy it.

    By the way, Ian, I’m very upset with you. :) I just ordered a TON of GN’s as I work through your Post-Crisis DC reading order. My wallet is more than empty at this point. But I managed to get most if not all the books on sale and some barely used (at least according to the description). I can’t wait to sink my teeth into some of them. I just read the first Jonah Hex book of the current run and it sparked my interest in other DC characters and stories, so I thought what better way to do it than in proper reading order?

    So thanks for all your hard work. My bank may not be happy with the funds leaving, but I’ll be happy when the books start coming in!

    -b.

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    avatar Ian replied on October 30th, 2010 at 9:22 am:

    haha when I saw the word upset I was actually worried I’d messed up something. I’m sorry that I’ve emptied your wallet… but not too sorry! :D

    I’m gonna be reading Jonah Hex myself, soon, so I’m pretty excited about that. I read the Showcase, so far, but haven’t hit the modern books yet.

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  4. avatar henraldo wrote on at October 30, 2010 10:12 am:

    Whatever happened to the Clown Prince of Crime?
    This was quite a good book although a little to blood and gore psycho and not the embodiment of chaos that I prefer, but gag for gag the Joker is the greatest Comic Book Villain of all time

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    avatar Ian replied on October 30th, 2010 at 7:34 pm:

    Yeah, he is pretty iconic. I like the multiple interpretations, though to an extent Mark Hamil will always be the Joker to me. Just child hood induced.

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  5. avatar scorpioo wrote on at October 30, 2010 1:59 pm:

    When i read this book i say – Azzraelo is Fuckuing genius god.I realy love Joker character, but After I read this, so I found that I can not love a psychopath: D

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    avatar Ian replied on October 30th, 2010 at 7:35 pm:

    I liked his work on the Lex Luthor: Man Of Steel book, and it’s the same team here, so I’d assume it’s good. I haven’t actually read it yet – it’s too far away from where I’m currently doing my reading back in the 40s!

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  6. avatar MixtapeChick wrote on at October 30, 2010 2:19 pm:

    Aw, not the first comment this time haha! But wow, that cover is awesome! Sounds like everyone’s who’s read it likes it too…

    Exciting!

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    avatar Ian replied on October 30th, 2010 at 7:36 pm:

    It’s ok, order doesn’t have anything to do with how things are picked. I actually just made a post about the methodology used: http://www.tradereadingorder.com/blog/congratulations-to-our-superman-winners/

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  7. avatar JusticeOrigins wrote on at October 30, 2010 2:28 pm:

    Cool; I’ve always wanted to get this. You should post Superman Earth One next! I’m sure you’d get a ton of comments! Btw, how do you “randomly select people?” Haha; I really don’t get that.

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    avatar Ian replied on October 30th, 2010 at 7:37 pm:

    I’d love to get some copies of Superman: Earth One to give away! I haven’t gotten my copy yet, though. haha.

    About random selection, that’s a good question! And lucky for you, I just wrote up a post explaining how it’s done last night – I was just waiting for confirmation from all the winners. But now it’s up!

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  8. avatar forwardnotion wrote on at October 30, 2010 7:58 pm:

    I’m impressed. What a good way to hand down the love, so to speak, of good comics!

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    avatar Ian replied on October 30th, 2010 at 8:04 pm:

    It’s what we all used to do when we were kids, right? let people borrow our issues of spider-man and our magic cards.

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  9. avatar TheEnd wrote on at October 31, 2010 9:09 am:

    Seems like an interesting book. Probably a good post-Halloween read. I love the fact that it’s a hardcover too. Good luck to everyone!

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    avatar Ian replied on October 31st, 2010 at 9:11 am:

    yeah – mainly because the softcover hasn’t ever come out! What’s with that? haha

    I only have a few modern age hardcovers in my personal collection even – mostly just the Starman Omnibus books and a few marvel ones like Astonishing X-Men. I feel like the average DC and Marvel hardcover releases are too thin to warrant the extra price tag.

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  10. avatar Literally wrote on at November 2, 2010 7:59 pm:

    Hardcover and harboiled. Classy. Maybe I should go read some of Azzarello’s earlier works. Anyone have an opinion on ‘100 Bullets’?

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    avatar Ian replied on November 2nd, 2010 at 10:42 pm:

    I’ve heard it’s very good but I haven’t had a chance to check it out myself. I’m too involved in trying to figure out continuity to read most of the stand alone series I’d like to get into someday.

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  11. avatar duncanpr wrote on at November 4, 2010 7:33 am:

    This is my first post, and I;ve gotta say this is a pretty cool site.

    I’ve only had a chance to glance at a non-shrinkwrapped copy of “Joker” in a bookstore. This is definitely on my “must read/must have” list, but so much good stuff is coming out right now I haven’t had the chance to pick it up yet!

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    avatar Ian replied on November 4th, 2010 at 3:35 pm:

    well, this won’t be shrink-wrapped unfortunately, but all the important stuff is there :D

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    avatar duncanpr replied on November 4th, 2010 at 5:38 pm:

    Oh, I was only commenting about shrink-wrapped because I hate how I can’t peruse through it on the shelf!

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    avatar Ian replied on November 4th, 2010 at 7:26 pm:

    I know, I was just teasing.

    I hate it when retailers leave all the copies shrinkwrapped. I can’t believe that it helps sales.

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    avatar duncanpr replied on November 4th, 2010 at 7:56 pm:

    I love it when there’s one perusal copy.

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  12. avatar mist1977 wrote on at November 5, 2010 11:14 am:

    Just found the site, very impressed!

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    avatar Ian replied on November 5th, 2010 at 12:03 pm:

    Thanks! hope you stick around :)

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