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Here’s the weekly giveaway!

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving and managed to pick up something exciting on black friday.

Our slightly fall themed Scarecrow giveaway is now over, but if you didn’t manage to snag any deals on America’s consumer crazyday, perhaps this giveaway will cheer you up.

Or maybe you just want a shot at adding a couple more prizes to your pile.

This week I’ve got two (Yup! Two!) Sandman Mystery Theatre trades going to one lucky site user.

These books are the first two volumes of the 30s adventures (in modern Vertigo stories) of Golden Age Sandman Wesley Dodds, written by Matt Wagner accompanied by several talented artists.

The Rundown:

(2) Sandman Mystery Theatre trade paperbacks: Volume 1: The Tarantula and Volume 2: The Face and The Brute

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

Deadline – You have until 11:59 on Friday, December 3rd, 2010. The winner will be contacted that night or early the next morning, and the announcement will be made as soon as they are confirmed.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. avatar Jason Arnett wrote on at November 27, 2010 7:11 am:

    These were some very, very cool stories and Guy Davis’ art was terrific! A great series. The photo covers were always standouts on the racks in my LCS, too. This is an excellent giveaway.

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    avatar Ian replied on November 27th, 2010 at 7:16 am:

    thanks, I wanted to put up something nice round the holiday :)

    Believe it or not, I haven’t actually gotten into SMT yet myself. I’m really excited about it though, since it’s just over the horizon past the westerns (and a couple other books.) I’ll be at it soon enough.

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  2. avatar DevilSoprano wrote on at November 27, 2010 9:50 am:

    Never read these, but I like the other Sandman series so hopefully I win one to give these a try.

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    avatar Ian replied on November 27th, 2010 at 10:03 am:

    I think there’s a little crossover, but it’s not really the same style of storytelling. I’d assume that you’d like both though, as that’s what I’ve been told.

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    avatar Ryard replied on November 27th, 2010 at 10:53 pm:

    There’s a panel or two Morpheus mention in the first issue, yeah…and then the real crossover occured in the prestige format “Sandman Midnight Theater” comic…which I’m sure was reprinted in a trade somewhere but I can’t recall and don’t feel like going into the garage and poking around for it. The series as a whole was absolutely incredible. Especially when it had tiny crossovers into the DCU proper (The Blackhawk, The Hourman, the one that retold The Phantom of the Fair). Back when Vertigo was a part of DC instead of…whatever it turned into. I thought the mini series revival a couple years ago was…unfortunate, however.

    Oh, Ian, take me out of the running for the contest…already got ’em, but I just wanted to comment on how great the series was!

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    avatar Ian replied on November 27th, 2010 at 10:56 pm:

    It was collected into Neil Gaiman’s Midnight Days

    Thanks for the heads up, I’ll make sure not to send you the books ;)

    Vertigo has come back full circle with Madame Xanadu, though it seems going forward all such stories will just be told with the DC logo.

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  3. avatar TS7 wrote on at November 27, 2010 11:34 am:

    I hear good things ’bout these which’ll be even more gooder if I be winnin’ ’em. Take that Steve Job!

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    avatar Ian replied on November 27th, 2010 at 6:02 pm:

    most gooderer!

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  4. avatar claynferno wrote on at November 27, 2010 12:22 pm:

    I love this series, I have a few floppies. I want to win the trade :)

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    avatar Ian replied on November 27th, 2010 at 6:02 pm:

    Hey, quick reminder! You don’t seemed to be logged in (clicking your name doesn’t bring you to a profile, but the fail redirect – which I hope to fix sometime haha). In any case, make sure you’re logged in to be eligible!

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  5. avatar henraldo wrote on at November 27, 2010 9:57 pm:

    Classic sandman was such an underrated character. great gimmick, great adventure and great legacy.

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    avatar Ian replied on November 28th, 2010 at 3:20 pm:

    From what I’ve seen of him, I’ve really liked. I read the midnight days crossover and his appearances in some JSA titles – definitely seems to be one of the weirder ones in the bunch.

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  6. avatar lonefeather wrote on at November 28, 2010 5:02 am:

    Always had the casual curiosity to want to check this out, but never did.

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    avatar Ian replied on November 28th, 2010 at 3:19 pm:

    Same! I’m lucky that it’s coming up soon in the reading order.

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  7. avatar duncanpr wrote on at November 28, 2010 10:02 am:

    I feel a little ashamed that I have not read any Sandman yet, but then I feel a bit better when I remember that I already have a collection of 150 trade paperbacks, and plenty more still to acquire. Some day…

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    avatar Ian replied on November 28th, 2010 at 3:19 pm:

    any sandman or just SMT?

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    avatar duncanpr replied on November 28th, 2010 at 11:39 pm:

    Any. I know. Sad panda. *hangs head in shame*

    There’s just so much good stuff out there, and I’ve gotten big into Green Lantern (about to dive into GL Corps, actually!) and Wonder Woman (but I’m not going past Contagion at the moment), and there’s been SO much Batman since R.I.P. There just hasn’t been the time or the finances.

    I did get into some funky stuff in the beginning, though: I have The Invisibles, The Filth, Faker, and 2/3 of Young Liars. I’m a bit of a Vertigo slut. :)

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    avatar Ian replied on November 28th, 2010 at 11:43 pm:

    I haven’t read Faker or Young Liars, but I think I make up for it in other areas. I’ve got a fair amount of vertigo (mostly the older stuff and fables)

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    avatar duncanpr replied on November 29th, 2010 at 10:27 pm:

    Young Liars is a trip. As in “WTF just happened?!” Craziness. Faker is pretty interesting; I’ve only read it once, but I was blown away. Existentialism (one of my little obsessions) mixed in with partying and spy-stuff.

    I’m a little sad in that I haven’t explored Vertigo titles in a while, but again, there’s so much good stuff out there and I have a LOT of catching up to do.

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    avatar Ian replied on November 30th, 2010 at 1:32 am:

    yeah I know the feeling, haha!

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  8. avatar Rellimsam wrote on at November 28, 2010 8:33 pm:

    i haven’t read any Sandman but gas masks make anyone awesome and i assume he’s no exception.

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    avatar Ian replied on November 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm:

    He’s one of the original purveyors of the fashion, I’d think.

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  9. avatar TheEnd wrote on at November 30, 2010 6:04 pm:

    I could go for some classic Vertigo right about now. Good luck to everyone!

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  10. avatar schoolonsat wrote on at November 30, 2010 9:35 pm:

    Dodds and Wagner = Wodds or is it Dagner? Or perhaps it is just awesome! My fingers are crossed!

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  11. avatar etragedy wrote on at December 2, 2010 12:55 am:

    I followed Guy Davis’ ‘Baker Street’, but never read this Sandman title – at the time I was heavily into the other Sandman (Gaiman’s immortal version), and I think I cynically saw this title as an attempt to ride that one’s coattails – kind of the way Marvel was spawning new ‘X’ books almost every month. I have since changed my mind about the series and want to read it.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 2nd, 2010 at 1:23 am:

    I’m absolutely sure that the decision to launch this series was influenced by Gaiman’s top selling success. Happens a lot in comics (and any other group owned story world.)

    I guess it’s not always a bad thing though, because a fair few enjoyable properties got their start that way.

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  12. avatar boobsbr wrote on at December 3, 2010 6:01 pm:

    Howdy, saw your post at reddit and thought about giving it a try.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 3rd, 2010 at 6:29 pm:

    cool beans man. Good luck!

    I just did a major site revamp so if anything is awkwardly misplaced or not working, I’m sorry. just let me know and I’ll fix it :)

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  13. avatar Marc wrote on at December 3, 2010 7:11 pm:

    Ah what the heck, I’ll enter the contest. I actually won all the Sandman Mystery Theatre trades on ebay a while back…but then the guy never shipped them, and I had to file a claim to get my money back. :( So yeah, I’m definitely still looking to get these trades.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 3rd, 2010 at 7:12 pm:

    haha yeah I remember you telling me about that. I’m sure you’ll get to read it at some point one way or another!

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