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Update: This giveaway is now over and winners will be contacted.

Update 2: The winners have been announced!

Here’s the weekly giveaway!

Hey, it’s Christmas this week! And nothing says Christmas like a post-earthquake Gotham City hellhole.

So I’m giving away the critically acclaimed Batman: No Man’s Land Vol. 1 through Vol. 5 to one lucky yuletime kid.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a kid to enter. (I’m not.)
Nor do you have to celebrate Christmas. (I’m Jewish.)

You just have to want it bad enough.
(And leave a comment and be randomly chosen.)

But if you don’t get chosen, don’t cry yet. I’ve also got four copies of
Ghost Rider / Wolverine / Punisher: Hearts Of Darkness
(which we previously reviewed.)

So four runners-up will each get a copy of that 90s gem. Or, if you hate Batman or something, you can choose to get the Marvel book instead.

Are you excited? I’m excited. It’s a big stack of comics.
And nothing goes with eggnog like Batman.

(Or, if you’re Jewish, nothing goes with cold morning Chinese leftovers like Ghost Rider.)

The Rundown:

(1) Main Prize: Set of Batman trades: Batman: No Man’s Land Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, and Vol. 5. Over 1000 pages of comics including some hard to find out of print volumes.

(4) Runners Up: Ghost Rider / Wolverine / Punisher: Hearts Of Darkness Original Graphic Novel

(5) Winners: One primary, and four secondary, randomly selected from the comments on this post.

Eligibility: You must be registered and logged in when you comment to be eligible. You must also be in the continental USA for shipping purposes. If you are overseas and want to pay for the shipping yourself, feel free to enter, but keep in mind that it will probably be more expensive than just buying the book.

Deadline: You have until 11:59 on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24th, 2010. The winners will be contacted soon after.

Good luck everyone!

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  1. avatar Marc wrote on at December 18, 2010 2:09 am:

    Wow, I’m excited for this one!! I’ve always wanted to read No Man’s Land…but I definitely wouldn’t be disappointed to get Hearts of Darkness either, after reading your review (and posting about a hundred comments on it, haha).

    By the way, thanks for doing these giveaways, Ian. I’m sure five people will be very happy to have these trades in their stocking this year!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 2:43 am:

    Metaphorical stockings, at least! If only I could magically show up to deliver the prizes physically on top of their stack of presents. haha

    And no problem, Marc. As I just said below, I could try and get out the word about the site/project in a lot more conventional ways, but this way I get to attract new visitors and helpers while spreading the love at the same time.

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  2. avatar Beevo wrote on at December 18, 2010 2:23 am:

    Only recently found reddit /comicbooks and then your site. Not sure a new user should win, but I’ll be sticking around.

    As I said in my reddit post, the Batman set really had me interested but after reading your review of Hearts of Darkness that looks like it could be a lot of fun too.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 2:41 am:

    A new user is entirely appropriate.

    I decided a while back that these giveaways would both be a way to spread around my remarkable luck at finding deals on trade paperbacks (I’ve gotten quite good at it, and often hit lots or tag sale boxes with doubles I don’t need) and the shipping charges/what I’d lose vs. reselling is my way of setting aside a promotional budget for the site.

    TRO isn’t really a commercial enterprise, so I think these little personal contests are a better way to spread the word than a more conventional advertising budget :)

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  3. avatar TrevX9 wrote on at December 18, 2010 2:55 am:

    Shameless hollow giveaway entry comment ahoy!

    Okay not really, in response to the reddit influx I admit I’ve become a lurker, but better a lurker than a youtube style commenter.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 2:58 am:

    it’s no worries. it’s only fair – I was a huge reddit lurker until I finally made my account 6 months or so ago. Until I was directed to the /comicbooks subcommunity, I felt kind of overwhelmed by the idea of actually commenting. That one is small enough that I feel like I can get to know people and trust their opinions on shit.

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  4. avatar claynferno wrote on at December 18, 2010 3:11 am:

    I want it! I’m excited!

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  5. avatar Ben Tillery wrote on at December 18, 2010 3:30 am:

    I’m new to reddit but i loveeee everything i’m seeing here.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 3:32 am:

    Hey Ben! Remember that for me to be able to include you as part of the random picking, you’ll need to be logged in at this site. While I shared the link over on Reddit, it’s a separate site, and I gotta pull from the comments on here. It’s no worries though, just log in and drop another comment and you’ll be in the running!

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  6. avatar btillmoon wrote on at December 18, 2010 4:08 am:

    Here I am. I’d love to be considered for this giveaway. I’ve been huge into comics but have kind of fallen behind in the past year ad a half or so and this would be a great reintroduction.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 4:25 am:

    There ya go! Sorry about any confusion. Best of luck, Ben!

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  7. avatar jonah_X wrote on at December 18, 2010 4:32 am:

    Good morning everyone!

    This is a…huuuge giveaway. Over 1000 pages of Batman? That is – I can’t find a word for it, so I simply go with awesome;)
    AND: It so very christmasy of you to think about the overseas-people. Even in the improbable case that I get picked, I gladly pay shipping costs – first, because I’m not being excluded from the give-away-possibility, and second, becaus Vol. 3 and 4 are not available at amazon. So: Thank you!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 4:34 am:

    There might be flat rate boxes that would be kind of reasonable for a prize this size. We can figure it out if and when. :D

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    avatar Simon replied on December 18th, 2010 at 8:23 am:

    Ditto, 3 and 4 I have been waiting for on Amazon for years now

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  8. avatar lonefeather wrote on at December 18, 2010 4:39 am:

    This is an awesome selection! I keep hearing about No Man’s Land and can’t wait to get to the point where I can read it! Hearts of Darkness sounds like it’s a entertaining read too! Excellent picks Ian! Happy Holidays to you, so glad this site is going strong!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 4:43 am:

    Thanks Sam! And best of luck in the selection.

    I just keep on keepin’ on and slowly but surely this thing is taking shape.

    I’m at 1924 Marvel books in the offline database so far! sooooo close.

    Well, I keep telling myself that it’s close, but after I get all the publication info in I’ll have to actually order them all.

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  9. avatar hannibalisfun wrote on at December 18, 2010 5:00 am:

    i could use some free stuff. I have only gotten into comic this last fall. So, almost anything will be new to me.

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    avatar Testy replied on December 18th, 2010 at 5:01 am:

    That’s what it’s all about, my friend. Hopefully this site can help you decide what you’d like to get into.

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  10. avatar Bill wrote on at December 18, 2010 5:24 am:

    As far as giant crossover events go, No Man’s Land is my favorite.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 5:28 am:

    Cool beans Bill. Are you looking to get in on the giveaway? Cause it doesn’t seem like you’re logged in. Just thought I’d check just in case!

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    avatar mechashiva replied on December 18th, 2010 at 5:44 pm:

    Whoops, thanks.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:18 pm:

    No problem. Looks good now!

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  11. avatar Simon wrote on at December 18, 2010 8:24 am:

    And I finally realise that I have an uncle in Seattle! So deffo enter me now; loving the selection of gifts.

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  12. avatar Tragedy wrote on at December 18, 2010 8:29 am:

    It has been a long time indeed since I last got comics for Christmas!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 9:47 am:

    Hey there, just remember that if you want to be eligible, you need to be registered and logged in when you make your comment!

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  13. avatar docventure wrote on at December 18, 2010 8:59 am:

    Hey. Found this site via reddit.

    I’ve always wanted to read No Man’s Land. I’m excited!

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  14. avatar xxexplosivoxx wrote on at December 18, 2010 9:44 am:

    this combines two loves of mine: batman and being randomly selected from a list on the internet. consider me entered

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:18 pm:

    You know, I’ve never randomly won anything myself, but I assume it’s enjoyable.

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  15. avatar henraldo wrote on at December 18, 2010 10:02 am:

    I first read this story in novel form. It was great and when I got back into comics I bought the individual issues, a great story. The trades would make it easier to read again and again

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  16. avatar El Stocko wrote on at December 18, 2010 11:07 am:

    Wow! Never read it, sure would like to…

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  17. avatar J. L. Bell wrote on at December 18, 2010 11:47 am:

    So what’s the reading order of the No Man’s Land volumes?

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:20 pm:

    Hey J.L. – pretty easy! 1 through 5 by the numbers on the spine!

    If you’re asking about the included contents, that’s a bit more complicated.

    In any case, if you’d like to win, make sure you’re logged in before making your comment. You can do so and make another one if you’d like! A reply works fine too.

    I just need the user ids to make the random selection.

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  18. avatar waltorr wrote on at December 18, 2010 11:49 am:

    No Man’s Land is fantastic, but I’ve never owned it. Here’s hoping! Thanks for the email, Ian, I’ll be sure to let others know.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:21 pm:

    No problem, Walton! Thanks for dropping by.

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  19. avatar Mr Maczaps wrote on at December 18, 2010 11:49 am:

    very nice of you to give away some cool stuff for the holiday! just for some comments.
    Got a friend who missed most of this time for Batman and hasn’t the funds to get it in comic form. would make a nice after Christmas gift for him.

    thanks for the random chance.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:22 pm:

    My pleasure, Mr Maczaps.

    Just a note though, make sure you’re logged in while commenting so I can get your user id for the drawing. Until then, you’re ineligible!

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  20. avatar duncanpr wrote on at December 18, 2010 11:53 am:

    I’m not gonna lie, if I win this but never win another one of these giveaways, I would be fine with that. Holy crap, you’re generous, Ian! XD

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:23 pm:

    haha don’t say that man – there’s a lot of good stuff left and while this is pretty good it’s not the best.

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    avatar duncanpr replied on December 18th, 2010 at 11:20 pm:

    Is it too late to retract said statement… ;)

    I think I was just excited because this is one of those series that interested me but the bookstore only had a one or two volumes in stock and was never able to order the missing volumes, so I never got a chance to read it. And I love me some Batman.

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  21. avatar Rellimsam wrote on at December 18, 2010 12:24 pm:

    Awesome I’ve wanted to read Batman: No Man’s Land since i was around ten and i didn’t even get in to comics until i was 16.

    I don’t even understand why i haven’t bought this yet

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:24 pm:

    hahaha – I dunno. I’ve always wanted to catch up on spider-man and I only actually bought some this last week. Just keeps slipping my mind.

    I actually never even heard of this arc until I started researching and collecting seriously. Guess I was pretty out of the loop as a kid. Didn’t really read much Batman, which is strange, because I loved the character.

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  22. avatar DrColossus wrote on at December 18, 2010 12:44 pm:

    You have the best giveaways, I’ll keep trying!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:24 pm:

    Thanks! You do that – I’m sure you’ll get something eventually.

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  23. avatar Lee Eddy wrote on at December 18, 2010 12:49 pm:

    Wow! What a great giveaway.

    Thanks for the chance!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:25 pm:

    I try :)

    But Lee, you gotta make sure you’re logged in so I can pull your user id for the drawing. Log in and reply to this comment and you should be set. Good luck!

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    avatar itsleeeddy replied on December 18th, 2010 at 7:15 pm:

    Ah! Good to know. Thanks for not just ignoring my erroneous first attempt!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 7:21 pm:

    No problem!

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  24. avatar thelleikvold wrote on at December 18, 2010 12:57 pm:

    I’ve only read the novel for No Man’s Land and being a huge DC fan, I couldn’t help but hope to get it in TPB form! Although I have read Hearts of Darkness, and I wouldn’t mind getting that either . . . It was a really good read.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:26 pm:

    The novel was actually good? I’ve never read any officially licensed DC adaptations.

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  25. avatar Literally wrote on at December 18, 2010 1:42 pm:

    An excellent-looking collection that I’ve never gotten to . . . I’ll roll the dice! It’d go pretty well with the stuff I think I’m getting for christmas under recommendation from TRO!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:26 pm:

    Cool beans man, let me know what you get! If you get it, that is ;)

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  26. avatar Brandan wrote on at December 18, 2010 2:12 pm:

    Hoping for a Christmas miracle.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:27 pm:

    Hey dude, unfortunately it’s not gonna happen if you’re not logged in. hehe, just go ahead and do that then leave a reply to this comment and you’ll be back in the running.

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  27. avatar DevilSoprano wrote on at December 18, 2010 2:13 pm:

    I’d buy those for a dollar…or be happy to get them for free too.

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  28. avatar johnkalel wrote on at December 18, 2010 2:15 pm:

    thanks very much for the chance at BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND.

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  29. avatar MixtapeChick wrote on at December 18, 2010 3:04 pm:

    Wowow haha… I’d love to win this giveaway. Get me started in Batman :D

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:27 pm:

    It’s dangerous – hard to stop!

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  30. avatar darwinwins wrote on at December 18, 2010 5:06 pm:

    i remember reading Hearts of Darkness when i was a kid … wow.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:28 pm:

    What did you think about it then? I think I would have treasured this one.

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  31. avatar aforandy wrote on at December 18, 2010 5:10 pm:

    Ooh, looks like I need to start commenting here instead of your posts on reddit!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:30 pm:

    hehe both is acceptable.

    It’s funny, I thought I got in touch with you through Chris New, but you saw the stuff on reddit too?

    When is the collection for Royal Historian coming out? Get me a review copy of that when/if it does and it will go right to the top of the stack, my friend.

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    avatar aforandy replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:43 pm:

    Yup, both. After he mentioned that you two work together, I started paying more attention to your reddit posts (my reddit account is vonhirsch).

    Issue #3 of 5 is out this week, and we’ve been consistently quarterly so far. So the story should be done next summer with a collection out… winter, maybe? Regardless, I’ll do whatever I can to get you a copy.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:46 pm:

    Awesome, looking forward to it. I’ve really liked all your work on it that I’ve seen so far.

    I’m sorry I haven’t been buying the monthly myself (I’ve kind of forbidden myself from buying floppies) but I hope it’s selling well!

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  32. avatar asw138 wrote on at December 18, 2010 5:33 pm:

    Man am I glad I found this site via reddit. All 5 of these giveaways are awesome (of course I’m holding out for No Man’s Land). Thanks for the great site!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 18th, 2010 at 6:30 pm:

    No problem, Andrew! I hope it’s useful to you in other ways as well :D

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  33. avatar KomikKen wrote on at December 18, 2010 10:02 pm:

    So to enter for the give-away, we just have to comment? Done.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 19th, 2010 at 12:40 am:

    That’s the deal! :D

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  34. avatar zoomfactor32 wrote on at December 18, 2010 10:43 pm:

    Those Batman books are a great give-away! Those are a few I don’t have in my collection yet. Thanks so much for the chance!

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  35. avatar Mc Kiernan Daniel Kian wrote on at December 18, 2010 10:59 pm:

    As they used to say at the speakeasy, Joe sent me.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 19th, 2010 at 12:42 am:

    haha, great. It was great of him to post a link.

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  36. avatar andybmcd wrote on at December 19, 2010 1:12 am:

    Well, this is me throwing my hat in the ring. Been reading your reviews for quite some time (they are very well done. Keep up the good work!), so I thought I’d finally sign up for this boondoggle of a prize. Fingers crossed!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 19th, 2010 at 1:14 am:

    Thank you for the kind words! I’ve not had training in this kind of writing so I sometimes feel I go on a little long or am overly academic – or overly colloquial. It’s tough finding the right middle ground to form a fair opinion and still make sure to give a personal take.

    I fear I might be a little bit late on tonight’s review, since the book seems like it needs to be slept on a bit before I can fully elucidate my feelings.

    Damn, but a couple beers makes me wordy.

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  37. avatar Matthew wrote on at December 19, 2010 8:58 am:

    This is going like wild fire! I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw my name into the hat. Can ALWAYS do with more Ghost Rider comics!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 19th, 2010 at 9:05 am:

    Hey Matt! Remember you gotta log in ;)

    I use the user ids to randomly pick a winner (You can see them while hovering over the icon/names) and people who aren’t logged in just show up as “0″

    I might be able to fix that eventually, but right now I have to keep eligibility to those logged in.

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    avatar buysoap replied on December 19th, 2010 at 9:08 am:

    You and your “logic.”

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    avatar Ian replied on December 19th, 2010 at 9:09 am:

    haha, there you go, Mr. #266.

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  38. avatar X wrote on at December 19, 2010 10:06 am:

    Happy holidays, merry Christmas, and happy new year everyone… though I hope mine is a bit happier with a win! ;)

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  39. avatar Tryke Kemnitz wrote on at December 19, 2010 1:24 pm:

    I’m posting randomly- hopefully for the first of many

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  40. avatar gregeli wrote on at December 19, 2010 1:59 pm:

    found this via speedforce.org, putting my name in. thanks!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 19th, 2010 at 5:37 pm:

    you guys are all so nice, letting me know how you got here. Big thanks to Kelson for dropping the link!

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  41. avatar d-rek wrote on at December 19, 2010 6:02 pm:

    Hi I found you through this:http://grantbridgestreet.blogspot.com/2010/12/free-comics.html blog post. This is a great contest.

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  42. avatar shanky wrote on at December 19, 2010 7:10 pm:

    This would be my favourite present for this year, then again it would be my only present this year. Ah hell I could just picture sitting back with my reheated General Gao’s chicken and a Batman in my hand.
    Thanks for sending me Joe from Grantbridge street, if you’re reading this.

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  43. avatar Dirt55 wrote on at December 20, 2010 12:07 am:

    Ian, Hilarious side notes on your entry post! You did miss one paragraph however so I thought I’d help you out.

    “So four runners-up will each get a copy of that 90s gem. Or, if you hate Batman or something, you can choose to get the Marvel book instead.” (But why would you hate batman? He has 423 trades attached to his name, so he must be doing something right!)

    Also, you should just create another special give-a-way pool for those of us who actually logged in when leaving a comment instead of needing a reminder ;-) Happy Holidays!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 20th, 2010 at 12:15 am:

    haha, thanks dude. I did miss that one.

    See, I’m too nice, that’s my problem. Maybe I’ll come up with a little something extra for a randomly chosen first-time-log-in-er.

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  44. avatar Body62 wrote on at December 20, 2010 12:25 am:

    Count me in! The only thing better than comics is free comics!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 20th, 2010 at 12:28 am:

    Just like how free food always tastes better.

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  45. avatar Irishpanther wrote on at December 20, 2010 2:54 pm:

    I’ve heard of this Batman arc but i’ve never seen a physical copy of it! I would want to read this so bad.It would definitely get me back into reading Batman again. I’m so interested to see how Batman reacts to his city and the society of Gotham falling apart around him and theres nothing he can do about it. Controlling all the crime in an abandoned city and trying to rebuild Gotham has got to be a good read. Plus I’m looking for some great ideas for movies so I’m sure theres some in these trades. Heart of Drakness would be a good read too. I love Wolverine and Punisher, but never really got to know Ghost Rider. I love the new site you got goin’ on here. I’ll be sure to send some of my buddies over here to join. Keep me in mind for the Holidays!!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 20th, 2010 at 6:58 pm:

    Thanks! I hope that you keep finding the site to your enjoyment.

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  46. avatar smithdg5 wrote on at December 21, 2010 1:29 am:

    i’ve never actually won anything like this, but i would love to start now, hah. i’m a huge batman fan and i have not read any of the no man’s land issues. after years of having a book shelf full of books that i have not read… i’m finally catching up. i think i’ve got 3 things i haven’t read and i need to replenish the infamously long list of books that i own and haven’t read. pick me! pick me!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 1:32 am:

    haha, now I’m curious – what did you just finish reading through?

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    avatar smithdg5 replied on December 21st, 2010 at 1:56 pm:

    i just finished the 5th volume of lucifer by mike carey. i’m seriously loving the series but i don’t have money to order anymore of them after christmas, haha. also recently, i finally read jimmmy corrigan and enjoyed it a lot. i think the only two things on my shelf i haven’t read yet are goodbye chunky rice by craig thompson and little things by jeffrey brown. i’ve heard both of them are good but i’m just not in the mood, haha.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 7:29 pm:

    Nice! I love Lucifer. And Corrigan. Both classics in very different ways.

    Haven’t read either of the others, but I understand the sentiment. I’ve been sitting on a copy of Blankets forever.

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    avatar smithdg5 replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:12 pm:

    ah! you’ve gotta read blankets! i’m sure you’ve heard that 100 times, but seriously, really good. it’s a surprisingly quick read as well. i consider myself a pretty slow reader and i finished it in a few hours in one night, despite it being almost 600 pages. top shelf productions continues to get better with each release.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:14 pm:

    ahhh I knooowwww. I hadn’t heard that it’s quick though, and that might be what I needed. I was a tad intimidated by it on my shelf.

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    avatar smithdg5 replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:23 pm:

    he rarely has any more than 4 panels on each page, that’s probably the reason. i think the way it’s written and the way it relies on your emotional connection to the characters make it a book that can’t be read off and on like a lot of other books. i think it NEEDS to be read quickly to enjoy it the most.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:54 pm:

    I’ll definitely have to dive in once I get back from visiting family. Thanks for letting me know more about it :D

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  47. avatar Jake W Saint wrote on at December 21, 2010 8:42 am:

    Please give me stuff I don’t deserve. You may blame Mike Sterling if I win.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:43 am:

    In my perfect world every man, woman, and child deserves stuff equally.

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    avatar Jake W Saint replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:57 am:

    pfft. I would like to think my dashing good looks should count for something.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 9:01 am:

    In this perfect world, everyone looks just like you.

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  48. avatar soylentbrown wrote on at December 21, 2010 9:44 am:

    i would like to win this plz

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 9:45 am:

    Wow, your screen name is particularly evocative! haha

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  49. avatar BlitheFool wrote on at December 21, 2010 9:54 am:

    Awesome contest give away! Thoughts of Batman have filled me with holiday cheer!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 10:19 am:

    As they well should :D

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  50. avatar urchinboy wrote on at December 21, 2010 10:41 am:

    Interesting site. Joined to enter the contest, but love the reviews.
    Batman No Man’s Land in trades…yes please. Loved the singles.. been a while since i’ve read them , but the collected trades would make for a much easier read (and look better on my book shelf).

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 12:30 pm:

    Thanks! Glad you’re enjoying them.

    And I’m all about bookshelves myself. Longboxes just aren’t nearly as accessible to non-superfans, while anyone can walk into a room with bookshelves and get intrigued.

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  51. avatar Esther wrote on at December 21, 2010 12:36 pm:

    I’ve heard of “No Man’s Land” Haven’t read it, though. I want to be the lucky one! My friends a Bat-fan….This is a good addition to his collection. ^_^

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 12:38 pm:

    Must be a good friend if you’re thinking about giving it to him.

    Just a note, Esther, you have to be logged in when you comment in order to be eligible. Once you’re logged in, just reply again and you should be fine!

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  52. avatar doron wrote on at December 21, 2010 12:37 pm:

    This sounds awesome, happy holidays!

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  53. avatar bry wrote on at December 21, 2010 2:36 pm:

    I’ve only read about 1/5 of this run already, so winning this would be pretty great.

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  54. avatar VanWilde wrote on at December 21, 2010 3:22 pm:

    I have no read any of No Man’s Land, but here about it all the time. So winning would REALLY, make my xmas.

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  55. avatar Steve M. wrote on at December 21, 2010 5:39 pm:

    I just finished reading the novelization of this the other day – great story. Besides, who doesn’t love freebies?

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 7:56 pm:

    I’m always kind of surprised to hear the novelizations are actually worth reading. Weird, considering how much of a geek I am, and the fact that I read the Magic The Gathering books…

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    avatar Steve M. replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:04 pm:

    I was pleasantly surprised in this one, though it’s written by Rucka, and I’m a big fan of his novels too. It leaves some stuff out, I’ve seen Azrael on covers of some of the No Man’s Land issues but he isn’t even mentioned in the novel.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 21st, 2010 at 8:05 pm:

    yeah, it would have to – I think there were over 80 titles that sported the original banner. Only about half are collected, and that’s still 5 thick trades.

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  56. avatar DeBT wrote on at December 22, 2010 3:51 am:

    Just found out about this offer via Kleefeld, and figured I might as well give it a shot. I’ve already read this extremely successful crossover event, but my sister is woefully ignorant of this. I’ve often recommended it to her, but have been unable to do so, since finding anybody who has trades of this series is incredibly difficult. Even accounting for the “weak” third book, it’s still a great read.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 22nd, 2010 at 3:54 am:

    Sharing is what it’s all about, my friend. That being said, you’ve got to be logged in when you comment in order to be eligible – otherwise your user id doesn’t show up! You can go ahead and leave a reply to this one, and then you’ll be entered.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 pm:

    Mike, glad to hear you like it! Let me know if you see anything that could be improved while you’re looking around.

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  58. avatar T.F. wrote on at December 22, 2010 6:14 pm:

    Never read it myself, although I’ve been told it’s good.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 pm:

    Hi TF – it is a pretty cool arc. Just make sure you’re logged in if you want to be eligible to win!

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  59. avatar atomicdonkey wrote on at December 22, 2010 7:11 pm:

    Might as well give it a go.

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    avatar Ian replied on December 24th, 2010 at 5:44 am:

    great, now you’re all set! :D

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  60. avatar CaptainHammer wrote on at December 23, 2010 12:12 am:

    This is an EPIC giveaway, and this is one batman story I haven’t read, but I heard it’s awesome!

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  61. avatar Paddington wrote on at December 23, 2010 5:53 am:

    Giving this a shot! Would love any of these comics.

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  62. avatar Eric wrote on at December 23, 2010 8:51 am:

    This is so cool! I was able to find a copy of cataclysm and read that, but then I couldn’t find No Mans Land and I was left wanting more! These giveaways are great, coolest thing on the internet!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 24th, 2010 at 5:45 am:

    yeah, I wished I could have included a copy of cataclysm, but didn’t have one easily available. Ah well.

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  63. avatar DarkArcher wrote on at December 23, 2010 11:06 pm:

    Oh, I know this classic one is a must-have! Like I will win this giveaway. =/ I hope you can prove me wrong. =) Happy Holidays to y’all.

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  64. avatar jw634200 wrote on at December 24, 2010 1:09 pm:

    This is a great giveaway and it is really cool that you are able to to this! I am a huge Batman fan and have spent a lot of time looking for Vol. 3-4 since they are very hard to find. Happy Holidays and good luck to everyone!

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  65. avatar yudansha wrote on at December 24, 2010 6:52 pm:

    Well, I just heard about this on the dc comics boards and thought I would put my name in the hat. I have always wanted to read no mans land and I am pretty excited about it. Merry Christmas Everybody!!!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 24th, 2010 at 9:02 pm:

    Thanks for droppin’ by! Merry Christmas to you too :D

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  66. avatar g00f wrote on at December 24, 2010 9:28 pm:

    It would make my Christmas if I won this :) Someone posted a link to this site on the DC message boards, seems like a cool site! Definitely will be checking it out more.

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  67. avatar Bill wrote on at December 24, 2010 9:54 pm:

    I’m Down, this is an amazing give away, thanks for posting a link on the Batman board at CBR!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 25th, 2010 at 12:14 am:

    Hi Bill! It doesn’t seem like you were logged in when you made your comment. I’m gonna be a little lenient this time around (since there were so many people and some got the link last second) and give you till morning to make sure to re-comment while logged in. I’ll be doing the drawing probably around 10am.

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  68. avatar dawsondadog wrote on at December 24, 2010 10:36 pm:

    Batman is the best superhero ever! Super excited for this giveaway!
    Good Luck to everyone though!
    and Merry Christmas!

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  69. avatar nt-cmplt wrote on at December 24, 2010 11:06 pm:

    It would be so cool if I won this! I’m usually a Marvel man myself, but I’ve recently been trying to move back into Batman.

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  71. avatar defenestr8 wrote on at December 24, 2010 11:30 pm:

    I have always wanted to read No Man’s Land. This is cool!

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  72. avatar Justin Caratzas wrote on at December 24, 2010 11:52 pm:

    I want in!

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    avatar Ian replied on December 25th, 2010 at 12:14 am:

    Hi Justin! It doesn’t seem like you were logged in when you made your comment. I’m gonna be a little lenient this time around (since there were so many people and some got the link last second) and give you till morning to make sure to re-comment while logged in. I’ll be doing the drawing probably around 10am.

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    avatar bigjust replied on December 25th, 2010 at 12:30 am:

    fixed

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    avatar Ian replied on December 25th, 2010 at 12:32 am:

    Great Justin, got it! Looks like you’re our 300th registered account too! cool.

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  73. avatar chris wrote on at December 25, 2010 12:50 am:

    hey there. never read this story arc, if you don’t pick me probably never will either… =P

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  75. avatar SJNeal wrote on at December 25, 2010 1:20 am:

    Finally able to register/comment! And turns out the link wasn’t to porn after all… ;-)

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    avatar Ian replied on December 25th, 2010 at 1:24 am:

    Got it! Again, sorry to hear that you were being blocked earlier. I’ll make sure you’re included in the drawing :)

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