The Comics Alternative Contest: What Is Your Favorite Sci-Fi Comic?

Star Trek Klingon DisruptorAndy and Derek are proud to announce the first-ever Comics Alternative contest! That’s right, the Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics, along with Lone Star Comics in Plano, TX, will be giving away to one lucky podcast listener an official Star Trek Klingon disruptor. Produced by Diamond Select Toys — the same people who recently brought you the hyper-detailed Klingon Bird of Prey electronic ships — this Klingon disruptor is based on the weapon as seen on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The disruptor features three different settings, with a thumb trigger activating single shot, rapid-fire and “disintegrate” sound effects, and there’s a flickering red LED at the muzzle.

The contest is in anticipation of The Comic Alternative‘s upcoming on-location show at Lone Star Comics in Plano, where the Two Guys with PhDs will discuss sci-fi comics, new and old, with the crew at the comic shop, and which will be recorded on Wednesday, June 5th. This will be the first of two special science fiction-themed shows on location at Lone Star Comics, the second of which will be recorded at the end of the summer (so as to wrap up a sci-fi-filled summer of movies and comics).

To enter the contest, you merely tell Andy and Derek your favorite science fiction comic (or two or three) by doing one of the following:

  1. Going to The Comics Alternative‘s Facebook page, “Liking” the page (this is important), and then posting on their FB wall your favorite sci-fi comic(s). If you have already “Liked” The Comic Alternative‘s Facebook page, that’s fine. In that case you can just post your favorite comic. But it is important that you both “Like” the FB page and comment on the wall.  Or…
  2. On Twitter, making sure that you “Follow” The Comics Alternative, @2guyswithphds, and then tweeting us your favorite science fiction comic(s) and including the hashtag #comaltcontest.

The deadline for entries is 12:00 noon Eastern time on June 5th.

The Two Guys with PhDs will use your Facebook and/or Twitter name for the drawing, and they will get in touch with the winner in that manner. They will announce the lucky winner on their June 5th show at Lone Star Comics, where they will also be discussing what comics listeners said were their favorites.

Please, only one entry per live human being (who may have multiple social networking handles). We have ways of knowing!

This is sure to be a fun contest, a great way to kick off the summer, and what Andy and Derek hope will be the first in a series of promotional events with Lone Star Comics in Plano. Be sure to tell your friends, post the contest on Facebook, and retweet like crazy!

See the Klingon disruptor in action:

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About Derek Royal

The Comics Alternative is a weekly podcast focused on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There’s nothing wrong with the superhero genre…we just want to do something different.) New shows become available every Wednesday…much like the comic books you get. Episodes feature reviews of graphic novels and current ongoing series, discussions of upcoming comics, examinations of collected editions, in-depth analyses of a variety of comics texts, spotlights on various creators and their oeuvre, roundtable discussions with prominent critics and scholars in the field, and interviews with the artists and writers who make all of this possible. Along the way, Andy and Derek will talk about the various books that they are reading; the many pop cultural references that, for better or worse, inform their lives; and the unpredictable (and inexplicable) weirdness that seems to creep into each episode. In essence,The Comics Alternative podcast is brilliantly simple: Two guys with PhDs talking about comics.

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