Saturday, May 05, 2012

Free Comic Book Day 2012 - May 5, 2012

I just spent the morning helping out at my local comic book shop, Legends of Superheros, for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD).  The wonderful folks at Legends had tons of comics, FCBD wrist bands, T-shirts, and more.  Legends had something extra special this year too. Cover artist Dan Dos Santos was on hand to sign the gorgeous cover he created for Dark Horse's Serenity comic for FCBD (the flip side of the comic is Star Wars). The cover features Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion).  You can read about how Dan created the cover over at io9

Dan was fantastic!
Dan Dos Santos
You can see the original cover painting behind Dan.

I want to share a bit of FCBD with you. I'm giving away a copy of the Serenity/Star Wars comic with the Serenity cover signed by Dan!

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of the Serenity/Star Wars FCBD comic signed by Dan Dos Santos.

How:  Leave a comment answering one of the following questions:

Favorite comics?
Favorite Science Fiction TV show or movie or novel?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition YOU MUST LEAVE A WAY TO CONTACT YOU.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. Aaaaaaah! As you know, I'm SO jealous you got to meet Dan! So of course I'm tossing my hat into this ring. ;)
    Fave scifi things include Firefly/Serenity (natch), Star Wars (eps 4, 5, & 6), David Weber books, Robert Heinlein books, and lots more that my addled brain can't think of right now... :p
    Now I gotta go retweet this post so I can get all 3 of my points: commenter, follower, retweeter!
    ::crossing my fingers::

    1. Don't be jealous.... okay, be jealous. Dan is one of the nicest people ever.

  2. Comics!

    The only comic I have a vivid memory of reading was Doomsday, when Superman died and all the versions of Superman showed up.

    Not the first comic I've read, but the one that actually made a lasting memory. I think the first thing I remember is... Asterix and Obelix? Or maybe some Chilean comic book/strip...

    That being said... FIREFLY!!! That cover is fantastic! *drools*

  3. Favorite Sci Fi show is Lost in Space DANGER WIL ROBINSON DANGER

  4. Hi,

    thanks you so much fo this giveaway, in my country i didn't find a shop doing this so it's my only opportunity to get it ( and my brother is a fan of Starwar so i have to try to win this)

    my favorite comics:Gen4
    science fiction film: star war ( with leia and co not the new trilogy)
    science fiction novel: that's more difficult i love the katherine "kitty" katt series by Gini Kock but also the i- Marshal Stories by Michele Hart and i can't choose a favorite between them

    +1blog follow ( gfc: miki and email)


    thanks you again for this great giveaway

    all the best

  5. My favorite Sci-fi movie is Star Wars.

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  6. I have read a few comics but not enough to truly have a favorite. I do enjoy Sci-Fi like Star Trek
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  7. When I was a kid I read the Archie and Katy Keene comics. I started reading comics again when Joss Whedon released Buffy Season 8 in comic form. He released Angel Season 6 soon after. I love Firefly/Serenity so this is an awesome prize. Thanks for the giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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    +1 Tweeted the contest here:

  8. Neil Gaiman's Sandman!.absolute favorite comic series ever!

    +2 comment, follower

  9. I am soooooo jealous that you got to meet Dan Dos Santos! I love his Mercy Thompson and White Trash Zombie covers. They're too cool!

    As for Sci-Fi stuff, I'm a long time closet trekkie. I love Sci-Fi romances - Zoe Archer has a great series that just came out recently. I also like Gini Koch's Kitty Kat series.

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  10. If it had to be moving picture, then UK TV show "Red Dwarf", based on book of same name...
    For scifi book: Dune. I seem to recall that the trilogy kept me awake for a number of days, reading all-night. Those were the days when I could go without sleep and still function during the following day! Ah, school days... Trilogy was completed in less than a fortnight.

  11. My favorite Sci-fi TV shows are Star Trek: The Next Generation and Firefly. My favorite comic books are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Usagi Yojimbo and Watchmen.

    e-mail: kevman3000 AT gmail DOT com

    +1 comment
    +1 following @km3k

  12. That cover is awesome. I want that painting!!!! But the comic will be very cool also. LOVE Firefly.

    Never that into comics but I did read some of the Buffy comics when they first came out. Dr. Who is my primary Sci-Fi addiction. They've just re-released some classic episode books with the original covers. The Doctor rocks.


  13. Firefly is my favorite show!! So glad that they made a movie to wrap it up when it was canceled.
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  14. I haven't read a comic book since I was a kid (I used to devour the Classic comic books - we got so mad at my Mom when she gave them away!). But when I saw that wonderful cover of Firefly I had to enter for this contest. I loved that movie/series. I wish it had run longer!
    +1 for comment
    +1 for follow - by email - sallans d at yahoo dot com
    +1 for tweet -!/DianeSallans/status/199199022265798656

  15. I haven't read a comic book since I was a kid (I used to devour the Classic comic books - we got so mad at my Mom when she gave them away!). But when I saw that wonderful cover of Firefly I had to enter for this contest. I loved that movie/series. I wish it had run longer!
    +1 for comment
    +1 for follow - by email - sallans d at yahoo dot com
    +1 for tweet -!/DianeSallans/status/199199022265798656

  16. I love Fringe. I think that is an awesome show and Alcatrez. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  17. I've always been a fan of BATMAN comics. All that angst.



  18. Since "Da Wars" was one of my first words as a baby, I have to go with that. I'm definitely old school and follow the original movies. I love a lot of sci fi, though--Back to the Future, Firefly, Babylon 5...

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    Beth.L.Cato at gmail dot com

  19. Favorite sci fi shows in order are The X-Files,Firefly, The Visitors (very old school LOL), 3rd Rock From The Sun, Quantum Leap, favorite comic book is The Walking Dead before the show was in the works...

    +1 Follower

    tjahaira at gmail dot com

  20. Firefly! Yay! That's such a pretty cover picture. And yes, Firefly is probs my fave sci-fi tv show :D

    GFC - JessS

  21. You know, I've never read comics. I've read a lot of manga though, and my favorite has to be Berserk by Miura Kentaro.

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