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Heroes of Magic: The Comic Booked Dark Ascension Contest!

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Dark Ascension is a few days away, and last weekend we welcomed it across the country with pre-release contests  and tournaments.  We here at Comic Booked want to get into the Magic: The Gathering spirit too.  How then , should we do that? Should we have a tournament? That would be too localized.  A series of articles? Insightful, but not quite what I was looking for. A Contest! That’s right. We’re going to be giving out brand spankin’ new cards to a lucky winner out there.  But we want something in return…

What do I have to do?!

Simple! All you have to do is Make a Magic: The Gathering card for a comic book super hero or villain of your choice. Draw it, use a generator, or a program. We don’t care how you do it, but the more creative the better! In order to qualify, all you have to do is send your entry to [email protected] AND reply to this post with a comment that links to your card. 

What’s the catch?

Nothing, really but there are a few rules:The prize

1. Only one entry per person.  For an entry to be considered complete, the card must have all of the components of a typical Magic card, including flavor text.

2.  If you’re a Comic Booked contributor, or a friend, family member, room mate, or pet of one you are unfortunately ineligible for this contest.

3. You must live in the United States in order to participate.  Again, sorry.

So what do we win already!?!?!??!?!!!!1111one!

Welllllllll, I’m glad you asked! The entry that is deemed most creative by a panel of judges (The Comic Booked Tabletop crew) will win One Dark Ascension Fat Pack , which contains

  • 9 Dark Ascension Boosters
  • 2 deck boxes
  • 70 land cards
  • 1 Spindown life counter
  • 1 Player’s Guide

The prize in its entirety

How long do I have?

This contest will start right ….now!  and will run until Tuesday, February 14th, in other words, Valentines Day! We will contact the winner exactly one week after that, via email. He or she will then have 3 days to provide his address for shipment before we move onto the next runner up.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask below! Good luck, and get to making those cards!

~The Tabletop Crew @ Comic Booked

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About The Author

As an avid writer, gamer, and dungeon master, it would be hard to classify Jessica Lynn as anything but a geek. Her favorite past times involve raining unholy fire upon her enemies, devising the next great way to kill her party, and figuring out just how far she can push a PC before it explodes. When not taking out her nerd rage on fantasy characters or inanimate objects, she can be found toiling away in the dungeon known as the IT department. If you're wondering; InfaPlat is short for Infamous Platypus.

  1. Monkeyball 01/30/2012 at 1:32 pm

    I…. MUST…. WIN!!!

  2. Joshua Otis 01/30/2012 at 4:21 pm

    This is the greatest contest ever devised. Prepare the social networking torpedoes for launch!

  3. TsengFayt 01/30/2012 at 6:18 pm

    I like where this contest is going. :3

  4. Mitch M. 01/30/2012 at 10:12 pm

    Here’s Mine! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  5. Comic Booked Retail 01/30/2012 at 10:14 pm

    Liking where this is going. :3

  6. Joel S. 01/31/2012 at 12:47 am

    Took a little while but I like the way it turned out.
    Spider-man <3

  7. Ben P 01/31/2012 at 8:12 am

    Sounds awesome! Will judging be directed more toward the authenticity of the character or toward

    the printability of the card?

  8. Richard R. 01/31/2012 at 8:31 am

    This is pretty fun, actually.


  9. TsengFayt 01/31/2012 at 8:36 am

    Here's my submission:
    Hope you guys like it ^.^

  10. Rob M. 01/31/2012 at 9:15 am

    In case the references are missed, first is lasso, second invisible plane. The third is just a boost, her being so powerful and all.

  11. Joe E 01/31/2012 at 9:42 am

    Here's my submission. It will be interesting to see everyone elses.

  12. Kaden 01/31/2012 at 9:45 am

    Here's mine.

  13. Ridley V 01/31/2012 at 10:18 am
  14. MTGColorPie 01/31/2012 at 11:59 am

    I hope this isn't too obscure:

  15. Sean Park 01/31/2012 at 12:11 pm
  16. Shane S 01/31/2012 at 12:59 pm
  17. Kurt vT 01/31/2012 at 1:25 pm

    Here's hoping you're not too strict in your definition of "super hero"…

  18. Dan 01/31/2012 at 1:33 pm

    Going for a less-known hero. Go Vic!

  19. Mark B 01/31/2012 at 1:56 pm

    Here's my submission.

    I tried to capture as much flavor as I could. Normally, flavor-wise, his second mechanic wouldn't really be in red, but I thought it made sense flavorwise:

    1) Super simple, just imparting some of the speed force to a creature.

    2) I liked the idea of being so fast he could help you steal something important really quickly & help you get it into play.

    3) Flash & one of my favorite mechanics from Time Spiral, Split Second, give the emblem a strong swing without being totally game breaking.

  20. Jesse 01/31/2012 at 2:02 pm

    I'm Canadian so I guess I'm out (which sucks cause im poor and would kill for a fat pack). I got sloppy on the artwork since it doesnt count anyways, but here's my entry:

  21. Jade D 01/31/2012 at 2:05 pm
  22. Matthew P 01/31/2012 at 2:48 pm
  23. Lane Mcfaddin 01/31/2012 at 3:11 pm
  24. John Z 01/31/2012 at 3:15 pm
    • John Z 01/31/2012 at 3:23 pm

      For what it's worth, I tried to get the feel of Ra's Al Ghul in color, color appropriate abilities, and flavor.

      Black typically deals with transcendence of death, but Ra's also isn't afraid to impose his morality on others like white, and has an ecological "reset the world" agenda that fits with green. His abilities fit with his command of a cult of assassins, his ability to replenish himself in the Lazarus Pits, and his attempts to wipe out all but a select few with plague. I really like how the Planeswalker card type fits well with the ticking clock aspect to his bioterror plans.

  25. Tony J. 01/31/2012 at 3:18 pm

    Well, I had a Batman, but it was pretty much like Joe's up there. So, I decided to make a foil for it: Batzarro!

  26. Marqie Tjen 01/31/2012 at 4:01 pm

    The Fastest Man Himself.

    Thanks for the contest!

  27. Jim Herold 01/31/2012 at 4:51 pm

    Tried to stay away from the usual suspects, this contest was a ton of fun : )

    • Jeff H 02/01/2012 at 1:13 pm

      This is genius!

  28. Voute 01/31/2012 at 5:27 pm
  29. Roger Y 01/31/2012 at 5:34 pm

    Hope Transform cards count.

  30. Marc Davis 01/31/2012 at 5:35 pm

    Here is my entry. The Amazing Spider-man!

  31. Ryan R 01/31/2012 at 5:38 pm

    I tried to make my card for Wolverine both reasonable and playable.

  32. caprica jason 01/31/2012 at 6:53 pm

    In honor of the transform mechanism from this block, I've done one for Elektra:

  33. Justin H 01/31/2012 at 7:20 pm

    May not be the superest of heroes but a hero none the less.

  34. Zak G 01/31/2012 at 7:21 pm

    Here we go! I have a feeling I over thought this. Or didn't think about it enough. Eh?

  35. Amelie Zeng 01/31/2012 at 7:32 pm
  36. nmc 01/31/2012 at 7:34 pm

    Hope you like Preacher!

    thanks for the contest.

  37. Chris U 01/31/2012 at 8:48 pm

    Here is my entry. It is a flip card to celebrate this block of MtG.

    Andrea Beaumont

    Flips to:

    Phantasm, The Angel of Death

  38. Jeff H 01/31/2012 at 8:57 pm
    • Jim Herold 02/01/2012 at 9:32 am

      This card is just as broken as storm crow, a 1/2 flier for just one colorless and one blue? I don't think WoTC would ever print anything this stacked.

      • Jeff H 02/01/2012 at 3:20 pm

        I just playtested it against the Top 8 legacy deck, threw 4 Storms and 56 islands in my deck. Storm just blew the doors off. My opponent had 2 'goyfs and a JTMS on the battlefield, but I dropped Storm on turn 4 and won on turn 5.

        You're right, it's probably too broken to ever be printed. :S

  39. Christoph F 01/31/2012 at 11:42 pm

    Great contest, I really hope Iron Man is well represented.

    • footey 02/08/2012 at 6:05 pm

      hayden stone proudmoore. down at the bottom

  40. Devon M 01/31/2012 at 11:56 pm

    Here's my entry-

    Good luck all!

  41. Jessica 02/01/2012 at 10:22 am

    Double sided since that's the cool new thing in Magic. (I know the other side colors are off, but I couldn't find a double sided maker online)

    And undying works well with him. =)

    Thanks for the contest, that was a lot of fun!

  42. David C 02/01/2012 at 11:41 am
  43. Tony K 02/01/2012 at 2:39 pm
  44. Chris C. 02/01/2012 at 9:00 pm

    Here it my attempt!

  45. Sean M. 02/03/2012 at 8:03 am

    The Flash!

    One of my long time favorite heroes, his keyword abilities make perfect sense. His block evasion I thought was very reminiscent of his speed, obviously, but also Barry Allan's ability to vibrate through solid objects.

    His activated ability shows his great ability to dodge anything that's thrown at him. I balanced the versatility and power of his last ability with his fairly fragile body and the double color cost to activate the ability. I didn't want to make his casting cost double color because I wanted to keep the theme that he can show up quickly.

    I hope you like it and thanks for the awesome contest!

  46. Zach Voss 02/03/2012 at 12:57 pm
  47. Mark S. 02/03/2012 at 9:48 pm

    What's better than a card of a card player? Enjoy!

  48. Hayden Stone Proudmo 02/07/2012 at 6:43 pm
  49. Marc K. 02/13/2012 at 3:34 pm

    I went with an obscure villain; Johnny Sorrow. I figure the Eldrazi encompass Lovecraftian creatures like the King of Tears.

  50. Richard M. 02/13/2012 at 9:28 pm
  51. Kyle J. 02/14/2012 at 10:59 am

    Here is my attempt at Dr. Doom. I wanted to capture the spirit of a villain who is always plotting, who always has a trick up his sleeve.

  52. InfaPlat 02/14/2012 at 1:19 pm

    I'm officially announcing That this contest is now closed. The winner will be picked and emailed within the week! Good luck all of you!

  53. Preston Gisch 02/15/2012 at 4:00 am

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