Posted by G-Man

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The 'twist' should be quick and easy. Just follow the three rules in the video. Your deadline will be January 30, 2015.

Eligibility: Comic Vine Giveaways (the "Giveaways") are open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) and are 18 years of age or older. Employees of CBS Interactive, its advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in the production, development, implementation or handling of a Giveaway, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, their respective parent companies, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, service providers, prize suppliers any other person or entity associated with Giveaway (collectively "Giveaway Entities") and/or the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee, are not eligible. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

Sponsor: The Giveaways are sponsored by Comic Vine, 235 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA ("Sponsor").

Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in a Giveaway constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Entrants acknowledge and agree that the Giveaway Entities may have developed or may in the future develop ideas that may be similar to entrant's submission, that any such similarity shall be coincidental, and that entrant shall have no rights whatsoever in or to, and the Giveaway Entities shall have no obligation to entrant for the Giveaway Entities' use of, any such ideas.

Entry Period: The start and end times/dates (the "Entry Period") are located on the applicable Giveaway page.

Giveaway Entry/Submission: Follow the directions on the applicable Giveaway page in order to submit an entry. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.

Winner Selection: Winner(s) will be selected via random drawing. The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winner(s) will be contacted via private message and will be asked to provide their first and last names, age and mailing address. If a potential winner does not respond within the timeframe stated in the notification p.m. (one week), the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all entries received during the Entry Period.

Requirements of the Potential Winners: Except where prohibited, the potential winner(s) may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the "Affidavit/Release") within seven (7) days of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate entrant may be selected in his/her place.

Prize(s): The prize(s) are located on the applicable Giveaway page. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of a prize.

General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume the Giveaway in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the screen name from which the entry is made. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Giveaway, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Giveaway Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Giveaway; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Giveaway or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Giveaway Entities' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Giveaway, and in no event shall the Giveaway Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Giveaway or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Publicity: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Winner's consent to Sponsor's use of Winner's name, likeness, picture, portrait, voice, opinions, biographical information and state of residence for promotional, publicity or advertising purposes worldwide in any media and on the World Wide Web, in perpetuity, without further payment, consideration, review or consent (where allowable).

Edited by dotwilson

hey is this video working for anyone or is it just me having issues... i hit play and its just a black screen...

Posted by G-Man
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thanks @g_man there it goes now.... it prob was my state of the art office computer from 1997...

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I know I had read comics before it, but the first comic i really remember reading was Speeding Bullets

Obviously at this point i knew who Batman and superman was, and so when i found this crazy amalgamation of the two on the cover of a comic in my brothers drawer, i just had to know what was going on.
It was the most interesting thing i had ever read in a comic at the time, and is probably what sparked my ability to look at things as they could be creatively instead of simply as they are.

I still recommend it whenever i think someone might find it interesting.

An honorable mention goes to In Darkest Knight, which i read right afterwards and loved almost as much. I started collecting back issues of Tim Drake's Robin, Gen 13, and X-Man a week later.

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The first comic i remember reading is: Spider-Man, Storm and Power Man #1 released by Marvel on December 1981.


I honestly dont know if i picked this up at a comic shop or if it came with an action figure, but i remember it being basically an after school special comic that featured Spidey, Storm and Powerman teaching kids the danger of smoking cigarettes and stopping the big bad SmokeScreen. I still have this issue bag and boarded and wont ever get rid of it.

My first comic i bought in the shops was: Marvel Comics Presents #17


This was the first issue i remember ever buying, I was 5 years old and it opened the door for me to comic reading/collecting. I dont know why i chose this particular issue, maybe because it featured 4 short stories of characters i had no idea of.. it featured Cyclops, Colossus, Black Panther and The Watcher but i still have this issue and wont ever get rid of it either

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Iron Man #102

I have no idea how I got this specific comic. It came out 2 years before I was born, but I remember Doom attaching the helmet to Dreadknight. I also remember going with my Granddad to get my haircut and getting comics from the Pharmacy next door. We'd always grab Captain America and whatever else looked cool (usually a Spider-Man or X-men).

Posted by AbdullahZubair

The first comic I remember reading was the one which helps me win the competition(Assuming that is the competition as it was just too long and there weren't any pictures)

TBH I don't live in USA

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Its not super old, but its the first one that I ever read.

Posted by Xwraith

The first comic I can remember reading was the Star Wars Droids Special. My mom bought it for my when I was 5, around the time I first got into Star Wars (this was also during the time when it was just starting regain popularity).

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I think I am going to be the oldest entry here (so far). The earliest comic book I remember reading was DC's Limited Collector's Edition #39 (1975) presenting the origins of the villains of the DCU. I was only 6 years old and my mom had just picked this up and brought it home. I can't remember the contents but I remember the cover of the heroes on one side facing off their counterpart villains. This has become such a famous trope on comic covers since then. And it inspired my love for the animated show Challenge of The Superfriends in 1978 as the JLA battled the Legion of Doom. Now many years later it inspires all kind of nostalgia.

Limited Collector's Edition

Posted by SupremeHyperion

This and the following issue #250, were the first books I bought from my local comic shop. I remember thinking that Gladiator was so cool and to see him, Captain Americ, The Fantastic Four, Spider-man, and the X-men fighting it out blew my mind. And it was my first real introduction to the Skrulls (still one of my favorite issues).

Fantastic Four #249 - Man and Superman!

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This is one of the first comics I remember picking up. I was a huge Transformers fan and I used to love the comic as well. This issue has led to a 30 year habit which is getting increasingly expensive!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures I was a big fan of the cartoon and though I was young seeing my cousin draw the turtles. I fell in love with the characters and still read the series to this day. But this one is the first one I remember getting when I moved to Japan for 3 years as my dad got stationed there. Sadly I Had a huge collection of the Adventures series lost during shipping on the way back to the states.

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This was my first comic. While I had plenty of exposure to Wolverine and the X-men via the cartoon show(s) and trading cards this was a very different take on a character I thought I knew. It is a bit dark for a 10 year old to read, but also contained a great message for a young mind; everyone needs some help some times. I have read this issue more times than I can count. It really is this book that has kept me into comics, in the periods where I was not reading many (if any) comics I would always grab this one and re-read it. Ultimately this book solidified Wolverine as my favorite character in comics and has informed the type of comics I read to this day.