Y: The Last Man – Free

Over on the DC comics web site they have several Vertigo first issue comics for free. This includes Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and the excellent Y: The Last Man. I am definitely downloading Y: The Last Man as I have never read issue one. I recommend this one to non-comics readers and it is very well written, though it has some adult content. The comic deals with what happens when all of the world’s men, save one, are killed by a mysterious plague.

I think it is smart for the comic book companies to continue to release first issues of their more popular titles because it takes away the risk factor for the reader. It is always a pain in the butt to spend money on something only to find Idon’t care for it. If it is free, though, and I dig it I may go ahead and buy a few issues.

Writing Contest at The Clarity of Night

Jason, over at The Clarity of Night is having another writing contest. The contest rules are the same as his other contests. He provides a photograph for inspiration and submissions are 250 words maximum in any genre. Jason posts each submission on his blog once he receives it, allowing other writers to comment on each submission. The due date is 11:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 29th (Eastern Time, United States). I am definitely going to enter this contest as I think even I can squeeze out 250 words. Here are a list of the prizes:

  • 1st Place: Autographed copy of Pale Immortal, $35 Amazon gift certificate, 8 x 10 print of the “Lonely Moon” photograph (signed by Jason Evans)
  • 2nd Place: Autographed copy of Pale Immortal, $25 Amazon gift certificate
  • 3rd Place: Autographed copy of Pale Immortal, $15 Amazon gift certificate
  • 4th Place: $10 Amazon gift certificate
  • 5th Place: $5 Amazon gift certificate
  • Readers Choice Award (chosen by you/rules to be announced): Autographed copy of Pale Immortal, 8 x 10 print of the “Lonely Moon” photograph (signed by Jason Evans)

Add a little line in the comments of this post if you are going to enter the contest and I will check out your submissions.