Friday, August 26, 2011
OFFICIAL CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT - DARTH VADER
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Starting in 1977 over at Marvel Comics, Star Wars took to the printed page to chronicle the adventures of a galaxy far, far away. Today, Dark Horse Comics publishes Star Wars comics and, as an added bonus, some of them have actually been quite good.
From the moment he stormed into the Tantive IV, his black armor starkly separating him from the white-clad stormtroopers, we all knew Darth Vader was a (dark side of the) force to be reckoned with. And if for some reason you thought Luke stood a chance in The Empire Strikes Back, you probably saw those thoughts dwindle as more and more of Vader's Force-launched machinery pummeled him and he ultimately lost his right hand.
Darth Vader is hardcore, and to coincide with the Blu-Ray release of the Star Wars saga this month, Superhero of the Month is proud to have the most infamous Dark Lord of the Sith serve as our redesign challenge for September.
Feel free to reinterpret Vader pre- or post-Mustafar burning. In fact, you may submit one redesign of each incarnation, but remember: only one will ultimately qualify for the contest itself. The most important thing to remember is that, in the Star Wars universe, Vader is one of the most -- if not the most -- feared men in the galaxy. Depict him as such.
Submissions are due between September 1 - 23. The winner will be announced September 30. We'll have the resident Big Shiny Robot! Star Wars expert, Brian "Swank-mo-tron" Young on hand to guest-judge, along with the winner of our Wonder Woman contest.