We at Geek Girls Network, Guerrilla Geek, and Nerds in Babeland love comic books! Unfortunately, while comic-book movie adaptations are making millions at the box office, how many movie goers actually read the comics?

Our collective websites want to do as much as we can to bring new readers into the comics universe. Starting today, January 17th, we will be holding an ongoing contest to inspire new readers. We are asking you to purchase a comic that you haven’t read before (or show proof that you have legally attained a digital copy of a #1 issue). Every week, one randomly selected submission will win a comic book or graphic novel!

Please read the rules below. Submissions for the first contest must be made to comicbookcontest@gmail.com by Friday, January 28 at 5 p.m. EST.

The first prize that we are giving away is Fables Volume 1: Legends in Exile!

Have you read a comic recently? Have you ever read a comic? If you answered no to either of these questions, we think that it’s about time you get out there and read something new!

All you need to do to enter the contest is buy a #1 issue or Volume 1 of a trade paperback (legal digital copies count too!), then email us two positive or negative reactions to prove that you read it.

One randomly selected person will win whatever comic book or graphic novel is listed as the prize for that contest week.

OFFICIAL RULES

1. Please send all submissions to comicbookcontest@gmail.com

2. In the subject line, write “COMIC CONTEST.”

3. In the body of the e-mail, write your name and address so we already have it if you win. Also include your twitter name if you’d like us to mention your victory!

4. The e-mail should also have an ATTACHED photo of the comic you purchased and the receipt. Both the comic and the receipt should be clearly visible.

5. The point of this contest is to get new readers into comics. Please don’t enter by taking pictures of your weekly comic book pull list. That’s just not cool. In order to guarantee this, the book you pick up must be a #1 (issue, volume, etc) or an original standalone graphic novel. Otherwise, we will assume you are trying to cheat us, and we will disqualify your entry.

6. You can enter as many times as you like, but each submission must include a different comic book that you have purchased.

7. When we get your e-mail, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, it is okay to re-submit.

8. Winners will be chosen with a random number generator.

Find your local comic shop here: Comic Shop Locator

Unsure of where to start? We have a few reviews that may give you some ideas!

Geek Girls Network: Comics for the total N00b-Part 3: Vertigo

Guerrilla Geek: Witchblade Redemption: Volume 1 (with the entire first issue available to read)

Nerds in Babeland: The Unwritten