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Titan Books And AICN's The 13 Hours Of Halloween Giveaway Begins Now!!

Merrick here...
...with a super-cool opportunity courtesy of our friends over at Titan Books. We have some books you might be interested in. One (1) copy each. Here's how to go about trying for one.... At the end of each book synopsis below, you'll find a one hour time period specified. Within each of these hour-long time periods, I've secretly chosen a specific time of day (all entries will be selected in Central Standard Time - i.e. you need to hit the right pre-selected time, CST). If you want to try to win the particular book being offered in that specific hour-long block, simply e-mail me via the contest e-mail link displayed here:


Whoever's e-mail hits my Inbox at, or closest to, my pre-selected time will receive one copy of the book being awarded in that hour block of time. BE SURE TO ADJUST YOUR ENTRY/E-MAIL SEND TIME SO THAT IT IS RECEIVED IN THE TIME YOU INTENDED (the time reflected beneath the titles below) - YOU WANT YOUR E-MAIL TO ARRIVE CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, USA!! We won't be held accountable if you enter & inadvertently win a title you didn't want to grab. You can CLICK HERE for a nifty, easy to use time conversion tool to help you reconcile your time zone (globally) with Central Standard Time, US. You may enter for multiple titles, all titles, or whatever - but you can only win one (1) time (i.e. one title) in this giveaway. And, again, we only have one (1) copy of each title to offer. Thus, if you win multiple times during this giveaway (which would be highly unlikely), you'll have to make a choice regarding which book you want to receive. So, BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES FROM A FREQUENTLY CHECKED E-MAIL ADDRESS!!!! If we can't get in touch with you quickly and easily, your entry will be scratched and we will default to the next closest winning entry. Contest is open to international readers. IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS IN THIS E-MAIL. This information is used to expedite prize shipment only (no spams, mailing lists, etc.) and all information is summarily discarded when the contest closes. So what's up for grabs?

The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of a Television Classic

Fifty years ago, production began on The Avengers, a TV series that has yet to be rivaled for its wit, adventure and sheer style. Here, thanks to unprecedented access to the show’s archive, is a glorious visual celebration of the show that defined 60s television, packed with rare and previously unpublished photographs, and memories from the cast and crew. 1:30pm CST USA - 2:30pm CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Dr Jekyll and Mr Holmes

When Sir Danvers Carew is brutally murdered, the Queen herself calls on SHERLOCK HOLMES to investigate. In the course of his enquiries, the esteemed detective is struck by the strange link between the highly respectable Dr. Henry Jekyll and the immoral Edward Hyde. Can he work out what it is that connects the two men or is it mystery even beyond the skills of the great Sherlock Holmes? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories. The Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the world’s greatest detective. 2:30pm CST USA - 3:30pm CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

Icons: The DC Comics and Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee

A collection of hundreds of full-color illustrations and pencils spanning the entire career of the hugely successful and popular artist Jim Lee, with an all-new cover by Lee. Including his work on Batman and Superman, Vertigo titles, and WildStorm heroes WildC.A.T.s, Divine Right and Deathblow, accompanied by exclusive interview material from the man himself. 3:30pm CST USA - 4:30pm CST USA

Pre-order on Amazon!

Hammer Glamour

Over fifty years ago, with the release of The Curse of Frankenstein and Christopher Lee’s iconic performance in Dracula, Hammer ushered in a whole new era of blood and barely-restrained cleavage in glorious color, mixing sex and horror with a style and panache that made the small British company world famous. Bursting at the seams with rare and previously unpublished photographs from Hammer’s archive and private collections worldwide, and featuring many new interviews, Hammer Glamour is a lavish, full color celebration of Hammer’s female stars, including Ingrid Pitt, Martine Beswick, Caroline Munro, Barbara Shelley, Joanna Lumley, Nastassja Kinski, and of course Raquel Welch (who can forget her fur bikini in One Million Years B. C.?). 4:30pm CST USA - 5:30pm CST USA

Find it on Amazon! Please note estimated shipping time...

Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 5

Lucifer has been released from his prison in Hell, and has in turn unleashed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death — to herald the end of times. Dean and Sam have set themselves the seemingly impossible task of stopping the Apocalypse, while also trying to avoid their destinies: to be the human vessels for Archangel Michael and Lucifer when they fight to determine the fate of Earth and humanity. On the journey, the Winchesters find time to face wraiths, witches, pagan gods, the Whore of Babylon, and a cute anti-Christ. This official companion is packed with exclusive interviews, photos, behind-the-scenes secrets, a complete episode guide, plus a color portrait gallery of the stars. 5:30pm CST USA - 6:30pm CST USA

Pre-order on Amazon!

RuneScape: Betrayal at Falador

With over 100 million active accounts, RuneScape is widely recognized as the world’s most popular MMORPG. Betrayal at Falador is the first ever tie-in novel to RuneScape. In the kingdom of Asgarnia, though the Knights of Falador defend the land and protect the people, they face threats that clamor from all sides—and from within. Enemies mass at the borders, and a killer stalks the night, killing innocents and slipping away unseen. When a young woman appears in the teeth of the storm, her sudden arrival launches a chain of events that endangers the very fabric of magic. And unless the knights can solve the riddle of Kara-Meir, everything they hold close may be lost. Their one hope may lie in the hands, not of a knight, but of an untested squire named Theodore. 6:30pm CST USA - 7:30pm CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

Supernatural: War of the Sons

In this brand-new Supernatural adventure, Sam and Dean Winchester find themselves in a small town in South Dakota, on the hunt for Lucifer. There the brothers meet Don – an angel with a proposition… How far will they go to uncover the secret Satan never wanted them to find out? A Supernatural novel that reveals unseen secrets of the Winchester brothers. 7:30pm CST USA - 8:30pm CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

Yippee Ki-Yay Moviegoer

With the hilarious “instant cult classic” Seagalogy, Vern wrote a book that shook the very foundations of film criticism. Now he’s back, and this time he’s got all of ‘the films of badass cinema’ in his sights! From Die Hard to The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Transformers to Mary Poppins, Vern has an opinion on everything, and he’s not shy about sharing them... 8:30pm CST USA - 9:30pm CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

Lenore: Wedgies (Color Edition) (Signed by Roman Dirge)

Return to the dark, surreal world of Lenore, the cute little dead girl with a knack for unintentional mayhem and occasional wanton destruction in this second installment, beautifully and painstakingly recolor by Roman Dirge himself. Featuring stories about limbless cannibals, clock monsters, cursed vampire dolls, taxidermied friends, an obsessed would-be lover and more fuzzy animal mutilations than you can shake a severed head at. 9:30pm CST USA - 10:30pm CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

The Art of Drew Struzan

Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie poster images of the last 30 years, from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars: Episode III. This is the first book to cover his movie work in depth. Featuring over 300 pieces of artwork, including previously unseen poster art for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Hellboy II, this is a treat for movie buffs and artists alike. 10:30pm CST USA - 11:30pm CST USA NOTE: due to the popularity of this title, shipment/receipt of this book may be delayed until December.

Find it on Amazon- please note estimated shipping time

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Whitechapel Horrors

Terror reigns on the streets of Whitechapel where horrific murders are being committed. SHERLOCK HOLMES believes he knows the identity of the killer – Jack the Ripper. But as he delves deeper, Holmes realizes that revealing the murderer puts much more at stake than merely putting a psychopath behind bars. In this case, Holmes is faced with the greatest dilemma of his career. 11:30pm CST USA - 12:30am CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th

When Friday the 13th premiered in 1980, the film introduced moviegoers to a new kind of cinematic terror — shocking, visceral, graphic and relentless. Spawning ten popular sequels to date, the series has become the most successful horror franchise of all time, and the character of ‘Jason’ an icon known around the world as the first name in evil. Now, uncensored and in their own words, over 200 alumni of the series recall a quarter-century's worth of behind-the-scenes stories — the struggles, feuds, foibles, controversies and calamities. Fully illustrated with nearly 600 never-before-seen photos, rare archival documents and production materials, this huge hardback volume is the ultimate oral and visual memoir of the series - a must-have for fans and cinema historians alike. 12:30am CST USA - 1:30am CST USA

Find it on Amazon!

The Art of Hammer: Posters From the Archive of Hammer Films

Hammer Films were almost as well known for the way in which they sold their films, as for the films themselves. The Art of Hammer is the first ever collection of the company’s iconic movie posters, and is a celebration of movie art at its best. This large format, lavish hardback brings together hundreds of rare posters from around the world, and features Hammer’s greatest films. 1:30am CST USA - 2:30am CST USA

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  • Oct. 29, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by Tasteflex

    This little gay kid thinks he's Robocop.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    neato too

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by boyalien

    What the fuck? Are we EVER gonna know who won this one?

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Please confirm: No limit on number of entries??

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    So we can just spend n hour sending email after email trying to hit the right time? I didn't see anything stating one entry per title window or anything.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Where's the contest . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . where you win the new Rune Scape illustration job? Yikes . . .

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST


    by Merrick

    Yes! Names are already in the hands of those fulfilling the contest - announcement shortly.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by Merrick

    Knock yourselves out.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Oh, and while I have your attention...

    by boyalien

    Merrick, I just shot you an email. I won the Drew Struzan contest but have yet to receive the book. Wondering what's up with that. Let me know man!

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Want a great Halloween story?

    by bigpale boom. 1 dollar. Award winning. Talk-Back special. One Halloween Evening.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Check that...

    by bigpale .my bad.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST


    by Merrick

    Ugh. I'm told there are delays/supply problems due to high demand. Working to resolve- but you're not the only one. I'll reply to your e-mail with an update.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Ever shit your pants trying to fart?

    by BilboRing

    I haven't. But I can see how it could happen.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    I really wanted to enter for the Jim Lee Icons book. But I literally just got out of class, and missed the hour-wide window by a couple of minutes. huff

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    John McClane from the original Die Hard would be a fun Halloween costume... too bad I don't smoke anymore.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    That reminds me

    by Kammich

    Anyone here see the "Human Giant" skit about the Bruce Willis impersonator? Fucking hilarious. "Excuse me, I have to go piss like '12 monkeys.'"

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    as much as I recommend my own book

    by Vern

    you should go for Crystal Lake Memories. That book is fucking incredible. It's as detailed as the making of Star Wars books but it's about all the Friday the 13ths. They even discuss building models of the logos and blowing them up for the opening credits, things like that.

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    So... winners?

    by daggor

    Were the winners some dumbasses that e-mailed constantly?