IDW and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) have announced a Star Trek “Be a Redshirt” contest.
Usually, “being a redshirt” on the original series was apt to be hazardous, and while the same will hold true for the redshirt in this contest, there is a prize that makes it worth the inevitable phaser blast.
The grand prize in the “Be a Redshirt” contest will be a comic book cover appearance for the winner. The winner will be featured on an exclusive variant cover of an upcoming Star Trek comic in the newly-launched Star Trek (2009) universe, and “in true Redshirt fashion, will fall victim to a phaser blast in the midst of heroically saving [his or her comic book] retailer.”
“As redshirts are famous for always catching the phaser in Star Trek episodes, and as comic fans can be so loyal in defending their local retailer, it’s the perfect contest,” said Dirk Wood, IDW’s Director of Retailer Marketing. “And, partnering with the CBLDF is perfect because no one knows more about defending retailers than they do.”
The cover art featuring the winner will be done by the Sharp Brothers (Joe and Rob).
To enter the contest, which begins tomorrow, fans will have to do a bit of writing. Details can be found here.