- Posted by Johanna on September 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm
- Category: Comic News
It’s not the first time a comic book has encouraged voter participation — free copies of Ex Machina #1 were given to newly registered voters in 2004 — but this new promotion takes a more modern, online spin. Register to vote, send a copy of your confirmation to TakeActionGetAction@live.com, and you’ll get a free digital copy of Captain Action #0.
I’m glad to see people encouraged to register — the next step is actually getting out and voting. I’m applying to be an election official for my precinct this year because it’s important to protect our rights to vote and vote fairly. (Especially if you’re female — there are people alive today who remember when women couldn’t have their say.)
Giving away a digital copy of the comic makes it easier for everyone — no cost to the publisher and more chance that a participant can get their prize without any snags.
The head of the company behind the Captain Action relaunch, Ed Catto, said, “Captain Action is all about taking action and we’d like to do our part to encourage folks to vote. In fact, as our new Moonstone comic is all about a new generation taking over, it’s very appropriate.” Moonstone publisher Joe Gentile followed up with a plug: “Captain Action is a great story and we want to make sure as many people as possible can read it. This is especially urgent with our ongoing series, which begins with issue #1 — on sale in just a few weeks.”
I do wish that they’d find a way to reward people who’ve already registered as well as those who need to be bribed into it. :)