Savage Beauty Bumping Pre-Orders With Contest

Savage Beauty, the revamped jungle girl title from Moonstone that’s already caused some consternation over its cheesecake and racial politics, has announced a contest. One winner, after providing a high-quality reference photograph, will be drawn into the third issue of Savage Beauty as well as receiving signed copies of the first issue and a numbered print autographed by writer and co-creator Mike Bullock. Ten additional winners wil get the signed items.

Savage Beauty logo

The comic has been promoted with the idea the creators want to “deal with real world issues through a comic medium.” That’s the connection to putting a real person into the art.

But the real message comes with the entry process: To enter the contest, you must pre-order Savage Beauty #1 (due out in February) at either your local comic shop or the Moonstone online store by the end of the year. Then email your name and address and the comic store’s name, address, and phone number. Mentioned in the press release is also this instruction: “anyone who wants to enter multiple times need only pre-order multiple copies.”

I wonder how much followup the comic book makers will be doing with the instant mailing list their entrants are building for them? What happens when a fan says they pre-ordered, but the comic store doesn’t confirm any orders? Most contests of this type aim to increase awareness and sales of a title — I haven’t before noticed one that ties the two together so directly, though.

3 Responses to “Savage Beauty Bumping Pre-Orders With Contest”

  1. Grant Says:

    Don’t care for the art I’m seeing there and any attempts to make a Jungle Girl themed comic “relevant” seems like a herculean task. I hope they pull it off although I’m not impressed with their Domino Lady stuff at all.

    I have enjoyed the genre in the past, with things like Brent Andersons Kazar and Shanna stories and that 70s Rima series. And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy well done cheesecake. Some of Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl art is very…er..”appealing”?

    I recently purchased Marvel Masterworks “Jungle Adventure” with “Lorna the Jungle Girl” that was actually pretty fun with some attractive art by Werner Roth and Jim Mooney.

  2. Ed Catto Says:

    Thanks, Grant, and I hope you’ll give it a try. And you’re right, we have set ourselves up for a Herculean task.
    But we like a lot of the same books you like, most notably that wonderful Ka-Zar run from the 80s.

    If you give it a try, be sure to let us know what you think. Issue #1 should be on sale in 2 weeks!

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