A Place For Comics: MySpace Launches Comic Book Community

Fri, February 16th, 2007 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Today MySpace launched the MySpace.com Comic Books profile which can be found at www.myspace.com/comicbooks . This profile will be the official community for manga, graphic novels and comic books on MySpace.

Fans and friends of MySpace Comic Books can check out the community to find the latest comic book news, interviews, special features, contests, exclusives and more. MySpace Comic Books will spotlight the most exciting projects, creators and events in the industry including user generated comics by MySpace members themselves.

The "Buffy Changed My Life" Contest!

As part of the launch, MySpace is hosting the "Buffy Changed My Life" contest running Feb. 14 – Mar. 14, 2007. Fans are asked to write in, detailing how Buffy changed their life in 250 words or less. "Buffy" and "Angel" creator Joss Whedon himself will judge this contest and choose one lucky winner will be written in as a character in the comic book Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, which picks up where the seventh season of the television series left off.   Buffy the Vampire is published by Dark Horse Comics; fans can learn more about Dark Horse at www.myspace.com/darkhorsecomics . Entries for the "Buffy Changed my Life" contest can be submitted at www.myspace.com/comicbooks .

New York Comic Con

Next week MySpace Comic Books will be at the New York Comic Con. MySpace is the title sponsor of this event, taking place from February 23 - 25 at the Jacob Javits Center. Check out the New York Comic Con profile at www.myspace.com/nycomiccon .   MySpace events include:

  • Friends can meet face-to-face at the "The Official MySpace Meet Up Point." MySpacers can meet offline at Fox Atomic booth #553. This area will contain computer stations for users to check their MySpace profile, enter the "The Hills Have Eyes 2" / 15 Gigs of Fear music video mash-up contest, as well as meet talent including Wes Craven, Steve Niles, Jimmy Palmiotti, and more.
  • MYSPACE MYSTERY PANEL. This panel will feature three mystery guests – all top creators in the world of comics– to be announced on the day of the panel. The www.myspace.com/comicbooks and www.myspace.com/nycomiccon profiles will reveal clues on the identity of the mystery panelists leading up to the event.
  • MySpace member to serve as show correspondent.   MySpacer Olive Panter will cover all Comic Con action and report back to the MySpace Comic Books' community via video reports from the convention floor after Comic Con has wrapped up.

About MySpace.com

MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends, discovering popular culture, and making a positive impact on the world. By integrating web profiles, video, mobile communications, instant messaging and more, MySpace has created a global connected community with a wide array of communication choices. As the highest ranked website in terms of page views*, MySpace is the most widely-used and highly-regarded site of its kind. MySpace's international network includes localized community sites in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, and Ireland.

 
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