And our 7th finalist is... Empress, Mother Earth's Handmaiden! Many thanks to all the participants and all the entries that made the voting round should be proud of doing so against such stiff competition.
Voting was hot and heavy for a while there but in the end The Empress squeeked out a win to become the 7th finalist. We'll now be turning it over to the judges to choose the overall winner from our 7 finalist. In no particular order our 7 finalist are:
1) The Fugitives
3) Soviet Superwoman
4) The Celtic Clan
7) Empress, Mother Earth's Handmaiden
Please review the previous Journal entries if you need a referesher on the details of the contest. Questions have surfaced about how many winners will be chosen. As previously stated there is one (we may have something cooked up for the finalist though). Unfortunately we can't advance the story of Argo 5 story monthly guest stars so it's a one shot deal as of right now. Holding another contest such as this will most likey be dependant on the sales of the issue (a dip in our numbers will indicate that readers are not interested in featured guest stars).
Another point that further clarification was asked about: Argo Comics will hold all rights to the issue of Argo 5 that the character(s) appears in but you retain all the rights and ownership of your character(s). Argo Comics will be allowed to reprint and promote the issue in any format but we would not use the character(s) in future stories without the expressed consent of the character's owner.
There was another point, mentioned in the topic thread, that I think is worth repeating here. Everyone has to keep in mind that the contest is about guest starring in an issue of Argo 5. That is to say, that it is not necesarily the best concept winning this contest but rather the best concept to guest star in Argo 5. Obviously, entries who had not read the Argo Comics stories were at a big disadvantage as they would not know if their characters would work well with Argo 5 or if their characters were too similar in personality or powers so as to be repetitive of Argo 5 members (or other characters who have already appeared in Sorority of Power or the Argo Comics Anthology). I would venture to say that practically all the entries were "comicbook quality" and it's the excecution that works or doesn't. Again, the last place entry may have the potential to become the most successful comic of the bunch but in the judges opinion, would not work well as a guest star in Argo 5.
Best of luck to all the finalist!
September 28, 2012 Update: Hey All, Judges scores are all in, so while I tabulate the scores, I thought I would share a bit of Facebook exclusive content on one judge's Round 1 scores as that was requested from a participant. Again, the contest is not for the best comicbook idea but rather for the best Argo 5 guest star. You can check that out here: www.facebook.com/pages/Argo-Co…