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      CommentAuthorTony Lee
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2009
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    So usually I speak about the print comic stuff that I do, but today is something different. Over a year ago I was challenged to write a web comic, something I’d never done. I took the challenge however and around the start of this year I created an eight page story called Where Evils Dare, based on an idea I’ve had for several years, with art and colours by awesome Doctor Who: The Forgotten artist Stefano Martino, which was sent for consideration by Zuda.com.

    Zuda comics is a brilliant and understated repository for excellent webcomics, a division of DC Comics and every month ten hopefuls get the chance to win an opportunity to keep their webcomic going and to recieve a DC Comics contract.  There’s only one winner a month, but it’s a great opportunity to get your name known and seen by some of the greatest people in comics. And this month Where Evils Dare is one of the contestants.


    A cross between The Dirty Dozen, Inglourious Basterds and Van Helsing, the story revolves around the fight between Hitler’s ‘666 Squadron’, a Nazi force of Vampires, Werewolves, remote-controlled zombie Nazi soldiers and other such horrors, led by both Captain Viktor Von Frankenstein (son of the original mad Doctor) and a Romanian count / SS Colonel named Dracula – and the Allied ‘Special Occult Sqaudron’, led by Captain Richard Harker, grandson of Mina and Jonathan Harker – and a man with a score to settle.

    And the fight is brutal as both sides race and fight each other to gain an item of immense occult power. And many heroes will die – and be raised again – on the journey...

    If we win the contest, Where Evils Dare can continue. But winning isn’t everything. Building up awareness for Zudacomics.com, the contest itself (and the other contestants) and my wonderful, incredible artist Stefano Martino is enough if we lose, whether you choose to believe that or not.
    Of late, there have been ‘scandals’ in the zuda voting process that have involved nominees offering prizes for people who provide block votes, who involve mass voting from a single source, who create macros and bots that log up votes... that kind of thing. We will not be doing that. There are no monetary prizes, ‘free commissions’, games of your choice, nothing – just our gratitude and thanks if you advertise or vote for our story. We believe that the reader shouldn’t come based on a favour or a promise – they should want to read all the stories – and as such we ask everyone who goes to Zuda this month to read every one of the ten stories on offer before deciding on a winner – and then registering, voting and favouriting that choice. No matter who it is.

    To prove my commitment to this, I myself will be voting for one of the other nine entries.

    Yes, I am probably shooting myself in the foot, and losing votes by saying this. But at the end of the day, webcomics win. And that’s the whole point of Zuda.com

    So, from today until the end of October, visit www.Zudacomics.com, read this month’s entries, register and vote for your favourite story. Join in the discussions on the forums. And while you’re there, read some of the excellent previous webcomic entries that now continue weekly, like High Moon, Bayou, Street Code, I Rule The Night and Night Owls, among the many other, previous winners that have been allowed to continue their stories at Zuda, and previous entries that didn’t win – yet still stay available to read and enjoy.Feel free to spread the word, repost this message, join my Where Evils dare twitter at @666Platoon, read my blog at www.666Platoon.blogspot.com or my website at www.tonylee.co.uk, go to my YouTube trailer shown above and link to that, contact me, email me, buy some of my other books while you’re at it, the list goes on...And remember – NAZI VAMPIRES DON’T SPARKLE.

    Tell me what you thought of the story. If you liked it, loved it, vote for it. If you didn’t, write down what was wrong with it on the back of a five, or ten dollar bill and send it to....

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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2009
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    Very well made, good luck with the competition. Gathering votes and raising awareness during the entire month will suck all of your energy, you'll feel like sleeping for a week when the competition ends!
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2009
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    Great premise, Tony. Count me in! I love Zuda, and I don't read enough of the stuff on there. Definitely time for another in-depth shuffle through it.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2009
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    Dagnabbit, I have an unfilmable film script based on a very similar idea, only with monsters as the heroes fighting Nazi superscience. Ah well, good luck!
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      CommentAuthorAdam Lucas
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2009
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    Good luck...i'm still sleeping after my month...
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      CommentAuthorTony Lee
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2009
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    So, two weeks into the contest and I'm a close fought two, which is a confortable yet stressfull place to be.

    And the third week is where the changes usually occur, when the rankings start to play. Will they play this time? Only YOU can decide. Show your love for Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves, Fantasy characters, Pulp Heroes, Evil Geniuses, Druids, and Gladiators! Go to www.zudacomics.com and register your name - it takes a minute. Then vote for your favourite story!

    (and of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't say that WHERE EVILS DARE is a worthy entry to vote for... :-) )

    Go! Now!