Apologies for the possibly editable title. I'm about to propose a LOT of promotional grant ideas, so I want them to be easily identifiable. I want to give you guys free stuff!
DC Comics is relaunching their entire superhero universe this September with 52 new #1 issues, designed to be jumping on points for new readers due to either being rebooted completely (Superman, Wonder Woman) or streamlined (Batman, Green Lantern). You can read more about it here. This relaunch coincides with the company's big digital comics push; every comic book will be released simultaneously in both a print and digital edition.
I am proposing that a limited number of our users, based on their rep, receive from Stack Exchange all 52 #1 issues in either digital or physical form. The person(s) who receive these 52 will generate a TBD number questions and blog content about the DC relaunch. A few notes:
I am not sure completely sure if physical copies is doable. Ideally we want you to get your hands on them the day they are released in order to get content up as quickly as possible. Comic books have to be ordered months in advance and subscriptions to physical copies are notoriously late. Because of this, we might have to take advantage of the ol' Digital Revolution. If purchasing a gift card from your local comic store so you can use it to buy the new 52 is preferable (believe me, I understand the power of the physical copy), then that can most likely be arranged.
Based on the interest of the community and whether or not I can get DC Comics to contribute to this project (I haven't reached out to my DC contacts yet as user interest will determine if I need to), I don't know how many people we can give this to. I would like to do this for at least two users. If more than one user is selected, it will be the ones with the highest reputation points at a TBD time.
I really hope this is sounds like a fun idea and, if it goes well, I can foresee it leading to a lot of other cool events in the future. What does everyone think?