It’s Mystery Cover time again, kiddies! Last time around, we set Mortimer Glum free to create anything his drug-addled mind could conjure up for a special Mystery Cover. The result was… well… umm… this. This time, we have an even worse idea! We’re going to let you glorious freaks submit your weirdest and most demented concepts for our Escape From Jesus Island #3 Mystery Cover. We’ll pick our favorite three and a fan vote will determine the ultimate winner. The winning submission will be brought to life by Mortimer Glum in all its twisted glory.
RULES: The only restriction on ideas is that YOUR CONCEPT MUST CONTAIN MORTIMER GLUM AND YESHUA (THE ANTICHRIST) AND/OR JESUS. Submit your strangest cover concepts to us through our Facebook fan page or send them to JesusIslandComics@gmail.com. The concept can be as detailed as you’d like. As you can see above, Mortimer’s covers tend to be insanely detailed.
PRIZE: The winner will receive Mystery Cover #1 of 50, along with a Cover Concept credit in the Mystery Cover.
DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by Aug. 9. Our favorite three entries will be shared on Facebook and voting will be open to fans shortly thereafter.
PREORDERS: Want to lock in your copy of the Mystery Cover early? We can do that. Mystery Cover numbers are assigned in the order they are preordered, so if you want a low-numbered book, order early. The EFJI#3 Mystery Covers are $25, or $50 with an interior sketch by Mortimer Glum. All funds raised go toward replacing the dying iMac that plays a vital role in our production process. You can reserve your copy of the EFJI#3 Mystery Cover here. Did you miss the #2 Mystery Cover? We have four copies left here.
In the early days of pre-production, fan Jeff Ansell (who appeared as the mutant with his eyes stitched shut in EFJI #1) suggested we create a legless mutant who pulls himself along with his arms. We loved the idea and Mortimer immediately got to designing the critter. Once created, we let you wonderful freaks pick the name and I weaved the new character of Meatwagon into the Jesus Island world.
It’s now hard to imagine this story without Meatwagon. He’s become a vital part of the Jesus Island mythos. We know our fans have tons of great ideas and we want to hear them.
HOW IT WORKS: Think up the most fabulously twisted mutant you can and tell us about him/her/it in whatever medium you would like. If you’re an artist, draw your mutant. If you’re a writer, write up a description. We’re looking for the most interesting possible character design, so whatever best helps you express your idea, do that.
BACKGROUND: Your Creation was made by ReGen Corp on the Malsum Island Research Facility and is one of hundreds of horribly mutated, failed clones of Jesus. At some point in ReGen’s brutal testing program, Your Creation earned the attention of Yeshua (the Antichrist), who saved it from extermination.
Who is Your Creation? What are its mutations? What sets it apart from the rest of the horde?
PRIZE: Our favorite submission will be turned into a character in Escape From Jesus Island! The winner will receive an 11×17 print of Your Creation, signed by artist Mortimer Glum, as well as a Mutant Design credit in the issue where Your Creation first appears.
SEND ENTRIES TO: EFJILetters@gmail.com
DEADLINE: August 3, 2014.
This is your chance to be a part of the Jesus Island universe! Unleash those nightmares on us and have Your Creation immortalized in print.
A very Happy Birthday to Cobalt Dena, the latest victim of a Mortimer Glum makeover!
100.3 WKIT’s Dave Isaac, of Stephen King’s Rock and Roll Station, became a member of the mutant horde after being tortured…er…I mean…um…after being talked into it while ringing in the Apocalypse with Damien Zygote tunes and lots of
evil inspiring discussion about our End of Times graphic novel Escape From Jesus Island with Koko Anne Berube, Dave Isaac Wkit, Damien Zygote, Shawn French, Rachelle Leon, Peeter Parkker and Mortimer Glum.
This festive mutant is Brother Karl, the latest victim of a makeover by Mortimer Glum. If you have 50 Facebook friends who would be into Escape From Jesus Island, you could be next. — with Shawn French, Peeter Parkker,Mortimer Glum and Rachelle Leon.
Another mutant is born! Jamie Driggers had Mortimer Glum work his magic on her daughter. Introducing Sister Rachel.
Want a mutant image of yourself or a loved one? Mortimer does them for $75 or get one for free by introducing 50 Facebook friends to Escape From Jesus Island. — with Jamie Driggers, Mortimer Glum, Peeter Parkker, Shawn French and Rachelle Leon.
Please join me in welcoming Brian Shirley of Alien Bee to the mutant horde! Brian will be appearing in the comic as an escaped test subject at ReGen Corp’s island research facility on Jesus Island.
You’ll be able to pick up Escape From Jesus Island gear and eventually the book at the Alien Bee table at conventions all over the damn place, starting this summer. Welcome aboard, Brian!
*See update at bottom and on contest page.
It’s time for our very first Mutant Deathmatch! Tell us who would win and why and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win an image of the mutant you picked, signed by Mortimer Glum. Read below for the Tale of the Tape and fight breakdown…
In the red corner…
Pariah, Beast of the Unholy Seven (aka The Beast)
Weight: 377 pounds
Strengths: Claws, horns, seven sets of snapping jaws, fast, crazed voracity
Weaknesses: Fearless. No respect for Goliath or any other creature except the Antichrist.
Keys to Victory: Smother Goliath and frenzy. Get inside his guard and tear him up with fangs and horns. Take the fight to the ground if possible.
In the blue corner…
Weight: 612 pounds
Strengths: Unrivaled physical strength, tremendous pain tolerance, incredible mass, smart fighter
Weaknesses: Not much in the way of defense. It’s hard to miss something his size.
Keys to Victory: Keep Pariah at arm’s length and connect with one of those right hooks that can fell a tree. The Beast has weapons everywhere, so avoid grappling.
Towering above the pack at a height of 8’1, Goliath has long been considered unbeatable among the mutants on Jesus Island. Raised into a life of servitude by ReGen Corp CEO Anna Thorne, Goliath serves as her enforcer in exchange for protection for his diminutive mutant friend Palsy. In addition to off-the-charts strength, Goliath is extremely intelligent and knows how to best take advantage of his size. No mutant has ever presented a serious challenge to Goliath, the undisputed badass of Jesus Island.
But deep in Damien’s Lair, a contender arises. Pariah, Beast of the Unholy Seven. The seven-headed Beast of Biblical prophecy. With six horns on his heads, plus one on each elbow and knee, Pariah is built for destruction. This berserk monster from the depths of Hell destroys everything in his path and if Goliath is next, so be it.
Who would win and why?
((Mutant Deathmatch is a hypothetical exhibition match with no connection to the events of Escape From Jesus Island))
UPDATE: Contest Over, Winner Announced Here. Congrats, Shea!
Winners of our Valentine’s Day Contest: Eric and Jeanne.