From Atari Age magazine, volume 2, number 2, p. 28
The incredible Cosmic Contestamatic Binhopper lay waiting, overflowing with more entries than the Galaxy had ever before witnessed. Editor, powerful muscles rippling from forefinger to elbow, plunged his hand into the teeming mail-strom. Deftly plucking out an envelope, he tore it open and pulled out a photograph. That face--human, yet somehow more than human. By the glowing gods of Gornisht, it was an Atari Club member! Surely, this was a face that must be shared with the world!
What! Oh, the sweepstakes? Sorry, I got carried away...guess I've been spending too much time with out friends at DC Comics. But I was explaining this issue's sweepstakes. You see, we are going to make three Atari Club members famous by including them in a real DC comic book! All you have to do to enter is send us a clear photograph of yourself. It can be any size, in color or black and white. Sorry, none of your photos can be returned.
On October 15, 1983, your own true editor will grab three envelopes from all those received by September 30, rip those entries open and, as long as the photos contained therein are clear enough to work from, personally deliver them to the merry crew at DC Comics. The DC gang will draw our winners into a future issue of the Atari Force comic book--they'll be famous! And to help them answer all the fan mail they'll get, we'll toss in the Atari Writing System--that includes a brand new Atari 600XL computer, the Atari 1027 Letter Quality Printer, and the AtariWriter word processing system. Not only that, but we'll frame the panels of original artwork depicting our winners and give each of them one to keep!
We'll pick out another 10 envelopes at random as second prize winners, and 200 more for third prize. Sorry, no fame for second and third prize winners--just Atari goodies.
1. No purchase necessary to enter. Simply print or type the information requested on the official Atari Club Sweepstakes Entry Form (see reverse side of this page) or on a 3" x 5" card and mail it along with a clear photograph of yourself to SEND US YOUR FACE SWEEPSTAKES, P.O. Box 5068, Clifton, NJ 07015.
2. Send as many entries as you like: one entry per envelope. Entries must be received by September 30, 1983.
3. Winners will be selected in random drawing conducted by the Editor of Atari Age whose decisions are final. All prizes will be awarded. Only one prize per family. There are no prize substitutions permitted, nor are the prizes transferable. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Prize winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release which must be returned within five (5) days after being notified of winning. Winners, by submitting their photos, hereby grant permission to Atari, Inc. and Atari Age and DC Comics to use their name, city and state and/or photograph for publication in connection with this sweepstakes and similar promotions without additional compensation. Additionally, Atari, Inc. and D.C. Comics, Inc. reserve the right to reproduce in whatever manner they see fit the likeness of any entrant in this sweepstakes without restriction. All photographs become the property of Atari Age and none will be returned.
4. Sweepstakes open only to U.S. residents except employees (and their families) of Warner Communications, Inc., its advertising agencies, subsidiaries, or affiliates. This Sweepstakes is subject to all Federal, State, and local regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
5. For a list of winners, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Winners List, the Atari Club, 1700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Also, the results will be published in the January/February 1984 issue of Atari Age.
Copyright 1983 by Atari Clubs, Inc.
From Atari Age magazine, volume 2, number 4, p. 10
Thanks to all of you who sent us your smiling faces (yes, even you dogs and cats, although we can't figure out how you addressed the enevelopes). The first prize winners are all human, and good-looking humans at that. We've handed pictures of Brian S. Gregory of Glandale, AZ, Rob Vertres of Louisville, KY and Jennifer Kingham of Shawnee, OK over to our friends at DC Comics, who will include our winners in an upcoming issue of Atari Force comics. We'll reprint the artwork in Atari Age when it's completed. The rest of our "Send Us Your Face" winners will be notified by mail.
Copyright 1983 by Atari Clubs, Inc.
In late 1998, I was able to contact Brian Gregory, one of the first prize winners. I asked whether they ever actually drew him into an issue of Atari Force, as I'd never seen an announcement in the series. He replied, "no, they never did release the aforementioned comic book, although the other prizes were received." I asked for an interview in order to get more details, but he politely declined.
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