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Attention all Evil Ernie fans. Heck, attention all comic book fans. As you might be aware and should be aware, Evil Ernie is coming back to comics. Next week, on October 10, Dynamite Entertainment will release the first issue written by Jesse Blaze Snider. If you're curious what Jesse has planned, you can check out the interview we did with him back in August.

What we want to do is offer you the chance of winning the first issue. But we're going to go beyond just giving away the first issue. We will have four winners this time around.

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(1) Grand Prize: A complete set of 1st print #1s and #1 incentives.

(3) Runner Up: A complete set of #1s (4 regular covers)

To spice it up even more, Jesse himself will be signing the comics.

How can you enter?

Jesse and I want to know what you think would be the perfect band t-shirt for Ernie and why it would be perfect. You may be aware that Ernie was a bit of a metalhead. That doesn't mean you have to choose a metal band shirt for him. You can choose from any genre but be sure to explain why you feel that would be best for him.

WARNING: MEGADETH is too obvious an answer and will be automatically counted out! We're looking for creative and insightful band, album and/or song choices that actually say something more about Ernie than what his ultimate goals in a comic book might be.

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Young Ernie with a Misfits shirt.
Young Ernie with a Misfits shirt.
  • Four winners will be chosen and the BEST ANSWERS will WIN.
  • One entry per person.
  • And our lawyers insist the contest is open only to those in the United States. (Yes it's a bummer but our hands are tied by all the legal red tape).
  • The contest will begin immediately and end Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm PT.

Winners will be announced Wednesday morning so you know if you have to run out to your local comic shop and buy your own copy.

Here's all the laywer red tape stuff:

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#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn those pesky lawyers, this comp is right up my ally

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#2 Posted by LifePool (143 posts) - - Show Bio

'A Little Piece of Heaven' by Avenged Sevenfold!

For those of you who haven't heard the song or seen the music video, it is about a man who continues to pursue his love even after death. (among other things)

Need I say more?

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#3 Posted by zombietag (1698 posts) - - Show Bio


duh. that's easy. the comics all about killing people and slaying right? what's better than slayer? plus, their lyrics are probably right up his alley too!

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#4 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

ROB ZOMBIE Nuff said.

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#5 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets go a little obscure. Nuclear Assault was a great thrash band from the 80's. Very heavy but typically had a positive message. Lots of songs about saving the Earth.

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#6 Posted by penfold01 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe a little on the nose, but I immediately think of Am I Evil? by Diamond Head

Great song that has no time for rhetorical questions. Am I evil? Yes I am.

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#7 Posted by Apocalyptic_P (45 posts) - - Show Bio

A Prince shirt....Why?...have you ever seen Purple Rain

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#10 Posted by flyersfan17901 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Quiet Riot-metal Health. Evil Ernie's hair looks exactly like the former lead singer's hair.

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#11 Edited by mightypug78 (375 posts) - - Show Bio

seek and destroy by metallica from their album "Kill 'em all".

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#12 Posted by Spartnqbrn (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Sabbath: "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"

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#13 Posted by zombiejesusii (32 posts) - - Show Bio
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Its not flashy, its not bright, its just Sabbath, Short Sweet and to the point. Its classic and while it isn't bright so as to stand out be recognized immediately when you first turn the page, its a lingering effect, like a "oh i just noticed he is wearing a sabbath shirt, thats pretty cool" and it stays with you in the back of your head while taking nothing out of the rest of the goings on in the story. where if he was wearing a Bright colorful shirt that may stick in the front of your brain pushing the story out. the shirt is subtle, yet effective.

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#14 Posted by ClintsEvilTwin (76 posts) - - Show Bio

Entombed. Great old school death metal that Ernie would definitely dig.


Testament. Souls of Black <----------------just an awesome song

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#15 Posted by Violens (546 posts) - - Show Bio

No Trend - Too Many Humans. awesome post punk band.... I could picture Ernie listening to them.

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#16 Posted by B_Heart (152 posts) - - Show Bio

I would go with the band In This Moment. Got to throw in something new and modern for the current generation of readers who maybe don't listen to old school punk/metal.

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They are heavy and loud with a good looking female lead singer that I think Ernie would dig. Even if he doesn't seek Megadeath for Lady Death, I'd like to think he does it for some one similar. Plus the song "Iron Army" would fit perfectly with his new origin!

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#17 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Iron Maiden is perfect for Evil Ernie because that band practically typifies the heavy metal band genre. I think it goes without saying that Evil Ernie would be an Iron Maiden fan and therefore I think he would be delighted to have this emblazoned on a black shirt to wear about.

And on top of that, come on...Evil Ernie practically looks like Eddie the Head's sibling!

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#18 Posted by SovereignDivinity (101 posts) - - Show Bio
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Disturbed's The Guy...nuff said!!!!!!!!

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#19 Posted by secondfallen616 (119 posts) - - Show Bio

Lamb of God comes to mind or maybe Pantera, for ironies' sake.

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#20 Posted by kagato (263 posts) - - Show Bio

Goddamn it...i cant even enter and ive been a massive fan of Ernie since his first issue on Blackout comics and rebirth in Chaos. Damn you CBS!

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#21 Posted by 145evil (19 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it isn't Metal but I think 2pac would be perfect for Ernie because 2pac felt that it was him alone against the world. With all that's going in Ernie's life it would be the perfect shirt.

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#22 Posted by riiiiiiiight (113 posts) - - Show Bio

Pissed Jeans - False Jesii Part 2.

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#23 Posted by 4thhorseman (73 posts) - - Show Bio

Iced Earth would work well. They do quite a bit of concept albums from horror monsters to the coming of the anti-christ, and even has a tie in to comics with their Dark Saga album's theme being Spawn related.

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#24 Posted by Diaboliquetattoo (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Black Sabbath. most definitely.I think that their music is timeless,respected,and Metal at its finest.Not to mention some evil shit! ahahahaha. So many of Black Sabbaths songs can relate to Evil Ernie------Electric Funeral?Never Say Die?Evil Woman(lady death fits that description nicely)? I'd imagine the Devil would be a fan of the group,so when Evil Ernie catches up to Satan- they would have something to talk about,an Ice breaker thats my opinion!

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#25 Posted by Agony (5836 posts) - - Show Bio

Bring the noise- Anthrax and Public enemy

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#26 Edited by xanthiss (181 posts) - - Show Bio
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I think Evil Ernie should be wearing a t-shirt by Hammerfall a Swedish Power Metal Band. They are intense with powerful lyrics as in Eternal Dark and commanding graphics in their art, both which represent what Evil Ernie is about.


Living in the shadows

Live a life of sins

Now you feel the pressure

There ain't no giving in

Do you ever wander

Do you ever think

What may lie beyond you

What's the missing link

Will you enter the paradise

Will you see the light

What is your destination

Your eyes will see - eternal dark

There ain't no use behaving

Life can never change

There ain't no book to guide you

You're desperate to the range

Why do you listen

To the holy man

Sage one will take you

The only one who can

Will you enter the paradise

Will you see the light

What is your destination

Your eyes will see - eternal dark

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#27 Posted by Phatale (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Either Disturbed or Eddie from Iron Maiden... but I think Disturbed!

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#28 Posted by RavenHomicide (5 posts) - - Show Bio
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This Is A No Brainier The Father Of The Man Who's Bringing Back Evil Ernie... From One SMF To Another Dee Snider's Twisted Sister Come Out And Play!

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#29 Posted by heatherburke13 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he would were a Misfits shirt because they are a kick ass band!!

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#30 Edited by GillaDro (301 posts) - - Show Bio

All Shall Perish

Totally Ernie's style. Totally Evil.

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#31 Edited by nappystr8 (1548 posts) - - Show Bio
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Metal is awesome, but metal t-shirts have become incredibly mainstream. They don't strike fear into the hearts of men and women quite the way they used to. Evil Ernie must embrace satire in this new age of entertainment, and wear a J-Pop T-shirt. This Kyary Pamyu Pamyu ice cream cone t-shirt still has an edge to it, but it has lots of pinks and baby blues that lesser men than Ernie would be afraid to try an pull off. It's the visual equivalent to wearing a tutu, and what does that say to one's enemies? "That guys bat$h!t crazy!"

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#32 Edited by turoksonofstone (14751 posts) - - Show Bio

Suicidal Tendencies

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Sooooo..have the Chaos characters been reunited? Will we see Lady Death? Or Smiley? Misfits make sense is pretty classic gear.

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#33 Posted by drumguyrob (42 posts) - - Show Bio

While I know he was a metalhead, Ernie sporting a Misfits' t-shirt in his youth means he's into the horror genre too. I think Ernie would wear a 69 Eyes t-shirt.

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#34 Posted by Shreds_of_Flesh (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Alright, lets be straight up. Evil Ernie has the "Thrasher/Classic Punk" look going on. All these years of being a Evil Ernie fan there has been two albums that always come to mind when I think of him. One of them, which is my choice for this contest is Darkness's "Death Squad":

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I've always imagined Ernie as a kid going to the record store and as he sees this album he is just like "Hey, these dudes are cool." Just look at that cover. If that doesn't look like a shirt Evil Ernie would wear then I don't even know man. Yeah this album may be about death, destruction, and hating society- which pretty much explains Evil Ernie and that's the thing, This IS Evil Ernie, sure he was a loner outcast kid that was neglected and he eventually 'found' love but there really is no other way to explain his character. Even looking at his new anti-hero Punisher-like getting rid of the scum of society approach, he still fits this album. As a bonus, here is a song that is perfect for some ass kicking Evil Ernie badassness

Darkness - Faded Pictures

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#35 Edited by pikahyper (17205 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd have to say Iced Earth, he's already got the look and he is obviously a fan of the classics, Iced Earth is often overlooked but they've been around 27 years now putting out a steady stream of metal awesomeness that appeals to both older and younger generations.

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#36 Posted by ryanwhodat (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I suggest a nasty looking Cannibal Corpse shirt. I'm not a fan, but they're much more twisted, darker and more metal than the Misfits. Pretty insane, grotesque lyrics.

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#37 Posted by NihilisticDeath (1 posts) - - Show Bio

The Accused

They are the perfect blend of both Punk and Metal, Just like Ernie. They are from Seattle and are one of the earliest cross over thrash Bands. Their Music is Splatter Rock which is a homage to horror movies and gore. Also Ernie Would Look cool donning their living dead mascot: Martha Splatter Head.

The Accused have it all gnarly riffs, hardcore vocals, and mostly lyrics about killing, mangling, zombies, murder, mayhem, monsters, psychos, guts, gore, death, and Society.

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#38 Posted by Warlok (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it's effin TOOL !!

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@G-Man: Evil Ernie wants to get 'close to you'! Karen Carpenter looks like a zombie (well towards the end she did) and it'd be kinda awesome seeing Ernie rocking to a heavy version of 'Rainy Days & Mondays'.

Seems I'm inelligible to enter due to my living in Australia...BOOO!

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#40 Posted by Ninja87 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

sweet... cant wait!!!!!

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#41 Posted by Ninja87 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

i could totally see ernie wearing this shirt under his leather jacket as the power arcane burns and glows so intensly green while slaughtering and massacreing those who would dare oppose him... long live evil ernie!!!!!

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#42 Posted by God_Module (78 posts) - - Show Bio
Combichrist - Blut Royale
Combichrist - Blut Royale

( This would be perfect for Evil since the skull and crossbones of the logo already resemble Smiley. You could also make an "Evil Ernie" skull and crossbone logo with Smiley replacing the "CC" in the center of the forehead. The lyrics are even better as making a homage to what the "Dead Mind" was like in the original Chaos! run.

"Come hear the voices in my head

They say you wanna hurt me

and they want you dead

It's scraping the bottom of the barrel of life

Theres a million different voices

And there all synchronized

Into one real army that will kill you all

Injecting my brain with adrenaline

They're marching They're squirming

They wanna get out

There armed to the teeth

It's the Blut Royal!"

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#43 Posted by chaos-soul (1516 posts) - - Show Bio
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Five Finger death Punch

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#44 Posted by batkevin74 (14525 posts) - - Show Bio

@chaos-soul said:

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Five Finger death Punch


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#45 Posted by chaos-soul (1516 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74 said:

@chaos-soul said:

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Five Finger death Punch


It think its perfect never read much of evil ernie but this seems to fit the character

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#46 Posted by FalkenSkowtte (2 posts) - - Show Bio
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G.G. Allin is the best candidate, because he is just as crazy as this MOTHERF****R!!!

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#47 Posted by Tmlm (1 posts) - - Show Bio

The band to choose would be Overkill. The look of Evil Ernie was based on Overkill's lead singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. Evil Ernie creator, Brian Pulido, was a big fan of theirs. Its a cool little detail that really only old school CHAOS! comics fans would get, but its a good way to give a nod to Evil Ernie's roots.

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#48 Posted by KillerZ (2485 posts) - - Show Bio

Darn...I'm not qualified.
So I'm gonna suggest Carebear t-shirt.

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#49 Posted by batkevin74 (14525 posts) - - Show Bio

@KillerZ said:

Darn...I'm not qualified.
So I'm gonna suggest Carebear t-shirt.
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Bwhahaha it's as radical as my entry :)

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@G-Man: Evil Ernie wants to get 'close to you'! Karen Carpenter looks like a zombie (well towards the end she did) and it'd be kinda awesome seeing Ernie rocking to a heavy version of 'Rainy Days & Mondays'.

Seems I'm inelligible to enter due to my living in Australia...BOOO!

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