(UPDATED with latest bracket and how the teams are mapped! Watch the NCAA tournament on April 6th and root for your team in the Final 4! Scan to the bottom of the post for updates.)
Here we go again, sports fans! Every March, aficionados of college hoop-ball lose their minds a little as they thrill to every successive rise and fall of the college basketball teams that enter the fray. Only one will win, and that’s the excitement of it.
But, we think: Why let sports fans have all the fun?
So, here comes our March Comic Book Madness event! We’re going to secretly map 32 of our favorite comic book teams to the third round roster of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tournament, which kicks off March 21st. Then, we’ll track the wins and losses until we have a champion on April 8th!
You don’t need to know anything about basketball to play, simply pick your favorite comic book team from the special section of our comic subscriber checklist, which opens up on Sunday, March 17th. (Note: Team selection is now closed.)
Each week, we’ll publish the winners and losers and show the next bracket round so you can see how your team is doing!
- Everyone who enters the contest will receive our custom-made March Comic Book Madness magnet (design photo to follow shortly)!
- Everyone with a team that makes it into the Championship round on April 8th will get 5 bonus points on their customer loyalty card!
- Everyone who picked the Championship winner will receive a $25.00 Back Issue Gift Certificate, and one name from that pool will be drawn to win an additional $50.00 on that certificate!
So, visit our comic subscriber’s page (comics.backtothepast.tv) starting this Sunday and get your pick in. With so many great reasons to play, you’d be mad not to!
Just so you can prepare yourself, here are your 32 March Comic Book Madness Teams, updated with their NCAA counterparts:
|Challengers of the Unknown||Oregon|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||St. Louis|
|Legion of Superheroes||Michigan State|
|Doom Patrol||Iowa State|
|Green Lantern Corps||Ohio State|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||North Carolina|
|Masters of the Universe||VCU|
|Agents of SHADE||San Diego State|
|Walking Dead Survivors||Indiana|
|League of Extraordinary Gentlemen||Temple|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Syracuse|
Justice League vs. Thundercats and Suicide Squad vs. Guardians of the Galaxy in the Final 4!