The Clue Hunt for Photo #1 is over. The correct answer was TRANSFORMERS - which Odette Yustman had a minor role in, and was also the launchpad for the first Cloverfield trailer.
The secret word was hidden in the top right corner, in a shade just slightly darker than the wall color. It would have helped to save the file and fiddle with the contrast in Photoshop, Picasa, etc.
There are way too many people with the correct answer to mention, but here are the top 5:
#1 - Jeremy Pinkham - 2:34 (1/1)
#2 - Francisco J. Marquez - 2:39 (1/1)
#3 - Tragik The Kid - 2:41 (1/1)
#4 - Ralph Lincoln - 2:43 (1/1)
#5 - Zak Semerad - 2:54 (1/1)
Whaahh!?!? You didn't know it was timed, did you? :) Well, it's not really, that's just for fun and bragging rights.
The next photo, #2, is already up, and won't be so easy... or will it? BTW, I'll try to post the new photos at different times of the day, so everyone has a fair chance.
The Kishin Caption contest is also going great. There are already over 20 entries! Check them all out here, and leave a positive comment on the ones you like as an informal vote. (Please don't leave any negative comments. Thanks!)
Please note: I have already flipped the blank manga pages so they read left to right. If you need your story to read the "wrong way", please flip the photo back!
BTW, the correct response to the giveaway bonus question "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" is "I need, I need, I need!"