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The fifth annual Halloween ComicFest arrives today in comic book stores across the U.S.  The public is invited to participate in the special Halloween events by going to their local comic shop to receive free comics and enter “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest” on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  During ComicFest, adults and children alike can go to local participating comic shops to receive free Halloween and horror-theme comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest.  This year, 32 titles are available—19 full-sized comics and 13 mini-comics—including select titles from Marvel Comics (Darth Vader: Doctor Aphra #1, Spidey #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: You Choose the Story #1, and The Haunted Mansion #1), DC Comics (DC Superhero Girls #1 and Scooby Apocalypse/Hanna-Barbera Sampler), Dark Horse Comics (Harrow County #1), and IDW Publishing (My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon).

Comic book stores will also have Mini-Comic Polypacks of 25 comics available to purchase and pass out on Halloween to trick-or-treaters as an alternative to Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters.

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Designed to celebrate comic shops like Elite Comics in Overland Park, KS, as unique community businesses and reach new customers, Halloween ComicFest helps retailers and the entire comics industry springboard into the end of the year holiday selling season.  Check out www.halloweencomicfest.com for more information.  Here are the books most stores will have in stock:

  • Action Lab Presents (Action Lab Entertainment)
  • Adventures of the Aspen Universe (Aspen)
  • Afterlife With Archie Season Two (Archie Comics)
  • Black Eyed Kids #1 (Aftershock Comics)
  • Darth Vader Doctor Aphra #1 (Marvel Comics)
  • DC Super Hero Girls #1 (DC Comics)
  • Evil Dead 2 #1 (Of 3) Beyond Dead By Dawn #1 (Space Goat)

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  • Harrow County #1 (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Haunted Mansion #1 (Marvel)
  • Junji Ito Tomie (Viz Media)
  • Kitaro Strange Fun For Everyone (Drawn and Quarterly)

  • My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon (IDW Publishing)
  • Quilte #1 (Comixtribe)
  • Scooby Apocalypse Hanna Barbera Sampler (DC Comics)
  • Spidey #1 (Marvel Comics)
  • Three Stooges Halloween Hullaballoo #1 (American Mythology)
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: You Choose Story #1 (Marvel Comics)
  • Wraithborn (Benitez Productions)
  • Zombie Tramp Dollfaced Witch Hunter (Action Lab)

Mini-Comics

    • Archie’s Madhouse (Archie Comics)
    • BooooOOOoom Box Halloween (Boom! Studios)
    • Carpenter Traveller’s Tale (Storm King Comics)
    • Grumpy Cat Halloween (Dynamite)
    • Johnny Boo (IDW)
    • Little Tails Halloween (Magnetic Press)
    • Lunch Witch 2 (Papercutz)
    • Mickey’s Inferno (Papercutz)
    • Mummy’s Always Right (Comixtribe)
    • Peach & Isle of Monsters (Action Lab)
    • Pokémon Pocket Comics XY (Perfect Square)
    • Tim Burton NBX Manga (Tokyopop)
    • Zombie Camp (Space Goat)

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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