As part of its volley of news items for San Diego Comic-Con this week, Dynamite Entertainment previewed five covers for titles it will feature with 40-page stories for this Halloween. You’ll want to add one or more of these titles to your pull list for your local comic book store’s annual Halloween Comic Fest bash (Note: “bash” usually is accompanied by cake). Look for special Halloween issues for Army of Darkness, the new Elvira, Mistress of the Dark title, Bettie Page, Red Sonja, and Vampirella.
In Army of Darkness, Ash finally meets ghost pirates. Written by Chad Bowers, Chris Sims, and Benito Cereno, with artwork by Eoin Marron and Anthony Marques, you’ll find a chainsaw battle against cutlasses and muskets. In the pages of Bettie Page a Boston artist is in contact with godlike space invaders, written by David Avallone and Leah Williams with artwork by Julius Ohta and Fernando Ruiz.
In Elvira’s Halloween special, the mistress of the dark hosts a horror film festival and learns a creator of a famous zombie flick is more than she bargained for–written by Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, and Scott Bryan Wilson, with artwork by Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Readers of Vampirella will see their heroine celebrate her birthday, complete with a demonic invasion, Scott Lobdell and Blake Northcott are writing this story with artwork by Rapha Lobosco and Anthony Marques.
And last but not least, in the Red Sonja Halloween special, an old woman hires Sonja during the Festival of the Dead. This one is written by Erik Burnham and Tom Defalco with artwork by Tom Garcia and Anthony Marques.
Look for all five one-shot issues coming this October to your local comic book store from Dynamite Entertainment.