Tag Archive: Comic Book Day of the Dead 2013

Elite Comics zombies

Shambling goons?  Zombies in our midst?  It’s not a horror version of The Fellowship of the Ring but a new ad promoting Elite Comics’s Free Comic Book Day of the Dead.

Airing in certain Kansas City metro area markets during new episodes of this season’s Walking Dead on AMC, and created by store owner William Binderup and local filmmaker David Matheny (My Stepdad’s a Freakin’ Vampire), the ad features a local zombie group and cosplayers, and a cameo by certain Marvel Comics writer and store regular, Jason Aaron (Wolverine, Scalped), as a steely-eyed zombie.

Jason Aaron as zombie in Elite Comics ad

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It’s the last day of August, which means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween season, with autumn breaking through and all this 100 degree temperature heat will at least start to fade.  We’re looking forward to the national Halloween ComicFest the weekend of October 26-27, 2013 and Elite Comics’ Comic Book Day of the Dead.

Dark Horse Comics and Sequential Pulp Comics are releasing a hardcover volume this month with a great holiday themed adventure involving a group of odd superheroes.  The Halloween Legion: The Great Goblin Invasion, written by Martin Powell (who wrote an earlier prose version), co-created by Diana Leto, with art by Thomas Boatwright, could be considered the Halloween answer to Christmas’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.  Other than The Peanuts’ It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, there aren’t many recurring classic Halloween works that have become iconic.  The Halloween Legion is a good attempt to create such a work.

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