Believe it or not, Halloween is only about four months off. So yeah, it’s probably time to start talking about Halloween Comics Fest.
Yeah it might feel a little funny to talk about Halloween-anything in June, but this does indeed make sense. That’s because Diamond just released the list of Halloween Comics Fest offerings, which you’ll be able to pick up at said event.
If you don’t know what that is by the way, it’s more or less the fall version of Free Comic Book Day. So you’ll be able to walk into your local comics shop (most of them anyway) and pick up some free comics. That’s always a nice deal.
“This year’s Halloween ComicFest is poised to be the best yet!” said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Ashton Greenwood. “The comics available this year reflect a broad range of tastes. The All-Ages Mini Comics feature popular characters like Rocky & Bullwinkle, Archie, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while the Full-Size Comics feature well-known properties like Hellblazer, Spider-Man, and Goosebumps! Halloween ComicFest is the perfect time to introduce friends and families to the wonders of comic shops, and experience them as premiere destinations for Halloween fun!”
This year’s event actually does look like it’s gong to be pretty solid, since there’ll be a heavy does of the freebies. Expect to see a total of 34 books in stores, including 22 full size issues and 12 mini-comics. Aside from being free, you can also buy packs of the minis, with the idea of giving them out on Halloween instead of candy. The minis will come in packs of 25 and will cost you $4.99 USD each, which isn’t too bad to make your Halloween handouts a little cooler.
Here’s the full list of what you’ll be able to take home on Saturday, October 27th:
Halloween ComicFest 2018 Full-Size Comics
Action Lab Entertainment | Princeless: Raven: Pirate Princess
Action Lab – Danger Zone | Danger Doll Presents: Amalgama Lives!
AfterShock Comics | A Walk Through Hell #1 Special Edition
American Mythology | Genesis: The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe
Arcana Studios | Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness
Archie Comics | Jughead: The Hunger #1 Special Edition
Aspen Comics | Aspen Comics Presents: Aspen Mascots
Benitez Productions | Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte
Dark Horse Comics | Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 – The Phantom Hand & the Kelpie
DC Entertainment | John Constantine: The Hellblazer #1
IDW Publishing | Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight
JY | W.I.T.C.H. #1
Kodansha Comics | Battle Angel Alita: Homecoming
Marvel Comics | Ms. Marvel #1
Marvel Comics |Superior Spider-Man #1
Marvel Comics | Thor #1
Random House Books for Young Readers | Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Sampler
Source Point Press| Monstrous: Three Monsters and a Baby One-Shot
Vertical Comics| Aposimz Sampler
VIZ Media | Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection Sampler
Yen Press | Shibuya Goldfish Volume 1
YouNeek Studios | Windmaker: Birth of a King
Halloween ComicFest 2018 Mini Comics
Action Lab Entertainment | Vamplets: The Undead Pet Society: Help the Pony!
Albatross Funnybooks | Spookhouse Sampler
American Mythology | Rocky & Bullwinkle Adventures
Archie Comics | Archie’s Madhouse Mayhem
BOOM! Studios | Over the Garden Wall and into the Unknown
Dynamite Entertainment | Nancy Drew #1
IDW Publishing | Johnny Boo and the Spooky Tree
IDW Publishing | TMNT: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Papercutz| Ghost Friends Forever
Seven Seas Entertainment | Hollow Fields Sampler
VIZ Media | Splatoon
Yen Press | Z-Z-Z-Zombie Boy Volume 1