It’s mid-summer already, and you know what that means. Yes, it’s time to start thinking about falling leaves, jack’o’lanterns, and comics.
It seems like everybody rushes through the year lately, and this calendar is no exception. People just can’t seem to wait til the summer turns cooler, and things get spookier, and that includes Marvel Comics. The publisher has revealed its Halloween Trick-or-Read promotion for 2023, and it’s packed up with a selection of 5 Marvel titles.
Now, just to cover it before you ask, yes these are all reprints. But they’re reprints of some key issues from modern titles that all will be tying into other media that’s fast-approaching. That includes a Disney+ show, in the case of Star Wars, the The Marvels movie, and Spider-Man and Moon Knight comic book events. Then on top of all of that, there’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, which will have a purely Halloween-themed story ready for you to take home.
Here’s how it all breaks down:
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE BIRTH OF TOMBSTONE #1 reprints AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 by writer Zeb Wells and John Romita Jr., a key early chapter of Spider-Man’s current era. Witness a brutal battle between Spider-Man and Tombstone that proves without doubt that Tombstone is Spidey’s most terrifying foe! Tombstone will play a major role in an AMAZING SPIDER-MAN event later this year and it all took root here as this iconic villain’s haunting origin is revealed for the first time!
- CAPTAIN MARVEL: HIGHER, FASTER, FURTHER #1 reprints CAPTAIN MARVEL (2012) #1 by writer Kelly Sue Deconnick and artist Dexter Soy, the start of Deconnick’s groundbreaking run that took Carol Danvers from “Ms. Marvel” to Captain Marvel! Just in time for Marvel Studios’ The Marvels, soar higher, faster, and further with Captain Marvel as she proves herself to be Earth’s Mightiest Hero in this transformative saga.
- MOON KNIGHT: KNIGHT OF BLOOD #1 reprints MOON KNIGHT #18 by writer Jed MacKay and artist Federico Sabbatini, an action-packed entry in the character’s best-selling current ongoing series! The issue sees Moon Knight team up with fan-favorite hero Tigra against a deadly new gang of vampires. Tragedy will strike Moon Knight in the near future so enjoy this perfect standalone adventure for the spooky season while you can…
- STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – ATTACK OF THE HUTTS #1 reprints STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC (2021) #5 by writer Cavan Scott and artist Ario Anindito, a pivotal turning point in Marvel’s first comic series set in the High Republic era! Part of the revolutionary multi-platform publishing initiative, enter the Golden Age of the Jedi with young Padawan Keeve Trennis as she learns shocking secrets amidst a breathtaking battle between the Jedi and the Hutts! The issue is also the first major comics appearance of Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh, a character who will appear in The Acolyte, an upcoming Star WarsOriginal series set during the final days of the High Republic era. The Acolyte will stream exclusively on Disney+ later next year.
- SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-READ 2023 will give young readers a chance to enjoy a new collection of Spidey adventures! Swing into adventure with Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles as they face classic villains and more in this spectacular special filled with all new stories from MY FIRST COMIC READER.
Look for Marvel’s Trick-or-Read in participating comics shops this October 4th.