Tomorrow is Halloween Comicfest! Don't know what Halloween Comicfest is? Here is a quick rundown: In 2012 Diamond Distributors started the Halloween Comicfest event. This event is similar to Free Comic Book Day. Kids dress up in there costumes and are given free comics at their local comic shop. Even if you are not a kid trick or treating for comics is still allowed for the adult collectors. Each comic given away has some sort of Halloween twist to it and range in ratings from Mature to All-Ages. My kids and myself love this promotion, not only because it gives them an extra day to go out and show off their costumes but because it is FREE! My family will be attending and these are the comics I am most excited to pick up!
HELLBOY & THE BPRD 1953 PHANTOM HAND & THE KELPIE
Hellboy's first experiences with Bruttenholm in England involve the phantom hand of a murderer and a demonic water spirit in stories reminiscent of the early Mignola masterpiece "The Corpse."
(W) Mike Mignola (A) Ben Stenbeck (CA) Dave Steward
JOHNNY BOO & THE SPOOKY TREE
Are you scared of scary stuff? Don't worry, Johnny Boo will keep you safe with BOO POWER! Being scared can be really fun... when you're the best little ghost in the world! It's a brand-new spooky adventure from the Eisner-Award-winning mind of James Kochalka!
(W) James Kochalka (A/CA) James Kochalka
JUGHEAD THE HUNGER #1
Got an appetite for HORROR? Then this is the perfect book to kick off your Halloween celebrations! Jughead Jones is a werewolf, and Reggie Mantle has fallen victim to Jughead's monstrous ways. Now Betty Cooper: Werewolf Hunter along with Archie Andrews are hot on the trail of Jughead.
(W) Frank Tieri (A) Pat Kennedy, Tim Kennedy, Bob Smith (CA) Francesco Francavilla
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #1
Doctor Octopus claims the ultimate victory over Spider-Man! After years of defeats at the wall-crawler's hands, Otto Octavius achieves the unthinkable-putting his mind in the body of Peter Parker! As one Amazing era ends, a new one begins for a smarter, stronger, Superior Spider-Man! Celebrate this OCKtober with this epic from Spider-Man legends Dan Slott and Ryan Stegman!
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
TMNT RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reinvent the meaning of "fast food" as they chase after the diabolical Meat Sweats who has just stolen a pizza truck!
(W) Dale Malinowski (A) Andy Suriano, Ida Hem, Brandon Cuellar
A lot of comic shops go all out during this event and put on costume contests, invite special guests and giveaway fun prizes. My comic shop will just be giving away the comics, which is still okay by me. To see if your local comic shop is holding an event, check Halloween Comicfest news or see all of the comics being given away this year visit www.HalloweenComicfest.com!