Free Comic Book Day has already come and gone. However, readers will have another chance to enjoy exciting new stories on the house this year. Only this time, they will all take on a more haunting flavor. Now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Diamond Comic Distributors has just unveiled the list of issues that will be released for this fall’s Halloween ComicFest event.
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This year’s edition of Halloween ComicFest will see the release of 19 full-size comics and nine “mini-comics.” The mini-comics will also be available in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the start of October. This may seem small compared to the more diverse selections of Free Comic Book Day. Regardless, many of the industry’s top publishers are getting in on the action.
Marvel and DC both have several options lined up for the event. Moreover, in keeping with the spooky theme, DC is releasing a special reprint of DCeased #1. They will also have a limited edition copy of The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid/Black Canary: Ignite. Addittionally, Marvel is offering titles headlined by Iron Man, Ghost Rider, Miles Morales, and Boba Fett. Independent companies like Dark Horse, IDW, and Boom! Studios are participating as well.
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Ashton Greenwood, a spokesperson for Halloween ComicFest, shared how the event is meant to attract audiences of all types.
“The comics available this year are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, from the all-ages Mini Comics featuring popular properties like Archie, DC Superhero Girls, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, and Pokémon, while the Full-Size Comics feature well-known characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Boba Fett, Iron Man, and Batman,” said Greenwood in a statement.
Halloween ComicFest will take place on October 26. You can check out the full list of free comics below and also find more information on the event’s official website. Which titles are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comment section!
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- Dark Red #1 Black and White Edition (AfterShock Comics)
- Aspen Mascots and the Portals of Doom (Aspen Comics)
- Lady Mechanika: La Dama De La Muerte (Benitez Productions)
- House of Fear: Attack of the Killer Snowmen! (Dark Horse Comics)
- DCeased #1 Special Edition (DC)
- The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid/Black Canary: Ignite Special Edition (DC)
- Sonic the Hedgehog #1 HCF Edition (IDW Publishing)
- Junior High Horrors Halloween Special (Keenspot Entertainment)
- Tales of Berseria and Other Game Manga (Kodansha Comics)
- Battlecats Special (Mad Cave Studios)
- Ghost Rider: King of Hell #1 (Retitled reprint of Damnation: Johnny Blaze — Ghost Rider No. 1; Marvel Entertainment)
- Iron Man: Road to Iron Man 2020 (Retitled reprint of Tony Stark: Iron Man No. 1; Marvel Entertainment)
- Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0 (Retitled reprint of Ultimate Fallout No. 4; Marvel Entertainment)
- Star Wars: Boba Fett #1 (Retitled reprint of Star Wars: Age of Rebellion — Boba Fest No. 1; Marvel Entertainment)
- Doodleville/Aster and the Accidental Magic Exclusive First Look (Random House Children’s Books)
- The Adventures of Cthulhu Jr. and Dastardly Dirk (Source Point Press)
- Bakemonogatari (Monster Tale) Exclusive Edition (Vertical Comics)
- The Drifting Classroom/Smashed: The Junji Ito Story Collection (Viz Media)
- Iyanu: Child of Wonder (Youneek Studios)
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- Spook House (Albatross Funnybooks)
- Underdog Halloween Hijinks (American Mythology)
- Archie’s Madhouse Magic (Archie Comics)
- Just Beyond: Horror at Happy Landings (Boom! Studios)
- DC Superhero Girls: At Metropolis High Special Edition (DC)
- Blastosaurus Halloween Special (Golden Apple Books)
- Usagi Yojimbo Mini Comic (IDW Publishing)
- The Loud House: A Very Loud Halloween (Papercutz)
- Pokémon Adventures (Viz Media)
What do you think about this year’s Halloween ComicFest titles? Let us know in the comment section below!
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