Around the world one million comic books will be given away as part of Halloween Comic-Fest 2013 this weekend. Comic books featuring Batman, Spider-Man, Archie, Ben 10 and many more will be given to trick or treaters at local comic book retailers.
Stores all over Los Angeles are making events of the giveaway. The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, Pulp Fiction in Long Beach, and Golden Apple Comics in West Hollywood will be hosting events this Saturday, the last before Halloween, that are free and open to all ages.
From 12 to 3, The Comic Bug hosts their Halloween Comic-Fest. There will be hundreds of all-ages, kid friendly comic books available for trick or treat. Come in costume to get a free monster sketch from one of a trio of artists Rafael Navarro, Ralph Miranda or Chris Kawagiwa. Writer David Blake Lucarelli will also be on hand to debut his new comic "The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade." Not to mention 20% off fright-filled graphic novels.
From 10 to 7, Pulp Fiction puts their spin on Halloween Comic-Fest 2013. With 22 free comics to be given away even the most picky trick or treater will find something. While you are there be sure to look through the massive amount of graphic novels that Pulp Fiction keeps in stock and find something to read while you stay home on the 31st passing out candy.
From 11 to 5, Golden Apple Comics hosts "John Carpenter's Asylum" writer John Carpenter and co-creator Sandy King as part of their Halloween Comic-Fest event. Two free comics will be given to attendees, those in costume receive three. Plus get 20% off books and new comics.