Halloween is coming early to your local comic shop with free comics. Last years Halloween ComicFest was unexpected to many, but turned out to be a successful event overall. Since many local comic shops already had lots of activities planned for the Halloween season, adding free comics was a nice bonus.
This year, Halloween ComicFest is returning bigger and better, with 22 different titles available, from 16 different publishers. Many of the local Arizona comic stores will be having Halloween themed events on October 26th to go along with this years Halloween ComicFest.
With 11 full size comics and 11 mini-comics being offered, there is something for everyone. Titles include Adventure Time, Archie, Batman, Ben 10, My Little Pony, Thor, and Spider-Man to name a few. Check the Halloween ComicFest website for more information.
List of titles available at participating shops.
Action Lab Comics | Skyward: Into the Grim—HCF 2013 EDITION
Archie Comics | SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #1—HCF 2013 EDITION
Aspen MLT | SOULFIRE: GENESIS 2013—HCF 2013 EDITION
Avatar Press | DISENCHANTED DEBUT—HCF 2013 EDITION
DC Comics | Batman: Li’l Gotham #1—HCF 2013 Edition
DC Comics | Batman: The Long Halloween #1—HCF 2013 Edition
IDW Publishing |Cartoon Network Super Sampler!—HCF 2013 EDITION
MARVEL COMICS | THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #1—HCF 2013 EDITION
MARVEL COMICS | ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ADVENTURES #1—HCF 2013 EDITION
Viz Media | Junji Ito’s Uzumaki—HCF 2013 EDITION
Yen Press |Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #1–HCF 2013 EDITION
Action Lab Comics |Vamplets: The Legend of the Ghost Pony—HCF 2013
Antarctic Press |Zombie Kid Diaries 3: The Walking Dad—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
APE Entertainment |SESAME STREET #1—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
Archaia Entertainment | Pantalones, TX: Zombiñata—HCF 2013 mini-comic
Archie Comics |Archie’s Pals ‘N’ Gals #1—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
BOOM! Studios |Adventure Time—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
Dark Horse Comics | ITTY BITTY HELLBOY #1—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
IDW Publishing | My Little Pony: Halloween Edition—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
IMAGE COMICS |SUPER DINOSAUR—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
Oni Press |Sketch Monsters: Attack of the 100-Foot Booger—HCF 2013 MINI-COMIC
Viz Media | Ben 10 Omniverse Halloween Special
The following stores are known to be participating in this years Halloween ComicFest and each will have their own special festivities. Be sure to check one or more of them out.
All About Books & Comics / Phoenix, AZ / 602-277-0757
Open 10am – 6pm. Come in costume and get 20% off your total purchase. Free face painting from 12pm – 3pm. Free Halloween comic and candy to the first 300 people, and 25% off all Horror Related Comics. (Store Event Info)
Drawn to Comics / Glendale, AZ / Phone: 623-847-9090
Open 11am – 9pm. In addition to offering free comics, they will also be hosting their third annual Halloween Party. Costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, a dance-off, and a 31% off sale are some of the activities they will be having. Follow them on Facebook to keep up to date on the event details.
Hero Comics / Phoenix, AZ / 602-843-6320
Open 11am – 7pm. Will be hosting their third annual Kids Need To Read Day along with Halloween ComicFest. They will have several artists at the store from 11am – 4pm doing $5 sketches with all the proceeds going to the Kids Need To Read. They also have $1.00 back issues. Check their even page for a list of artists and to stay up to date on their plans. (Store Event Info)
Jesse James Comics / Glendale, AZ / 602-993-0392
Open 8am – midnight. Jesse James Comics will be giving out free comics, and is sure to announce more information on their Halloween ComicFest plans soon. Be sure to like them on Facebook to keep up to date.
Pop Culture Paradise / Tempe, AZ / 480-557-6640
Open 12pm – 4pm. They will have several artists sketching for $5, benefiting Dignity Kids. Special guests include comic artists, Meredith McClaren, and Dave Beatty, and Actor/Martial Artist Ernie Reyes Jr. Check their event page for a list of artists and to stay up to date on their plans, as they continue to announce them. (Store Event Info)
Samurai Comics West / Phoenix, AZ / 623-872-8886 (10720 W Indian School)
Open 10am – 7pm