We're only midway through the summer season, but that doesn't mean fans can't look forward to breaking out the skeletons, pumpkins, and crazy costumes that mark the arrival of Halloween.
Comic fans can also look forward to the annual Halloween ComicFest, which will be taking place at your local comic shop. The event marks a great opportunity to gather at your comics shop of choice and get some free Halloween-themed comics and mini-comics, and if you feel up to it take part in a fun costume challenge.
The comics and mini-comics have been revealed (via their announcement video above), so here is what you can pick up on the big day.
There will be 19 full size comics available, which include Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir - Action Lab Presents#0, Zombie Tramp vs The Doll-Faced Witch Hunter #1, Black Eyed Kids #1, The Three Stooges Halloween Hullabaloo #1, Afterlife With Archie Season 2, The Adventures of the Aspen Universe #1, Wraithborn #0, Quilte #1, Harrow County #1, DC Super Hero Girls #1, Scooby Apocalypse Hanna-Barbera Sampler #1, Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro - Strange Fun For Everyone, My Little Pony - The Haunted Dungeon, Star Wars Darth Vader - Doctor Aphra #1, Spidey #1, The Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl #1, The Haunted Mansion #1, Evil Dead 2 - Beyond Dead by Dawn #1, Junji Ito's Tomie,
Along with those, there will be 13 kid friendly mini-comics up for grabs, including Peach and the Isle of Monsters, Archie's Mad House, Booooooooom! Box Halloween Special 2016, Johnny Boo and the Pumpkin Tiger, Mummy's Always Right, Grumpy Cat and Pokey! Halloween Special, The Lunch Witch Knee-deep in Niceness, Mickey's Inferno Great Parodies, Little Tails on Halloween!, Zombie Camp, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - The Manga, John Carpenters Tales for a Halloween Night - The Traveler's Tale, and Pokemon X & Y Pocket Comics.
Michael Moccio, the spokesperson for ComicFest, described the event, saying: “This year, Halloween ComicFest gets to kick off Halloween weekend festivities with its one-of- a-kind events at local comic shops. We’re excited for pop-culture fans and comic book enthusiasts alike to enjoy the free comics and HCF Mini-Comic Polypacks and participate in ‘The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest.’ Each year, we’ve seen larger participation from retailers and fans and we’re looking forward to seeing that trend continue with Halloween ComicFest 2016.”
So make sure to make some time to swing by the comic store on October 29th for some great freebies, and you can head to their official site for more information.