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Halloween ComicFest 2019 Preview

On Saturday, October 26, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 28 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops.

We take a look at some of the comics being released this year. You can find a local shop that’s participating!

Halloween ComicFest is this Saturday at Your Local Comic Shop

Halloween Comicfest

On Saturday, October 26, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 28 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops. The annual event is a great way to welcome curious, first-time readers as well as longtime comic book fans into local shops to experience all the horror comics and spooky delights comic shops have to offer.

Twenty-eight free comics, including 19 full-size comics and 9 mini comics can be picked up. This year’s titles include Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider: King of Hell #1, Iron Man: Road to Iron Man 2020, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0, Star Wars: Boba Fett #1; DC Comics’ DCEASED #1, The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid/ Black Canary: Ignite, and DC Superhero Girls: At Metropolis High; and Pokémon Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Spook House, among other spooktacular titles for comic readers of all ages.

Halloween ComicFest also features “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!”, running now through November 1st at 2pm EST.  Fans can enter one of five categories – Superhero/Comics, Video Games, TV/Movie, Horror, or Original – just by taking a picture of themselves in costume and submitting the photo on the Halloween ComicFest website. Six winners will be selected at random: five first prize winners who will receive a $50 shopping spree to their local comic shop and one grand prize winner who will receive a $500 shopping spree to their local comic shop!

Exclusive Preview: Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Corin Howell
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover: Aaron Campbell
$3.99 / 32 pages / Black & White ON SALE 10/26 for HALLOWEEN COMICFEST

Charles “Chip” Ipswich isn’t one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are…

No, Chip is one of the “forgotten men.” He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories ship jobs to Calcutta.

Chip is also a vampire.

Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored…and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town.

SPECIAL BLACK AND WHITE REPRINT

Tim Seeley (BRLLIANT TRASH) and Corin Howell bring you a contemporary and horrifying tale of vampirism in the heart of America — one that’ll make you jump right out of your boots.

Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Reprint

Halloween ComicFest 2019 to Feature Exclusive Godzilla 1954, MechaGodzilla ViniMate Figures

Halloween ComicFest has announced the upcoming release of this year’s Halloween ComicFest Previews Exclusive (PX) collectible figures from Diamond Select Toys, available only during the event on Saturday, October 26th.

The “King of the Monsters” is now the King of the Vinimates!

The Previews Exclusive Godzilla 1954 Glow-in-the-Dark Vinimate (JUL190058; SRP $9.99) was created exclusively for sale during Halloween Comic Fest. The 4″ tall vinyl figure depicts the original 1954 Godzilla – or “Gojira” as he’s known in Japan – in all his glory. This figure cast in Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl for the ultimate radioactive glow effect. Each figure comes in a window box package and features an articulated neck for customizable poses.

Previews Exclusive Godzilla 1954 Glow-in-the-Dark Vinimate

MechaGodzilla, the nigh-invulnerable robotic doppelganger of the “King of the Monsters” is the ultimate Vinimate threat! Created exclusively for sale during Halloween Comic Fest 2019, the Previews Exclusive Godzilla: MechaGodzilla Vinimate is a 4″ tall vinyl figure that depicts MechaGodzilla ’75 cast in shiny black vinyl for a stealthy “shadow” mode. Each figure comes in a window box package and features an articulated neck for customizable poses.

Previews Exclusive Godzilla: MechaGodzilla Vinimate

These PREVIEWS Exclusive figures will only be available in extremely limited quantities on Saturday, October 26th from participating Halloween ComicFest stores.

Fans are encouraged to visit their local comic shop to pre-order their own Godzilla 1954 Glow-in-the-Dark and Godzilla: Shadow MechaGodzilla Vinimate figures.

Halloween ComicFest 2019 Comic Books Announced!

This year, Halloween ComicFest (HCF) features a whole new selection of 28 comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated fall event taking place Saturday, October 26, 2019 at participating comic shops worldwide.

Of the 28 titles available, 19 are Full Size and 9 are Mini Comics for fans to pick up and enjoy. All will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday, October 26th, with the Mini Comics also available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the beginning of October—a perfect item to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. 

A complete listing of all the HCF titles can be found in the July issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all local comic shops on June 26, 2019.

Halloween ComicFest 2019 Full-Size Comics

AfterShock Comics | Dark Red #1 Halloween ComicFest B&W Edition

Aspen Comics | Aspen Mascots and the Portals of Doom

Benitez Productions | Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte

Dark Horse Comics | House of Fear: Attack of the Killer Snowmen!

DC Comics | DCeased #1 HCF Special Editon

DC Comics | The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid / Black Canary: Ignite HCF Special Edition

IDW Publishing | Sonic the Hedgehog #1 HCF Edition

Keenspot Entertainment | Junior High Horrors Halloween Special

Kodansha Comics | Tales of Berseria Preview & Other Game Manga

Mad Cave Studios | Battlecats: Halloween ComicFest Special

Marvel Comics | Ghost Rider: King of Hell #1

Marvel Comics | Iron Man: Road to Iron Man 2020

Marvel Comics | Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0

Marvel Comics | Star Wars: Boba Fett #1

Random House Children’s Books | Doodleville/ Aster and the Accidental Magic Exclusive First Look

Source Point Press | The Adventures of Cthulhu Jr. and Dastardly Dirk

Vertical Comics | Bakemonogatari (Monster Tale) Exclusive HCF Edition

VIZ Media | The Drifting Classroom/ Smashed

YouNeek Studios | Iyanu: Child of Wonder

Halloween ComicFest 2019 Mini Comics

Albatross Funnybooks | Spook House

American Mythology | Under Dog Halloween Hijinks

Archie Comics | Archie’s Madhouse Magic

BOOM! Studios | Just Beyond: Horror at Happy Landings

DC Comics | DC Superhero Girls: At Metropolis High Halloween ComicFest Special Edition

Golden Apple Books | Blastosaurus Halloween Special

IDW Publishing | Usagi Yojimbo HCF Mini Comic

Papercutz | The Loud House: “A Very LOUD Halloween”

VIZ Media | Pokémon Adventures

VIZ Media Has Two Manga Samplers for Halloween ComicFest 2018

VIZ Media is participating in Halloween ComicFest 2018 with a special FREE sampler featuring excerpts from Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection and the Nintendo video game-inspired Splatoon.

Held annually, Halloween ComicFest will be celebrated this year on Saturday, October 27th at scores of comic shops and retailers nationwide. On this day, participating shops offer comic book fans and visitors FREE Halloween ComicFest samplers filled with excerpts of exciting and varied arrays of titles.

Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection is available now as a hardcover print release. For Halloween ComicFest, this sampler features Frankenstein, the titular story. Junji Ito, the master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster—and the fouler beast who created him—to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for.

VIZ Media adds all-ages fun with an excerpt from the Splatoon manga, based on the hit Nintendo game with story and art by Sankichi Hinodeya (four volumes are now available). The Turf Wars have started in Inkopolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner! Savor all the action as the Inklings hide and swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using a fun arsenal of shooters, blasters, chargers, sloshers and brush-based weaponry.

Action Lab Entertainment Offerings for Halloween Comic Fest 2018!

Action Lab is serving up several Halloween treats for the Halloween ComicFest, including: a new exclusive story from the teen rated Princeless spin-off series Raven the Pirate Princess and a preview of an upcoming Vamplets story from the popular all-ages series based on My Little Pony designer Gayle Middleton’s adorable horror critter creations!

These comics will be available during Halloween ComicFest on October 27, 2018 at participating comic shops. The event is a great time to introduce new readers to the world of comics, and Action Lab delivers a little bit of everything for them and for longtime fans of these series!

FULL SIZE COMICS

RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

(W) Jeremy Whitley (A/CA) Megan Huang

One fateful night, our heroines’ ship is adrift in the moonlight when three witches appear and kidnap three members of the crew. It’s a spooky tale from the deck of Raven the Pirate Princess featuring your favorite lady pirate crew and a mystery that could change the fate of our ladies forever. It’s a brand new story perfect both for newcomers and longtime fans.
Rating: Teen.

DIAMOND ITEM CODE
JUL180018 – HCF 2018 PRINCELESS RAVEN PIRATE PRINCESS

MINI COMICS

VAMPLETS THE UNDEAD PET SOCIETY: SCARY ROTTENS

(W) Gayle Middleton (A/CA) Amanda Coronado

Vamplets have always been obsessed with their pets, but now who can save the Pony’s from new villian! Someone is capturing the different Pony’s all over Gloomvania, causing chaos in their wake. Who will be able to stop them, and what secret connection do they have to the elusive Ghost Pony?
Rating: All-Ages.

DIAMOND ITEM CODE
JUL180053HCF 2018 – VAMPLETS UNDEAD PET SOCIETY POLYPACK BUNDLE

Action Lab: Danger Zone Offerings for Halloween Comic Fest 2018!

Action Lab is serving up several Halloween treats for the Halloween ComicFest. There one Danger Zone selection is a special preview of the upcoming mature readers Danger Doll Squad spin-off, Amalgama.

This comic will be available during Halloween ComicFest on October 27, 2018 at participating comic shops. The event is a great time to introduce new readers to the world of comics, and Action Lab delivers a little bit of everything for them and for longtime fans of these series!

FULL SIZE COMICS

DANGER DOLL SQUAD PRESENTS: AMALGAMA

(W) Jason Martin (A/CA) Winston Young

Spinning out of the events of the last Danger Doll Squad series, and featuring the powers of Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, and DollFace combined, its the solo debut of the all new fan-favorite mash-up character in her own book! The next big Danger Zone series starts here!
Rating: Mature.

Halloween ComicFest 2018 Has Free Comics October 27

On Saturday, October 27, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 34 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops.

Thirty-four free comics, including 22 full-size and 12 mini-comics can be picked up. This year’s titles include Marvel Comics’ Ms. Marvel #1, Superior Spider-Man #1, and Thor: Road to War of the Realms #1; DC Comics’ John Constantine: The Hellblazer; and Hellboy, Jughead: The Hunger, and Rise of the TMNT, among other spooktacular titles for comic readers of all ages.

Halloween ComicFest also features “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!”, running now through November 8th.  Fans can enter one of five categories – Superhero/Comics, Video Games, TV/Movie, Horror, or Original – just by uploading a picture of themselves in costume and submitting it into the appropriate category on the contest site. Everyone who enters will be eligible for the category Vote Winners prizes of a $100 Shopping Spree to their local comic shop. The adult and child entries who earn the most votes in their respective categories will win. Voting takes place from November 1st through November 8th.

Fans who upload a picture of themselves in costume and holding one of the 34 official 2018 Halloween ComicFest Full-Size or Mini-Comics comics are eligible to win more prizes, including a $100 and $500 shopping spree to their local comic shop! Winners for these prizes will be selected at random.

Eisner Award-Winning Artist Francesco Francavilla Designs Halloween ComicFest 2017 T-Shirt

Diamond Comic Distributors has revealed the artwork created by Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla for the sixth annual Halloween ComicFest (HCF) 2017 on Saturday, October 28. The T-Shirt is featured in the July issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog and is available for pre-order at comic shops throughout July.

Known for his pulp and retro-inspired style, Francavilla’s artwork is unmistakeable and dares readers to dive into a world gone by. Celebrating six years of Halloween ComicFest, his art for the 2017 HCF Commemorative T-Shirt brings to life the spookiest monsters in history as they ride off to give comics to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

The HCF 2017 T-Shirt will be available in black in adult sizes Small to XXL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99), youth sizes Small to Large (MSRP: $11.99), and Women’s V-Neck in sizes Small to XL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99). The commemorative HCF T-Shirt, plus the complete listing of the HCF 2017 titles, will be available in the July issue of PREVIEWS in comic shops 6/28.

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