The comics that will be available during Halloween ComicFest 2016 were revealed today, including a new story from John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 2, as well as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Evil Dead 2, The Haunted Mansion, Scooby Apocalypse, and Darth Vader, among many other exciting titles you are going to want to add to your collection.
Read on for the full press release, the complete list of 2016 titles, and an announcement video, and then enjoy browsing through our photo gallery of all the Halloween comic covers coming your way!
Diamond Comic Distributors announces a celebration of comics, comic shops, and pop-culture in October with the 5th Annual Halloween ComicFest (HCF) store event.
Pop-culture fans are encouraged to participate in the special Halloween events by going to their local comic shop to receive free comics and enter “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest” on Saturday, October 29th.
During HCF, adults and children alike can go to local participating comic shops to receive free Halloween and horror-theme comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest. This year, there are 32 titles—19 full-sized comics and 13 mini-comics—available, including select titles from Marvel Comics (Darth Vader: Doctor Aphra #1, Spidey #1, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: You Choose the Story #1, and The Haunted Mansion #1), DC Comics (DC Superhero Girls #1 and Scooby Apocalypse/Hanna-Barbera Sampler), Dark Horse Comics (Harrow County #1), and IDW Publishing (My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon) among other spooktacular tales.
Retailers will also have HCF Mini-Comic Polypacks of 25 copies available for fans to purchase and pass out on Halloween to trick-or-treaters, party-goers, at school events and more. A great way to give out entertaining stories to kids, HCF Mini-Comics also provide an alternative to Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters! The HCF Mini-Comic Polypacks will be available in stores on September 28th and can currently be pre-ordered from comic shops. Fans are encouraged to pre-order specific titles and the number of packs they want to prepare for their Halloween activities.
“This year, Halloween ComicFest gets to kick off Halloween weekend festivities with its one-of-a-kind events at local comic shops,” said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson, Michael Moccio. “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.”
Designed to celebrate comic shops as unique community businesses and reach new customers, Halloween ComicFest helps retailers and the entire comics industry springboard into the end of the year holiday selling season.
Halloween ComicFest 2016: Full-Sized Comics
action lab comics | miraculous: tales of lady bug and cat noir #0 hcf 2016 edition
action lab comics | zombie tramp vs. the doll-faced witch hunter #1 hcf 2016 edition
aftershock comics | Black eyed kids #1 hcf 2016 edition
American mythology | The three stooges halloween hullaballoo #1 hcf 2016 edition
archie comics | afterlife with archie: Season Two HCF 2016 edition
aspen entertainment | adventures of the aspen universe hcf 2016 edition
benitez production | wraithborn #0 hcf 2016 edition
comixtribe | quilte #1 hcf 2016 edition
dark horse comics | harrow county #1 hcf 2016 edition
dc comics | DC Super Hero Girls #1 hcf 2016 edition
dc comics | scooby apocalypse/hanna-barbera sampler hcf 2016 edition
drawn & quarterly | shigeru mizuki’s kitaro: Strange fun for everyone hcf 2016 edition
IDW publishing | My little pony: the haunted dungeon hcf 2016 edition
Marvel comics | darth vader: doctor aphra #1 hcf 2016 edition
Marvel Comics | the haunted mansion #1 hcf 2016 edition
Marvel comics | spidey #1 hcf 2016 edition
marvel comics | Unbeatable squirrel girl: you choose the story #1 hcf 2016 edition
space goat publishing | evil dead 2: Beyond dead by dawn #1 hcf 2016 edition
viz media | junji ito’s tomie hcf 2016 edition
Halloween ComicFest 2016: Mini Comics
(Note: These will be available to purchase for fans as mini-comic packs of 25 starting September 28th, and also available during retailer events on Haloween ComicFest.)
ACTION LAB COMICS | PEACH AND THE ISLE OF MONSTERS HCF 2016 EDITION
ARCHIE COMICS | ARCHIE’S MADHOUSE HCF 2016 EDITION
BOOM! STUDIOS | THE BOOOOOOOOOM! BOX HALLOWEEN SPECIAL HCF 2016 EDITION
COMIXTRIBE | MUMMY’S ALWAYS RIGHT HCF 2016 EDITION
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT | GRUMPY CAT HALLOWEEN SPECIAL HCF 2016 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING/TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS | JOHNNY BOO AND THE PUMPKIN TIGER HCF 2016 EDITION
MAGNETIC PRESS | LITTLE TAILS ON HALLOWEEN! HCF 2016 EDITION
PAPERCUTZ | THE LUNCH WITCH 2 HCF 2016 EDITION
PAPERCUTZ | MICKEY’S INFERNO HCF 2016 EDITION
SPACE GOAT PUBLISHING | ZOMBIE CAMP HCF 2016 EDITION
STORM KING PRODUCTIONS | JOHN CARPENTER’S TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT: THE TRAVELER’S TALE HCF 2016 EDITION
TOKYOPOP | TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE MANGA HCF 2016 EDITION
VIZ MEDIA | POKÉMON X&Y POCKET COMICS HCF 2016 EDITION
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