Gear Up For Halloween ComicFest At Your Local Comic Shop!

by Hannah Means Shannon

Next weekend, on Saturday, October 27th, 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.
34 titles are going to be available this year, ranging from full comics to minicomics, and many shops are participating in Halloween-themed activities.
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, and many more 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, 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.
Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Ashton Greenwood says:

We want communities to participate in Halloween ComicFest not only to discover various types of comics from the great selection offered, but to see comic shops as premiere destinations for Halloween fun, a great place to meet like-minded people, and an opportunity to discover the new, cool comic and pop-culture items available each week and all year long. This year is the perfect time to visit your local comic book shop and celebrate Halloween ComicFest!

For more information about Halloween ComicFest, the free comics, costume contest, and to find a participating comic shop, go to

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