Taking place at comic book shops around the country, Halloween ComicFest is the one day a year that comic book sellers come together to give away free spooky comics to their customers. Selections range from comic book classics like Archie to Pokemon, Ghost Rider, and Star Wars. Set on the last Saturday of October, the event calls for seasoned comic book readers to readers taking the first step in their comic reading journey. Diamond Comic Distributors provided us with cover previews for the 28 titles that will be available on October 26th, 2019.
To learn more, head over to the official Halloween ComicFest website!
(Baltimore, MD) — (June 19, 2019)—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.
“This year’s Halloween ComicFest is poised to be bigger and better than last year!” said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Ashton Greenwood. “The comics available this year are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, from the all-ages Mini Comics featuring popular properties like Archie, DC Superhero Girls, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, and Pokémon, while the Full-Size Comics feature well-known characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Boba Fett, Iron Man, and Batman. Halloween ComicFest is the perfect time to discover the wonders of comic shops and experience them as premiere destinations for Halloween fun!”
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. They can also be viewed online at www.halloweencomicfest.com.
Comic fans are encouraged to check out halloweencomicfest.com over the coming months for more updates and information on the event, the available comics, and local retailer activities. Fans can also stay up-to-date with Halloween ComicFest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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 Preivew & 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
(For artwork and solicitation information, please download here: HCF 2019 Cover Art & Solicit)
ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMICFEST -- Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away Halloween-themed comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween-themed comic books, products, and merchandise. Visit www.halloweencomicfest.com for more information and to find a participating comic shop.