Working from the success of Free Comic Book Day, comic-book shops around the country will unite for a special Halloween-themed event called “Halloween ComicFest 2016.”  Much like Free Comic Book Day, many free comics will be available, for both children and adults, and the event will include “the greatest Halloween costume contest ever.”

Here’s a list of special Halloween-themed full-size comics that will be available:

  • 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: You Choose the Story #1
  • The Haunted Mansion #1
  • Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn #1
  • Junji Ito’s Tomie

There will also be several kid-friendly mini-comics available, with a good-sized lineup that includes:

  • 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 Halloween Special
  • The Lunch Witch 2: 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
  • Pokemon X & Y Pocket Comics

Here’s the “official” release video and description of the event from ComicFest spokesperson Michael Moccio.  More info can be found on the event’s official website.

“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.”

Halloween ComicFest takes place at comic book stores nationwide on October 29, 2016.

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