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#31DaysOfHalloween: Halloween ComicFest 2017 is Coming!

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Halloween ComicFest 2017 will take place on Saturday, October 28, and this year's event looks to be a great one! Following in the tradition of Free Comic Book Day (every May), local comic shops will open their doors to welcome guests with a new selection of 30 titles representing something for the whole family. Of the 30 titles overall, 18 are Full Size and 12 are Mini Comics. All will be available for free on Saturday, October 28th and the Mini Comics will be available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 - perfect to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween. To find a participating store near you, check out the locator on the official HCF site, and be sure to check out the full rundown of books below!

"We're excited at the range of titles with this year's Halloween ComicFest," said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Michael Moccio. "In additional to the all ages Mini Comics, featuring popular characters like Donald Duck and Casper the Friendly Ghost, the Full Size Comics feature a strong showing with properties like Batman, Thor, and Hellboy! With so many fans introducing their friends and family to comics and local comic shops for the first time at events like Halloween ComicFest, it's important the titles reflect the varied interests of people coming to stores."

Halloween ComicFest 2017 Full Size Comics

  • Action Lab - Danger Zone | Black Betty One-Shot
  • Aftershock Comics | Babyteeth #1
  • Archie Comics | The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season Two
  • Aspen MLT | Choose Your Own Aspen Adventure
  • Benitez Productions | Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte
  • Dark Horse Comics | Hellboy and the BPRD 1953
  • IDW Publishing | Ghostbusters: Dia de los Muertos
  • DC Comics | Batman: Night of the Monster Men
  • DC Comics | DC Super Hero Girls
  • Marvel Comics | Runaways #1
  • Marvel Comics | Darth Maul #1
  • Marvel Comics | Thor by Walt Simonson #1
  • Kodansha Comics | Battle Angel Alita/Sailor Moon Eternal Preview
  • New England Comics | The Tick #1
  • VIZ Media | Junji Ito's Shiver
  • Yen Press | The Mortal Instruments
  • YouNeek Studios | Malika: The Dragon Trials
  • Zenescope Entertainment | Gimm Tales of Terror

Halloween ComicFest 2017 Mini Comics

  • American Mythology | Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Arcana Studio | Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom
  • Archie Comics | Archie's Madhouse
  • BOOM! Studios | BOOM! Box's One En-Haunted Evening
  • IDW Publishing | Donald Duck's Halloween Scream #2
  • Lion Forge | Wrapped Up
  • Papercutz | Hotel Transylvania
  • Papercutz | Stitched
  • Graphix | The Witch Boy
  • Space Goat Publishing | Moonlighters #1
  • VIZ Media | Pokemon: Omega Red and Alpha Sapphire

Participating stores will feature events (varied by location) including Halloween costume contests, parties, artist appearances, photo ops, special sales and more. 

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