Diamond Comic Distributors has announced details for this year’s Halloween ComicFest (HCF). The promotion encourages fans to visit comic shops and rewards them with free Halloween and horror-themed comics and mini-comics published exclusively for the event. It’s a win-win for stores, fans, and the comics industry. This is the fourth year for the promotion.
This year, there are 21 titles— thirteen full-sized comics and eight mini-comics—available to choose from, including Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers #1, Doctor Strange: The Oath, Donald Duck’s Halloween Scream! #1, Sabrina #1, Skylanders, Yo-Kai Watch and others.
In addition to handing out free comics at Halloween-time, retailers will also be selling HCF Mini-Comic Polypacks: a pack of 25 copies for fans to purchase and pass out on Halloween to trick-or-treaters, party-goers, at school events and more. The HCF Mini-Comic Polypacks can be pre-ordered from shops and will be available in stores starting September 30th.
Diamond Comic Distributors has put HCF online at halloweencomicfest.com and encourages fans to keep an eye on the site over the coming months for more information on the event and local retailer activities. Fans can also get social with HCF via facebook.com/halloweencomicfests, @halloweencomic on Twitter, @halloweencomicfest on Instagram.
List below are the full-sized and mini-sized comics titles:
- Action Lab Actionverse Special—HCF 2015 Edition (Action Lab Comics)
- Vampblade featuring Zombie Tramp—HCF 2015 Edition (Action Lab Comics)
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1—HCF 2015 Edition (Archie Comics)
- Aspen Presents: The Adventures of Psycho Bonkers!—HCF 2015 Edition (Aspen MLT)
- DC Comics Kids Title TBD—HCF 2015 Edition (DC Comics)
- DC Comics Teen Title TBD—HCF 2015 Edition (DC Comics)
- The Birth of Kitaro: A Halloween Special—HCF 2015 Edition (Drawn & Quarterly)
- Stan Lee’s Chakra The Invincible Halloween Special—HCF 2015 Edition (Graphic India)
- Donald Duck’s Halloween Scream! #1—HCF 2015 Edition (IDW Publishing)
- Doctor Strange: The Oath—HCF 2015 Edition (Marvel Comics)
- Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers—HCF 2015 Edition (Marvel Comics)
- Fragments of Horror Halloween Special—HCF 2015 Edition (Viz Media)
- Grimm Tales of Terror: Web of Deceit—HCF 2015 Edition (Zenescope Entertainment)
- The Garlicks: How She Met Her Monster—HCF 2015 Mini-comic (Action Lab Comics)
- Famous Monsters Presents: Spook-A-Rama—HCF 2015 Mini-comic (American Gothic Press)
- World of Archie Halloween Special—HCF 2015 Mini-comic (Archie Comics)
- BOOooOoOM! Studios Halloween Haunt!—HCF 2015 Mini-comic (Boom Studios)
- Grimmiss Island—HCF 2015 Mini-comic (Dark Horse Comics)
- Bitten Preview Special—HCF 2015 Mini-Comic (Magnetic Press)
- Skylanders: 2015 Halloween Special—HCF 2015 Mini-comic (IDW Publishing)
- Yo-Kai Watch Halloween Special—HCF 2015 Mini-comic (Viz Media)