Published on June 18th, 2015 | by Richard Boom

Announcing the 4th Annual Halloween ComicFest

Diamond is excited to announce that the fourth annual Halloween ComicFest event will be taking place on Saturday, October 31st with 21 FREE comics available to choose from this year!

  • Anyone who goes to a participating comic shop on Saturday, October 31st will get one or more free comics!
  • There are 21 FREE comic books available to choose from for 2015 great for readers of all ages.
  • There are 13 full-size comics and eight mini-comics.
  • The eight mini-comics will be available for consumers to purchase in packs of 25 starting in late September which they can use to pass out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, use as prizes, in the classroom, at libraries and more!
  • Halloween ComicFest takes place at participating comic book specialty shops across the US and worldwide!
  • During HCF, comic shops host special events such as giveaways, costume contests, give out free candy, contests, hold store-wide sales and more to get the whole community involved.
  • An official comic shop locator showing all participating comic shops for 2015’s event will be available in late August/early September.
  • “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever” will return this year! Details coming later this summer!
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Diamond Comic Distributors announces a celebration of comics, comic shops, and pop-culture in October with the fourth annual Halloween ComicFest (HCF) store event! Communities are encouraged to check out their local comic shop and get free comics while also participating in special Halloween events such as costume contests, sales, character appearances and more on Saturday, October 31st!


During Halloween ComicFest, adults and kids can go into a local participating comic shop and get free Halloween and horror-themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for Halloween ComicFest. 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 other frightening fun tales.


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. It’s a great way to give out an entertaining story to kids that will last longer than any Halloween candy they will receive! Available in stores on September 30th, the Mini-Comic Polypacks can currently be pre-ordered from comic book shops, so fans can purchase the specific titles and number of packs they want to prepare for their Halloween activities.

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“This year, Halloween ComicFest gets spookier as it’s celebrated on Halloween, allowing comic shops to really bring out their ‘fun and scary’ side,” said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson, Deborah Moreland. “Comic shops are already a great destination for new comics and pop-culture related items, but now new and current customers can see the great Halloween and horror comics and merchandise that local comic shops have to offer. With awesome Halloween ComicFest events hosted in stores, cool mini-comic polypacks available for purchase, and the return of “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest” on the website, Halloween ComicFest is the perfect Halloween celebration for kids and adults to enjoy this October!


Designed to celebrate comic shops as unique community businesses and reach new customers, Halloween ComicFest helps retailers and the entire comics industry springboard into the end of the year holiday selling season. Comic fans are encouraged to check out over the coming months for more information on the event and local retailer activities. Also visit Halloween ComicFest on social media on Facebook , Twitter @halloweenomic and Instagram @halloweencomicfest.


(Halloween ComicFest Full and Mini Comic Description Below)




ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST—Celebrating its fourth year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is taking place on Halloween and 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. From zombies, vampires, monsters and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun!


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About the Author

Richard is the driving force behind Comics for Sinners. His love and admiration for female comic book characters is virtually unparalleled, which immediately explains his biggest 'sin': his Hot Mummy fetish. This sketchbook theme is philogynistic in nature and even the source of his WIP comic book series "The Sisterhood".

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