While Free Comic Book Day rules the month of May, it's Halloween ComicFest that rules October, with this year's event featuring 34 titles. 22 of those will be full-size comics, while 12 are mini-comics. All 34 titles will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday, October 27th.
The Mini Comics will also be available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the beginning of October, which are perfect to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
"This year's Halloween ComicFest is poised to be the best yet!" said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Ashton Greenwood. "The comics available this year reflect a broad range of tastes. The All-Ages Mini Comics feature popular characters like Rocky & Bullwinkle, Archie, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while the Full-Size Comics feature well-known properties like Hellblazer, Spider-Man, and Goosebumps! Halloween ComicFest is the perfect time to introduce friends and families to the wonders of comic shops, and experience them as premiere destinations for Halloween fun!"
The list of publishers and titles participating in Halloween ComicFest are below.
Halloween ComicFest 2018 Full-Size Comics
- Action Lab Entertainment | Princeless: Raven: Pirate Princess
- Action Lab – Danger Zone | Danger Doll Presents: Amalgama Lives!
- AfterShock Comics | A Walk Through Hell #1 Special Edition
- American Mythology | Genesis: The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe
- Arcana Studios | Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness
- Archie Comics | Jughead: The Hunger #1 Special Edition
- Aspen Comics | Aspen Comics Presents: Aspen Mascots
- Benitez Productions | Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte
- Dark Horse Comics | Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 – The Phantom Hand & the Kelpie
- DC Entertainment | John Constantine: The Hellblazer #1
- IDW Publishing | Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight
- JY | W.I.T.C.H. #1
- Kodansha Comics | Battle Angel Alita: Homecoming
- Marvel Comics | Ms. Marvel #1
- Marvel Comics |Superior Spider-Man #1
- Marvel Comics | Thor #1
- Random House Books for Young Readers | Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Sampler
- Source Point Press| Monstrous: Three Monsters and a Baby One-Shot
- Vertical Comics| Aposimz Sampler
- VIZ Media | Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection Sampler
- Yen Press | Shibuya Goldfish Volume 1
- YouNeek Studios | Windmaker: Birth of a King
Halloween ComicFest 2018 Mini Comics
- Action Lab Entertainment | Vamplets: The Undead Pet Society: Help the Pony!
- Albatross Funnybooks | Spookhouse Sampler
- American Mythology | Rocky & Bullwinkle Adventures
- Archie Comics | Archie's Madhouse Mayhem
- BOOM! Studios | Over the Garden Wall and into the Unknown
- Dynamite Entertainment | Nancy Drew #1
- IDW Publishing | Johnny Boo and the Spooky Tree
- IDW Publishing | TMNT: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Papercutz| Ghost Friends Forever
- Seven Seas Entertainment | Hollow Fields Sampler
- VIZ Media | Splatoon
- Yen Press | Z-Z-Z-Zombie Boy Volume 1