Free Comic Book Day actually comes twice a year, and tomorrow, October 29th, the day wraps itself in gauze and dabs black makeup around it’s eyes.
That’s right, Halloween Comic Fest 2016 is here, at your participating LCS. Be sure to find grab bags of goodies, some Smarties and other healthy tricks at your local comic book store and as always, buy something, even a little thing to help out the store. Lots of stores have their own costume contests and more. Be sure to check with your store to see if they are participating or if they may have something else fun in store for the whole family!
And remember, kids, just like the speed limit, obey your store’s limits for free comics. If you are in an urban area riddled with comic shops this may be your opportunity to hit up more than your regular shop to be able to ‘collect ’em all’!
We’ve made some selections of Halloween Comic Fest 2016 books, labeled in creepy categories that have never seen the light of day, until now! Perhaps they were meant to be hidden forever! Klaatu Barada Nikto!
BEST COMIC FOR THE WALKING DEAD FAN
Afterlife with Archie Season 2 (Archie Comics
ZOMG! I can’t believe BLANK got BLANKED with a BLANK on this week’s The Walking Dead!
Almost as much as I can’t believe Archie has been publishing a daring ZombieVerse Riverdale comic from artist Francesco Francavilla and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Zombie Jughead. That is all!
BEST COMIC FOR THOSE MEDDLING KIDS
Scooby Apocalypse and Hanna Barbera Preview Edition (DC Comics)
DC is doing a strange thing, and the strangest of strange is having Jim Lee redesign Shaggy with a hipster, pour-over coffee, mixologist curly mustache. The reimagining of the original Scooby Gang (thanks, Buffy)! isn’t half bad. And while you are at it, go ahead and buy an issue of The Flintstones. It’s just messed up (in a good way).
BEST COMIC FOR GOOD GIRLS AND BOYS
DC Super Hero Girls #1 (DC Comics)
It’s not quite making a list and checking it twice time yet, but it may be time to think about holidays and plotting a path toward righteousness. DC Super Hero Girls teaches lessons about teamwork and is a lot of fun!
FOR THE BRONIES
My Little Pony The Haunted Dungeon (IDW Publishing)
Shining Armor and Twilight are led to King Sombra’s dungeon…of Doom! Be sure to add this to your completionist My Little Pony collection, you freaks (kidding, we love MLP)!
FOR YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-FAN
Spidey #1 (Marvel Comics)
Our third modern movie Spider-Man, Tom Holland, delighted audiences with his ‘metal arm’ quips and genuine youthfulness in Captain America: Civil War this year. Robbie Thompson and Nick Bradshaw (no those aren’t Peter Parker’s friends)! are the creative team for this high-school version of Spider-Man that is super fun! Perfect for you or your aunt, no matter how young she looks!
FOR PEOPLE THAT SCREAM “AW YEAH” ALL THE TIME
Peach and Isle of Monsters Mini Comic (Aw Yeah Comics
Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Tiny Titans) and Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony) team up for Aw Yeah’s offering this year, a neat little tale about a girl with a big secret! Aw yeah, monster secret identity!
FOR THOSE THAT READ A COMIC ONCE, AND IT WAS AWFUL
Grumpy Cat Halloween Mini Comic (Dynamite)
Grumpy Cat and Pokey go on a Halloween adventure on a bet. Will Grumpy Cat have to endure a humiliating Halloween costume? You’ll have to read it to believe!
FOR THOSE WITH CHAINSAW HANDS
Evil Dead 2 – Dead By Dawn #1 (Space Goat
This Certified Groovy™ comic starring Ash has everything you want, undead monsters, a cabin in the woods, and even a trip to hell. Put on your best blue shirt and get ready to party!
FOR THOSE STILL PLAYING POKEMON GO
Pokemon XY Pocket Comics (Viz Media
Collect ’em all. Be sure to read this comic on the sidewalk while staring down and not looking where you are going.
There are more titles, of course. Pick and choose your favorite and have a fun and safe Halloween from Forces of Geek!