Halloween ComicFest 2019 Comics Announced!

Halloween ComicFest, HCF, comics announced 

This year, Halloween ComicFest (HCF) features a whole new selection of 28 comic book titles for the industry's most anticipated fall event taking place Saturday, October 26, 2019 at participating comic shops worldwide.

Of the 28 titles available, 19 are Full Size and 9 are Mini Comics for fans to pick up and enjoy. All will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday, October 26th, with the Mini Comics also available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the beginning of October—a perfect item to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

“This year’s Halloween ComicFest is poised to be bigger and better than last year!” said Halloween ComicFest spokesperson Ashton Greenwood. “The comics available this year are designed to appeal to a broad range of tastes, from the all-ages Mini Comics featuring popular properties like Archie, DC Superhero Girls, Nickelodeon’s The Loud House, and Pokémon, while the Full-Size Comics feature well-known characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Boba Fett, Iron Man, and Batman. Halloween ComicFest is the perfect time to discover the wonders of comic shops and experience them as premiere destinations for Halloween fun!”

A complete listing of all the HCF titles can be found below! 

Check out the complete list of available comics below and make sure to visit halloweencomicfest.com over the coming months for more updates and information on the event, the available comics, and local retailer activities. Fans can also stay up-to-date with Halloween ComicFest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Halloween ComicFest 2019 Full Size Comics 

SOURCE POINT PRESS
Dastardly Dirk is a wannabe supervillain who is informed he needs to capture the son of Cthulhu to achieve his lifelong dream of being admitted into The League of E.V.I.L. Hilarity and hijinks ensue in this genuinely all-ages comic when the bumbling bad guy discovers Cthulhu Jr. has just moved in next door!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: PI
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ASPEN MLT INC
(W) Vince Hernandez (A/CA) Alex Arizmendi
This Halloween, the Aspen Mascots face their most hair-raising foes ever.. THEMSELVES! When Wormier and Griff accidentally open multiples portals from another dimension, the Aspen Mascots must band together to stop their own doppelgängers from wreaking havoc in our world! In this new jam-packed activity/coloring book, featuring Aspen's most popular critters and oddities, readers must solve puzzles, mazes and more in order to finish the story and save the planet!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: PI
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VERTICAL COMICS
(W) Nisioisin (A) Oh Great
One day, high-school student Koyomi Araragi catches a girl named Hitagi Senjougahara when she trips. But - much to his surprise - she doesn't weigh anything. At all. She says an encounter with a so-called "crab" took away all her weight...
Monsters have been here since the beginning. Always.  Everywhere.
From the best selling novel series by renowned author NISIOISIN, comes the manga adaptation of the Monogatari Series! This edition features exclusive tribute art cards for Halloween Comic Fest!
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
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MAD CAVE STUDIOS
(W) Mark London (A/CA) Mauricio Villarreal
This Halloween season, embark on a spooky quest with the Battlecats: Halloween ComicFest Special! Be sure to get your hands on this beautiful issue, illustrated by Mauricio Villarreal, artist of the smash-hit, Knights of the Golden Sun!
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
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AFTERSHOCK COMICS
(W) Tim Seeley (A) Corin Howell (CA) Aaron Campbell
Charles "Chip" Ipswich isn't one of those coastal elites with a liberal arts degree and a job at a social media start-up who knows where all the best brunch places are. No, Chip is one of the "forgotten men." He lives in a rural area in the middle of the country where Jesus still has a place at the dinner table and where factories ship jobs to Calcutta. Chip is also a vampire. Stuck working the last shift at a gas station, Chip is lonely and bored...and then his dull, bleak life is turned upside down when SHE comes to town...
Rating: Mature
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #32

DC BUY SELL
A mysterious techno-virus has been released on Earth, infecting 600 million people and turning them instantly into violent, monstrous engines of destruction.
The heroes of the DCU are caught completely unprepared for a pandemic of this magnitude and struggle to save their loved ones first... but what happens to the World's Greatest Heroes if the world ends?
New York Times-bestselling writer Tom Taylor (Injustice) returns with a terrifying new tale and is joined by artists Trevor Hairsine (Legends of the Dark Knight) and Stefano Gaudiano (The Walking Dead).
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
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RANDOM HOUSE CHILDRENS BOOKS
(W) Chad Sell, Thom Pico (A) Chad Sell, Karensac
Take a peek at your future favorite books with this exclusive first look at two graphic novels that won't release until 2020! Along the way you'll discover some great new series that you can start reading now.
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: PI
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MARVEL COMICS (BUY - SELL)
(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Phil Noto (CA) Clayton Crain
Johnny Blaze takes the fight to a different devil than he usually faces - Mephisto!  But Mephisto will show Johnny his own brand of suffering - and give Johnny PLENTY of reasons for vengeance.
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
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DARK HORSE - BUY SELL
(W) James Powell (A) James Hislope (A/CA) Jethro Morales
A group of kids throwing around a football on a pleasant winter afternoon are suddenly set upon by snowmen with jagged grins and twisted limbs instead of cute button eyes and corncob pipes. They'll need to think quick in order to defeat these frozen foes! A spooky scare for young readers! House of Fear is the perfect comic for monster hunters young and old.
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: PI
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MARVEL COMICS (BUY - SELL)
(W) Dan Slott (A) Valerio Schiti (CA) Alexander Lozano
The Road to IRON MAN 2020 starts here!  From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure! You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.  And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!  The future is now. Strap in!
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #34

YOUNEEK STUDIOS
(W) Roye Okupe (A/CA) Godwin Akpan
An orphaned teenage girl with no recollection of her past suddenly discovers that she has abilities that rival the deities of an ancient, advanced civilization! Little does she know that her lost memories are the key to bringing back the Age of Wonders to a world on the brink of destruction...
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: PI
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KEENSPOT ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Rob Potchak (A) Rob Potchak, Bill Parker (CA) Sean Beck
Halloween is here! But Mikey, the boy that's always ready to dress to impress, has changed his tune and wants nothing to do with costumes this year. The gang gets together to change his mind, but will they succeed? This original story drawn by series creator Rob Potchak is the perfect jumping-on point for anyone wanting to see why Robert Kirkman may have said this All-Ages Horror Parody was "Awesome!" This comic also features dyslexic reader friendly fonts - a first in the industry!
Rating; All-Ages
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33

BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS
After suffering a tragic loss, Lady Mechanika takes a trip to a small Mexican village just in time for their D a de los Muertos celebration. But the festivities turn truly deadly after the arrival of the Jinetes del Infierno, the mythical Hell Riders! This special issue includes the first chapter of the Lady Mechanika: Day of the Dead special, collected in the La Dama de la Muerte TP!
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #32

MARVEL COMICS (BUY - SELL)
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer (A) Clayton Crain, Sara Pichelli, Salvador Larroca (CA) Mark Bagley, Andy Lanning
Showcasing Miles first appearance from Ultimate Comics Fallout #4! The Ultimate Universe's Peter Parker is dead, felled by a bullet and his arch-nemesis the Green Goblin. But though the teenage web-slinger is gone, his memory lives on with the introduction of the new Spider-Man - Miles Morales!
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #34

DC BUY SELL
This exciting comic features excerpts from THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID by acclaimed writer / illustrator Kirk Scroggs and BLACK CANARY: IGNITE by Meg Cabot, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and rising star artist Cara McGee.
Russell is a middle schooler nicknamed "Swamp Kid" by his classmates who has algae for hair, a tree trunk of a right arm, a frog for a best friend, and a carrot for a finger. Russell details, in both hilarious text and color illustrations, what it's like to be different, to be comfortable in his own skin (no matter how slimy), and to discover his true talents.
In the second story, thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she's going. First, she'll win the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she'll join the Gotham City Junior Police Academy so she can solve crimes just like her dad. Who knows, her rock-star group of friends may even save the world, but first they'll need to agree on a band name.
Don't miss your chance to sample these exciting titles from the DC Zoom line of graphic novels for middle grade readers.
Rating; All-Ages
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33

IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Bob Smith (CA) Kieran Gates
Presenting an all-new Halloween edition of the IDW Publishing debut of Sonic the Hedgehog! Sonic's racing into a new adventure! After defeating the evil Dr. Eggman's latest plot, Sonic is racing around the world to shut down the robotic Badnik forces that are still attacking villages. But it's a big job for one person - even Sonic the Hedgehog! Fortunately, he'll have some help from his best friend: Tails!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33

MARVEL COMICS (BUY - SELL)
(W) Greg Pak (A) Marc Laming (CA) Terry Dodson
THE HUNTER'S HEART!  As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy.   But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain?  Find out what kind of heart - if any - beats under that MANDALORIAN armor!
Rating: Teen  
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #34

KODANSHA COMICS
(W) Nobu Aonagi (A) Cocho, Nobu Aonagi, Makoto Fuugetsu
Attention, gamers! This year, Kodansha Comics premieres three new manga based on three JRPG juggernauts: global megahit mobile game Fate/Grand Order, Playstation hit Tales of Berseria, and Granblue Fantasy, the lush adventure from the designer of Final Fantasy V, VI, and IX! Get a sneak peek of the manga of the Playstation hit Tales of Berseria, which doesn't hit stores until November, plus beautiful color art from the new Fate/Grand Order -mortalis stella- and Granblue Fantasy!
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #33

VIZ MEDIA LLC
(W) Junji Ito, Kauzo Umezz (A/CA) Junji Ito, Kauzo Umezz
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world where the students and teachers are besieged by terrifying creatures and beset by madness.
Rating: Teen
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SRP: PI
PREVIEWS Page #35


 

Halloween ComicFest 2019 Mini Comics

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Dan Parent
Get ready for magic and mischief in this fun collection of Halloween stories! Archie and everyone's favorite teenage witch, Sabrina, are proud to present two enchanting and bewitching tales from Archie's Magical Madhouse - sure to leave you spellbound!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #37

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
Everyone loves a carnival! The rides, the games, and the prizes. Especially the prizes! Cute, poorly made stuffed animals that sort of look like characters you know. When Richard sees one the resembles his buddy Blastosaurus, he knows that he has to win it. It's just a plush toy, right? Or is this stuffed Blasto something else entirely? It's chills and laughter as Richard, Tabby and Blasto discover that the spookiest part of the carnival is definitely not the Ghost Train!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #38

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
When Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee, and Zatanna are continually late to class because of their crime-fighting, they are sentenced to finding an after-school club for a whole week ... or else they'll be suspended! But finding a club is not as easy as it looks, and when the girls keep finding themselves kicked out of the clubs they like, they must think outside of the box and go outside their comfort zones to avoid suspension. This first chapter from the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH graphic novel is perfect for ages 6-10 and a great entry point into the DC Universe.
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #37

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
(W) R. L. Stine (A) Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews (CA) Julian Totino Tedesco
THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WOODS. Family camping trips are already a drag for Annie and Parker, especially with their cousin Clark tagging along, but when strange things start happening, they'll discover startling secrets out of this world! When a pair of Martian siblings find themselves stranded on Earth, they must take over Annie and Parker's bodies to retrieve the tracker that can signal Mars to bring them home. Can the Martians make it home safe, or will they be forced to become Annie and Parker forever?
Rating: Teen
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #37

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
Join Lincoln, his best friend Clyde, and Lincoln's ten sisters Lori, Leni, Luna, Lynn, Luan, Lucy, Lola, Lana, Lisa, and Lily as they deck out THE LOUD HOUSE for Halloween fun! Plenty of tricks and treats await from the creative team of Nickelodeon's Emmy-winning animated series, THE LOUD HOUSE.
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #38

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
(W) Hidenori Kusaka (A/CA) Mato
All your favorite Pokemon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #38

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
(W) Eric Powell, William Stout (A) William Stout, Gideon Kendall (A/CA) Eric Powell
A spooky book for kids of all ages! This Albatross Funnybooks anthology features works by William Stout, Eric Powell and Gideon Kendall!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #36

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
There's no need to fear! Underdog is here! Its an extra special Halloween treat as we present a mini-comic adventure of everyone's favorite superhound, Underdog! We'll have you singing the Underdog theme as you trick or treat this year, "Speed of lightning, roar of thunder, fighting all who rob or plunder, Underdog!"  Don't let Simon Bar Sinister ruin your holiday, join us for Underdog hijinks this Halloween season!
Rating: All-Ages
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #37

DIAMOND PUBLICATIONS
(W) Stan Sakai (A/CA) Stan Sakai
Join Usagi as he faces off against a rather unusual- and monstrous- adversary! This free spooky tale featuring everyone's favorite rabbit samurai is sure to delight trick-or-treaters of all ages!
Rating: Teen
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SRP: $4.99
PREVIEWS Page #38

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