#NCBD 8/14/19: HCF's 5 Comics for New Comic Book Day!

Every Wednesday is New Comic Book Day (#NCBD) in comic book shops, where new comics release hit the shelves of comic book shops for eager fans to pick up and purchase.

We've highlighted five comics that are perfect recommendations for any Halloween ComicFest fan looking to get into spookier, Halloween-like comics!

In this week's list, for books coming out 8/14/19, there is something spooky for everyone: The Mistress of the Dark crashes Mary Shelley's monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history in ElviraLoralye, a 12-year-old runaway, seeks refuge with a traveling group of freak show performers in Show's End, and more!

What will you be picking up this week? Let us know over Facebook or Twitter!

(W) Michael Avallone (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Joseph Michael Linsner
The Mistress of the Dark has become unstuck in time! Elvira crashes Mary Shelley's monster weekend, beginning an epic journey through horror history, stalked by the most terrifying nightmare to ever walk the Earth. (No spoilers!) Writer David Avallone (Bettie Page, Doc Savage, Twilight Zone) and Dave Acosta (Doc Savage) bring you the thrills, chills and double-entendres in the first chapter of this four-issue miniseries!
Played by actress-writer Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark has carved out a niche in popular American culture that is sure to endure for decades to come. Elvira's reign as 'Queen of Halloween' has now spanned thirty-five years and includes two nationally syndicated television series, two feature films (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills), an IMAX movie and two motion control rides. She has appeared in National ad campaigns for Pepsi and Coors, recorded five music CDs, written four books and licensed over Four Hundred products including pinball machines, action figures, guitars, three comic book series, a beer, wine, soda pop, perfume, slot machines and the best-selling female costume of all time.
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $17.99
PREVIEWS Page #198
(W) Anthony Cleveland (A/CA) Jeferson Sadzinski
Equal parts brutal and beautiful, Show's End takes place in Georgia during the1920s and follows Loralye, a 12-year-old runaway seeking refuge with a traveling group of freak show performers. At first, she isn't welcomed for being too "ordinary." But what her new found family doesn't know, is that Loralye is hiding a secret more freakish than anyone could ever imagine!
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #339
(W) Ralph Tedesco, Victoria Rau (A) Julius Abrera (CA) Marco Mastrazzo
Disturbia meets The Conjuring in this new 3-issue horror thriller from Zenescope!
A Catholic Deacon and his family relocate to a suburban New England home that's long been rumored to be haunted by an evil entity. As his teenage daughter, Erica, begins to adjust to her new life, her ongoing bouts with sleep paralysis worsen and she begins to wonder if there really is a presence inside the home. When two of Erica's high school friends are brutally murdered, she starts to suspect the creepy neighbor who she's seen watching her through his window. The Watcher # 1 Blank Sketch Cover C also Available!
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $5.99
PREVIEWS Page #388
(A) Lou Cameron, A.C. Hollingsworth, Bill Fraccio, Jon D'Agostino, Tony Tallarico, Harry Harrison, Hy Fleishman
There's no end to funky fun and fearsome tales, and if you don't believe us, just take a look at this second volume of truly fantabulous yarns from Story Comics' Mysterious Adventures with five not-to-be-missed comics with work from the likes of Bill Fraccio, A.C. Hollingsworth, Lou Cameron, Ed Goldfarb, Jon D'Agostino, Harry Harrison, Hy Fleishman, and Doyle Cohen. Throw another log (or witch!) on the fire and go back to when comicbooks really were comicbooks. Collects Mysterious Adventures #7-11 (April to December 1952).
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $44.99
PREVIEWS Page #366
(W) Francesco Francavilla (A/CA) Francesco Francavilla
Archie's new hardcover art book is a beautifully-designed celebration of Francesco Francavilla's time at Archie. This art book is a gorgeously designed oversize hardcover edition featuring the complete collection of his comic book covers and more. This title goes behind-the-scenes on Francavilla's work and its place in Archie's history, with an insider's look at the creation and ongoing legacy with the company.  
In Shops: Aug 14, 2019
SRP: $24.99
PREVIEWS Page #282

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