Halloween ComicFest Is 26 Days Away!

HalloweenComicFest2013wdate_200x200Number of Participating Comic Book Specialty Shops and Comics Ordered Up from Last Year

On the weekend before Halloween, over 1,400 comic book shops will give away over 1 million free Halloween themed comics and mini-comics ranging from Batman and Spider-Man to Adventure Time and My Little Pony during Halloween ComicFest.

“The increased number of stores participating and comics ordered—up 15% over last year—shows increased confidence from comic book shop owners that more fans will come out and support their Halloween ComicFest events,” said Dan Manser, Diamond’s Director of Marketing. “Halloween ComicFest is certainly growing in recognition and popularity as a Halloween tradition among comic and Halloween enthusiasts.”

Halloween ComicFest takes place on October 26th and 27th at participating comic book specialty shops across the U.S. and beyond. Twenty-two free mini and full sized comics being given out, including such titles as Batman, Thor, Spider-Man, Archie, Adventure Time and other great titles for comic readers of all ages. Individual stores will host their own special events during the weekend, with activities such as costume contests, appearances by local artists, fun games, and more for the whole family. Certain comic shops also use Halloween ComicFest to help promote community awareness through blood drives, family building programs and other non-profit sponsored activities during the weekend that bring the community and families closer together.

HCF-contest-LOGOStores will also participate in promoting “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever”, where customers can submit their costume photos to the Halloween ComicFest website and win prizes. Two randomly chosen winners will get $500 to the comic shop of their choice, along with other great prizes such as graphic novels, collectible statues, pop-culture related items and more. To enter the contest or for more information, contestants are encouraged to go to www.halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest.

To find a participating comic book shop, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com/storelocator and visit www.halloweencomicfest.com for more information and event details.

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