It’s time for the 5th annual Halloween Comicfest at CNJComics, featuring FREE comics FREE candy And FREE photography services!
Halloween ComicFest is in it’s 5th year as both a national and in store event. It’s basically a tiny Free Comic Book Day based around the Halloween season. Publishers create special comic for us to give away to anyone stopping by the shop in costume. (and some to people who aren’t!) This year there are 19 full sized comics and 13 mini comics. People can costume can take one of each of any of the books that interest them that are age appropriate. (So yes, you can take one of each book if you’re so inclined.) People who are not in costume are welcome to take five books of their choice!
Here’s some of the full sized all ages offerings for this year:
“Think you know everything about Peter Parker’s early days? Think again. It’s action, adventure and a rip-roaring romp in classic Marvel style featuring an adventures from the web-slinging younger years.”
“When a Darth Vader needs help, who can he turn to? Meet Aphra, the galaxy’s foremost raider of weaponry along with her two murderous robots. Soon to be an ongoing series from Marvel!”
“DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of superhero storytelling that builds character and confidence and empowers girls to discover their true potential. This special Halloween Comic Fest issue features two exciting, action-packed stories from the upcoming original graphic novel, DC Super Hero Girls: Hits and Myths.”
“Strange things are afoot in the Crystal Empire so Shining Armor calls in his sister Twilight to help find the source of the mysterious occurrences. When the trail leads to King Sombra’s dungeon, will the siblings find the culprit – or their doom?”
Other full sized all ages comics include:
- Action Lab Presents
- Adventures of the Aspen Universe
- Disney’s Haunted Mansion
- Kitaro Strange Fun For Everyone
- Scooby Apocalypse Hanna Barbera Sampler
- Three Stooges Halloween Hullaballoo
- Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Choose You Choose Story
Don’t think it’s all just for kids! We’ve got some great Mature Readers comics that will be set aside so the kids can’t get into them!
“Emmy always knew that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts, goblins, and zombies. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures-and to the land itself-in a way she never imagined. Don’t miss this first issue of smash hit from Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook.”
“The Dark One returns with a goal of infecting the entire planet and raising the dead, as Dark Ones do. It’s up to Ash and Annie as they kick it up a notch in the French Quarter looking for an old Voodoo Priestess.”
Other Mature Reader titles are:
- AfterLife With Archie Season Two
- Black Eyes Kids
- Junji Ito Tomie
- Zombie T- Dollfaced Witch Hunter
We’ve also got thirteen all ages ashcan comics, which are smaller sized preview comics.
“It’s Halloween night, and children delightfully roam the streets, adorned in colorful costumes… but Grumpy Cat is unimpressed! While her brother Pokey celebrates All Hallow’s Eve with his usual wide-eyed wonder, Grumpy Cat is such a grouch that she even puts the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to shame.”
Other ashcans include:
- Archie Madhouse
- Boom Box Halloween
- Carpenter’s Travellers Tale
- Johnny Boo
- Little Tails
- Lunch Witch 2
- Mickey’s Inferno
- Mummy’s Always Right
- Peach and the Isle of Monsters
- Pokemon Pocket Comics
- Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Manga
- Zombie Camp
We have thousands of comics to give away, but as always we recommend coming early for the best selection!
It goes with out saying that we will have candy to supplement these comic books! (We’re a big believer in health snacks, but not so much on Halloween.)
A highlight of our event is providing an amazing photographer to capture a perfect picture of you and your family and friends in costume. We’ll have photographer Heather Campbell from 10am to 5pm taking studio pictures of everyone in costume in the foyer attached to out shop. Heather is a Cleveland based professional photographer specializing in portrait, food and product photography. Heather’s work has been featured in magazines such as LiveWell, Cleveland Magazine, and Inside Business. Pictures will be posted on our web-site and Facebook Page within two days, so everyone will get to see them by Halloween. Images can be downloaded to be used for your social media.
This is a great opportunity to get a professional picture of your cosplay costume, family photo as well as getting some free comic books and candy!
There is a national costume contest going on that you can enter by going to The Greatest Halloween Contest Ever! Upload your picture by November 7th. Winners will be announced on November 11th. If you want to enter be sure to ask Heather to take an additional picture of you holding one of the Halloween Comic Fest Comic Books. She will not do this unless asked. It is your responsibility to find and submit the your picture. People from the shop has won in the past!
We will also have 50% off all back issues on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as 75% off the already discounted graphic novel bins.
As we said, we’ll have comics, candy and the photographer, all you’ve got to do is drag out your costume a few hours earlier and stop up to the shop! Be sure to bring your own camera, as sometimes some pretty cool costumes pairing spontaneously happen and need to be documented outside the photo area! We have actually won the Diamond Comics Best Practices Award for Best Halloween ComicFest Event in the past! Come join us and check it out!