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It’s only two more weeks until out 8th Annual Halloween ComicFest!

Halloween ComicFest is like a little Free Comic Book Day, with FREE comic created just for the day by all the major publishers!

The event runs from 10 am to 7 pm, and we have a photographer on hand to take pictures between 10 am and 3 pm. 

We also have candy! (We’re a big believer in healthy snacks but not so much on Halloween)

There are 28 books to choose from and we allow people in costume to take one of each if they like!

(People not in costume are also welcome to stop by and pick out five comics.)

Of these 28 books, 15 are rated ALL-AGES, 12 are rated TEEN, and only one is rated MATURE. (Which we keep up and away from the rest)

Full-size comic books include:

DCeased #1: A DC Universe Zombie story!

Miles Morales Spider-Man #0: The first appearance of Miles Morales as Spider-Man!

Star Wars Boba Fett #1: A stand-alone story and a great tie-in to Disney+’s The Mandalorian series premiering on November 12th! 

Sonic The Hedgehog #1: A special edition reprint of the first issue on the series!

Other full-size books include:

  • ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU JR. AND DASTARDLY DIRK
  • ASPEN MASCOTS PORTALS OF DOOM
  • BAKEMONOGATARI SAMPLER
  • BATTLECATS HALLOWEEN COMICFEST SPECIAL
  • DOODLEVILLE ASTER & ACCIDENTAL MAGIC SAMPLER
  • GHOST RIDER KING OF HELL #1
  • HOUSE OF FEAR ATTACK OF KILLER SNOWMEN
  • IRON MAN ROAD TO IRON MAN 2020 #1
  • IYANU CHILD OF WONDER CHAPTER ONE
  • JUNIOR HIGH HORRORS HALLOWEEN SPECIAL #1
  • LADY MECHANIKA LA DAMA DE LA MUERTE
  • SECRET SPIRAL SWAMP KID BLACK CANARY IGNITE
  • TALES OF BERSERIA & OTHER GAME MANGA
  • VIZ DRIFTING CLASSROOM UMEZZ SMASHED ITO
  • DARK RED #1 (Mature)

We also have ‘mini’ sized comics and quite a few of them are really cool:

Pokemon: A Pokemon book for the fans!

DC Superhero Girls: A book featuring the new Power-Puff Girl inspired style!

Other ashcan books include:

  • ARCHIES MADHOUSE MAGIC
  • BLASTOSAURUS
  • JUST BEYOND HORROR (by R. L. Stine!)
  • LOUD HOUSE VERY LOUD
  • SPOOKHOUSE
  • UNDERDOG HIJINKS
  • USAGI YOJIMBO (!)

To view complete descriptions of all the books, check out the main event website at www.halloweencomicfest.com

We have LOTS of comics to give away, but just as with Free Comic Book Day, COME EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTION!

Another HUGE part of the day is our FREE photography services from 10 am to 3 pm in the foyer next to the shop.  Laura Wimbels from the FacesOfCLE project will be around to perfectly capture your costume in front of our backdrop. Get a cool photo of your cosplay costume, your kid’s super cute costume, or group photos with family and friends! (We post these on Facebook after the event, so you’ll have them in time for your social media posts for Halloween!)

We will also have our Pop Fun Box outside for photo ops, as well as our T-Rex Skeleton. (Really, the whole store becomes a skeleton petting zoo thanks to Mrs. Dudas.

A lot of the fun comes from people in the shop taking pictures with each other as they see the common ground in their costumes. It’s a fun day all around for us. I have about as many costumes changes as Brittney Spears.

Here are some photo albums from previous years:

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

If you take any cool pictures at the event be sure to tag them #CNJCOMICS and #HCF2019 ! (We love to look at these tags post-event for stuff that we missed!)

Come on in and see why we won a national award for Best Halloween ComicsFest Event from Diamond Distributors! 

Lastly, even if you’re not into Halloween, we will be offering 50% OFF ALL BACK ISSUES ALL DAY!

You can also come in and see what kind of costume Ben got that stupid cat to wear this year as well.

See you all on the 26th!

We’ll be setting up a skeleton petting zoo outside the shop so you can touch and take your own pictures!

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