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Halloween ComicFest 2018 Returns on Saturday October 27

Fans of comics, Halloween, and free stuff will want to check out this year’s Halloween ComicFest (HCF) which will feature 34 free comic book titles.  The 8th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic stores across the nation.

According to the official press release “Of the 34 titles available, 22 are Full Size and 12 are Mini Comics. All will be available for free at participating comic shops on Saturday, October 27th. The Mini Comics will also be available for purchase in packs of 25 for $4.99 at the beginning of October, which are perfect to give to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.” read more

Free Comic Book Day 2017: Any Comics for Horror Fans?

Free Comic Book Day rolls around every first Saturday in May and it is a time for both fans and retailers to celebrate.  The annual event (which originated in 2002) allows fans to scoop up free copies of popular titles, many of which highlight the publisher’s event series or a new relaunch of a popular character.  It is also a day where casual fans enter comic shops across the country, helping small businesses renew their leases and hopefully find a few new customers (the comics that are offered at these events are not necessarily “free”; retailers do have to buy these comics although they get them at heavily discounted rates). read more