Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday Morning Superhero: Halloween ComicFest Edition

This Saturday marks the third annual Halloween ComicFest.  While it has only been around since 2012, Halloween ComicFest has grown each year and has quickly become an annual tradition for many families.  This will be the second year that our household ordered packs of the mini-comics to pass out to trick-or-treaters.  The books were a massive success last year.

Find out if your LCS is participating by checking out the link here and make sure to dress up in your best costume as many comic book stores have additional events and contests associated with Halloween ComicFest.  If they don't have a costume contest, snap a picture of yourself holding one of the ComicFest comics and submit it to "The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever" here.  In addition to a lot of great prizes, you could take home a gift certificate to your LCS worth either $500 or $1,000!

There are 19 total comics that will be distributed on Saturday, and instead of my usual pick of the week I am going to breakdown my top selections for this weekend.  Keep in mind that each store has its own distribution policies on the comic books.  They purchase the comics at cost to provide to you for free.  Make sure you say thanks!

Pick of Halloween ComicFest:
Scooby-Doo Team Up: HCF Edition #1 - I still have fond memories of the Scooby-Doo and Batman crossover from my youth and am excited to read this all-ages comic book with my kids.  Batman and the gang team up to uncover the mystery of a giant Man-Bat that has been causing trouble.  Sounds like loads of fun for the whole family to enjoy.

The Rest:
Afterlife with Archie #1 - Recommended for teen readers and older, this is a story that involves Archie and his pals are taken to the grave and back in what is dubbed the Arch-pocalypse.  Nice palette cleanser the other zombie comics on the market and very appropriate considering the recent demise of Archie.  Featuring Sabrina the teenage witch and zombies, this classic reprint is not to be missed.

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special Edition #1 - Relive the first chapter in Jeph Loeb's classic Batman: Haunted Knight, in this special reprint.  Set on Halloween, this tale features an all-star cast of villains and is a must read for any Batman fan.  And to be completely honest, while I say I am doing this for my kids, I just want more comics for myself!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic HCF Edition #1 - I am not a brony.  I'm not!  Nothing wrong with enjoying good stories with my daughter.  Seriously though, the creative team behind the new ponies do a great job writing entertaining stories with very relatable characters.  My son pretends not to enjoy them as much as his sister, but he is a fan.  Halloween ComicFest really has something for everyone and is a great excuse to put on your best MLP costume, go to your LCS and have fun reading about ponies.

POSTED BY MIKE N. -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.