Halloween is next Monday and it can only mean one thing. Candy!! Well, that and free comic books! This Saturday is Halloween Comic Fest and participating comic book stores will be holding costume contests, passing out free mini comics, and some will even have mini comic packs you can purchase to hand out on Halloween. Handing out comics has become a tradition in my house and I look forward to it every year. To find a participating location try the store finder here. Per usual when Halloween Comic Fest rolls around, I am forgoing my normal comic book wrap-up and will highlight some of the great titles you can get for free this weekend. Just know that Saga remains a must purchase and it would have likely been my pick of the week.
Grumpy Cat and Pokey - Grumpy Cat and her brother Pokey have different attitudes when it comes to Halloween. Pokey is quite excited, but it comes as no surprise that Grumpy isn't too excited about the upcoming holiday. Having read a few of the Grumpy Cat comics before, you know that you will get hit with a heavy dose of sarcasm and cuteness, in another great all-ages title. This is one you should be proud to hand out to trick-or-treaters!
Archie's Madhouse - We all get trick-or-treaters that are a bit too old to be going from house to house collecting candy. For a reference point see the amazing Freaks and Geeks Halloween episode. One of the best. Anyhoo, Archie is a classic and one that will be appropriate to hand out to the older kids who ring your doorbell. Archie has seen a resurgence as of late and this title collects a variety of stories that are sure to entertain.
In addition to these titles there are other mini-comics and even a handful of full-size comics. For a full list of comics click here and don't forget to dress up, have fun, and read more comics. Happy Halloween!
POSTED BY MIKE N. aka Victor Domashev -- comic guy, proudly raising nerdy kids, and Nerds of a Feather contributor since 2012.