Halloween ComicFest Scares Up Fun This Weekend!

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Created in the same spirit of Free Comic Book Day, the second annual Halloween ComicFest invades comic stores across the country on October 26-27. Comic book readers of all ages are invited to visit their local comic book store for free books, giveaways, costume contests, and more.

The free titles this year include special editions of Batman: Li’l Gotham #1, The Long Halloween #1 (a classic Batman tale), Thor: God of Thunder #1, and more. Participating stores are also offering bundles of 20 mini-comics to purchase for $4.99. On Halloween, your house can be the cool house that not only hands out candy to enthusiastic trick-or-treaters, but also gives away comics to encourage young readers.

Not only is there fun to be had in comic book stores, Halloween ComicFest is hosting The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever online. After visiting your local shop to pick up a button to affix to your costume, enter your photo through the ComicFest web site and get the word out for votes. Entries will be accepted until November 15.

I have to warn you, though, this mini, marvelous Captain Marvel might be hard to beat.

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.