Halloween and comic books characters go together like … well, Halloween and costumes. Seriously, how many little Iron Mans did you spot in your neighborhood last year?
For the second year, Diamond Comic Distributors is hosting an industry-wide Halloween ComicsFest celebration of Halloween-themed comics. This weekend — Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 — local comics shops around the country will offer free comics and mini-comics specifically printed for the event. Many shops will feature other special offers, costume contests and more.
Free comics — available at participating shops on a limited basis — include Marvel titles Thor God of Thunder #1 and Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures #1; DC Comics’ Batman Lil Gotham #1 Special Edition and Batman: The Long Halloween #1 Special Edition; and comics for little kids from Diamond Publications including Sesame Street Mini Comic Bundle 2013 and My Little Pony Halloween Mini Comic Bundle 2013.
Halloween ComicsFest is also hosting a costume contest. To enter, visit a participating comic shop and get a free ComicsFest 2013 button. Pin it to your costume, snap a pic and upload it here in to compete in one of five categories: Superhero/Comic, TV/Movie, Gamer, Horror and Original.The grand prize is a $500 shopping spree at a participating Halloween ComicFest store, and there will be winners in an adult division (14 and older) and kid division (13 and younger). See more prizes here.
Local comic shop participants include:
- Awesome Comics: 8420 Abrams Rd., Suite 202, Dallas; 214-341-7033. Open noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Also offering 30% off comic book toys.
- Keith’s Comics – North Dallas: 17610 Midway Rd., Suite 136, Dallas; 972-735-8333. Open noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- Urban Legends Comics (formerly Lone Star Comics – Mesquite): 3501 Gus Thomasson Rd., Suite #51, Mesquite; 972-681-2040. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
- Titan Comics: 3128 Forest Lane, Dallas; 214-350-4420. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.
- Keith’s Comics – Mockingbird: 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 120, Dallas; 214-827-3060. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
- Lone Star Comics – Plano: 3100 Independence Parkway, Suite 318, Plano; 972-985-1593. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.