Diamond Comic Distributors has announced its sixth annual Halloween Comics Fest that will be held nationwide at participating comic shops on Saturday October 29. For the HCF events, adult and children can go to their neighborhood comic store and check out an impressive array of 32 Halloween and horror themed free comic books including 19 full-size comics and 13 mini-comics.

The mini-comics are available both for giveaways and for sale in packs of 25 that customers will be able to purchase, and which can be given to trick-or-treaters on Halloween as a healthy and entertaining alternative to candy. The poly-packs of mini-comics will ship to retailers on September 28.

The purpose of HCF is to reach new customers and energize the current clientele by painlessly exposing them to a variety of new comic book series and characters.  The festivities can showcase comic shops as the pop culture centers that they are, filled with material designed to appeal to fans of many genres.

This year’s HCF full-size comic giveaways include:

  • Darth Vader: Doctor Aphra #1,
  • Spidey #1,
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: You Choose the Story #1
  • The Haunted Mansion #1
  • DC Superhero Girls #1
  • Scooby Apocalypse/Hanna-Barbera Sampler
  • Harrow County #1
  • My Little Pony: The Haunted Dungeon
  • Action Lab Presents
  • Zombie Tramp vs Dollfaced Witch Hunter
  • Black Eyed Kids #1
  • Three Stooges Halloween Hullaballoo #1
  • Afterlife with Archie Season Two
  • Adventures of the Aspen Universe
  • Wraithborn
  • Quilte #1
  • Kitaro Strange Fun for Everyone
  • Evil Dead 2 Beyond Dead by Dawn #1
  • Junji Ito Tomie

The mini-comics include:

  • Archie’s Madhouse
  • The BoooOOOoooM! Box Halloween Special
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Manga
  • Pokémon X&Y
  • Peach & Isle of Monsters
  • Mummys Always Right
  • Johnny Boo
  • Little Tails Halloween
  • Lunch Witch 2
  • Mickey’s Inferno
  • Zombie Camp
  • Carpenter Travelers Tale