Stranger Things 2 To Be Featured At Halloween ComicFest 2017

July 27, 2017 by  
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Press Release:

Diamond Comic Distributors, the leader in the distribution of comic books, graphic novels, and pop culture merchandise to comic book shops, is excited to announce that the Netflix original series Stranger Things 2 will partner with Halloween ComicFest 2017 bringing participants in-store activations, branded merchandise and more.

An annual event held on the Saturday on or before Halloween, Halloween ComicFest celebrates its 6th year in 2017, with participating local comic shops around the world giving away free comics to all who go to participating shops. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, October 28th, with nearly 2,000 comic shops expected to participate and give away over two million free comics to 500,000 fans.

As Halloween ComicFest’s title sponsor, store bags and printed promotional materials distributed by local comic shops in advance of the event will include Stranger Things 2 branding. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding in-store activations on Halloween ComicFest, Saturday, October 28th.

“The overlap between comic book fans and Stranger Things fans is incredible,” said Michael Moccio, Advertising Partnerships Marketing Manager for Diamond. “We’re thrilled to have Netflix and one of its premiere original series participate in Halloween ComicFest, which will serve as a great platform to drive one of the largest and most influential fan communities to local comic shops and to tune in this Halloween for the premiere of Stranger Things 2.”

Netflix and Stranger Things 2 join other Halloween ComicFest sponsors including Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, and Marvel Comics.

With full-size comics that range from action-packed superhero fare to adaptations of widely beloved films and novels and all-ages mini comics with recognizable characters from companies like Disney and DreamWorks, Halloween ComicFest 2017 is poised to attract readers and fans of all tastes to participating local comic shops on October 28th.

CA – Halloween ComicFest 2016 Signing

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Jonathan Case appears at Escapist Comics on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM for Halloween ComicFest! Jonathan is the creator of the graphic novels Dear Creature and The New Deal, both from Dark Horse, and the artist of many works for Dark Horse Comics, including Green River Killer, The Guild, House of Night, The Creep, and Eerie. He also drew Batman ’66 for DC Comics.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

IL – Riled Up Signing

October 14, 2015 by  
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Local creator Pete Hassett appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, October 31, 2015 as part of their Halloween ComicFest celebration to sign his self-published, Halloween-themed, kid-friendly comic book, “RILED UP!”

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

MD – Howling Commandos #1 Signing

October 14, 2015 by  
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Writer Frank J. Barbiere (BROKEN WORLD, FIVE GHOSTS) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new comic HOWLING COMMANDOS and celebrate their annual Halloween ComicFest event!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

NH – Halloween Comicfest 2013

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hcf13Chris Uminga, Matt Fletcher, Jason Casey, and Scott Hamilton appear at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday October 26th!

Press Release:

Double Midnight Comics is HOWWWWWLLL-sting their 4th Annual, Spooktastic Halloween Party and the 2nd Annual Halloween Comicfest on October 26th. What SCARY events will we come up with this year? Details soon. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Expect us to continue our tradition of putting on some haunting costume contests, including the return of our Halloween Night Graveyard Shoot

Costume contests include Scariest Costume, Best Kids Costume, Best Ghost and Ghoul Costume (Best Guy and Girl costume in Halloween lingo). Each winner will not only receive a prize pack BUT free entry into to the 2014 Granite State Comic Con!

Guest artists currently include Chris Uminga, Matt Fletcher, Jason Casey and Scott Hamilton.

A list of this year’s screamtastic free comics can be found here…

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Double Midnight Comics 
245 Maple Street, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103