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(News) 2017 Halloween ComicFest T-Shirt is a Monster Rally

Check Out This Halloween ComicFest T-Shirt!

Halloween Comicfest 2017 Classic Monsters T-shirt

If you’re like me (and you probably are since you’re reading this website), Halloween is your favorite holiday! That’s why it’s never too to start planning your next Halloween activities.  For the past six years, Diamond Comics Distributors has organized Halloween Comicfest as an October counterpart to their hugely popular Free Comic Book Day that occurs every May.  That’s right, participating local comic shops across North America celebrate the Halloween season by giving away free comics, most with Halloween themes.

What’s even cooler, you can order packs of these mini-comics to give away to trick or treaters who come to your door.  Now that’s sure to keep the pranksters away! These cool trick or treat mini-comics are available for pre-order exclusively from your local comic shop throughout July.

2017 Commemorative T-Shirt for Monster Kids

Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie, Black Beetle) designed this year’s commemorative T-shirt, which is available for pre-order at comic shops throughout July.

Known for his pulp and retro-inspired style, Francavilla’s artwork is unmistakeable and brings to life the iconic classic monsters as they ride off to give comics to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

“After the FCBD design I did last year, I was very happy to work with Diamond on another project. When asked to work on a design for Halloween ComicFest, my thoughts went straight to the Addams Family. The family friendly horror take on that series was perfect inspiration for this project. Of course, I had to include most of the horror icons like the Monster, the Vampire, the Mummy, the Bridge, and the Werewolf.”

The 2017 commemorative T-shirt is available in black in adult sizes Small to XXL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99), youth sizes Small to Large (MSRP: $11.99), and Women’s V-Neck in sizes Small to XL (MSRP: $14.99-$17.99). The commemorative HCF T-Shirt, plus the complete listing of the HCF 2017 titles, will be available in the July issue of PREVIEWS in comic shops 6/28.

About Halloween Comicfest

Celebrating its sixth year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event that takes place the Saturday on or before Halloween each year and is designed to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comics and comic shops are great! Comic shops are the perfect location to get into the sppoktacular season: from zombies, vampires, monsters, and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun!

Major publishers like DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and IDW Publishing put out free comics for fans to enjoy during Halloween. Also available are all-ages mini-comics, perfect to give out to trick-or-treaters or as party favors to inspire the next generation of comics readers! Popular series from past years have included Archie, Pokemon, and Grumpy Cat.

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