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Candy Or Comics: Halloween ComicFest 2012, Part II

Skott Jimenez 10/24/2012 ZDONOTUSE

On Monday I shared a few of the books being offered this year on Halloween at comic shops across the fruited plains. Today, while we all gather our comics and prepare to dive into our realms of myth and fantasy, I’m going to share the rest of the books being offered!

These are all mini-comics or, for those old timers like myself, they are the size of what we used to call “ash cans”. It’s another fun mix of offerings and they are clearly aimed at a younger audience. But don’t let that scare you, some of these are fun for adults as well!

With this great selection of books that are sure to entertain kids, you grown ups are encouraged to check out the sales and specials comic shops are most likely having next Wednesday as well! Now’s your chance to do something fun with your kids, and what could be more fun than reading comic books!

First up: Ghostbusters!


IDW Publishing
(W) Brian Lynch (A/CA) Marcelo Mueller
First time in print! A long-dead gangster is terrorizing Times Square, wreaking horrific havoc on a building that once housed a spirited speakeasy. But the place is now a toy store, and when the ghostly gangster starts shooting ectoplasmic bullets at terrified patrons, the Ghosbusters – Egon, Ray, Peter, and Winston – are called in to nab the speakeasy spook! Written by Brian Lynch (AngelSpike, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and illustrated Marcelo Mueller (Lady DeathAliens), Ghostbusters: Time Scare! serves as a hauntingly hilarious gateway into IDW’s smash-hit line of Ghostbusters comics!

Click on the cover for a special preview!


Cow Boy
(W) Nathan Cosby (A/CA) Chris Eliopoulos
All y’all step right up for the showdown of their century: Cow Boy vs. Billy the Kid! From the acclaimed team of Nate Cosby (Jim Henson’s The StorytellerPigs) and Eisner-nominated Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin RichardsMisery Loves Sherman) comes an all-new Cow Boy yarn from Archaia Entertainment, just in time for Halloween, and for free!
Basil Wolverton
Publisher: Fantagraphics
(W/A/CA) Basil Wolverton
Blast off into outer space with Basil Wolverton’s weird and otherworldly SPACEHAWK! Two tense and terrific tales of terrible adventure and tumult from comics’ Golden Age! You ain’t seen nothing like this!
Click on the cover for a special preview!
Axe Cop

Dark Horse Comics
(W) Malachai Nicolle (A/CA) Ethan Nicolle
Click on the cover for a special preview!
Strawberry Shortcake


(W) Tom Nugyen & Various (A) Antonio Campo & Various
Our 2012 Halloween mini-comic flip-book features 3 short stories!  One side features the boys of the Weasel Troop in a SCOUTS! short story, “Meet the Pets”.  And the flip-side features the stories from our wildly successful STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE comic, “Custard & Cake” and “A Little Kitchen Help”!  This sweet treat is sure to please boys, girls, AND their parents!
Click on the cover for a special preview!
Adventure Time
Publisher: KaBOOM!
(W) Ryan North, Chris Roberson (A) Mike Holmes, Lucy Knisley
It’s ADVENTURE TIME! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures through The Land of Ooo. The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! With the show exploding in the ratings, garnering rave online reviews, major cosplay at the San Diego Comic-Con, and huge displays dominating the New York Comic Con, it’s clear fandom is obsessed and 2012 is the Year of Adventure Time! Don’t miss out on this new phenomenon!
 Click on the cover for a special preview!
Johnny Boo
Publisher: Top Shelf
(W/A/CA) James Kochalka, Jess Smart Smiley
Johnny Boo is the best little ghost in the world. Don’t believe it? Just ask him! What wacky Halloween adventure are he and Squiggle up to now? Plus: meet Harold, the star of Upside Down: A Vampire Tale. He’s a friendly vampire kid who loves candy, so trick-or-treating is just about his favorite thing in the world! Tricky Treaters is a blast for all ages: a great introduction to James Kochalka’s hit series Johnny Boo and Jess Smart Smiley’s delightful debut Upside Down! Grab this free mini-comic and spook yourself silly!
Click on the cover for a special preview!
Zombie Kid
Publisher: Antarctic Press
(W/A/CA) Fred Perry
In the madness of the Zombie Apocalypse, amid the throngs of living dead and terrified victims, the Littlest Zombie roams. He’s just an inquisitive chap filled with curiosity about the world on fire around him. Pushed around by his fellow undead (who always get to the brains first), and positively frowned upon by the remaining living citizens, the poor little guy just wants a friend. And maybe something to chew on. Like your face.
Click on the cover for a special preview!
New Crusaders
Publisher: Red Circle Comics
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Ben Bate, Gary Martin (CA) Mike Norton
Red Circle Comics proudly presents the next generation of super heroes: The New Crusaders! From the ashes of the past, a new generation must rise! Get acquainted with the most exciting group of young super heroes that comic books have to offer in this free introduction. Get The New Crusaders!
Click on the cover for a special preview!
Publisher: Papercutz
(W) Guillaume Bianco (A/CA) Antonello Dalena
Papercutz presents a special Ernest & Rebecca minicomic for Halloween! Rebecca is a vivacious 6 1/2 year-old girl whose best friend happens to be a germ named Ernest. He’s not only her best friend- he’s also her partner in mischief, adventure companion, and confidant. An inseparable duo, the zany adventures of these two continue to delight in this award-winning series from Papercutz.
Click on the cover for a special preview!
Little Miss
Publisher: Viz Media/ Viz Kids
(W) John Hardman (A/CA) Bryan Beach
From Viz Media. Little Miss Daredevil is competing in the Incredible Race, and she’s in it to win it! Whether scaling to the top of Mount Dillydale or taking a wrong turn and rocketing into outer space, no thrill’s too thrilling for Little Miss D! NOTE: This mini-comic is also offered in the August PREVIEWS. Scheduled to ship 09/26/12. (226)
Click on the cover for a special preview!
And there you have it! All the comics being offered for Halloween ComicFest! Be sure to swing by the official Halloween ComicFest 2012 website and check out all the cool things going on there including interviews and information on how to enter their costume contest!
Happy Halloween!

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I've been collecting comic books for over 20 years, over that time I've learned a lot about the history of the industry and that fascinates me so I'm always looking for new sources of information. If it's about comic books then I'm interested.

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