A couple of years ago, I spent the money to download a simple looking game on my Xbox 360. The game was called Costume Quest and it was about a little boy and his sister who when out Trick-or-Treating on Halloween night. Sounds pretty mild, right? There were some cute jokes and fairly simple animation in the game, but it got really interesting when these creatures called Grubbins showed up and kidnapped his sister because she was dressed like a piece of candy corn. Turns out that the creatures were out to steal all the candy for some nefarious reason and the little boy was the only one who could stop it… well, along with his friends that he gathered along the way and all the cool costumes that they could construct.
From Abe Lincoln to the Statue of Liberty, each costume had a special power that made the game a lot of fun. I was really excited to hear the news that Oni Press and Double Fine Productions were going to team up with Zac Gorman to bring Costume Quest to life as a comic book. The awesomeness continues as this new comic, Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, will be released in October, 2014. This story will not just be a reiteration of the original storyline from the game. Instead, Invasion of the Candy Snatchers will focus on Klem, a member of the candy stealing Grubbins from the video game. The one thing that makes him unique is that he is an adorable character, not ugly and mean, and he loves one thing over all else: Candy! This should make for an interesting comic book as Klem must keep his love of candy a secret from the other Grubbins who hate the stuff.
Be sure to check out Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers in October 2014. Stay tuned to Comic Booked for reviews of all your favorite comics and some that you don’t even know are your favorites, but will be. Also, check out our sister site, Video Game Rebellion, for reviews and news on all the awesome video games out there.