First came Free Comic Book Day, then came Batman day, but fear not for more free comics are coming because Halloween Comicfest is upon us! Also October 31st isn't the only day you need to keep an eye out for because Saturday the 26th is when us comic and cosplay nerds get to geek out! To my knowledge, every comic shop will be having a special event going on that day. Trick-or-Treat giveaways, door prizes, costume contests, and back issue sales are just some of the awesomeness to look forward to this Halloween Comicfest. Make sure to head over to halloweencomicfest.com/StoreLocator to see what stores will be hosting what event.
Now for some Free comics to keep an eye out for. If you missed out on one of DC’s best books this year, well you're in luck because DCeased issue one will be dropping for free at your local comic shops. Written by New York Times-Bestseller writer Tom Taylor, this is a terrifying 6 part story highlighting tons of DC heroes and villains as the world seems to be coming to a rapid and brutal end. Also no need to hunt for back issues once you read this (and enjoy it) you can pre-order the Hard Cover trade releasing November 26th.
Switching gears, one of the coolest Marvel comics that's for free during comicfest is Ghost Rider King of Hell issue #1.
This was a book originally released back in March of 2018 with an amazing Clayton Crain cover. Johnny and the Rider worked together in Hell to fight their way to Mephisto's throne. In this series you even see them join back together to take down a huge monster truck Typhaon. This is a perfect entry into Ghost Rider especially if you want to jump into the newly released on-going Ghost Rider title.
However, my most anticipated read, out of all these books is going to have to be Usagi Yojimbo.
This is a Halloween Comicfest mini one-shot where our beloved rabbit samurai hero will face off against an unusual monstrous adversary. This spooky tale seems to be a book appropriate for adults and children of all ages and I highly recommend picking this up. Yojimbo is known in the mainstream as being a side character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, both animated show, and the comics. Don't let that discourage you because he has been great in his own series, especially the new IDW run featuring him in color for the first time. If you'd like to know more about this samurai rabbit head over to my Youtube channel where I did a full Who Are They video on him.
Now, these are just 3 incredible FREE books you can pick up this 26th of October. In total there are 19 full-size comics and 9 mini-comics totaling to 28 FREE comics you can snag up by visiting your local shop. If you would like to see the rest of the comics and some commentary head over to my youtube channel(www.youtube.com/perrycomics) where I try to provide educational comic book content in video format.
Perry here, I host a comic book YouYube channel known as Perry Comics and also a little Instagram over at @perry_comics. When I don't have my nose in a book or eyes glued to editing you'll catch me in the community supporting all the other incredible creators. You can catch me multiple times a week “Lurkin” where I do multiple hours live streaming to highlight every single person that uploaded comic book related content that day.