THE HALLOWEEN COMICFEST COMES TO NEW YORK CITY!

by NYMetroParents Staff October 17, 2013

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Kids and parents can dress up in costume and celebrate Halloween CostumeFest at their local participating comic book shop. With games, raffles, free comic books, and community enrichment, there's something for every superhero!

Halloween ComicFest

Halloween costumes meet comic books at the 2013 Halloween CostumeFest

Get out your Halloween costume and head to your local participating comic book shop for the second annual Halloween ComicFest. On October 26 and 27, comic shops will be packed with heroes, villains, princesses, robots and more costumed characters getting their free Halloween themed comics and mini comics. 

Participating comic book specialty shops are gearing up for the second biggest comic book event of the year. Stores will be giving away up to 22 free Halloween themed full-sized and mini comics featuring Batman, Thor, Spider-Man, My Little Pony, Adventure Time and other popular and new titles.

Crowds can flock to their local comic shop to get free comics and take part in store sales, costume contests, comic signings, artist’s drawings, and many other spooktacular events. Some stores are using Halloween ComicFest to promote community awareness and will be hosting blood drives, encouraging donations to various foundations, running silent auctions for charity, and much more to give back to their community.  

"Comic and Halloween fans will have a blast at this year’s event as more stores are participating and hosting their own activities to make the weekend more memorable, in addition to more Halloween comics that will be given out  for free," said Dan Manser, Diamond’s Director of Marketing. "Halloween ComicFest is another great free comic day, allowing fans to dress up in their scariest, goofiest, most remarkable Halloween costumes, and have fun with other fans during the weekend."

Stores will also participate in promoting "The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever," where customers can submit their costume photos to the Halloween ComicFest website for a chance to win prizes.  Two randomly chosen winners will win $500 to the comic shop of their choice, along with other great prizes such as graphic novels, collectible statues, pop-culture related items and more. To enter the contest or for more information, contestants are encouraged to go to halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest.

Participating Comic Book Shops

MANHATTAN

MIDTOWN COMICS TIMES SQUARE
200 West 40th Street
Corner Of Seventh Ave, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10018
(212) 302-8192
 
MONTASY COMICS
431 Fifth Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10016
(212) 683-2018
 
JHU COMIC BOOKS CORP
32 East 32nd Street
New York, NY, 10016
(212) 268-7088
 
MIDTOWN COMICS GRAND CENTRAL
459 Lexington Avenue
Corner Of 45th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10017
(212) 302-8192
 
FORBIDDEN PLANET
832 Broadway
New York, NY, 10003
(212) 473-1576
 
ST. MARK'S COMICS
11 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY, 10003
(212) 598-9439
 
MIDTOWN COMICS DOWNTOWN
64 Fulton Street
New York, NY, 10038
(212) 302-8192

BROOKLYN

MUTANT MANIA III
6823 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11220
(718) 921-1236
 
DESERT ISLAND
540 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
(718) 388-5087
 
ST. MARK'S COMICS
148 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
(212) 385-4108

QUEENS

ROYAL COLLECTIBLES
96-01 Metropolitian Ave
Forest Hills, NY, 11375
(718) 793-0542
 
MONTASY COMICS
70-17 Austin Street
2nd Street
Forest Hills, NY, 11375
(718) 575-8815
 
MIDTOWN COMICS
46-30 21St Street
Long Island Cty, NY, 11101
(212) 302-8192

THE BRONX

THE LAIR
1808 Colden Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10462
(347) 680-7934
 
MAGNUM COMICS
5906 Riverdale Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10471
(718) 884-0714

ROCKLAND COUNTY

TOYWIZ
253 West Route 59
Nanuet, NY, 10954
(845) 624-2224
 
FUNNY BUSINESS
130 Main Street
Nyack, NY, 10960
(845) 348-4747

COMIX WAREHOUSE
52 South Main Street
Pearl River, NY, 10965
(845) 201-8110

WESTCHESTER COUNTY

3RD UNIVERSE COMIC EMPORIUM
35 N. Riverside Avenue
Croton On Hudson, NY, 10520
(914) 827-3600

THE SPIDERS WEB
887 A Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY, 10704
(914) 709-8787
 
SQUIGGY'S DUGOUT
237 A East Main Street
New Rochelle, NY, 10801
(914) 636-7585

NASSAU COUNTY (LONG ISLAND)

AMOK TIME
108 C New South Rd
Hicksville, NY, 11801
(516) 520-0975
 
COMIC BOOK DEPOT INC
2847 Jerusalem Avenue
Wantagh, NY, 11793
(516) 221-9337
 
BLU PLANET COMICS & GAMES
509 Central Avenue
Massapequa, NY, 11758
(631) 565-7005

SUFFOLK COUNTY (LONG ISLAND)

ESCAPE POD COMICS
302 Main Street
Huntington, NY, 11743
(631) 922-1044
 
NEVER ENOUGH CARDS, INC.
650 D Route 112
Port Jefferson, NY, 11776
(631) 331-3629

STATEN ISLAND

HYPNO-TRONIC COMICS
156 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY, 10301
(718) 720-0001
 
COMIC BOOK JONES
2220 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY, 10303
(718) 448-1234
 
JHU COMIC BOOKS CORP
299B New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY, 10306
(718) 351-6299

BERGEN COUNTY

JOKER'S CHILD
12-23 River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410
(201) 794-6830
 
A & S COMICS TWO
563 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
(201) 801-0500

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

ROGUE COMICS
3002 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT, 06605
(203) 334-5566
 
ALTERNATE UNIVERSE LLC.
398 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT, 06460
(203) 876-8539
 
COMIC UNDERGROUND
43 Grassy Plain Street
Bethel, CT, 06801
(203) 794-6434

To find a participating comic book shop in your area, go to halloweencomicfest.com/storelocator and visit halloweencomicfest.com for more information and event details.

 

ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMICFEST—Celebrating its second year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the weekend before Halloween and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween themed comic books, products and merchandise. From zombies, vampires, monsters and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun! Visit halloweencomicfest.com for more information.

 


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