Tucson comic book shops participating in Halloween ComicFest 2013 | Events
There are four comic book stores in Tucson participating in the 2013 Halloween ComicFest. This is the second largest free comic book event of the year, according to a news release from organizers of Halloween ComicFest.
The following are the four stores in Tucson participating:
- SHOWTIME CARDS - 5801 E Speedway; Tucson, 85712; (520) 296-5512
- HEROES & VILLAINS - 4533 E Broadway Blvd; Tucson, 85711; (520) 321-4376
- CHARLIE'S COMIC BOOKS - 3921 E 29Th St, Suite 310; Tucson, 85711 (520) 320-0279
- FANTASY COMICS - 2595 N. First Avenue; Tucson, 85719; (520) 670-0100
Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters and head on down to a participating shop and get one of 22 free Halloween themed full-sized and mini comics that feature Batman, Thor, Spider-Man, as well as My Little Pony and Adventure Time and other various titles.
The giveaway is taking place October 26 and 27; with several other events happening at the stores like costume contests, comic signings and artist’s drawings, as well as other civic minded projects.
“Comic and Halloween fans will have a blast at this year’s event as more stores are participating, hosting their own activities to make the weekend more memorable in addition to more Halloween comics being given out for free,” said Dan Manser, Diamond’s Director of Marketing, in a recent news release. “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 www.halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest.
Halloween ComicFest also gives the community an opportunity to discover their local comic shop, if they haven’t before, to see it as a go-to place for Halloween and comic fun!
People who attend are also encouraged to pick up some bundles of the mini comics to pass out to trick-or-treaters instead of candy, sharing the love of comics with a younger generation.