Halloween Mini-Comics Are Ideal Sugar Substitutes

Posted on September 15, 2010 by

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They’re the ideal alternatives to sugary sweets on Halloween that also promote literacy and reading! They’re the full-color 6″ x 9″ Halloween mini-comics filled with all-ages adventures and laughs that will last a lot longer than any chocolate bar or candy confection at the bottom of a goodie bag!

Check out the titles below available at your local comic shop on September 15th:

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ARCHIE COMICS

ARCHIE & FRIENDS ALL-STARS PRESENTS—ARCHIE 1: THE DAWN OF TIME
Artists: Doug Crane, Harry Lucey
In Archie 1: The Dawn of Time, Archie and his friends face off with giant dinosaurs and wild cave-people! Betty & Veronica are in for the surprise of a lifetime when they cross paths with Zantar, King of the Jungle, in “The King of Swing”; and Archie and Reggie find out that just because you can speak, doesn’t mean you know what you’re talking about, in “Language Barrier”! It’s perfect for Halloween Trick or Treat bags! 16 pages, Full Color.

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BOOM! STUDIOS

TOY STORY: THE RETURN OF BUZZ LIGHTYEAR
Writer: Jesse Blaze Snider Artist: Nathan Watson
When Andy is given a surprise gift by his grandmother, no one is more surprised than the toys in his room… it’s a second Buzz Lightyear! The stage is set for a Star Command showdown as only one Buzz can stay… but when the wrong Buzz is returned to the store, Woody and the other toys must mount a rescue mission! 16 pages, Full Color.

DARK HORSE COMICS

HOT STUFF HALLOWEEN
Look out, it’s Hot Stuff, the irascible Little Devil with a heart of gold! Join Hot Stuff as he accidentally becomes a “mother” to a newly hatched baby bird in “Getting the Bird.” And venture to a strange and alien world as Hot Stuff encounters the choice between Princess Beema — or life in prison — in “A Strange Dream!” 16 pages, Full Color.

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CARTOON BOOKS

BONE HALLOWEEN
Writer/Artist: Jeff Smith
A spooky excerpt from the climactic final chapter of the critically acclaimed Bone series, just in time for Halloween! Fone Bone follows after Thorn as he makes his way through the dangerous dragon burial ground that leads to the Crown of Horns, and elsewhere, Gran’ma Ben and Phoney Bone are trapped by The Hooded One and her army of rat creatures! Each must overcome their most feared enemies to stop the Lord of the Locust’s return! 16 pages, Full Color.

DRAWN & QUARTERLY

MELVIN MONSTER & NANCY
Writer/Artist: John Stanley
The John Stanley Library series collects comics from the 1950s and 1960s scripted by John Stanley, considered by many comics historians to be one of the most consistently funny writers to ever work in comics. In two short stories, Melvin Monster (a Stanley creation) maligns the upside-down values of Monsterville, which become a source of comfort when he encounters a terrifying “human bean.” Also, Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy is tricked into attending a party at creepy Oona Goosepimple’s house and finds herself caught in a trap set by the Yoyos, the green pygmy people that live in the surreal purgatory beyond Oona’s fireplace! 16 pages, Full Color.

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FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS

THE LITTLEST PIRATE KING & TOYS IN THE BASEMENT
Writer/Artist: Stephane Blanquet, Mac Orlan
Two kid-friendly tales spooky enough for Halloween smiles! Stephane Blanquet’s Toys in the Basementfollows a hero in an embarrassing pink bunny costume as he escapes a boring Halloween party and stumbles across a secret society of toys! The Littlest Pirate King by David B. and Pierre Mac Olran, chronicles an unusual family: a crew of undead ghost pirates and the little boy they’ve adopted and raised as their king! 16 pages, Full Color.

NBM PUBLISHING

THE SMURFS HALLOWEEN
Peyo’s original Smurfs are here to celebrate Halloween as only they can! Included are two very Smurfy stories in one very smurfy mini-comic treat! First, the Smurflings carve Jack-O-Lanterns and play some Halloween Tricks on a very frightened — and then very angry — witch! Thank goodness the real “Jack-O-Lantern” shows up to save day! Then Brainy, Hefty, and Puppy have a run-in with the tiniest ghost of all.Who’s scaring who?! 16 pages, Full Color.

Code Title Price
JUL100013 ARCHIE & FRIENDS HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC PI
JUL10 0014 BOOM TOY STORY HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC PI
JUL10 0015 DARK HORSE HOT STUFF HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC PI
JUL10 0016 CARTOON BOOKS BONE HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC PI
JUL10 0017 JOHN STANLEY LIBRARY HA HA HA HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC PI
JUL10 0018 TOYS BASEMENT PIRATE KING HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC PI
JUL10 0019 NBM SMURFS HALLOWEEN MINI COMIC PI

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