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Halloween ComicFest!

  • Cosmic Comix & Toys 87 Mellor Avenue Catonsville, MD, 21228 United States (map)
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On Saturday, October 28, Cosmic Comix is putting on our annual celebration of Halloween and all things spooooky. It's HALLOWEEN COMICFEST 2017! This will mark the sixth anniversary of the event (it's always the Saturday before Halloween), and just as in years past it's gonna be a great time. We like to consider it the fall version of Free Comic Book Day, and just like FCBD... it's one of our biggest parties of the year!

This year, we're dividing the event into three distinct entities:

  • KIDS OF ALL AGES : 11 AM - 3 PM

  • ADULTS OF ALL AGES : 5 - 8 PM

  • AFTER PARTY AT JENNINGS CAFE : 9 PM - 2 AM

So no matter what type of experience you're looking for on Halloween ComicFest, we've got you covered! Let's start with the kids...

*** KIDS OF ALL AGES : 11 AM - 3 PM ***

Our goal, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, is to spread our love of comics far and wide. Comic books are a fun and exciting way to introduce kids to reading and help children comprehend storylines. Comics have proven to be a wonderful educational tool to help reluctant readers to take an interest in, and develop a lifelong love of, reading. To that end, we want to promote literacy even more by distributing...

FREE COMICS!

We will have numerous Halloween-themed comics to choose from, specially printed just for Halloween ComicFest! These six comics will be our spotlight titles!

 
 
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PUMPKIN PAINTING!

As we've done for the past couple years, we are once again offering you the chance to win prizes for your pumpkin painting skills! Do you have an idea for a painted pumpkin? Bring it by the store on Halloween Comic-Fest! It might just win you something cool!

SKETCH ARTIST!

Our buddy Chris Vance will be here from 11 am - 3 pm doing sketches, absolutely FREE, for anyone who asks! His specialty is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so if you have a favorite turtle -- Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, or Leonardo -- be sure to let him know!

As for a bio, his buddy Kurt said: "Chris Vance is an amazing comic artist! He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is the lead artist and a head founder of the hilarious webcomic Bunnies On Fire. He’s done countless commissions and sketches for fans all over the country. Chris is also one of the world’s leading experts on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and is well known in the TMNT community. While he will draw almost anything, he mostly prefers to draw TMNT characters. (He’s amazeballs at it.) He’s also a super nice, laid back cat who loves nothing more than comics, movies, friends, and of course, the TMNT."

 
 

25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!!

On top of all the great things happening , we are also doing a storewide 25% off sale!

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

And of course it is Halloween, so come dressed as your favorite superhero! The staff here will all be dressed up, and we invite you to join the fun! Who knows? Maybe we’ll decide to give you a prize if your costume is particularly awesome??

DECORATIONS, CANDY, AND FUN, FUN, FUN!

You know it and we know it: THIS IS A PARTY! We like to think of it as one of our biggest parties of the year (second only to Free Comic Book Day, of course) and it is a blast from start to finish. The store will be decked out in spooky decorations, we’ll have those Cosmic Comix Super Specials everywhere, and it’s just gonna be a good time.

Like I said, the first part of the day will be a great event for comic and Halloween fans of all ages! Come and celebrate Halloween this year at Cosmic Comix!

 
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Emma Frost Pop! Figure

A Halloween ComicFest Exclusive! Available here at Cosmic Comix only on Saturday, October 28, on a first-come, first served basis!!

 
 
 

*** ADULTS OF ALL AGES : 5 - 8 PM ***

After 5 pm, a darker feeling takes over. And we're gonna stay open an extra hour! If you want to take advantage of the sale and get in on some free comics, but you'd rather come to the store when it's a little quieter -- I would even say, a little spooker -- then this is the time for you.

You can still expect a lot of the great things from earlier in the day:

FREE COMICS!

We will have numerous Halloween-themed comics to choose from, specially printed just for Halloween ComicFest! These six comics will be our spotlight titles!

 
 

PUMPKIN PAINTING!

As we've done for the past couple years, we are once again offering you the chance to win prizes for your pumpkin painting skills! Do you have an idea for a painted pumpkin? Bring it by the store on Halloween Comic-Fest! It might just win you something cool!

25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!!

On top of all the great things happening , we are also doing a storewide 25% off sale!

PLUS BONUS DISCOUNTS!

Dare you risk even deeper discounts by sticking your hand into the dark, smoking mystery that is the... INFINITY CAULDRON??

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We will indeed have a smoking cauldron of bonus deals here for you from 5-8 pm. There are 48 DIFFERENT POSSIBILITIES to choose from. All you have to do is reach in and take one! Possibilities include:

  • An extra 25% off for a total of 50% off any one item
  • An extra 25% off for a total of 50% off any trade paperback
  • An extra 15% off for a total of 40% off your entire purchase
  • An extra 15% off for a total of 40% off as many trades as you want
  • And 44 others!

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

And of course it is Halloween, so come dressed as your favorite superhero! The staff here will all be dressed up, and we invite you to join the fun! Who knows? Maybe we’ll decide to give you a prize if your costume is particularly awesome??

DECORATIONS, CANDY, AND FUN, FUN, FUN!

You know it and we know it: THIS IS A PARTY! We like to think of it as one of our biggest parties of the year (second only to Free Comic Book Day, of course) and it is a blast from start to finish. The store will be decked out in spooky decorations and it’s just gonna be a good time.

 
 

*** AFTER PARTY AT JENNINGS CAFE! ***

After 8 pm, please join us at Jennings Cafe on Frederick Road for a Halloween ComicFest After Party! They'll have...

  • COSTUME CONTEST!

  • FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS!

  • DANCE PARTY WITH DJ ALFIE!

It'll be an awesome way to wrap up an awesome day.

 
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So if you're looking for an all-ages event, come from 11 am - 3 pm, take advantage of the sale, get some free comics, get free sketch, and have some fun!

And if you want a spooooooookier atmosphere, come from 5 -8 pm, take advantage of the sale, get some free comics, stick your hand in the Infinity Cauldron, and then come to the Afterparty!

No matter what Halloween ComicFest experience you're looking for, we've got you covered!

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