Halloween Comicfest 2021, organized by the same company as Free Comic Book Day each year, has been cancelled.
“Due HCF’s close proximity to Free Comic Book Day this year, and with the logistics and planning required for the event, we have made the difficult decision to cancel HCF for 2021.“
Now, a book called Star Wars High Republic #1 Halloween Extravaganza 2021 is showing up on Final Order Cutoff for 9/19/2021! Reading between the lines and making some rather safe assumptions. This was supposed to be the Halloween Comicfest 2021 Star Wars book from Marvel
, and this is likely an all new story. The reason I make the second assumption is because it’s illustrated by Luke Ross, who has yet to draw a single page for a Star Wars High Republic comic. Unless the solicitation is wrong, this book will be all new. Right now it looks like all of the Marvel Halloween Extravaganza comic listings (Miles Morales, Hawkeye, and Daredevil) show Charles Soule and Luke Ross as the Writer and Artist, respectively. The most likely explanation is that this is an error on PreviewsWorld’s part. Press releases from July show that all four of these will be reprints of existing issues. A guy can dream about brand new stories, though, right!?
The Marvel press release from July:
On October 27th, visit your local participating comic shop for MARVEL HALLOWEEN COMIC BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA! The Halloween retailer event is back, giving fans a chance to pick up copies of best-selling comics starring some of Marvel’s hottest characters.
Swing into the latest adventures of Miles Morales in MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #1, the beginning of Saladin Ahmed and Javier Garrón’s critically acclaimed run on the mega-popular Brooklyn-based Spider-Man. Catch up with Kate Bishop ahead of her big debut in HAWKEYE #1 by writer Kelly Thompson and artist Leonardo Romero. Enter the golden age of the Jedi in STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC #1, the hit series by writer Cavan Scott and artist Ario Anindito that takes readers into the new era of Star Wars storytelling. And witness the rise of a new Daredevil in DAREDEVIL #28, the start of a new arc in Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s Eisner-nominated run that sees Elektra take over as the protector of Hell’s Kitchen. All four of these stellar issues serve as perfect entry points for newcomers to the Marvel Universe and True Believers alike!
Stay tuned for more information and check with your local comic shop to see if they’ll be participating in this year’s MARVEL HALLOWEEN COMIC BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA!
Tell your local comic shop you want to order this book before Sunday September 19, 2021 to make sure you don’t miss out!
There are a couple more Marvel books on FOC this week for Halloween Comicfest, including Daredevil, Hawkeye, and Miles Morales:
Stay tuned for pre-order links.