I just got my order of a couple hundred comic books to give away to trick-or-treaters (yes, I get somewhere in the three figures of young visitors each year. Yipe!) including a goodly pile of the Boom! Studios Halloween Fright Fest 2014 comic. It’s got an Adventure Time story and a Fraggle Rock story, both of which I suspect are new for this volume. In between those, it has three pages of Peanuts material – two Schulz Sunday Halloween strips, and one page “from the drawing board” feature, running a quote from Schulz about the background behind the kite eating tree.
So if you don’t get this, you’re not missing any new stories… but if you’re a completist and you need one, just stop by on October 31. Wear a costume.
(Actually, this year they have been selling them in retail packages, so if you stop by your local comic book store, they might be able to sell you a pack of 20 of this for $4.99. But I’m not sure how many shops are actually carrying them.)
Oh, as long as I’m posting about Boom! Peanuts comics: every few months, I get an email from someone who has just noticed that there was no new issue of Peanuts solicited for an upcoming month, and reckons that that is a sign that the book has been cancelled. So let me note something: this series is not a monthly. Yes, it comes out most months… but after every fourth issue (i.e., after every trade paperback’s worth), they take a break. So while it may well be cancelled some day, if you see a no issue solicited the month after one where the issue number was divisible by 4, don’t panic. It’s to be expected.