Archaia and other publishers are once again teaming up with our distributor, Diamond Comics, to offer an alternative to give away to trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Instead of candy, why not encourage reading by giving out a 5.25” x 8.25” mini-comic instead! Or, okay, a mini-comic with the candy!
On pgs. 28-29 of this month’s Previews magazine, you’ll notice the ad for the Halloween Mini Bundles. For $4.99, you can buy a bundle of 25 mini-comics from your local comic book shop that you can give away to trick-or-treaters on Halloween!
Our mini-comic offering comes courtesy of Cow Boy creators Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos! This is an original story created exclusively for this mini-comic! Titled: Cow Boy: Hallow’s, the story is an account of Cow Boy 10-year-old protagonist Boyd Linney’s run-in with that famed gunslinger, Billy the Kid. Here’s the official solicitation:
COW BOY: HALLOW’S
One-shot (Halloween Ashcan)
Retail Price: $4.99 for a bundle of 25
Page Count: 16 pages
Format: staple bound, 5.25” x 8.25”, full color
Ship Date: September 2012
Written by Nate Cosby
Illustrated by Chris Eliopoulos
Cover by Chris Eliopoulos
Rating: All Ages
Synopsis: All y’all step right up for the showdown of their century: Cow Boy vs. Billy the Kid!!! From the acclaimed team of Nate Cosby (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Pigs) and Eisner Award-nominated Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards, Misery Loves Sherman) comes an all-new Cow Boy yarn from Archaia Entertainment, just in time for Halloween!
You can order this only through your local comic shop, so be sure to pre-order it this month! Let them know the Diamond Order Code is JUL12 0009. Supplies are limited so make sure you let them know as soon as possible to reserve your bundle!
Below is the cover and two uncolored pages for you to take a peek at.
Happy Early Halloween!