Lancaster's First Age Comics is making its annual Hallowe'en celebrations something of an event, offering prizes to anyone who turns up in costume to buy their favourite comics this weekend.
We doubt few will sport this fabulous mask created by ace artist Bill McConkey (because it's a limited edition and as far as we know, only the downthetubes editor has a copy in Lancaster and this image is adapted from Bill's even more amazing original art!). But we're sure there will be some zombies roaming King Street on Saturday, perhaps hoping to pick up copies of The Walking Dead, drawn by Britain's very own Charlie Adlard, back issues of Marvel Zombies, or maybe even some of DC Comics relaunched House of Mystery...
Whatever you're after, the First Age Comics Hallowe'en Bash starts at 10.00am this Saturday 30th October and you're all invited!
The annual celebrations - which were a huge success for the comic store last year - will run all the way through to 5.30pm, offering free comics, free candy and ghoulish goodies for those who turn up in costume.
"The dead may rise, but it's OK," says shop owner Mark Braithwaite. "They love comics too!"
• First Age Comics is at the Assembly Rooms, King Street, Lancaster LA1 1JN. Buy From First Age Comics On E-Bay: http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/First-Age. You can also find First Age Comics on Comic Space: www.comicspace.com/first_age or stalk them, vampire fashion, on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FirstAgeComics
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