Free Comic Book Day today!

Posted on May 2nd 2009 in United States

Today, May 2nd, is Free Comic Book Day in the United States. Unfortunately no entry from Gemstone Publishing this year, but there is one other Disney comic: Disney/Pixar’s Cars #1, the first issue in BOOM! Studios’ new line of Disney/Pixar-based comics. The free comic includes an exciting excerpt from Cars #1, revealing the plucky origin of Lightning McQueen! In addition, readers will be treated to never-before-seen sketches, character designs and script pages! Visit to find a participating store near you!

Disney/Pixar's Cars #1


May 2, 2009
10:37 pm
#1 Steve wrote:


Actually, I picked up a Gemstone Disney comic during the Free Comic Book Day Event.

It was a Donald Duck book. Called “The Halloween Huckster.” Just finished reading it. I enjoyed it! I love Halloween-themed comics.

I don’t know anything about Disney comics. This is the first one I’ve ever read. Out of curiosity, do you know if this story was written in modern times? The reason I ask is because it seemed to me as if it were originally published in the 40s/50s, yet the story mentioned “Halloweentown” and “Oogie Boogie.”

Weren’t those terms part of Tim Burton’s “A Nightmare Before Christmas?” Did he get the terms from this comic? Or, was this story written especially for free comic day?


May 2, 2009
10:52 pm
#2 Arthur wrote:

@Steve: That comic was actually a free Gemstone issue from Halloween last year. The story “The Halloween Huckster” is from 2005. It was written and drawn by Italian artist Marco Rota and translated for this US publication by David Gerstein.

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