Marvel-Comics - Marvel Halloween Trick-Or-Read returns with five great titles!

By Mulder, 01 july 2024

This October, Marvel Comics is set to delight fans with the return of their popular Trick-Or-Read program, a festive initiative that allows comic enthusiasts to pick up special reprints of beloved stories at their local comic shops. Similar to the spirit of Free Comic Book Day, this Halloween event offers a fantastic opportunity for fans to dive into the Marvel Universe and beyond, making it a perfect treat for both new readers and longtime followers. This year’s enticing lineup includes fantastic four (2022) #13, spider-boy #1, venom (2021) #21, star wars: age of resistance - kylo ren #1, and spidey and his amazing friends #1.

The selection of titles for this year ensures a thrilling array of adventures catering to a variety of tastes. Fantastic Four: The Dinosaur Fantastic Four #1 reprints fantastic four (2022) #13, a much-talked-about issue from the acclaimed run by Ryan North and Iban Coello. This storyline introduces dinosaur versions of Marvel’s First Family, creating a fascinating collision of two universes—human and dinosaur. As these worlds converge, the stakes become incredibly high, threatening the existence of both unless a significant sacrifice is made. Adding to the tension, an incursion point between universes swaps the dinosaur and human versions of the Fantastic Four, setting the stage for a dramatic confrontation in Latveria and an epic clash with the Avengers.

Spider-Boy: The Web-Less Wonder #1 reprints spider-boy #1, marking the debut issue of Marvel’s newest spider-themed hero. Created by Dan Slott and Paco Medina, this story unveils the hidden past of Bailey Briggs, also known as Spider-Boy. As the narrative unfolds, readers discover Spider-Boy's nearly forgotten history as Spider-Man's sidekick. This issue brings to light the mysteries of Bailey's past, his unique powers, and introduces his own rogues' gallery, setting him up for thrilling solo adventures.

Venom: Bedlam #1 reprints venom (2021) #21, highlighting a pivotal moment in the mind-bending series by Al Ewing and Cafu. This issue sees Eddie Brock, who has been navigating his place in the Marvel Universe, coming face-to-face with Bedlam, a monstrous manifestation of his darkest self. This encounter forces Eddie to confront his worst fears and critics, leading to a transformative and intense battle that pushes him to the brink, with an epic change awaiting him on the other side.

Star Wars: Kylo Ren - Age of Resistance #1 reprints an acclaimed 2019 one-shot by Tom Taylor and Leonard Kirk, providing fans with a deeper understanding of Kylo Ren’s complex character. This story explores Kylo Ren’s past and his internal struggle to escape the shadow of his infamous grandfather, Anakin Skywalker. As Kylo Ren grapples with his legacy, readers gain insight into his motivations and his determination to succeed where Darth Vader failed, enriching the broader Star Wars narrative.

Spidey and His Amazing Friends #1 offers a delightful collection of new adventures for young readers. This special edition features stories from My First Comic Reader, making it perfect for children aged 5-7. Young fans can swing into action with Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles as they face off against classic villains and navigate exciting escapades. This sampler not only includes engaging stories but also fun activity pages, ensuring an enjoyable experience for the youngest Marvel enthusiasts.

Marvel’s Trick-Or-Read program continues to be a fantastic way to celebrate the Halloween season by immersing fans in the rich and varied worlds of Marvel Comics. Whether you are revisiting favorite characters or discovering new heroes for the first time, these reprints provide a perfect gateway into the Marvel Universe. Be sure to check out the covers and inquire with your local comic shop about availability. For more information, visit and prepare for a Halloween filled with comic book magic and adventure.

Fantasic Four: the dinosaur fantastic four #1
Written by Ryan North
Art by Iban Coello
Cover by Alex Ross

Spider-boy: the web-less wonder #1
Written by Dan Slott
Art by Paco Medina & Ty Templeton
Cover by Humberto Ramos

Venom: bedlam #1
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Cafu & Pere Perez
Cover by Bryan Hitch

Star wars: Kylo Ren - age of resistance #1
Written by Tom Taylor & Bryan Young
Art by Leonard Kirk
Cover by Phil Noto

Spidey and his amazing friends #1

(Source : press release)