If Free Comic Book Day wasn’t enough to satisfy your complimentary collection, you’re in luck: Halloween Comicfest is this Saturday! Viz Media joins the fray with two manga samplers available to readers this weekend: Selections from Shiver and Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire will be available for comic book fans to pick up for free!
SHIVER will be released in a deluxe hardcover edition by VIZ Media on December 19th under its VIZ Signature imprint. The manga anthology includes nine of Junji Ito’s best short stories, as selected by the author himself and presented with accompanying notes and commentary. An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing the faces of their destined victims appear in the sky… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic fashion model and faces a real bloody ending… An offering of nine fresh nightmares for the delectation of horror fans.
Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald face a new crisis of epic proportions in the latest POKÉMON manga adventure: a giant meteor hurtling toward the planet! Years have passed, and now Sapphire and Emerald are training in the new techniques of Mega Evolution. And they’ll need Ruby’s help! Searching for a way to change the meteor’s course, Ruby journeys to the Sky Pillar to earn the trust of Zinnia, the Lorekeeper of the mysterious Draconid tribe. Does she have the key to saving the world? And what does all this have to do with Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza?
If you’re looking for more spooky manga this month, check out our review of Tokyo Ghoul:re volume 1, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.