Over the past several years Gemstone Publishing has released Halloween ashcans, which feature Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, the nephews and other Disney cast characters in several short holiday-themed stories, all in the hopes that you’ll have something unique and rewarding to pass out to trick-or-treaters and to enjoy yourself while you wait. It’s a great way to introduce the wholesome books to young readers, and it’s a nice change of pace from passing out only candy. I hadn’t heard if we were getting them again this year, but according to The Scoop, it looks like we can indeed look forward to a new Halloween offering in the form of Donald Duck story entitled “Halloween Huckster” and you can read more about it in the solicitation below. In addition, this is a great deal, because you get  giveaway comics, including the three copies of the Gemstone book, along with Peanuts, Archie, Bone and Cowa! for $3.99:
Boo! It’s Halloween next week and the Jack O’ Lanterns are flying! Check the cover of 2008’s Gemstone Disney Halloween ashcan if you don’t believe us. This 16-page fun size Donald Duck giveaway is haunting your neighborhood now.
Under the shocking cover by Fajner and Pasquet you’ll find an all new Marco Rota Duck tale making its North American debut, “The Halloween Huckster!” Spooky scare expert Kaspar Kanterville invites Donald to help him paint the town orange, and haunt the dickens out of Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, and Daisy! But too much fright proves no delight…and what happens when Donald learns his host is a g-g-ghost?
Get your ducks in a row for a scare beyond compare! Ask your participating comic shop for a $3.99 Halloween Mini-Comic Variety Pack. It pairs Donald Duck with Bone, Peanuts, Cowa!, and Archie giveaways. You’ll get fifteen books in all, with three of each title.
Please don’t miss out on these great collectibles folks. They’re a great way to enjoy the holiday, a nice change of pace if you pass them out as treats, and encourage reading while entertaining the little ones in the process.