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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> editor s note<br /> Welcome '<br /> Welcome to the full edition of The Halloween Insider.<br /> With retailers and manufacturers reporting a prof-<br /> itable 2011 season, we turn our focus to 2012 and all<br /> the spookiness it will bring. If Nostradamus is cor-<br /> rect, and the world will end this December, the apoc-<br /> alypse may be a theme to consider for Halloween.<br /> Zombies were a popular theme in 2011, and thanks to<br /> apocalyptic fear and the continued success of The<br /> Walking Dead on AMC, it may well carry into<br /> Halloween 2012.<br /> Another popular theme for 2012 is superheroes.<br /> With Marvel and DC Comics slated to release a num-<br /> ber of superhero films in theaters this year, super-<br /> heroes are likely to top the charts for popular cos-<br /> tume themes (as long as men can buck up and don<br /> the tights!). 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