This Saturdayis Free Comic Book Day across North America and the world – a day where participating comic shops give away comic books to anyone coming into their stores.
Archie Comics – a Gold Sponsor of the event – will have two offerings: ARCHIE DIGEST #1 and the SONIC THE HEDGEHOG/MEGA MAN FLIP BOOK #1, giving readers some classic Archie goodness and teasing some of the upcoming storylines hitting in the Archie Action line of video game titles.
ARCHIE DIGEST #1
The world’s most famous teenagers for over seven decades are all here in this FREE digest! Packed with non-stop laughs and gaffs, we challenge you to find a FCBD offering with more pages than this! The perfect introduction to the world of Archie and his friends, this digest is filled with stories from some of the best creators in the business! Script: George Gladir, Various Art: Fernando Ruiz, Various Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG/MEGA MAN FLIP BOOK #1
Its TWO free comic books in ONE! Hot off the heels of the ultra-successfulSonic/Mega Mancrossover event, “Worlds Collide”, comes a showcase issue of the hottest new storylines in both characters’ universes – exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! Sonic stars in “Blast to the Past” featuring the origin of his Freedom Fighters! Then, on the flipside of this issue, get ready for the “Mega Man X” crossover event with this primer story!
Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, Lamar Wells, Various
Cover: Tracy Yardley, T. Rex
But it doesn’t stop there. Archie Comics writers and artists will be visiting comic shops around the globe! They will be on hand to sign books discuss their work. Here’s a rundown of where they’ll be and how you can find out more: