Archie Comics Celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2016 with Creator Appearances and More

This Saturday is 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 #1 FCBD EDITION cover by Fiona StaplesArchie Comics – a Gold Sponsor of the event – will have two offerings: Archie #1 FCBD Edition and FCBD Sonic Sampler, giving readers a taste of the critically acclaimed Archie relaunch from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples as well as a double-dose of Sonic the Hedgehog action!

ARCHIE #1 FCBD EDITION

Comic superstars Mark Waid and Fiona Staples reimagine an icon in this special FCBD reprint of the best-selling first issue of Archie! Change has come to Riverdale in the can’t-miss kick-off to Archie’s new ongoing series!

As the new school year approaches, you’d think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun – but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. Is this a one-off, or a sign of bigger changes awaiting America’s favorite teens… and the entire town? Find out in this exciting, remarkable and critically acclaimed first issue!

Script: Mark Waid
Art: Fiona Staples, Andre Szymanowicz with Jen Vaughn, Jack Morelli
Rating: Teen

FCBD 2016 SONIC SAMPLERFCBD 2016 SONIC SAMPLER

Get the best of both worlds with the Sonic Sampler! Hot on the heels of the all-new epic Sonic comics event, “Panic in the Sky,” comes a supersonic sampling of stories for Free Comic Book Day! Join Sonic and friends as they band together to save the world from the evil ambitions of Dr. Eggman in these select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe! Plus, get a sneak peek of what’s to come with a special “Fast Forward Feature” that you’ll have to see to believe!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata, Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms
Rating: All Ages

As if that wasn’t enough, Archie Comics writers and artists will be visiting comic book shops across the country! Check out the list below for the details and to see if there’s a signing near you!

All signings/times subject to change.