Friday, February 5, 2016

Archie Comics Offers Look at Free Comic Book Day 2016 Titles


May 7th, 2016, has the distinct privilege of being the latest in a long line of Free Comic Book Days. The day where fans can get out, check out out new books and throw some dollars at local comic book shops. Archie Comics has two books they're offering fans this year: FCBD 2016 Archie #1 and FCBD 2016 Sonic Sampler. Archie Comics is also doubling down on the day as a Gold Sponsor of the event.

Mark Waid and Fiona Staples get the reprint treatment in FCBD 2016 Archie #1. 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?

And Sonic fans aren't left out with FCBD 2016 Sonic Sampler. With a script by Ian Flynn and illustrations Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata, Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms, FCBD 2016 Sonic Sampler gives readers the best of both worlds. 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."

Full press release below.
Archie Comics Offers a First Look Inside 
Free Comic Book Day 2016 Titles!
FCBD 2016 ARCHIE #1
Cover by Fiona Staples
FCBD 2016 SONIC SAMPLER
Cover by Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin and Matt Herms
Get in on the ground floor of the critically acclaimed ARCHIE relaunch from Mark Waid and Fiona Staples and discover the epic characters and story lines beyond the popular SEGA games in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and SONIC UNIVERSE with this year's Free Comic Book Day offerings from Archie Comics!

The first Saturday in May 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 Comics – a Gold Sponsor of the event – and will have two offerings: FCBD 2016 ARCHIE #1 and FCBD 2016 SONIC SAMPLER!

Take a first look inside these great jumping-on points and find out why everyone is talking about Archie Comics!
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
 (JAN160001)
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
(JAN160016)
Art by Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Art by Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms
Find a participating comic book store near you using the Comic Shop Locator Service and remember to visit on Saturday, May 7th!

And stay tuned to the official Archie Comics website as we get closer to Free Comic Book Day for more news and announcements!

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