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Archie Comics Free Comic Book Day 2013


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5/3/2013 12:51 PM RssIcon


Saturday, May 4th is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and Archie Comics is once again proud to participate, offering up a flipbook featuring both Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog and, for the first time ever, a WORLD OF ARCHIE DIGEST.  

We’ve also got Archie creators doing signings and sketches in eleven different states all over the country!

Archie is providing a FREE WORLD OF ARCHIE DIGEST. At nearly 100 pages of FREE content, it’s the most FREE content you can get on Free Comic Book Day!

The free SONIC THE HEDGEHOG AND MEGA MAN flipbook is the prelude to the epic WORLDS COLLIDE crossover where the video game icons cross paths for the first time! It is scripted by Ian Flynn and features brand new cover art by Ben Bates.

For more details on what the Free Comic Book Day issues have in store, read on below:


Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead! The world’s most famous teenagers for over seven decades are all here in this FREE digest! Packed with non-stop laughs and gaffs that the Riverdale gang is known for, we challenge you to find a Free Comic Book Day offering with more pages than this! The perfect introduction to the world of Archie and friends, this digest is a great primer to the double digests that Archie Comics are known for. Filled with stories from some of the best creators in the business, this is the one to pick up on Free Comic Book Day!

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(W) Ian Flynn (A) Ryan Jampole & Various (CA) Ben Bates
“Worlds Collide: PRELUDE” – It’s TWO free comic books in ONE! Just in time for the start of the epic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover event, “Worlds Collide,” comes a primer issue exclusively for Free Comic Book Day! Witness the journey these two epic heroes from both Sega and Capcom took to finally meet each other – Mega Man’s journey chronicled on one side, and Sonic the Hedgehog’s on the other! This is the must-have primer for the biggest comic book event of 2013 – as video game icons Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man meet for the very first time anywhere – featuring art from both Sonic and Mega Man comic book fame!



Use our handy guide below to find out when and where you can find some of your favorite Archie writers and artists:

Ben Bates (Sonic, Mega Man and New Crusaders artist)
Things From Another World – Beaverton, OR
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Craig Boldman (Archie writer)
University of Akron's Quaker Square General Store and Newsstand Comics – Akron, OH

Steven Butler (Sonic artist)
3-Alarm Comics – D'Iberville, MS 

Bill Galvan (Archie artist)
Dragons Keep Comics – Lehi and Provo, UT
Lehi location in the morning and at the Provo location after 1 pm.

Matt Herms (Sonic and Mega Man colorist)
Heroes World – Katy, TX

Ryan Jampole (Sonic and Mega Man artist)
That's Entertainment – Worcester, Mass

Batton Lash (Archie writer)
Southern California Comics – San Diego, CA
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dan Parent (Archie artist)
Captain Blue Hen Comics – Newark, DE

Jamal Peppers (Sonic and Mega Man artist)
Midtown Comics – New York City, NY

Fernando Ruiz (Archie artist)
Dewey's Comic City – Madison, NJ
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Jeff Shultz (Archie artist)
That's Entertainment – Worcester, MA
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Alex Simmons (Archie writer)
Midtown Comics – New York City, NY
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tracy Yardley (Sonic artist)
Richard's Comics and Collectables – Greenville, SC
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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