This Saturday, on May 6th, local comic shops and fans will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day. Archie Comics will be releasing two FCBD offerings, and also hosting signings you can look out for. Archie’s comics will be the Riverdale FCBD Edition, and Betty & Veronica: FCBD Edition.
Here’s a look at those books:
This comic promises to uncover “secrets and hidden tales” regarding the summer before the show started. Containing two short stories, we’ll follow Archie’s as well as Veronica’s life. This “prelude” to the series is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Brian E. Paterson, and James DeWille, with art by Elliot Fernandez, Thomas Pitilli, Thomas Chu, Janice Chiang and Francesco Francavilla.
Here’s a look at the interior art on this book:
And here’s more about our second title, Betty & Veronica:
FCBD 2017 BETTY & VERONICA
Betty and Veronica are best friends until they turn on each other, as this comic reveals. In this storyline, Pops’ Chocklit Shoppe is being taken over by a huge coffee company and when Betty and Veronica go head-to-head over the issue, friendships will shatter. Archie teases: “Cities will burn. Nails will be broken.” The issue is written by Adam Hughes, with art by Hughes, José Villarrubia, and Jack Morelli.
Check out the interior art on this comic:
Archie Comics have announced the following signing events on Free Comic Book Day:
All signings/times subject to change.
- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (RIVERDALE, AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE) – Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, CA
- Marguerite Bennett (JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS) – Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA from 11am-2pm
- Bill Galvan (ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST) – Dragons Keep in Lehi & Provo, UT
- Matt Herms (THE ARCHIES) – WatchTower Comics and Cards in Houston, TX
- Adrian Ropp (JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE DIGEST) – Dragons Keep in Lehi, UT
- Dan Parent (LIFE WITH KEVIN, YOUR PAL ARCHIE) – Main Street Comics in Middletown, NY from 1-5pm
- Bob Smith (ARCHIE COMICS DIGESTS) – Adventures Underground in Richland, WA starting at 10 am
- Andre Szymanowicz (ARCHIE) – Dewey’s Comic City in Madison, NJ
- Jen Vaugh (ARCHIE) – Arcane Comics and More! in Shorelina, WA
- Mark Waid (ARCHIE) – Blastoff Comics in Los Angeles, CA