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'''Free Comic Book Day''' is an annual day when comic-book retailers give out free single-shot issues of comics to entice new buyers. This event, an effort by the American comic book industry to help new readers into independent comic book stores, began in 2002 and is held on the first Saturday in May, in which publishers distribute specially made one-shot issues for free to commemorate the event. It is coordinated by the industry's single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. [[Archie Comics]] released various ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic series)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' issues from 2007 to 2016. The contents of these specials have varied from brand new stories to reprints.
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'''Free Comic Book Day''' is an annual day when comic-book retailers give out free single-shot issues of comics to entice new buyers. This event, an effort by the American comic book industry to help new readers into independent comic book stores, began in 2002 and is held on the first Saturday in May, in which publishers distribute specially made one-shot issues for free to commemorate the event. It is coordinated by the industry's single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. [[Archie Comics]] released various ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic series)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' issues from 2007 to 2016. The contents of these specials have varied from brand new stories to reprints. After taking over the ''Sonic'' comic license, [[IDW Publishing]] has begun publishing ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comic series)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' comic books on Free Conic Book Day too.
   
 
==Free Comic Book Day issues==
 
==Free Comic Book Day issues==
===Released===
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===Archie Comics===
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====Released====
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2007|Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2007]]''
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2007|Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2007]]''
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2008|Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2008]]''
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2008|Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2008]]''
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*''[[Archie Sonic Sampler Free Comic Book Day 2016|Sonic Sampler Free Comic Book Day 2016]]''
 
*''[[Archie Sonic Sampler Free Comic Book Day 2016|Sonic Sampler Free Comic Book Day 2016]]''
   
===Canceled===
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====Canceled====
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2017|Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2017]]''
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2017|Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2017]]''
   
==Halloween ComicFest==
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==Halloween Comic Fest==
*In 2012, Diamond Distributors created the annual Halloween ComicFest. Similar to Free Comic Book Day, Halloween ComicFest features free books, but with Halloween themes. It takes place on the Saturday and Sundays near Halloween. In 2013, the event took place on October 26 and 27.
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In 2012, Diamond Distributors created the annual Halloween Comic Fest. Similar to Free Comic Book Day, Halloween Comic Fest features free books, but with Halloween themes. It takes place on the Saturday and Sundays near Halloween.
   
===Released===
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===Archie Comics===
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====Released====
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween Comic Fest 2013|Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween Comic Fest 2013]]''
 
*''[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween Comic Fest 2013|Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween Comic Fest 2013]]''
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===IDW Publishing===
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*''[[IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween Comic Fest 2019|Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween Comic Fest 2019]]''
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==

Latest revision as of 19:08, June 30, 2019

FreeComicBookDay

Free Comic Book Day is an annual day when comic-book retailers give out free single-shot issues of comics to entice new buyers. This event, an effort by the American comic book industry to help new readers into independent comic book stores, began in 2002 and is held on the first Saturday in May, in which publishers distribute specially made one-shot issues for free to commemorate the event. It is coordinated by the industry's single large distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors. Archie Comics released various Sonic the Hedgehog issues from 2007 to 2016. The contents of these specials have varied from brand new stories to reprints. After taking over the Sonic comic license, IDW Publishing has begun publishing Sonic the Hedgehog comic books on Free Conic Book Day too.

Free Comic Book Day issuesEdit

Archie ComicsEdit

ReleasedEdit

CanceledEdit

Halloween Comic FestEdit

In 2012, Diamond Distributors created the annual Halloween Comic Fest. Similar to Free Comic Book Day, Halloween Comic Fest features free books, but with Halloween themes. It takes place on the Saturday and Sundays near Halloween.

Archie ComicsEdit

ReleasedEdit

IDW PublishingEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Originally, there was a FCBD 2017 issue planned, but it was replaced by another FCBD issue made to promote Archie Comics' then-upcoming Riverdale TV series.
  • From 2013 to 2015, the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and Mega Man comic series would share in a flip-book matter. This was done to promote Worlds Collide and Worlds Unite.
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