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Archie Comics Dumps Sonic The Hedgehog For Riverdale For Free Comic Book Day

Archie Comics originally announced that its silver title for Free Comic Book Day in May 2017 would be as Sonic: Genesis of a Hero.

Archie Comics Dumps Sonic The Hedgehog For Riverdale For Free Comic Book Day
(W) Ian Flynn (A) Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin (CA) Jamal Peppers, Gary Martin

Sonic is back for Free Comic Book Day! Turn back time and witness the "Genesis of a Hero" as Sonic enters his first climactic show-down with the evil Dr. Eggman! When the mad doctor takes over South Island, there's only one hedgehog who can set things right! Jump right into the excitement, action and fun in this retro romp celebrating 25 years of Sonic!


That had now changed to Riverdale, based on the upcoming CW murder mystery based on the Archie world.


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Brian E. Paterson, James DeWille.  Art by Elliot Fernandez, Thomas Pitilli, Thomas Chu, Janice Chiang. Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Learn the secrets and hidden tales from the summer before the eternal love-triangle begins in this special issue. Featuring two short stories focusing on the major players and events in the Riverdale series: Spend some time at Archie's summer construction job and learn how it leads him to a fateful encounter with the alluring music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Find out more about Veronica's mysterious life in New York, before the shocking event that would send her family scrambling. You dare not miss this special FCBD version of the commemorative one-shot issue that serves as a prelude to the CW Riverdale TV series!

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