This Saturday, April 7 2022, is Free Comic Book Day, a global event where participating comic shops give away special issues of comic books for free and celebrate all the fun, magic, mystery, and heart that has made comics such an enduring art form all around the world for over 100 years.
Archie Comics, a Gold Sponsor of the event, will be offering FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022: THE BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER #0. The issue features a tour, guided by Archie Andrews himself, of the wild life he’s currently living across a new line of one-shot comic books with interpretive art styles and imaginative stories by some of the comics industry’s top talents. All of these are currently available at comic shops everywhere for new readers who would like to dive into the fun.
The FCBD issue boasts a first look at art from next month’s all-new one-shot THE BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER #1, with selections from that comic’s lead story, “Once We Were Heroes,” by Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger, Jennifer Blood) and Tim Seeley (G.I. Joe, Deadpool). In this sequence, Archie makes an appearance as his fan-favorite superpowered alter ego Pureheart the Powerful, who first appeared in LIFE WITH ARCHIE #42 in 1965.
In addition to the free comic available at participating comic book stores, Archie Comics fans can meet their favorite comic book creators at in-store signings across the country.