Head to Riverdale with a Free Comic Book Day issue from Archie Comics
It’s Archie with the Free Comic Book Day hat trick, as the publisher has announced an original Riverdale Season 3 story as part of their offering. This is cool enough on its own, but Archie always have a pretty big presence on FCBD, so I’m curious to see what else they have to offer. In the meantime, check out the details below.
Original ‘Riverdale’ Story Featured in 2019’s Free Comic Book Day Celebration
Special one-shot issue to be offered for free in participating comic book stores in May.
As a prelude to a brand-new series of original comics based on The CW’s hit TV series, Riverdale, Archie Comics will be releasing a special one-shot comic book for Free Comic Book Day 2019. The event, falling on May 4, 2019, is an annual tradition at comic shops throughout North America where fans can pick up a wide array of comic books for free.
The special FCBD issue will feature a new comic by novelist Micol Ostow and longtime RIVERDALE artist Thomas Pitilli, along with a special preview of Ostow’s prequel novel, Riverdale: The Day Before, which goes on-sale this month.
In FCBD RIVERDALE SEASON 3, it’s picture day at Riverdale High, and the student council has opened the polls for class superlatives. As the gang preps for their closeups the ballot box goes missing . . . and everyone’s a suspect!
"We're extremely excited to have Micol on board as the writer for the new RIVERDALE series, so it made perfect sense to give fans an exclusive, original story to stoke the flames of what's to come," said Archie Comics Co-President Alex Segura. "Micol's no stranger to Riverdale, having penned the upcoming Riverdale novels for Scholastic, and she's working closely with the show's writers' room to make sure the comic and show are not only in sync, but complementing each other in a meaningful way. So, if you're looking to consume more tales from the world of the show, we've got the perfect book for you."
FCBD Riverdale Season 3 will be available on Free Comic Book Day, May 4, 2019.