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FCBD2016 SonicSampler-web
Free Comic Book Day Special
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Date Published 

May 7, 2016

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Archie Comics

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Sonic Sampler is the tenth Free Comic Book Day issue. It reprints stories from Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe.



Get the best of both worlds with the Sonic Sampler! Hot on the heels of the all-new epic Sonic comics event, "Panic in the Sky," comes a supersonic sampling of stories for Free Comic Book Day! Join Sonic and friends as they band together to save the world from the evil ambitions of Dr. Eggman in these select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe! Plus, get a sneak peek of what's to come with a special "Fast Forward Feature" that you'll have to see to believe!"

Reprinted Stories[]

  • "Keys to Victory" (StH: #280)
  • The first 10 pages of "Eggman's Dozen: Part 1- Hostile Takeover" (SU: #83)

Special Features[]

  • "Flash Forward"- a sneak peek at the upcoming "Panic in the Sky" story arc (StH#284-#287)

Background Information[]

  • This is the final consecutive FCBD issue to be released since its launch in 2007. A 2017 issue was planned but later cancelled. 
  • This is the first FCBD special since the 2012 issue not to be a flip-book sharing space with content from the Mega Man comic book series.