Enter the Cursed Library on Free Comic Book Day!

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This Saturday 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 Silver Sponsor of the event, will be offering FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2024: THE CURSED LIBRARY PRELUDE. The issue is a direct follow-up to last fall’s one-shot horror comic MADAM SATAN: HELL ON EARTH, which featured the first ever meeting of characters from Archie’s “one-shot era” of horor comics. Jinx Holliday, who has headlined her own series of dark adventures over the past few years, now has the antihero Madam Satan confined in a mysterious library filled with scary stories about people Jinx knows, with titles that are familiar to us readers, as well.

The new frame story, written by Archie Comics Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante with art by Craig Cermak, colors by Glenn Whitmore, and letters by Jack Morelli, intertwines with vignettes presented by Jinx from Archie’s most recent horror titles, all currently available at comic shops everywhere for new readers who would like to dive into the fun. It also hints at terrifying things to come in Archie’s next wave of horror publishing!


Following 10+ years of Archie Horror content, all roads have led to the summer’s scariest showcase! In 2024 worlds collide as Jinx Holliday and Madam Satan unpack the mystery behind the horrors that seem to descend upon Riverdale and its surrounding towns endlessly. Its source – the very library that Jinx calls her own. These terrifying stories are not merely tall tales, but an endless collection of dark worlds all created for the demonic Cursed Library. Who created this collection, and how can the horrors finally be stopped by this unlikely team?

Art: Craig Cermak
Colors: Glenn Whitmore
Letters: Jack Morelli
Cover: Robert Hack
Free at participating comic book stores on May 6th, 2023
32 page, full-color comic
Age Rating: Teen

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