Sonic Free Comic Book Day 2017 was the intended eleventh Free Comic Book Day issue. It was originally confirmed for release but was subsequently replaced by another FCBD issue made to promote Archie Comics' RIVERDALE TV series.  The issue was planned to contain a reprint from the "Genesis of a Hero" story arc.
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!
- With this issue's cancellation, this marks the first year that a Sonic FCBD special has not been released since the launch of the specials in 2007.