The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the 12 Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event: Free Comic Book Day. FCBD is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year’s event taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2024.
The participating titles were curated by over ten comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee. This year’s comic book lineup features something for everyone: from superheroes to movies and video games, beloved franchises, and favorites for all-ages. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers.
The FCBD Gold Sponsor comics are Unicorn Crush (Andrews McMeel Publishing), The Worlds of James Tynion IV (BOOM! Studios), Hellboy/Stranger Things (Dark Horse Comics), DC FCBD Special Edition (DC), Jonny Quest (Dynamite Entertainment), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW Publishing), Transformers & G.I. Joe: Welcome to the Energon Universe (Image Comics/Skybound), Ultimate Universe/Spider-Man #1 and Blood Hunt/X-Men #1 (Marvel Comics), Disney’s Encanto & Turning Red: The New Adventures (Papercutz), Witches of Brooklyn (Random House Graphix), and Pokémon Asventures: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire/Splatoon (VIZ Media).
“We’re looking forward to another great year of celebrating comic books and comic book shops!” Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Ashton Greenwood said. “This year’s lineup has a title for everyone. Whether you’re new to comics or a longtime reader, you’re sure to find a title that grabs your attention. And with the event falling on Star Wars Day this year, that adds a little extra excitement to the day!”
The full line-up of this year’s comic books will include 36 additional FCBD Silver Sponsor titles. A complete listing of all 48 FCBD titles will appear on freecomicbookday.com and can be found in the December 2023 issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 22.