The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event: Free Comic Book Day! FCBD happens each year on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year’s event taking place on May 4, 2019.
The titles were curated by over twenty comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee and the comics feature something for everyone: from superheroes, to popular films and television shows, to beloved franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, TOKYOPOP, Valiant Entertainment, Vault Comics, Titan Comics, and VIZ Media.
“The quality of titles from publisher applicants made for some tough choices,” said Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “It’s a solid indicator that Free Comic Book Day is truly the greatest event to showcase the best and brightest titles you can find in comic book shops. We can’t wait to once again share the FCBD experience with fans and everyone who loves comic books.”
The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be announced later this week, when thirty-nine additional FCBD Silver Sponsor titles are announced on Thursday, December 20. A complete listing of all fifty-one FCBD titles can also be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 28, 2018.
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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2019: GOLD COMICS
- Archie Comics | RIVERDALE: SEASON THREE SPECIAL
- BOOM! Studios | WELCOME TO THE WHEDONVERSE
- Dark Horse Comics | STRANGER THINGS & BLACK HAMMER
- DC Comics | DC COMICS TOP SECRET GOLD BOOK
- IDW Publishing | TMNT: CASUALTY OF WAR
- Image Comics | DEADLY CLASS: KILLER SET – FCBD
- Marvel Comics | THE AVENGERS
- Titan Comics | DOCTOR WHO: THE THIRTEENTH DOCTOR
- TOKYOPOP | DISNEY MANGA: DESCENDANTS – DIZZY’S NEW FORTUNE
- Valiant Entertainment | VALIANT: BLOODSHOT FCBD SPECIAL
- Vault Comics | INTERCEPTOR #1
- VIZ Media | POKEMON I CHOOSE YOU! & POKEMON ADVENTURES