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 will once again be a single-day event, scheduled to take place Saturday, August 14 at local comic shops. The event, which traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, will be celebrated in August in 2021 in the hopes that much of the uncertainty and disruption related to COVID-19 will have passed.
The titles were curated by over twenty 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, to beloved franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Macmillan/First Second Books, Penguin Workshop, AfterShock Comics, Titan Comics, TOKYOPOP, and VIZ Media.
“This year’s lineup of titles has something for every kind of comic fan,” said Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “We can’t wait to once again share the FCBD experience with fans, especially on our landmark 20th anniversary! We hope fans will safely visit their local comic shops to celebrate and to pick up a few of the great titles available this year.”
The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be released tomorrow, March 17, when thirty-nine additional FCBD Silver Sponsor titles are announced. A complete listing of all fifty-one FCBD titles can also be found in the April issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on March 24.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021: GOLD COMICS
- AfterShock Comics | WE LIVE: THE LAST DAYS
- Archie Comics | ARCHIE: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE FUN!
- BOOM! Studios | ENTER THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER
- Dark Horse Comics | CRITICAL ROLE & THE WITCHER
- IDW Publishing | STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES
- Image Comics | LADY MECHANIKA
- Macmillan/ First Second Books| INVESTIGATORS: ANTS IN OUR P.A.N.T.S. SNEAK PEEK!
- Marvel Comics | HULK/ VENOM #1
- Penguin Workshop | WHO SPARKED THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT?
- Titan Comics| BLADE RUNNER ONE-SHOT
- TOKYOPOP | ASSASSIN’S CREED: VALHALLA & DYNASTY
- VIZ Media | ZOM 100: BUCKET LIST OF THE DEAD/ DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA