Start planning for May 3rd, everyone, because the comics are plentiful this coming year! Diamond has just announced their 12 Gold Sponsor comic book titles for Free Comic Book Day! Read on for news straight from Diamond:
The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected its twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s top annual event, Free Comic Book Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at participating comic book shops. Next year marks the largest Free Comic Book Day ever with 60 comics available to choose from including fan-favorite and new comic book characters that encourages readers to explore the fun and excitement that comics have to offer.
Chosen by comic shop retailers on the FCBD Committee, there’s a free comic book for everyone’s taste from the Gold Sponsors: from superheroes, to action- adventure, and all-ages favorites.
“Once again, comic book publishers are giving fans what they want: great stories with recognizable characters all inside a free comic book!” said Dan Manser, FCBD spokesperson. “This year’s Gold Sponsors are comprised of the top publishers in the comics industry we we’re sure that fans will be pleased with the line-up. We look forward to seeing all the fans during Free Comic Book Day at participating comic shops across the nation and worldwide.”
A complete listing of all sixty FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold and forty-eight Silver comic books, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops January 1, 2014 . Look for a separate announcement next Thursday, December 19, about FCBD’s 2014 Silver Sponsors and their comic book titles.
Now, for the good stuff. Here’s the list of sponsors and comics. Plan wisely!
ARCHIE COMICS| ARCHIE COMIC DIGEST FCBD 2014 EDITION Archie Comics
BONGO COMICS| BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL! FCBD 2014 EDITION
BOOM! STUDIOS| KABOOM! SUMMER BLAST 2014 FCBD EDITION
DARK HORSE COMICS| AVATAR/ ITTY BITTY HELLBOY/REXODUS FCBD 2014 EDITION
DC ENTERTAINMENT| DC COMICS- THE NEW 52: FUTURES END FCBD SPECIAL EDITION
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS| UNCLDE SCROOGE: A MATTER OF SOME GRAVITY FCBD 2014 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING| TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE FCBD 2014 EDITION
IMAGE COMICS| RISE OF THE MAGI #0
MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT| GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FCBD 2014 EDITION
PAPERCUTZ| MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS FCBD 2013 EDITION
UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES| SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES FCBD 2014 EDITION
PERFECT SQUARE| HELLO KITTY: SURPRISE! FCBD 2014 EDITION
Additional Sponsors for FCBD 2014 Include:
Your Local Comic Shop
C2E2 Chicago Comic Con and Entertainment Expo
New York Comic Con
San Diego Comic Con
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY—Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the first Saturday in May and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic book shops. From super-heroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!