(Baltimore, MD) — (December 12, 2016) — 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 takes place each year on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year’s event taking place on May 6th, 2017.
The comics were carefully selected by comic shop retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee and feature something for everyone: from superheroes, to popular films and television shows, to beloved video game franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor publishers include Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, Titan Comics, Valiant Entertainment, and VIZ Media.
“There’s so much to love in all the engaging titles being offered for the 16th annual Free Comic Book Day,” said Joe Field, head of the Retailer Selection Committee and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA. “The fantastic line up of Gold-level publishers, the continuing great work of thousands of independent comic book retailers, and the enthusiasm of new and returning fans all over the world will make May 6, 2017 a monumental day in comics history!”
This year’s Silver Sponsor comic book titles will be announced next week. A complete listing of all 50 FCBD titles, including the 12 Gold Sponsor comic books and 38 Silver Sponsor comic books, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 28th, 2016.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017: GOLD COMICS
ARCHIE COMICS | BETTY & VERONICA #1 FCBD 2017 EDITION
BONGO COMICS | BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL FCBD 2017 EDITION
BOOM! STUDIOS | BOOM! STUDIOS SUMMER BLAST FCBD 2017 EDITION
DARK HORSE COMICS | JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR/BRIGGSLAND FCBD 2017 EDITION
DC COMICS | DC COMICS GOLD BOOK FCBD 2017 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING | STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: MIRROR BROKEN FCBD 2017 EDITION
IMAGE COMICS | I HATE IMAGE COMICS FCBD 2017 EDITION
MARVEL COMICS | FCBD SECRET 2017 EDITION
ONI PRESS | RICK AND MORTY #1 FCBD 2017 EDITION
TITAN COMICS | DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS SPECIAL FCBD 2017 EDITION
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT | X-O MANOWAR FCBD 2017 EDITION
VIZ MEDIA | THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS & OCARAINA OF TIME FCBD 2017 EDITION