“There’s so much to love in all the engaging titles being offered for the 16th annual Free Comic Book Day” — Joe Field, head of the Retailer Selection Committee
The 16th annual Free Comic Book Day is just a few months away and – as is ComicBooked tradition – we bring you the latest in news and releases and all the books and information you need to make the day a successful one for you and your family.
Today, the FCBD staff announced twelve Gold-Level sponsors for the event and the cover art for the books that they will be offering. “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.”
Additionally, there will be (as there always is) a Silver-level sponsor group of books and those are scheduled to be announced later this month. The entire listing of fifty books will be available in the January edition of Diamond’s Previews Magazine.
Today both Dark Horse Comics and Valiant Entertainment were announced to be a part of the Gold-level group. To promote this summer’s Valiant relaunch of X-O Manowar, the X-O Manowar FCBD Special will be available to pick. This issue will be a preview to X-O Manowar #1. For Dark Horse, a book with both James Cameron’s Avatar as well as a story in Brigg’s Land, the hit title by Brian Wood.
What books will you be picking up? Let us know in the comments below!
Here is the Gold-Level cover art:
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Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is proud to announce the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD takes place every 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 chosen by comic shop retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee and feature something for everyone from superheroes, to action-adventure, 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 books will announced on Monday, December 19th. A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold Sponsor comic books and thirty-eight 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.