In addition to a preview of the commemorative artwork for the Free Comic Book Day 2019 t-shirt, Diamond Comic Distributors today also announced the Gold Sponsor Comic Books.
The list of titles include ones from 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.
Full press release is below. All artwork courtesy of the press release.
Free Comic Book Day 2019 Gold Sponsor Comic Books Announced
This year’s Gold Sponsor lineup features a free comic for every fan imaginable
(Hunt Valley, MD) — (December 17, 2018) – 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.
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