FCBD 2023 Gold Sponsor Comics Announced!
November 16, 2022
The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the thirteen Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry's most anticipated annual event: Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). FCBD is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year's event taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
The participating titles were curated by 20+ 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, beloved franchises and favorites for all-ages. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including AfterShock Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, Graphix, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Kodansha Comics, Marvel, Titan Comics, 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’re looking forward to another great year celebrating comic books and comic book shops, and we think this year’s lineup gives fans a lot to be excited about!”
The full line-up of this year's comic books will be released on Thursday, November 17, when thirty-one additional FCBD Silver Sponsor titles are announced. A complete listing of all forty-four FCBD titles can also be found in the December 2022 issue of Diamond Comic Distributors' PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 23.
AfterShock Comics | SEISMIC STORIES
Get a first look at the all new original graphic novel that explores what happens when a ragtag group of teens accidentally release an unknown darkness from an abandoned house.
Archie Comics | ARCHIE HORROR PRESENTS: THE CURSED LIBRARY
This Free Comic Book Day special aims to get to the bottom of why and how Riverdale has been such a hotbed of cruel monsters, unusual events, and terrifying tales.
BOOM! Studios | RANGER ACADEMY
This bold new take on the Power Rangers mythology is the start of an epic saga perfect for longtime Rangers fans and new readers!
Dark Horse Comics | THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY/ THE WITCHER
In The Umbrella Academy, the superpowered siblings must stave off a universe-shattering cosmic horror. In The Witcher, Geralt set outs to uncover why women are turning into frogs.
Dynamite Entertainment | RED SONJA: SHE-DEVIL WITH A SWORD #0
Dynamite is celebrating Red Sonja’s landmark 50th anniversary on Free Comic Book Day with an exclusive, brand new Red Sonja adventure.
Graphix | DOG MAN AND THE LEAGUE OF MISFITS
Celebrate 25 ½ years of all ages hijinks with Dav Pilkey’s beloved characters Dog Man, Captain Underpants, Petey the Cat, and more!
IDW Publishing | STAR TREK
This Free Comic Book Day special serves as the exclusive prelude to IDW’s very first Star Trek summer crossover event.
Image Comics | FISHFLIES #1
The newest series from Eisner Award-winning creator Jeff Lemire. When a child running away from home befriends a monster, she sets off a chain of strange events and bad omens.
Kodansha Comics | ALL AGES GOLD SAMPLER
Get a sneak preview of the manga adaptation of a worldwide Netflix hit, which will be announced at AnimeNYC, plus a back up story of the adorable, all-ages manga, Lovely Muco!
Marvel | AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/ VENOM
With the dangerous Meridius readying for war, the stage is set for catastrophe, and this year’s Free Comic Book Day will mark the beginning and end of the symbiotes.
Marvel | AVENGERS/ X-MEN
This issue features a pair of all-new stories that set the stage for the next evolution in mutant adventures, Fall of X. It also introduces an uncanny new lineup for a new team book launching next year.
Titan Comics | CONAN THE BARBARIAN
This Free Comic Book Day special focuses on a young Conan, as he dreams of a life of adventures and envisions all of the future journeys that he will eventually encounter throughout his fabled career.
VIZ Media | CHOUJIN X/ ROOSTER FIGHTER
In Choujin X, two inseparable best friends are attacked by a superhuman mutant, leaving one of them to transform into a Choujin. In Rooster Fighter, a determined rooster fights to save humanity from roaming monsters.