Free Comic Book Day returns to the one-day event format this year on Saturday, August 14 and fifty comic book titles have been selected for the occasion.
According to the official Free Comic Book Day website “A committee of comic shop retailers chose fifty titles to be available on Free Comic Book Day: twelve Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-eight Silver Sponsor comics that give fans a great opportunity to discover new titles and genres. This year’s selection of Silver Sponsor comics includes beloved franchises such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sonic The Hedgehog, Star Wars, Gloomhaven, The Smurfs, and more.”
DC Comics is once again absent from the list (ever since switching distributors last year), but the company did recently state that they would return to the annual event. Stay tuned for further clarification from DC about their plans now that the full list has been released.
The entire list of titles for FCBD’s 20th Anniversary (which traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May) can be found on the official Free Comic Book Day website. Not all of the titles will be available at every store, so let your local comic shop owner know in advance if you want anything outside of the twelve Gold Sponsors (which are pictured below).