Free Comic Book Day 2018 Announces Gold Sponsor Comic Titles

Press Release:

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 5th, 2018.

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 video game franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including:

  • DC Entertainment (TBA)
  • Marvel Comics (MARVEL AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA)
  • Dark Horse Comics (OVERWATCH/BLACK HAMMER)
  • IDW Publishing (TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON: THE DARKEST HOUR #0)
  • Image Comics (BARRIER #1)
  • Archie Comics (RIVERDALE)
  • BOOM! Studios (MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL)
  • First Second Books (COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER)
  • Joe Books (DISNEY PRINCESS: ARIEL SPOTLIGHT)
  • Oni Press (INVADER ZIM: FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY)
  • Titan Comics (DOCTOR WHO #0)
  • VIZ Media (POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON / POKÉMON: HORIZON).

“With 91 titles submitted from over 70 publishers, the FCBD Retailer Committee had to make some tough choices for this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” said FCBD spokesperson Dan Manser, “but we think retailers and fans alike will be thrilled with the sponsor titles chosen for 2018. Free Comic Book Day is the comics industry’s most important event—a day to celebrate comic books and comic shops, and to introduce family and friends to the comics medium we all know and love. It’s important that the titles reflect the varied interests of people coming into stores these days—and we believe there’s a comic book for everyone this Free Comic Book Day!”

The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be announced next week, when thirty-eight additional FCBD Silver titles will be announced on Tuesday, December 19th. A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, as well as two education titles about the industry, will also be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 27th, 2017.

Empire State Comic Con (April 2018)

Empire State

Convention Name
Empire State Comic Con 2018
Convention Website Address
http://www.escomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/06/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/08/2018
About This Convention
Get ready, Albany for the biggest and best pop culture convention in the Capital region. This 3-day event will feature celebrities from all genres of TV, movies and cartoons, some of the best names in the comic art community, as well as the greatest vendors in the area with those hard-to-find toys, comics, and collectibles. Be sure to stop by and finish that want list and even meet some of your favorite celebrities, get their autographs, and have your picture taken with them at this amazing event.
Venue Name and Address
Albany Capital Center
55 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
10,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles

NYC – Kung Fu Night w/ Signings

Larry Hama (GI Joe), Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk), Caitlin Yarsky (Coyotes), and Jerry Ma (Legend) sign at Anyone Comics on Saturday, December 9th at 5:00 PM. The shop will also be screening kung fu classics Iron Monkey and Fearless.

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Anyone Comics
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 350-8422

Muskoka Comic-Con (August 2018)

Convention Name
Muskoka Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.muskokacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/04/2018
About This Convention
The Muskoka Convention is a NEW comic book convention located in the Town of Bracebridge, Ontario in the Heart of Muskoka. The Muskoka Comic Convention strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, cosplay, animation, scifi and fantasy, the promoter wanted to bring that style event to South-West Florida

The show has over 100 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Venue Name and Address
Bracebridge Memorial Arena
169 James St
Bracebridge, Ontario P1L 2B8
Canada
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
Guests
Bushwhacker Luke, Jimmy Hart, Richard Comley, Kevin Duhaney, Jeff Parazzo, Leonard Kirk,The Delorean and Herbie

North Texas Comic Book Show (February 2018)

North Texas Comic Book Show

Convention Name
North Texas Comic Book Show – Secret Wars Reunion
Convention Website Address
http://comicbooksdallas.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/10/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/11/2018
About This Convention
SECRET WARS REUNION! The North Texas Comic Book Show will be featuring Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and John Beatty!! You don’t want to miss it.
The event is a throwback to the early days of fandom when comics were still in focus. We specialize in connecting artists/creators with their fan base on a more intimate level. Guests for February’s event include:
Randy Emberlin, Michael Golden, Mike Grell, Joe Rubinstein, Kevin Conrad, Phil Ortiz, Dan Fraga, Steve Erwin, Andrew Mangum, and more.
Thousands and thousands of comics from the silver age and keys to current will be available.
Venue Name and Address
Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, John Beatty, Randy Emberlin, Mike Grell, Michael Golden, Dan Fraga, Kevin Conrad, Joe Rubinstein, Steve Erwin, Andrew Mangum, Renee Witterstaetter, Phil Ortiz

Plastic City Comic Con (April 2018)

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Convention Name
Plastic City Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.plasticcitycomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/21/2018
About This Convention
$5 Admission and Kids 12 and under Admission is Free! Bring the family down and share our love of comic books with celebrity creators, local talent, comic retailers, and vendors!

Plastic City Comic Con is the premier event for comics, toys and pop culture fans in North Central Massachusetts! We have the lowest admission price in the Tri-State area!

Saturday April 21, 2018 || 10AM – 6PM
Wallace Civic Center — 1000 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Jam packed with comic artists, writers, creators and comic celebrities!

Venue Name and Address
Wallace Civic Center
1000 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA 01453
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

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Buckeye Comic Con (November 2018)

Convention Name
Buckeye Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2018
About This Convention
Comic Book Show for True Comic Book Collectors, Readers and Investors. 10 am to 4 pm. Guest Comic Creators. Hourly Prizes. Free Parking. Admission only $4.00, age 6 & under FREE.
Venue Name and Address
Courtyard Marriott Columbus West
2350 Westlbelt Drive
Columbus, OH 49228
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
47
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

2018 Ohio Comic Book Show Schedule

Cleveland Comic Book and Nostalgia Festival (October 2018)

Convention Name
Cleveland Comic Book & Nostalgia Festival
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/07/2018
About This Convention
For 37 Years, Ohio’s longest running Comic Book Convention. For True Comic Book Collectors, Readers and Investors. 10 am to 4 pm. Hourly Prizes. Free Parking. Admission only $4.00, Age 6 & under FREE.
Venue Name and Address
Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland Westlake
1100 Crocker Road
Westlake, OH 44145
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
350
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

2018 Ohio Comic Book Show Schedule

Buckeye Comic Con (July 2018)

Convention Name
Buckeye Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2018
About This Convention
Comic Book Convention for True Comic Collectors, Readers and Investors. 10 am to 4 pm. Guest Comic Creators. Hourly Prizes. Free Parking. Admission only $5.00, Age 6 & under FREE.
Venue Name and Address
Courtyard Marriott Columbus West
2350 Westlbelt Drive
Columbus, OH 49228
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
47
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

2018 Ohio Comic Book Show Schedule

Akron-Canton Comic Con (June 2018)

Convention Name
Akron-Canton Comic Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.harpercomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/24/2018
About This Convention
Best All-Comic Book Show in Northeast Ohio. For True Comic Book Collectors, Readers and Investors. Hourly Prizes, Free Parking, Guest Creators, Cosplay Contest. Admission only $5.00, Age 6 & under Free.
Venue Name and Address
Chapparell’s Community Center
2418 Arlington Rd.
Akron, OH 44691
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
56
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBA

2018 Ohio Comic Book Show Schedule

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