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.

SD – Hagar the Horrible Signing

Chris Browne appears at Zandbroz Variety on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to sign The Best of Hagar the Horrible.

Zandbroz Variety
209 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 331-5137

CA – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signing

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears at Comics Toons N Toys on Saturday, November 11th from 11AM – 1PM!

Press Release:

You might not know that outside of his illustrious basketball career, six-time NBA Most Valuable Player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also an established author, having written books like New York Times bestsellers Writings on The Wall, Coach Wooden and Me, and the bestselling Mycroft Holmes series about the equally brilliant brother of Sherlock Holmes.

Courtesy of Titan Comics, Kareem, and co-writer Raymond Obstfeld comes MYCROFT HOLMES AND THE APOCALYPSE HANDBOOK, all-new adventures featuring the diffident, brilliant Mycroft as he’s pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization that is at the heart of British government. Illustrated beautifully by Joshua Cassara and Luis Guerrero, you won’t want to miss this!

Come on by on November 11th from 11AM – 1PM as we’ll have both Kareem and Raymond on-hand to sign copies of the Mycroft TPB! We’ll be doing pre-sales in-store (cover price: $16.99 gets you in!) if you’d like to reserve a copy beforehand, as the signing is limited to only 200 people and they will go quickly!
Kareem will ONLY be signing copies of the graphic novel, so no sports memorabilia will be permitted, but it’s still a great opportunity to meet this local legend and get a great comic book with a personalized signature!

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Comics Toons N Toys
13542 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-2117

UK – Doctor Who Convention Special Signing

Richard Dinnick will be signing Titan Comics’ DOCTOR WHO 2017 CONVENTION SPECIAL at the Forbidden Planet Cambridge on Saturday 2nd September from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

PART OF OUR DOCTOR WHO DAY CELEBRATIONS!

When the Doctor and Bill get entangled in the hunt for an impossibly rare action figure, their journey takes them all across time and space!

Richard Dinnick is writer of TV, books and comics for the BBC, ITV and Disney writing on Thunderbirds Are Go, Tree Fu Tom and Go Jetters amongst others. He also has several TV dramas in development. He has written books and short stories for Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Stargate. Richard is now writing on Titan’s Doctor Who comic range and Legendary Entertainment is developing his first graphic novel.

Forbidden Planet
28 – 30 Burleigh Street, Cambridge CB1 1DG
01223 301666

UK – Doctor Who Comics Day 2017 Signing

Paul Cornell and James Peaty appear at Gosh Comics on Saturday, September 2nd for a signing from 4:00 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 2nd: Doctor Who Comics Day!

An annual international celebration of The Doctor in comics, Doctor Who Comics Day will be marked this year by a special crossover through the four ongoing titles (Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors), entitled The Lost Dimension. It all kicks off with a special jump-on Alpha issue released the week of the event!

And to help celebrate we’ll have Doctor Who scribes Paul Cornell and James Peaty along to sign their work, including Paul’s 3rd Doctor TP, which he considers to be his final word on Doctor Who. Quite a landmark for a man who has helped shape the world of Doctor Who novels and comics since 1990!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Doctor Who Day 2017 Signing

Cover artist Simon Myers will be signing DOCTOR WHO 12th YEAR THREE #3 and DOCTOR WHO 9th #13 at Forbidden Planet Coventry on Saturday 2nd September from 1:00 – 2:00 PM.

PART OF OUR DOCTOR WHO DAY CELEBRATIONS!

After years of being a garment graphic designer for the high-street fashion industry Simon decided to step away and follow his passion of illustration.

Growing up in a sleepy farming village in he Midlands, Simon immersed himself in Film, Animation and American Comic Books. These and his fondness for the aesthetic of the late sixties and early seventies prove constant inspiration and influence on his work.

As an individual away from his work, Simon still loves to draw, and has sketchbooks full of streams of consciousness. He enjoys being taken on an adventure, in any media, and runs a few miles most days, just him and his eclectic iPod keeping the pounds off as he adores good food.

Forbidden Planet
31 Cross Cheaping Coventry CV1 1HF
024 7622 9672

UK – Doctor Who Day 2017 Signing

Cavan Scott, Rachael Stott, and George Mann appear at Forbidden Planet to sign DOCTOR WHO LOST DIMENSION ALPHA #1 (Forbidden Planet Variant) on Saturday 2nd September from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Rick & Morty Signing

Artist Marc Ellerby signs at HMV on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00 PM. First 100 people in the queue get this RICK & MORTY exclusive art card.

HMV
363 Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom W1C 2LA
+44 843 221 0200

NYC – Robotech #1 Signing

Writer Brian Wood (Briggs Land, Rebels, DMZ) visits Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday July 28th at 7:00 PM to sign Robotech #1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Robotech #1 is mandatory; you may get up to 3 items signed. Choose wisely!

Get Robotech #1 here:
This Midtown Exclusive cover will be printed with a special fifth ink color for the red portions of the helmet!

Harmony Gold’s cult ’80s television series Robotech returns for all-new adventures! Comic written by Brian Wood (DMZ, Briggs Land, Northlanders) and illustrated by Marco turini! TV episodes now available on Crackle, Amazon Prime & Netflix! Live-action film being developed by Sony Pictures! Comic features classic characters Rick, Lisa, Minmei, Roy, Claudia, and Gloval! New comic series will delight original fans and newcomers alike! With annual conventions, over 200,000 fans on Facebook, New toys and merchandise, Robotech fans are passionate supporters of this amazing cult franchise!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

UK – The Mummy: Palimpsest Signing

Writer Peter Milligan will be signing THE MUMMY: PALIMPSEST at our London Megastore on Thursday 6th July from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

The timeless horror icon excavated for a brand new tale The first in Titan’s new collaboration with legendary Hammer Films.

Once every 34 years, members of the sinister Sect of Anubis gather to drink the blood of a human sacrifice, used as a vessel to contain the imprisoned spirit of a long dead Egyptian High Priestess called, Nebetah, thereby gaining immortality. As the time draws near for the next sacrifice, the Sect’s chosen victim, a young Ukrainian woman called Angel, has already begun to transform into Nebetah. It is a process that will see the young woman transformed into a rotting mummy as the spirit of Nebetah consumes her soul. However, there exists an ultra secret society, called the Pyramid Club, who are dedicated to eradicating the evil of the Sect. At the height of the ritual the club attack the secret headquarters of the Sect and in the confusion Angel escapes into the streets of London, half consumed by the soul of Nebetah. Forced to accept the help of Duncan, a young rising agent for the Pyramid Club society, the two of them must team up and take the fight back to the Sect of Anubis before the sands of time run out and the failed ritual claims the lives of everyone!

Peter Milligan is an award-winning London-based writer of comic books and graphic novels, published in many languages throughout the world. His work includes ground-breaking titles such as the psychedelic Shade The Changing Man and SKIN, about a skinhead suffering from the effects of Thalidomide, up to Greek Street, an homage to Greek myth seen through the prism of violent modern-day London. His work also includes the more mainstream, from Batman to the successful and critically acclaimed re-imagining of the X-Men myth: X-STATIX, described by Kevin Smith as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page”. He has also had two films produced: Pilgrim starring Ray Liotta and An Angel For May, starring Tom Wilkinson.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

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