Per Diamond Distribution, 50 comics will be available during Free Comic Book Day 2021.
The press release follows:
Media Release — The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Retailer Selection Committee has selected fifty comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event to take place on Saturday, August 14 at participating comic shops worldwide. The event, which traditionally takes place on the first Saturday in May, will return to a single-day celebration in August for the event’s milestone 20th anniversary.
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.
“Every year, we strive to bring fans a memorable Free Comic Book Day experience, and with this year being our 20th anniversary, we hope it will be the best yet!” said Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “The variety of this year’s comic book selection is really exciting! There’s something for every kind of fan, from the long-time reader to the comic book curious. We know comic book retailers are looking forward to treating everyone to a day of fun and discovery, so we hope fans will be able to safely visit their comic shops to celebrate!”
A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold Sponsor and thirty-eight Silver Sponsor comic books, can be found in the April issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on March 24, 2021. They can also be viewed online at freecomicbookday.com.
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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021: GOLD COMICS
AfterShock Comics | WE LIVE: THE LAST DAYS
Archie Comics | ARCHIE: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE FUN!
BOOM! Studios | ENTER THE HOUSE OF SLAUGHTER
Dark Horse Comics | CRITICAL ROLE & THE WITCHER
IDW Publishing | STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES
Image Comics | LADY MECHANIKA
Macmillan/ First Second Books| INVESTIGATORS: ANTS IN OUR P.A.N.T.S. SNEAK PEEK!
Marvel Comics | HULK/ VENOM #1
Penguin Workshop | WHO SPARKED THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT?
Titan Comics| BLADE RUNNER ONE-SHOT
TOKYOPOP | ASSASSIN’S CREED: VALHALLA & DYNASTY
VIZ Media | ZOM 100: BUCKET LIST OF THE DEAD/ DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2020: SILVER COMICS
10 Tons Press | 10 TONS OF FUN
ABLAZE| SPACE PIRATE CAPTAIN HARLOCK
ABLAZE | TRESE: UNREPORTED MURDERS
American Mythology Productions | WORLD OF ZORRO #1
Artists, Writers & Artisans | THE RESISTANCE: UPRISING #1
Black Mask Studios | BLACK/ CALEXIT
BOOM! Studios | JUST BEYOND
Dark Horse Comics | AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER/ THE LEGEND OF KORRA
Devil’s Due Comics | TRAILER PARK BOYS
Dynamite Entertainment | THE BOYS: HEROGASM #1
Dynamite Entertainment | VAMPIRELLA #1
Fantagraphics Books | RED ROOM
Gemstone Publishing | THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMICS
Graphix | ALLERGIC
Graphix | THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS #1: VAMPIRES DON’T WEAR POLKA DOTS
IDW Publishing | SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Image Comics | STRAY DOGS
Kodansha Comics| RENT-A-(REALLY SHY!)-GIRLFRIEND EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW
Mad Cave Studios | BOUNTIFUL GARDEN #1
Marvel Comics | AVENGERS/ SPIDER-MAN #1
NBM Publishing | DUNGEON IS BACK!
Oni Lion Forge Publishing | ONI PRESS SUMMER CELEBRATION
Papercutz | THE SCHOOL FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL GIRLS
Papercutz | THE SMURFS TALES
Rebellion | ALL STAR JUDGE DREDD
Scout Comics | WHITE ASH
Silver Sprocket | FUNGIRL: TALES OF A GROWN UP NOTHING
Source Point Press| GLOOMHAVEN: A HOLE IN THE WALL
Ten Speed Press | ON TYRANNY GRAPHIC EDITION
Titan Comics | LIFE IS STRANGE
UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER: BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL #1
Valiant Entertainment | VALIANT UPRISING
Vault Comics | THE UNFINISHED CORNER
Vault Comics | VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE
Vilking Young Readers | THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH: THRILLING TALES FROM THE TREEHOUSE
VIZ Media | STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC – EDGE OF BALANCE/ STAR WARS: GUARDIANS OF THE WHILLS
Yen Press| KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER
Yen Press| SOLO LEVELING
ABOUT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY— Celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary in 2021, Free Comic Book Day is the comic book specialty market’s annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to customers. Traditionally held the first Saturday in May but adjusted to August 14 for 2021, Free Comic Book Day is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many worlds of wonder available at local comic shops. From superheroes to slice-of-life to action/adventure and beyond, Free Comic Book Day has a comic book for everyone!