For the first time in at least five years (and maybe ever), DC Comics is not a Gold Sponsor.
Free Comic Book Day will take place on August 14, 2021. The organizers have scheduled the event later than usual this year in hopes that the worst of the disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be over (see "Free Comic Book Day Set for August 2021").
The 12 Gold Sponsor comics include:
- We Live: The Last Days (Aftershock Comics)
- Archie: Past, Present & Future Fun! (Archie Comics)
- Enter the House of Slaughter (BOOM! Studios)
- Critical Role & The Witcher (Dark Horse Comics)
- Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures (IDW Publishing)
- Lady Mechanika (Image Comics)
- InvestiGators: Ants in Our P.A.N.T.S. Sneak Peek! (Macmillan/First Second Books)
- Hulk/Venom #1 (Marvel Comics)
- Who Sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott? (Penguin Workshop)
- Blade Runner One-Shot (Titan Comics)
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla & Dynasty (Tokyopop)
- Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead/Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (VIZ Media)
Last year’s Gold Sponsor comics can be seen here (see "FCBD 2020 Gold Sponsor Comics Unveiled").
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