The Free Comic Book Day Selection Committee has announced next year’s Gold Sponsor Comics for FCBD 2023, which will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023. The selection committee includes over 20 comics retailers, and the selections encompass a wide array of titles and genres, including manga, all-ages titles, and media spinoffs. Two of the Gold Sponsor comics are part of the quartet of Marvel Comics' titles that were announced earlier this month (see “Marvel FCBD 2023 Comics Lead In to Summer Events”). Several of the titles are lead-ups to new series, including Jeff Lemire’s Fishflies, Titan Comics' new Conan the Barbarian series, and VIZ Media's Choujin X, by Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida.

There are 13 Gold Sponsor Comics in 2023, up from 11 in 2022 and 12 in previous years. The 31 Silver Sponsor titles will be announced on November 17.

Here are the Gold Sponsor Comics for 2023:

  • AfterShock Comics: Seismic Stories
  • Archie Comics: Archie Horror Presents: The Cursed Library
  • BOOM! Studios: Ranger Academy
  • Dark Horse Comics: Umbrella Academy/The Witcher
  • Dynamite Entertainment: Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword #0
  • Graphix/ Scholastic: Dog Man and the League of Misfits
  • IDW Publishing: Star Trek
  • Image Comics: Fishflies #1 FCBD 2023 Preview Edition
  • Kodansha Comics: All Ages Gold Sampler
  • Marvel Comics: Amazing Spider-Man/Venom
  • Marvel Comics: Avengers/X-Men
  • Titan Comics: Conan the Barbarian FCBD 2023 Special
  • VIZ Media: Choujin X/Rooster Fighter

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