The presenting sponsor for Free Comic Book Day 2023 will be TCGPlayer, the e-commerce platform that began as a marketplace for trading card games and expanded to include comics in October 2022 (see “TCGPlayer to Launch Comics This Month”).

Free Comic Book Day will be held on May 6, 2023 (see “FCBD Gold Sponsor Comics”), and over 2,000 comic shops are expected to participate this year.

“At TCGplayer, we connect hobbyists and retailers online and within their local communities continually improving the exchange of collectibles,” said Aman Devgan, Chief Marketing Officer of TCGplayer, in a statement accompanying the announcement. “This commitment is directly aligned with the mission of Free Comic Book Day, which is why TCGplayer is thrilled to participate as the Presenting Sponsor of the event. I look forward to celebrating alongside our collectibles community and would like to thank Diamond Comic Distributors, Geppi Family Enterprises, and the participating publishers and retailers for bringing this historic day to life.”