Diamond Comic Distributors has revealed the full official lineup of Gold Sponsor titles for Free Comic Book Day 2024.
The next Free Comic Book Day takes place on May 4, 2024. At this time, Diamond has unveiled all 12 of next year’s Gold Sponsor titles. On the superhero side of things Marvel has two free books coming out: Ultimate Universe/Spider-Man #1 and Blood Hunt/X-Men #1. These comics promise to set the stage for some of the House of Ideas’ upcoming story arcs. Meanwhile, the Distinguished Competition is putting out a single DC FCBD Special Edition, though details are being kept under wraps at the moment.
Dark Horse is going two-for-one with a dual Hellboy/Stranger Things one-shot, while IDW has a free Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles book in store. Elsewhere, Image and Skybound are teaming up for Transformers & G.I. Joe: Welcome to the Energon Universe, giving readers a fresh glimpse into their new shared universe featuring the fan-favorite properties.
Additional FCBD 2024 offerings include Unicorn Crush from Andrews McMeel Publishing, The Worlds of James Tynion IV from BOOM! Studios, Johnny Quest from Dynamite Entertainment, Disney’s Encanto & Turning Red: The New Adventures from Papercutz, Witches of Brooklyn from Random House Graphix, and Pokémon Adventures: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire/ Splatoon 3 from Viz Media.
Check out the official (tentative) covers and descriptions for FCBD 2024’s Gold Sponsor titles below:
- Andrews McMeel Publishing
- Love and magic are in the air in this enchanting collection of Phoebe and Her Unicorn comic strips featuring Phoebe and her one-of-a-kind unicorn friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils.
The Worlds of James Tynion IV
- BOOM! Studios
- Celebrate James Tynion IV’s iconic run of horror classics at BOOM! Studios in this exclusive FCBD special, featuring a curated line-up of some of his most terrifying and thought-provoking stories.
Hellboy/ Stranger Things
- Dark Horse Comics
- Hellboy consults a crystal ball-reader for help solving a murder, but things quickly go off the rails. In Stranger Things, Argyle and Jonathan swap fantastical and scary tales as they make one last pizza delivery for the night.
DC FCBD Special Edition
- It’s an exciting new project from DC, but it’s being kept under lock and key for the time being. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months!
- Dynamite Entertainment
- Join the Quest team, led by beloved 11-year-old Jonny Quest, as they tackle new government assignments, solve mysteries and apprehend sophisticated villains for the betterment of mankind!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- IDW Publishing
- Free Comic Book Day 2024 marks the beginning of a new era for the heroes in a half shell! Fans will be treated to two all-new short stories as well as an exclusive preview of what’s next for TMNT!
Transformers & G.I. Joe: Welcome to the Energon Universe
- Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment
- Discover three all new stories from the Energon Universe, with stunning revelations for the worlds of Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Void Rivals from some of the biggest names in comics.
Ultimate Universe/ Spider-Man #1
- Just weeks ahead of Amazing Spider-Man #50, get the first taste of the return of the Goblin! Plus, prepare for the next evolutionary step of the Ultimate Universe as a powerful new hero debuts!
Blood Hunt/ X-Men #1
- First, witness the overture to this summer’s major crossover event starring the Avengers in Blood Hunt! Then, get a glimpse of the future of mutantkind as Jubilee learns that you cannot go home again!
Disney’s Encanto & Turning Red: The New Adventures
- In Encanto, Mirabel, Camilo, and Antonio battle a bully by spinning a yarn about an even bigger baddie. Meanwhile, in Turning Red, Meilin Lee struggles with containing her inner furry self and turns to he friends and family for help!
Witches of Brooklyn
- Random House Graphix
- The smash-hit series Witches of Brooklyn returns on Free Comic Book Day! Join Effie and friends on a one-of-a-kind, magical adventure featuring fun activities. Perfect for new and existing fans!
Pokémon Adventures: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire/ Splatoon 3
- VIZ Media
- In Pokémon, Sapphire and Emerald need Ruby’s help to stop a crisis of planetary proportions. Namely, a meteor hurtling toward their home! Then, in Splatoon, Goggles travels to the Splatlands, meets an inkling named Braid, and embarks on a fresh series of adventures.
What to expect from FCBD 2024
“We’re looking forward to another great year of celebrating comic books and comic book shops!” said FCBD spokesperson Ashton Greenwood. “This year’s lineup has a title for everyone. Whether you’re new to comics or a longtime reader, you’re sure to find a title that grabs your attention. And with the event falling on Star Wars Day this year, that adds a little extra excitement to the day!”
In addition to the 12 Gold Sponsor titles, FCBD 2024 will offer 36 Silver Sponsor titles — for a grand total of 48 free comic books. Diamond will reveal the full lineup of Silver Sponsor books this Thursday, November 16.
Free Comic Book Day 2024 takes place on Saturday, May 4.