Free comics featuring Spider-Man, Hellboy, Jonny Quest, Encanto and more will be available next year on May 4.
Diamond has revealed the “Gold Sponsor” comic publishers and titles for Free Comic Book Day 2024, which includes Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and more. A dozen comics from the gold sponsors will be available during next year’s event, which is scheduled for May 4.
“We’re looking forward to another great year of celebrating comic books and comic book shops!” said Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “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!”
Interestingly, DC returns to the list for 2024, promoting an “exciting new project” that’ll be revealed at a later date. Since DC left Diamond back in 2020, they’ve participated in the event, but their books were not promoted by Diamond nor were they included on the Free Comic Book Day website.
Here’s a look at the gold sponsor titles, many of which are teasers rather than actual announcements. The extensive silver sponsor title list will be announced later this week.
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Marts will oversee editorial for Mad Cave, Maverick and Papercutz.
Comics veteran Mike Marts has left his position at AfterShock Comics to become executive vice president and editor in chief of Mad Cave Studios.
Marts brings more than 30 years of experience in the comics industry to the company, including roles as an executive editor for Marvel Comics, group editor for DC Comics and editor in chief for AfterShock, where he has been for the last eight years.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike Marts to Mad Cave Studios. He’s a proven leader and gifted storyteller with a keen eye for talent and quality,” said Mark London, CEO + CCO of Mad Cave Studios. “Not only does Mike himself have 30 years worth of editorial experience, but also he has proven to be a valuable source of guidance for young creators along the way. As Mad Cave continues to establish itself in the growing comic book and graphic novel industry, we can’t think of a better person than Mike to take the role as executive vice president and editor in chief.”
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In advance of the first issue of ‘Gumby’ coming next week, Papercutz shares a story from that issue by one of comics’ greats.
NBM’s kid-friendly comics imprint Papercutz announced a new comic series starring everyone’s favorite bendable green guy, Gumby, earlier this year, and now in advance of its July 5 release they’ve shared a full story from the first issue by the wonderful Kyle Baker, who does not disappoint.
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The new imprint from Papercutz debuts in May with three titles; check out a preview of the first one.
Next month Papercutz will debut a new line of graphic novels aimed at “tween” girls, under the Charmz banner, and they’ve shared a preview of one of the debut graphic novels.
Stitched, by Mariah McCourt and Aaron Alexovich, is about a girl who wakes up in crypt without any memory of who she is:
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The first of three collections of the former Zuda series by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis arrives in October.
The western/horror comic High Moon by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis returns to print in October from Papercutz’s Super Genius imprint, with the first of three slipcase editions collecting the story.
High Moon: Bullet Holes and Bite Marks kicks off the story of a bounty hunter with a secret, who battles werewolves and supernatural forces in Texas. Volume two will follow in May of 2018, while volume three will conclude the story with all-new material. All three graphic novels will feature new covers by Ellis and will be published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback.
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