Diamond Comics Distribution's PREVIEWSworld
website has just revealed the twelve Gold Sponsor comics for Free Comic Book Day 2014. Our favourite transforming robots have made the cut again, after 2012's ReGeneration One #80.5, and this time, they're not alone: IDW Publishing's offering for the Gold Sponsor tier is the first issue of the new ongoing
series of Transformers vs G.I. Joe
, co-written by Tom Scioli and John Barber, with art by Tom Scioli. Check out the cover image below, as well as more details on the issue and the FCBD initiative.
IDW – TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE
(W) Tom Scioli, John Barber (A/CA) Tom Scioli
Two titans of pop culture clash in the kick-off of an all-new, all-action ongoing series! When Earth is threatened by giant machine life from outer space, the planet’s greatest heroes unite—but will they be enough? From the pulse-pounding pen of visionary artist Tom Scioli begins the most cosmic crossover of all time!
The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected its twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s top annual event, Free Comic Book Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at participating comic book shops. Next year marks the largest Free Comic Book Day ever with 60 comics available to choose from including fan-favorite and new comic book characters that encourages readers to explore the fun and excitement that comics have to offer.
Chosen by comic shop retailers on the FCBD Committee, there’s a free comic book for everyone’s taste from the Gold Sponsors: from superheroes, to action- adventure, and all-ages favorites.
“Once again, comic book publishers are giving fans what they want: great stories with recognizable characters all inside a free comic book!" said Dan Manser, FCBD spokesperson. “This year’s Gold Sponsors are comprised of the top publishers in the comics industry we we’re sure that fans will be pleased with the line-up. We look forward to seeing all the fans during Free Comic Book Day at participating comic shops across the nation and worldwide."
A complete listing of all sixty FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold and forty-eight Silver comic books, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops January 1, 2014 . Look for a separate announcement next Thursday, December 19, about FCBD’s 2014 Silver Sponsors and their comic book titles.