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Free Comic Book Day 2022 set for May 7

Free Comic Book Day is set for May 7, 2022.

That’s not unexpected, as Free Comic Book Day usually falls on the first Saturday in May.

“This year’s lineup of titles has something for every kind of comic fan,” said Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “We’re excited for FCBD to return to the first Saturday in May, and we can’t wait to celebrate the day with another incredible line up of comic book titles. We hope fans will safely visit their local comic shops to celebrate and to pick up a few of the great titles available this year.”

The Gold lineup of comic titles already has been partially revealed. The full lineup of this year’s comic books was released on Thursday, Dec. 16, when 35 additional Free Comic Book Day 2022 Silver Sponsor titles were announced. A complete listing of all forty-six FCBD titles can also be found in the January 2022 issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at comic book shops on Wednesday, Dec. 29. 

Free Comic Book Day 2022 Gold Sponsor titles:

Archie Free Comic Book Day 2022

Archie Comics | THE BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER! #0

A new dawn of Archie is upon us! Archie Andrews has forever been known as an everyman. He’s your average teenager, and that’s what makes him so well-liked. But it doesn’t take a super-scientist, super-hero, or super-spy to see that Archie is anything BUT average! This title serves as a special sneak peek at what’s to come from Archie Comics’ new series of anthology titles. Get in on the ground floor of a new era of Archie with this special issue zero title.

AWA Studios | AWA STUDIOS TBA GOLD TITLE

For FCBD, AWA Studios is laucnhing an exciting new tale, bigger than anything they’ve done before! Details are being kept under lock and key for the time being, but freecomicbookday.com will have all the newest info and updates as they become available, so make sure to check back over the coming months.

Buffy  Free Comic Book Day 2022

BOOM! Studios | 25 YEARS OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

This FCBD, it’s the 25th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! What better way to celebrate 25 years of Buffy than with a high school yearbook? This Free Comic Book Day special, in actual yearbook format, is a retrospective of your fan-favorite character moments from the past two decades. Celebrate the Chosen One, the Scoobies, and all your faves through yearbook photos, vignettes, and plenty of jokes and lighthearted moments from an array of artists and writers.

Stranger Things/Resident Alien  Free Comic Book Day 2022

Dark Horse Comics | STRANGER THINGS/ RESIDENT ALIEN

Dark Horse Comics is celebrating the weird and wonderful, bringing you stories both strange and alien! In Stranger Things, Eleven, Will and Jonathan go to a drive-in theater for a double creature feature, but the local festivities and scary costumes bring back haunting memories. Then, in Resident Alien, Dr. Harry and nurse Asta help an elderly patient in the small town of Patience investigate a ghostly presence in her house!

Scholastic  Free Comic Book Day 2022

Graphix/ Scholastic | PILKEY SAMPLER: DAV PILKEY’S DOG MAN & FRIENDS SUPER COMIC TEASER

Laugh out loud with this super fun Dav Pilkey sampler! The Free Comic Book Day exclusive includes fan-favorite moments from the bestselling Dog Man, Cat Kid Comic Club, and, of course, Captain Underpants series.

TMNT  Free Comic Book Day 2022

IDW Publishing | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES FCBD SPECIAL 2022

The Ninja Turtles have broken out of the locked-down neighborhood of Manhattan known as Mutant Town, but which Ninja Turtles? As all new mutants terrorize NYC, enemies and allies of the TMNT prepare for a confrontation greater than any that has come before: the Rat King’s diabolical Armageddon Game! The TMNT event of 2022 starts on Free Comic Book Day!

Bone Orchard Mythos Free Comic Book Day 2022

Image Comics | BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS PRELUDE

A troubled writer books a secluded cabin on a serene lake in an attempt to get away from his troubled marriage and looming deadlines. But what he doesn’t know when he arrives is that he is already in the cabin. In fact, he may have always been there. Face-to-face with his own demons, the writer discovers the first terrifying pieces of The Bone Orchard Mythos a sprawling, new, interconnected horror universe from the Eisner Award winning team of Andrea Sorrentino and Jeff Lemire!

Blackguard  Free Comic Book Day 2022

Kodansha Comics | WANDANCE & BLACKGUARD SAMPLER

On Free Comic Book Day, get an exclusive preview of two new manga stories. With thrilling scenes of Japanese hip-hop dance and quirky, charming characters, Wandance is a new, inspirational coming-of-age manga perfect for fans of Blue Period and Your Lie in April. Blackguard is a dark, post-apocalyptic fantasy from the creator of Devils’ Line, Ryo Hanada. Two tales inside one comic that you won’t want to miss!

Marvel Comics | SPIDER-MAN/ VENOM #1

Marvel Comics presents Spider-Man/Venom #1. This exclusive Free Comic Book Day special will offer fans their first glimpse at Spider-Man’s new era and check in on the thought-provoking work from Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch in their current Venom run.

Titan Comics| DOCTOR WHO #1

Set off on an epic new adventure with the traveling Time Lord! This issue serves as a lead-in to the explosive new story arc that reveals the very early years of the Doctor. Past, present and future all collide in a Doctor Who tale that is sure to be out of this world!

Kaiju  Free Comic Book Day 2022

VIZ Media | KAIJU NO. 8/ SAKAMOTO DAYS

With the highest kaiju-emergence rates in the world, Japan is no stranger to attack by deadly monsters. Enter the Japan Defense Force, a military organization tasked with the neutralization of kaiju. Kafka Hibino, a kaiju-corpse cleanup man, has always dreamed of joining the force. But when he gets another shot at achieving his childhood dream, he undergoes an unexpected transformation that leaves him wondering: how can he fight kaiju now that he’s become one himself? Then, in Sakamoto Days, Taro Sakamoto was once a legendary hit man considered the greatest of all time. Bad guys feared him! Assassins revered him! But then one day he quit, got married, and had a baby. Now, he’s living the quiet life. But how long can Sakamoto enjoy his days of retirement before his past catches up to him?

Free Comic Book Day 2022 Silver Sponsor titles:

  • TRESE from ABLAZE
  • Bunny Mask Tales from AfterShock Comics
  • The Three Stooges FCBD Celebration from American Mythology
  • Kult Cable ft. Jack Black from Behemoth Comics
  • Hollow Preview from BOOM! Studios
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra from Dark Horse Comics
  • Red Sonja Marvel Feature Stories from Dynamite Entertainment
  • Tex: In the Land of Seminoles from Epicenter Comics
  • Disney Masters Donald Duck & Co. Special from Fantagraphics Books
  • The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics from Gemstone Publishing
  • Realm of the Blue Mist (The Rema Chronicles) from Graphix/ Scholastic
  • Humanoids TBA Silver Title from Humanoids
  • Sonic The Hedgehog FCBD 2022 Special from IDW Publishing
  • Clementine #1 from Image Comics/Skybound
  • Equilibrium from Lev Gleason Publications/Comichouse
  • Nottingham FCBD Special from Mad Cave Studios
  • Avengers/ X-Men #1 from Marvel Comics
  • Marvel Voices #1 from Marvel Comics
  • Joanna and the Unpossible Monsters from Oni Press
  • Fuzzy Baseball Triple Play from Papercutz
  • Neverlanders from Penguin Young Readers
  • Max Meow: Cat on the Street Comic Spectacular from Random House Children’s Books
  • Best of 2000AD Issue #0 from Rebellion Publishing
  • Carriers/Beorn/Dragon Whisperer from Red 5 Comics
  • The Electric Black Children of Caine #0 from Scout Comics
  • The Winchester Mystery House: 100 Year Curse from Source Point Press
  • It Won’t Always Be Like This: A Graphic Memoir from Ten Speed Press 10 Ton Tales from Ten Ton Press
  • Bloodborne from Titan Comics
  • The Guardian of Fukushima from TOKYOPOP
  • Street Fighter Masters: Blanka from UDON Entertainment
  • The Year of Valiant 2022 FCBD Special
  • Valiant Entertainment
  • Barbaric #1 from Vault Comics
  • Pokemon Journeys/Pokemon Adventures: XY from VIZ Media
  • Enemies from Yen Press

Free Comic Book Day 2022 exclusive merch:

Besides the comics, participating stores will also have exclusive merchandise:

Diamond Select Toys headlines this year’s FCBD merchandise selection with two PREVIEWS Exclusive Star Wars resin busts. Boba Fett is back in black in the PREVIEWS Exclusive “Nowhere to Hide” Legends in 3D ½-Scale Bust (AUG219268SRP $199.00). For this comic book event, Nowhere to Hide, the Fett dons all-black armor, and the result is quite possibly the sleekest take on the classic Mandalorian armor to date. This ½-scale, approximately 10-inch bust, features detailed sculpting and paint application. It comes packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. This exclusive bust is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and ordering will be limited to one per Diamond retail account. Allocations may occur.

One of the best characters to come from The Mandalorian TV series on Disney+ is a great new villain – Moff Gideon. Wielding the fabled Darksaber, this PREVIEWS Exclusive ⅙ Scale Mini-Bust (SEP218371SRP $120.00) from Diamond Select Toys measures approximately 6-inches tall and features detailed sculpting and paint applications to recreate actor Giancarlo Esposito. This item is limited to only 3,000 pieces and comes packaged in a full-color box with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Lethal Protector is back in Funko’s PREVIEWS Exclusive FCBD Pop! vinyl figure (JUL218475SRP $15.99). Based on the red foil variant cover for Venom: Lethal Protector #1, this exclusive figure captures Venom as he appears in the Lethal Protector series, the first limited series to explore Eddie Brock’s background before he became Venom. Featuring metallic details and a glow-in-the-dark paint job, this exclusive figure emulates the red foil cover and comes packaged in Funko’s signature window box display.

These PREVIEWS Exclusive collectibles will only be available in extremely limited quantities on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from participating Free Comic Book Day stores.

Stay tuned for more information about Free Comic Book Day 2022, such as more participating comic titles!

More Free Comic Book Day 2022 details:

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