Free Comic Book Day will be held May 7th, 2022, a return to its traditional springtime frame. And 46 comics will be available, including 11 gold sponsor comics and 35 all-new Silver Sponsor titles.
Marvel will have one Gold and two Silver titles — despite leaving Diamond as its main distributor. DC, however, will have to find its own way to get the free comics into people’s hands.
Several traditional book publishers are represented, mostly with their YA focused titles, including Scholastic, Penguin, Random House, and Ten Speed Press. There is also manga and something about an anthropomorphic baseball team.
And lots of beloved franchises, like Stranger Things, Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, Dog Man, Archie, Buffy….the gang’s all here!
A committee of comic shop retailers chose forty-six titles to be available on Free Comic Book Day: eleven Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-five Silver Sponsor comics that give fans a great opportunity to discover new titles and genres. This year’s selection of Silver Sponsor comics includes beloved franchises such as The Walking Dead, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Sonic The Hedgehog, Pokémon, Avengers, and Street Fighter. Other notable Silver Sponsor titles are available from Dynamite Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, ABLAZE, Titan Comics, AfterShock Comics and more.
“Every year, we strive to bring fans a memorable Free Comic Book Day experience. We’re looking forward to returning to the traditional first Saturday in May event date and hope fans will visit local shops to celebrate what we hope will be one of the best FCBD events yet!” said Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson. “The variety of this year’s comic book selection is really exciting! There’s something for every kind of fan, from the long-time reader to the comic book curious. We know comic book retailers are looking forward to treating everyone to a day of fun and discovery, so we hope fans will safely visit their comic shops to celebrate!”
More information can be viewed online at freecomicbookday.com.
And here’s the line-up!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022: GOLD COMICS
Archie Comics | THE BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER! #0
AWA Studios | AWA STUDIOS TBA GOLD TITLE
BOOM! Studios | 25 YEARS OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Dark Horse Comics | STRANGER THINGS/ RESIDENT ALIEN
Graphix/ Scholastic | PILKEY SAMPLER: DAV PILKEY’S DOG MAN & FRIENDS SUPER COMIC TEASER
IDW Publishing | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES FCBD SPECIAL 2022
Image Comics | BONE ORCHARD MYTHOS PRELUDE
Kodansha Comics | WANDANCE & BLACKGUARD SAMPLER
Marvel Comics | SPIDER-MAN/ VENOM #1
Titan Comics| DOCTOR WHO #1
VIZ Media | KAIJU NO. 8/ SAKAMOTO DAYS
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2022: SILVER COMICS
ABLAZE | TRESE
AfterShock Comics | BUNNY MASK TALES
American Mythology Productions | THE THREE STOOGES FCBD CELEBRATION
Behemoth Comics | KULT CABLE FT. JACK BLACK
BOOM! Studios | HOLLOW PREVIEW
Dark Horse Comics | AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER/ THE LEGEND OF KORRA
Dynamite Entertainment | RED SONJA MARVEL FEATURE STORIES
Epicenter Comics | TEX: IN THE LAND OF SEMINOLES
Fantagraphics Books | DISNEY MASTERS DONALD DUCK & CO. SPECIAL
Gemstone Publishing | THE OVERSTREET GUIDE TO COLLECTING COMICS
Graphix | REALM OF THE BLUE MIST: A GRAPHIC NOVEL (THE REMA CHRONICLES #1)
Humanoids | HUMANOIDS TBA SILVER TITLE
IDW Publishing | SONIC THE HEDGEHOG FCBD 2022 SPECIAL
Image Comics/ Skybound | CLEMENTINE #1
Lev Gleason Publications – Comichouse | EQUILIBRIUM
Mad Cave Studios | NOTTINGHAM FCBD SPECIAL
Marvel Comics | MARVEL VOICES #1
Marvel Comics | AVENGERS/ X-MEN #1
Oni Lion Forge Publishing | JOANNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS #1
Papercutz | FUZZY BASEBALL TRIPLE PLAY
Penguin Young Readers | NEVERLANDERS
Random House Children’s Books | MAX MEOW: CAT ON THE STREET COMIC SPECTACULAR
Rebellion | BEST OF 2000 AD ISSUE #0
Red 5 Comics | CARRIERS/ BEORN/ DRAGON WHISPERER
Scout Comics | THE ELECTRIC BLACK CHILDREN OF CAINE #0
Source Point Press| THE WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE: 100 YEAR CURSE
Ten Speed Press | IT WON’T ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS: A GRAPHIC MEMOIR
Ten Ton Press | 10 TON TALES
Titan Comics | BLOODBORNE
TOKYOPOP | THE GUARDIAN OF FUKUSHIMA
UDON Entertainment | STREET FIGHTER MASTERS: BLANKA
Valiant Entertainment | THE YEAR OF VALIANT 2022 FCBD SPECIAL
Vault Comics | BARBARIC #1 FCBD EDITION
VIZ Media | POKÉMON JOURNEYS/ POKÉMON ADVENTURES: XY
Yen Press| ENEMIES