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Free Comic Book Day 2022 revealed: Spider-Man, Resident Alien, Stranger Things, Doctor Who & more

Get ready for lots of free comics.

By Matthew Jackson
Stranger Things Comic Cover Gold Title PRESS

Free Comic Book Day, the annual event celebrating local comics shops through the distributions of free comics and the events that come with them, has looked a little different over the past couple of years. Back in 2020, the event was spread out over several weekends rather than packed into a single Saturday, while earlier this year the event moved back to a single day, but was held in the summer rather than the traditional spring slot. Now we know that in 2022, the traditional timeline will be restored. 

The Free Comic Book Day Retailer Selection Committee announced Thursday that they have chosen 46 free comics releases from numerous large and small publishers for the 2022 event, which will return to its traditional first Saturday in May calendar date, this year falling on May 7. The selection includes 11 Gold-level sponsor titles and 35 Silver-level titles, ranging from Marvel to Dark Horse to Titan, and much more. 

Stranger Things Comic Cover Gold Title PRESS

“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!” Ashton Greenwood, Free Comic Book Day spokesperson, said in a statement. “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!”

For a full listing of titles, which include Spider-Man/VenomStranger ThingsDoctor Who, and many others, check out the video released by Free Comic Book Day below, or read on for the full list. Then, pick your titles and wait and see what kind of sales your local shop will be having the week of the event.

Gold Comics

Archie Comics: The Best Archie Comics Ever! #0

AWA Studios: Title TBA

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

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

Bone Orchard Prelude Comic Cover Gold Title PRESS

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: Title TBA

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: Marvel Voices #1

Marvel: Avengers/X-Men #1

Oni Lion Forge Publishing: Jonna 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 Myster 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 Fukusihima

UDON Entertainment: Street Fighter Masters: Blanka

Valiant Entertainment: The Year of Valiant 2022 FCBD Special

Vault Comics: Barbaric #1 FCBD Edition

VIZ Media: Pokemon Journeys/Pokemon Adventures

XY Yen Press: Enemies