This year’s Gold Sponsor lineup features a free comic for every kind of fan

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the eleven Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event: Free Comic Book Day. FCBD will return to its traditional “First Saturday in May” event date in 2022. The celebration is set to take place at local comic shops across the U.S. on Saturday, May 7, 2022

The titles were curated by 20+ comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee. This year’s comic book lineup features something for everyone: from superheroes to movies and video games, beloved franchises and favorites for all-ages. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Archie Comics, AWA Studios, Marvel Comics, Scholastic, Kodansha Comics, Titan Comics, and VIZ Media.

“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 full line-up of this year’s comic books will be released on Thursday, December 16, when thirty-five additional FCBD Silver Sponsor titles are 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, December 29. 

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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