In order to qualify for Free Comic Book Day 2022 status, retailers must order at least twenty copies of each of the following twelve Gold Free Comic Book Day titles for 24 to 32 cents each and then give them away. There are forty other Silver titles, which have yet to be announced, that retailers can order as well. This means that a store’s minimum Free Comic Book Day investment should be around $ 65, but many stores spend in the thousands or tens of thousands. Here’s a look at all of the Gold Title details now released. Including the best-selling superhero of all, Dav pilkey‘s dog man, alongside his Captain Slip and child cat…
Archie Comics | THE BEST ARCHIE COMIC EVER! # 0
A new Archie dawn is upon us! Archie Andrews has always been known as an ordinary man. He’s an average teenager, and that’s what makes him so popular. But it doesn’t take a super-scientist, superhero, or super-spy to see that Archie is all BUT average! This title gives a special look at what’s to come from Archie Comics’ new series of anthology titles. Enter the ground floor of a new era of Archie with this special zero-title issue.
AWA Studios | AWA STUDIOS TBA TITRE GOLD
For FCBD, AWA Studios is launching an exciting new tale, bigger than anything they’ve done before! Details are on lockdown for now, but freecomicbookday.com will have all the latest information and updates as they become available, so be sure to check back over the next few months.
BOOM! Studios | 25 YEARS OF BUFFY AGAINST VAMPIRES
This FCBD is the 25th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! What better way to celebrate Buffy’s 25th birthday than with a high school yearbook? This special edition of Free Comic Book Day, 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 favorites through yearbook photos, thumbnails, and plenty of jokes and light moments from a range of artists and writers.
Black Horse Comics | STRANGER THINGS / RESIDENT ALIEN
Dark Horse Comics celebrates the weird and the wonderful, bringing you both weird and alien stories! In Stranger Things, Eleven, Will, and Jonathan head to a drive-in for a double-creature movie, but the local festivities and spooky costumes bring back haunting memories. Then, in Resident Alien, Dr. Harry and Nurse Asta help an elderly patient from the small town of Patience investigate a ghostly presence in her home!
Graphix / Scholastic | SAMPLER PILKEY: TEASER SUPER COMIC FROM DAV PILKEY’S DOG MAN & FRIENDS
Laugh out loud with this super fun Dav Pilkey sampler! The Free Comic Book Day exclusive features fan favorite moments from the hit series Dog Man, Cat Kid Comic Club and, of course, Captain Underpants.
IDW editions | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES FCBD SPECIAL 2022
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have escaped the locked-down Manhattan neighborhood known as Mutant Town, but which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? As all the new mutants terrorize New York, the enemies and allies of TMNT prepare for a greater showdown than any that came before: the Rat King’s evil Armageddon Game! The 2022 TMNT event begins on Free Comic Day!
Picture comics | MYTH OF THE BONE ORCHARD PRELUDE
A struggling writer reserves a secluded cabin on a serene lake in an attempt to get away from his troubled marriage and impending deadlines. But what he doesn’t know when he arrives is that he’s already in the cabin. In fact, he may have always been there. Facing his own demons, the writer discovers the terrifying first pieces of The Bone Orchard Mythos, a sprawling, new and interconnected new horror universe from the Eisner Award winning team of Andrea Sorrentino and Jeff Lemire!
Comics Kodansha | WANDANCE & BLACKGUARD SAMPLER
On Free Comic Day, get an exclusive preview of two new manga stories. With thrilling Japanese hip-hop dance scenes and quirky, charming characters, Wandance is an inspiring new manga, perfect for fans of Blue Period and Your Lie in April. Blackguard is a dark, post-apocalyptic fantasy from Devils’ Line creator Ryo Hanada. Two tales in one comic not to be missed!
Marvel Comics | SPIDER-MAN / VENOM # 1
Marvel Comics presents Spider-Man / Venom # 1. This exclusive Free Comic Day Special will give fans a first glimpse into the new era of Spider-Man and check out the inspiring work of Al Ewing, Ram V, and Bryan Hitch in their current Venom run.
Titan comics | DOCTOR WHO # 1
Go on an epic new adventure with the traveling time lord! This issue serves as an introduction to the explosive new story that reveals the Doctor’s very early years. Past, present, and future all collide in a Doctor Who tale that’s sure to be out of this world!
VIZ Media | KAIJU NO. 8 / SAKAMOTO DAYS
With the world’s highest kaiju emergence rates, Japan is no stranger to deadly monster attacks. Enter the Japanese Defense Force, a military organization tasked with neutralizing the kaiju. Kafka Hibino, a kaiju cadaver cleaner, has always dreamed of joining the force. But when he gets another chance to make his childhood dream come true, 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 hitman considered the greatest of all time. The wicked feared him! The assassins worshiped him! But one day he quit, got married, and had a baby. Now he leads a quiet life. But how long will Sakamoto be able to enjoy his retirement days before his past catches up with him?
Silver Free Comic Book Day titles – we also know these:
MARVEL’S VOICES # 1 will be a unique introduction to the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Voices series, which spotlights the creators and characters from the diverse and ever-changing Marvel Universe. The book will include new and popular stories from Marvel’s Voices, spotlighting creators and characters from different cultures, communities and identities.
FREE COMIC DAY: AVENGERS / X-MEN # 1 featuring stories from a range of star creators including writers Kieron Gillen and Gerry Duggan and artists Dustin Weaver and Matteo Lolli, this will lay the groundwork for a event that will erupt across the Marvel Universe in 2022 and radically alter the relationship between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Mutants.