Diamond Comic Distributors announced that Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), one of the comic book industry’s most beloved and anticipated celebrations, will return to its traditional first Saturday in May date in 2022. The celebration is set to take place at local comic shops across the US on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
“We are so excited for Free Comic Book Day to make its return to the first Saturday in May. We know it’s an event fans look forward to each spring, and we’re working with our retailer and vendor partners to make this year’s event one of the best yet,” Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Ashton Greenwood said. “Free Comic Book Day is a great opportunity for newcomers to dive into the world of comics and for longtime readers to try a new title they may not have picked up otherwise. We encourage fans everywhere to visit their local comic shops on Saturday, May 7 to celebrate!”
Free Comic Book Day 2022 will feature 45 free titles available at participating local comic shops. The titles will be comprised of 11 gold and 34 silver sponsor titles. Titles will be announced to the public in December and will appear in the January 2022 edition of the PREVIEWS catalog.