The Free Comic Book Day Selection Committee has announced the 2022 Gold Sponsor Comics, the first wave of FCBD comics to be announced for next year. These titles, along with the Silver Sponsor comics to be announced later this week, will be available on Free Comic Book Day, May 7, 2022 (see “Free Comic Book Day Returns to First Saturday in May in 2022”).  

This year, there are 11 Gold Sponsor comics, down from 12 in previous years. For the second year in a row, DC Comics is not a Gold Sponsor. 

  • The Best Archie Comic Ever! #0 (Archie Comics)
  • AWA Studios TBA Gold Title (AWA Studios)
  • 25 Years Of Buffy The Vampire Slayer (BOOM! Studios)
  • Stranger Things/ Resident Alien (Dark Horse Comics)
  • Pilkey Sampler: Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man & Friends Super Comic Teaser (Graphix/ Scholastic)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles FCBD Special 2022 (IDW Publishing)
  • Bone Orchard Mythos Prelude (Image Comics)
  • Wandance & Blackguard Sampler (Kodansha Comics)
  • Spider-Man/ Venom #1 (Marvel Comics)
  • Doctor Who #1 (Titan Comics)
  • Kaiju No. 8/ Sakamoto Days (VIZ Media)

The Archie comic will feature an original five-page story by Fred Van Lente and Tim Seeley, plus previews of some of the comics slated for 2022, with a cover by Jamal Igle. BOOM! Studios’ 25 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be formatted like a high school yearbook, with work by a number of creators, including writers Jordie Bellaire and Jeremy Lambert and artists Dan Mora and Marianna Ignazzi. 

Click Gallery for covers!