Free Comic Book Day 2022 is happening on May 7. Check out this post to find out details, local participating comic book shops, and more.
The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day. Because of the state of the world, it was changed last year, but this year, it’s back to its regular schedule.
If you’ve never heard of Free Comic Book Day, that’s sort of a shock because this isn’t new. In fact, 2022 is the 21st annual Free Comic Book Day.
Free Comic Book Day
This year, the first Saturday of May is designated as Free Comic Book Day. Participating comic book shops have a limited number of free comic books to give out.
You can search your zip code at this link to see what shops are participating in your area. If you’re local to me in Wilmington, NC , you can check out Memory Lane Comics (201 Princess Street, on the corner of Princess and 2nd) or Fanboy Comics (419 N. College Road, Suite #32, near Rose Brothers Furniture).
Memory Lane Comics is only a couple blocks away from the Riverfront Farmers’ Market where we sell Pete’s marinara sauce every Saturday. So a couple years ago, I took a break from the market and ran down to the comic book shop to pick up some comments.
Keep in mind that a lot of people like free stuff. So you’ll probably end up waiting in line. You won’t be able to just run in the store, grab your free comic, and run out.
Your local comic book shop may be having other events happening as well, so you might not want to just run in and out. The shop may be having giveaways, sales, classes on how to play card games like Magic: The Gathering, and more. Once you find your local shop, check out its social media pages to find out more.
Keep in mind that these comics aren’t full comics. Generally, they’re the first chapter of a graphic novel or a few pages of an upcoming comic. In order to complete the story, you’ll need to purchase the full comic when it’s available.
Looking to upcycle old comics?
If you’re done with these comics from Free Comic Book Day 202w, or you have some old comics you want to upcycle, check out our DIY Comic Book Coasters.
Have you been to a Free Comic Book Day event? Let us know in the comments.