I’m excited to be returning this annual post for Free Comic Book Day across Arizona. I’ll post the details for comic book shops across the state that have shared info. Not all comic book stores participate or post about it so if you’re favorite comic book shop isn’t listed, that’s probably why (I will update this as I come across more, so remember to check back). One last note, remember, if you can buy something while visiting a comic shop on FCBD, please do so, those comics aren’t free for the shop. I guess it’s important to tell you that Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday, May 7th.

Ash Ave. Comics – Tempe, AZ – 10AM to 6PM
“This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day at Ash Ave Comics. Nearly 50 titles up for grabs this year, and of course we’ll have some great sales running through out the day. Our pull list subscribers get first entry at 9 AM, and our doors open to everyone at 10 AM. See you there!”
Click Here for the Event Page

Atomic Comics – Gilbert, AZ – 10AM to 9PM
“Atomic Comic’s first FREE COMIC BOOK DAY since our return!
We’re so excited to bring this to our new location at San Tan Village and introduce a whole new community to FCBD.
All day (while supplies lasts) we will be giving away FREE comics.
We will also have comic book creators at the store doing sketches, signing and hanging out.
We are beyond excited to have Steve Rude be involved. If you know his work you’ll be very excited to meet him, if you don’t know his work, don’t miss your opportunity to meet a comic book legend!
We will also have a bunch of other local artists for you to meet!”
Click Here for the Event Page

Brandon’s Comics – Tempe, AZ – ?
“If you are a paid pull box holder we will allow you to pull 10 free comics. We will have these comics for sale after free comic book day so pull as many as you want. Remember you must have actually previously pre-ordered new release comics on our website and paid for them to be eligible for the 10 free books. “
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Collectors Choice Comics/Justice Comics – Tempe, AZ – 11AM to 7PM
“We will have close to two-dozen different titles to choose from. Guests are welcome to any 5 titles per person! (no duplicates please)

PLUS, we are featuring 2 SPECIAL GUESTS who will be signing throughout the day!

Resident Cover Artist, Chinh Potter, will be signing, sketching and taking commissions from 11am-5pm! He will also have a new LIMITED EDITION Boba Fest print – created only for this FCBD event! (Prints will ONLY be available in-store at the event.)

We are also excited to host actor, stunt performer, stunt coordinator, action unit director and producer – Dickey Beer! – who is best known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Beer portrayed several roles during the movie; most notably as the iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett who fought in all the battles scenes, which propelled him into cult status worldwide. He was also Luke Skywalker’s stunt double in a variety of action scenes while portraying the characters of Barada, Sergeant Junkin, a Stormtrooper, a Gamorrean Guard and a Biker Scout during this epic movie!

Dickey will be signing autographs from 11am-3pm. Price is $40 per signature, and we will have numerous comics, photos, Funko Pops and other Star Wars character memorabilia on hand to get signed!

Collectors Choice Comics will be on hand to witness signatures for CBCS Yellow Label Express Grading for any signed books by either Chinh Potter or Dickey Beer for $65 per book (Only 6-8 week turnaround time)!

COAs will also be available from Justice Comics for $5 each.

We will also be featuring a special LIMITED EDITION BOBA FETT PRINT that can be DOUBLE SIGNED by Chinh Potter & Dickey Beer at the event!”
Click Here for the Event Page

Drawn to Comics – Glendale, AZ – 11AM to 3PM
“Drawn To Comics Free Comic Book Day 2022 is coming! We are teaming up again with the Glendale Public Library Velma Teague Branch for another exciting Free Comic Book Day festival located in the heart of Downtown Glendale. Free Comics, Artist Alley, cosplaye, kids crafts, Kingdom of Umbria and more! Join us for this years event of comic book greatness!”
Click Here for the Event Page

Fantastic Worlds Comics – Scottsdale, AZ – 11AM to 6PM
“FREE COMICBOOK DAY is back!  After being cancelled in 2020 and moved to August in 2021, ‘FCBD’ is back to its regular schedule of the first Saturday in May, which for 2022 is May 7th.

This year’s offerings include 47 different titles from a variety of publishers, including Marvel & DC! 

Here is how you get the free comicbooks:

– If you have a current and paid-for pull list, you can get 1 of each title,
or get 1 free comic per person (no purchase necessary),
or spend $5 and get 3 free comics per person,
or spend $10 and get 1 free of each title (best value!)”
Click Here for the Event Page

Fantasy Comics – Tucson, AZ – 10AM to ?
“DON”T FORGET! THIS SATURDAY, MAY 7th: Fantasy Comics will be having it’s Free Comic Book Day 2022 event outside this year! It will start at 10am on May 7th, 2022 and go until we run out of comics! We are still requiring masks to enter the store but not outside where the free comics are being given away. We appreciate your understanding and patience and we look forward to seeing all of you & thank you!”
Click Here for the Event Page

Gotham City Comic and Collectables – Mesa, AZ – 11AM to 6PM
Not many details other than “Free Comics for everyone! Live music and much more!”
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Monster Comic Books – Tempe, AZ – 10AM to 5PM
“Come see us on Free comic book day, May 7th. Special guests, and friends of the shop, Victor Irizarry (artist on our newest Dark Monster exclusive) and Javan Jordan (who continues to amaze us).”
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Samurai Comics – Phoenix, AZ – 10AM to 5PM
Samurai Comics Phoenix location will be holding the yearly ACME event. “aturday, May 7th is Free Comic Book Day and also the 10th Annual Arizona Comic Mini Expo! We’re taking over Samurai Comics in Phoenix and featuring Arizona-based creators who have worked on projects for Marvel Comics, Image Comics, DC Comics, Fortnite, Magic: The Gathering and much more! This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase original art, art prints, and unique comics from some of the state’s best creators! There is parking available across the street on the southeast corner of 16th St. and Indian School. See you on May 7th!”
Click Here for the Event Page

Surprise Comics – Surprise, AZ – 9AM to 5PM
“Join us for Free Comic Book Day! Each attendee will get up to 10 free comics. There will be sales throughout the store. Guest artist who will be signing the Surprise Comics exclusive comics. We will have hourly giveaways, and the return of the Surprise Box!”
Click Here for the Event Page