I vividly remember writing about gaming comics on Free Comic Day years ago, long before I actually started reading comics myself. It took me so long to actually give comics a shot, and I’ve forever been embarrassed with how long it took me to recognize how amazing comics are. If you’re a comic book reader, perhaps this Comic Book Day could be your gateway to an amazing world of entertainment!

Free Comic Book Day 2022 takes place on May 5th, 2022, and as usual, there’s a slew of comics you’ll be able to get for free from your local comic book shop. Just like in years past, there’s a small selection of gaming-related comic books up for grabs. The 2022 gaming selection includes Pokémon, Sonic, and Street Fighter comics, and you can read about all three below.

Pokémon Journeys: Pokémon Adventures: XY

Pokémon Journeys: Ash is back in awesome adventures that take place across multiple regions of the best-selling Pokémon video games!

When Ash and Pikachu hitch a ride aboard the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, they discover another kid is also on board! Meet Goh, who wants to catch every Pokémon ever-including Mew! Can Ash and Goh make their lofty dreams come true?

Pokémon Adventures: XY: Awesome Pokémon adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon X and Y video games!

X was a Pokémon Trainer child prodigy. He hated being in the spotlight, so he took to hiding in his room and avoiding everyone-including his best friend Y. But now a surprise attack has brought X out of hiding!

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic’s racing into a brand-new adventure with his best buds (and co-stars of the hit new movie) Tails and Knuckles by his side! But Sonic’s not the only super-speedster in town…

Get caught up with everything you need to know about Sonic’s evil counterpart Surge before she and Sonic go head-to-head in the epic issue #50, a story years in the making!

Street Fighter Masters: Blanka

It’s time to go green with Blanka, the Brazilian berserker beastman! This electrically-charged icon of Street Fighter tears through the jungles of the Amazon in his first solo comic adventure!

Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!

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2y ago


Slight error, FCBD is May 7th and not May 5th. It is always the first Saturday in May!