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Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day releases Kicks off some of the Biggest Stories of 2023

For this year’s Free Comic Book Day, Marvel will have something for every fan, offering four separate titles packed with exciting entry points into the Marvel Comics mythos! In addition to lead-in stories to the biggest comic book sagas of 2023 including Fall of X and Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti’s upcoming epic, 2023’s Free Comic Book Day titles will also spotlight creators and characters from different cultures, communities, and identities and provide the perfect first comic for new readers!

Free Comic Book Day 2023: Avengers/X-Men #1 features a pair of all-new stories that set the stage for the next evolution in mutant adventures, Fall of X! First, X-Men masterminds Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara give fans a peek at the drama to come at this year’s Hellfire Gala and reveal the surprising fate of Captain Krakoa. Then, superstar artist Javier Garrón joins Duggan for a story that features the rise of Stark Sentinels and lays the groundwork for an uncanny new team book launching later this year. Plus meet Jonathan Hickman and Valerio Schiti at the crossroads of science and magic with a sneak peek at their upcoming mystery project! Featuring a cover by Javier Garrón.

Free Comic Book Day 2023: Spider-Man/Venom #1 will web-sling readers into the exciting developments currently taking place in the world of Amazing Spider-Man and Venom! First, see Zeb Wells and Patrick Gleason unleash the full fury of Peter Parker’s new spidey suit and reveal the exciting plans for one of Spider-Man’s fiercest foes. Then witness a symbiote experiment gone horribly wrong and the creation of a terrifying new enemy for Venom in a story by writer Al Ewing and new Venom artist CAFU. Plus a surprising preview of new Marvel saga just on the horizon by two of Marvel’s top creators! Featuring a cover by Patrick Gleason.

Free Comic Book Day 2023: Marvel’s Voices #1 invites readers to the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Marvel’s Voices series, which spotlights creators and characters across Marvel’s diverse and ever-evolving universe. The book will include a range of stories from previous Marvel’s Voices issues that star Ms. Marvel, Luke Cage, Wave, and more! Plus a brand-new Ironheart adventure by writer John Jennings and Paris Alleyne that debuts her deadly new nemesis, KHEM! Don’t miss stories written by Jennings, Nyla Innuksuk, Sabir Pirzada, Alyssa Wong, and Cody Ziglar and art by Alleyne, Natasha Donovan, Eric Koda, Stephen Byrne, Diógenes Neves, and Eder Messias. Plus, a cover by Chris Allen!

And last but certainly not least, Free Comic Book Day 2023: Spidey & His Amazing Friends #1 is back! Swing into adventure with Spidey, Ghost-Spider, and Miles as they face off against Green Goblin, Doc Ock and more in this spectacular special. Filled with easy-to-read comic stories based on the hit Disney Junior show, this book is perfect for the youngest readers aged 5-7. Young fans will even be able to test their wall-crawling skills with thrilling interactive activity pages! Kids will love this not-to-be-missed comic: the perfect primer for the newest generation of Spider-Fans!

Check with your local comic shop regarding availability and don’t miss the chance to pick up these extraordinary one-shots when they arrive in May! 

CAFU brings his iconic style to Venom #17 and beyond!

Starting in March, CAFU joins the symbiote hivemind! The acclaimed artist, who recently signed exclusively with Marvel Comics, will be making Venom his home in 2023, bringing his extraordinary talents to Al Ewing and Ram V’s hit run. Having just wrapped up an incredible run of Iron Man where he expertly tackled both epic cosmic action and Tony’s intense personal dramas, CAFU is the perfect to artist to continue father/son Eddie and Dylan Brock’s riveting journeys as symbiote hosts and their current adventures across time and space! CAFU will be taking over from superstar artist Bryan Hitch, who launched the series with great success last year and will continue to provide the title with showstopping covers!

Set in the aftermath of “Dark Web”, Venom #17 will see Eddie return to the Garden of Time and face off against Bedlam, the terrifying being born of his own rage!

Check out CAFU’s variant cover for his first issue below and pick up Venom #17 this March as well as Bryan Hitch’s main cover!

Preview: Fantastic Four #48

Fantastic Four #48

(W) David Pepose (A) Juan Cabal (CA) CAFU
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

AN A.X.E. TIE-IN! Trapped alone inside the Baxter Building with no backup in sight, the Invisible Woman battles her way up 35 flights of death traps to stop the mad science of OUBLIETTE MIDAS! But with the clock running out on the Celestial’s judgment, can Sue save her husband, Reed, from becoming the latest cog in the Exterminatrix’s interdimensional war machine? Can the Thing and the Human Torch free themselves from Oubliette’s twisted schemes, or will the hijacked Baxter Building prove to be the FF’s ultimate undoing? It’s Judgment Times Four, as the Fantastic Four don’t plan to go down without a fight!

Fantastic Four #48

Preview: Fantastic Four #47

Fantastic Four #47

(W) David Pepose (A) Juan Cabal (CA) CAFU
RATED T
In Shops: Sep 21, 2022
SRP: $3.99

A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY TIE-IN!
The Taking of Baxter 1-2-3-4 begins now! With judgment looming over the Marvel Universe, Reed Richards has locked himself in his Think Tank in search of answers. But with the fate of humanity on the line, what happens when OUBLIETTE MIDAS sets her sights on the Baxter Building? As the Fantastic Four falls before the Exterminatrix’s death traps, only one hero remains standing – but if you thought Oubliette was dangerous, it’s nothing compared to what the Invisible Woman is capable of. Get ready for Die Hard in the Baxter Building, as we’ve only got one thing left to say: Yippie-ki-yay, Marvel Universe.

Fantastic Four #47

Preview: Fantastic Four #46

Fantastic Four #46

(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) CAFU
RATED T+
In Shops: Aug 24, 2022
SRP: $3.99

“FAMILY FIRST”!
• Not a dream. Not a hoax. This is real.
• Thanks to the knowledge of the Watchers, the lost daughter of Nathaniel Richards has been found.
• It’s time to finally meet the mysterious sister of Reed Richards.
• But is it time to welcome her into the family?
• It’s a day of amazing adventures both in her world, and in the world of the Fantastic Four.
• Guest-starring Namor, King of Atlantis.

Fantastic Four #46

Preview: Fantastic Four #45

Fantastic Four #45

(W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva (CA) CAFU
RATED T+
In Shops: Jul 13, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE RECKONING WAR: EPILOGUE – “OPEN YOUR EYES”!
Following the explosive events of the Reckoning War, the Marvel Universe has changed. We told you this was important. To see where all the pieces have fallen and what lies ahead, you’re going to want to read this one, Marvelite. The future awaits!

Fantastic Four #45

Preview: Fantastic Four #44

Fantastic Four #44

(W) Dan Slott (A) Rachael Stott (CA) CAFU
RATED T+
In Shops: Jun 15, 2022
SRP: $4.99

THE RECKONING WAR HEATS UP IN THIS OVERSIZED ISSUE!
• “The End of Everything That Ever Was or Ever Will Be”
• This is the final battle of the Reckoning War.
• At the Apex of the All Reality, the fate of the Marvel Universe will be decided.
• And no matter who wins, nothing will ever be the same again.
• This is not hyperbole. This is happening. There will be consequences.
• If you care about the Fantastic Four, their extended family and the rest of the Marvel U…you will not want to miss this.
• Starring Reed, Sue, Ben, Johnny, Nick Fury, Victor Von Doom, Norrin Radd, Uatu and Jennifer Walters.

Fantastic Four #44

Celebrate 60 Years of Spider-Man with Beyond Amazing Variant Covers

To honor Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary, some of the industry’s greatest artists have banded together on one incredible variant cover program! Beginning this August, Beyond Amazing variant covers will adorn the covers of Marvel’s hottest ongoing titles with gorgeous artwork celebrating all aspects of Spider-Man’s beloved mythos! From key moments in Spider-Man publishing history to Spider-Man’s forays into other media, these 20 show-stopping covers showcase a wide range of Spidey inspiration and prove why the hero’s impact on pop culture is simply unmatched!

Since Peter Parker’s debut in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, the world’s favorite wall-crawler has inspired millions of Marvel fans through his iconic adventures and stories. Be a part of Spider-Man’s 60th anniversary celebrations all year long with your favorite Marvel comics, games, shows, collectibles, fashion and more! Check out all 20 Beyond Amazing variant covers!

  • MOON KNIGHT #14 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by OZGUR YILDIRIM
  • AVENGERS #59 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by MARK BAGLEY
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: SYMBOL OF TRUTH #4 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by LEO CASTELLANI
  • MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN #41 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
  • WOLVERINE #24 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by TIM LEVINS
  • X-MEN #14 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JOHN ROMITA JR.
  • AVENGERS FOREVER #9 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by CHASE CONLEY
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #47 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
  • HULK #10 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by EJ SU
  • NEW FANTASTIC FOUR #4 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by PAOLO RIVERA
  • X-MEN RED #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by DAVID NAKAYAMA
  • ANT-MAN #3 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by PEACH MOMOKO
  • CAPTAIN MARVEL #43 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by DAVE JOHNSON
  • IMMORTAL X-MEN #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by CAFU
  • IRON MAN #23 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by FRANCIS MANAPUL
  • AVENGERS #60 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by NURI DURR
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by MARCOS MARTIN
  • STRANGE #6 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by JORGE FORNÉS
  • THOR #28 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by GREG SMALLWOOD
  • GHOST RIDER #7 BEYOND AMAZING VARIANT COVER by KAARE ANDREWS

Preview: Fantastic Four #43

Fantastic Four #43

(W) Dan Slott (A) Rachael Stott, Andrea Di Vito (CA) CAFU
RATED T+
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $3.99

THE RECKONING WAR CONTINUES!
• “Victor Von Doom: Hero of Earth”
• The last time the Cormorant appeared, he destroyed the Baxter Building and the Latverian Embassy, completely overpowered the Fantastic Four, and left without anyone laying a hand on him.
• Now, for the sake of the universe, Doctor Doom must face him alone. Hail Doom!
• Meanwhile, four of Earth’s greatest heroes are trapped in the toxic wastelands of the Barrens…and there is no way for all of them to make it out alive.
• Guest-starring: The Silver Surfer, She-Hulk, and an army of Marvel’s most cosmic champions!

Fantastic Four #43

Preview: Iron Man #19

Iron Man #19

(W) Christopher Cantwell (A) CAFU (CA) Alex Ross
RATED T+
In Shops: May 04, 2022
SRP: $3.99

AT LAST, THE STUNNING CONCLUSION OF THE BOOKS OF KORVAC! Tony Stark must face Michael Korvac once again, and once and for all. No cosmic powers, no allies or henchmen, and no…armor? This is the very end of a very long and very rocky journey; Tony’s going to have to get by on his own blood, sweat, and tears. For the first time in his life, he’s all out of ideas.

Iron Man #19
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